Diversity at Reed

First Friday Conversations

Each First Friday Conversation happens on the first Friday of the month during the academic year. Ours is a brown-bag lunch series open to all community members. We gather from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss reading materials of relevance to the work promoted by the Office for Institutional Diversity. The goal of these conversations is to engage all members of the Reed community in a congenial conversation that we hope will spark new ways of thinking about inclusivity and diversity. Bring your lunch and join us!


Friday, October 4, Eliot 405, noon–1 p.m.

Article: "Teaching the N-Word" by Emily Bernard.

Friday, November 1, Eliot 405, noon–1 p.m.

Articles: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel" by Rebecca Skloot and "Returning the Blessings of an Immortal Life" by Patricia Cohen.