Office for Inclusive Community

Division of Student Services

Featured Events

MRC Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, 12-1pm, Student Center living room.

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!

Upcoming discussions:

  • April 14 - People of color in queer spaces
  • April 21 - Racial profiling and police violence
  • April 28 - Masculinity
  • May 5 - Stress free at the MRC! (snacks and study break)
  • May 12 - Stress free at the MRC! (snacks and study break)

Mosquita y Mari

Monday, April 13, 6:30 PM
Performing Arts Building 320

The MRC and Latin@ Student Union present Mosquita y Mari. Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two young Latin@s living in South Los Angeles who develop tender feelings for each other. Following the film screening, director Aurora Guerrero, an award-winning independent filmmaker, will answer questions from the community. Free and open to the public!

The Legacy of Panther Politics: Asian American Activism from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter

Alex Hing lecture
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 PM
Vollum Lecture Hall

The MRC is honored to host Alex Hing for a two-day campus visit at Reed. Alex, an Asian American activist, Black Panther Radical, and 60's revolutionary, will a lecture on his ground-work and Black Panther political impact on Asian American organizing and current Black activism. Free and open to the public.

Forty Years Since Vietnam: What Have We Learned?

Alex Hing Lecture
Thursday, April 16, 4:30 PM
Eliot 315

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Asian American Activist, Black Panther Radical, and 60's revolutionary, Alex Hing will give a lecture on American imperialism's four current wars, the lack of an antiwar movement, and the role of climate change. Alex was a very active member in the antiwar movement, going to Hanoi in 1970 and returning to help the Vietnamese celebrate the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. Free and open to the public.

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers
Monday, April 20, 7:00 PM
Performing Arts Building - Choral Rehearsal Room

The MRC and Reed Theatre Department are hosting a screening of the new documentary, Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon. Following the film, Reed faculty will moderate a discussion with filmmakers Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke. 

Arresting Power provides a timely look at the pressing issue of police brutality and its intersection with race and class. Through archival materials, interviews with dozens of historians, community leaders and citizens impacted by police violence in Portland, Oregon, the film explores a historical and political analysis of the role of the police in contemporary society. This event is free and open to all.

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

Monday, January 19

Reed students, faculty, and staff joined to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the continued work to address injustice within our own communities. Throughout the day, forty-seven SEEDS volunteers served a total of 150 hours at the Oregon Food Bank, Gilbert Elementary School Garden, and Zenger Farms. In the evening, we joined for an evening celebration and discussion. The event program included poetry by Aslan Newson, music by Paapa hMensa and Trevor Williams, and a panel discussion with Walidah Imarisha, Ahjamu Umi, Karen Gibson, and Reiko Hillyer.

Video of the evening program:

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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Multicultural Resource Center
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