Office for Inclusive Community

Division of Student Services

Upcoming Events

MRC Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, 12-1pm, Student Center living room. Weekly during spring semester beginning on January 27.

Tuesday Talks are a weekly conversation on a topic related to identity and inclusion. Conversations are facilitated by MRC interns and are open to the entire Reed Community. Please bring your lunch and join us!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Engagement

Monday, January 19

Join Reed students, faculty, and staff in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the continued work to address injustice within our own communities. Reed's 2015 MLK Celebration, Learning, and Action will focus on understanding and addressing housing injustice and gentrification in Portland.

SEEDS Service Projects: learn more about the MLK Day service projects and sign up us a volunteer here.

Panel Presentation & Discussion: Housing Justice in Portland

Monday, January 19
6:00 PM, Reed College Eliot hall Chapel
Panelists: Walidah Imarisha, Ahjamu Umi, and Karen Gibson
Moderator: Reiko Hillyer
Poetry performance by Aslan Newson

As part of Reed College's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Engagement, the Office for Inclusive Community (OIC) will host a panel discussion on gentrification and housing discrimination in Portland. Invited panelists will bring varied perspectives on how Oregon's history and policies have shaped current housing realities in Portland, and local movements to address housing discrimination and the affects of gentrification. The event also will include creative performances by members of the Reed and Greater Portland community. 
Sponsored by the Office for Inclusive Community, SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service), Student Activities, Residence Life, and Student and Campus Life. 

Questions? Please contact Office for Inclusive Community Program Manager, Dayspring Mattole:
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Mia McKenzie

Wednesday, November 19, 7 p.m. Vollum lecture hall

Mia McKenzie is a writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian (now living in the bay area). She studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh and her first novel, The Summer We Got Free, was the winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for debut fiction. She is the creator of the multi-facet online forum, Black Girl Dangerous, and her work has been published in The Guardian and Colorlines. McKenzie's talk will focus on race, queeerness, gender, and class. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, Black and African Student Union, and Feminist Student Union.

Student Event Calendar

In addition to our own programming, listed above, which is coordinated by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Office for Inclusive Community, we also maintain a calendar of events for student organizations and groups related to OIC's mission. If you are interested in adding a meeting time or special event to the public OIC calendar, please contact Dayspring Mattole.

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If you are interested in sharing information about an event or program you offer, please leave a message at 503.777.7518 or mail information to:

Reed College
Multicultural Resource Center
Student Center 
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202