Office for Inclusive Community

Division of Student Services

Upcoming Events

MRC Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, 12-1pm, Student Center living room. Weekly beginning September 9, 2014.

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!

Fall 2014 Topics:

September 9 - Adjusting to Reed

September 16 - Race and Class in the Classroom

September 23 - Gender Dynamics in the Classroom

September 30 - Student Advocacy on Disability Climate at Reed

October 7 - Religion at Reed

October 14 - Study Abroad: Student Experiences

October 28 - Multiracial Identity

November 4 - Election Day! Perspectives on Voting

November 11 - "It's Just a Preference!": Race, Relationships, and Dating

November 18: Discussion facilitated by Trans and Gender Non-conforming Student Group (topic TBD)

November 25: TBD

December 2: Stress Free at the MRC!

December 9: Stress Free at the MRC!

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.

MLK Week of Celebration, Learning, and Action

Monday, January 19 through Friday, January 23, 2015. Locations and times TBD.

Join Reed students, faculty, and staff for a full week of events, 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. The series of events will include a community service project coordinated by SEEDS, a Monday evening keynote program, and additional workshops and activities throughout Paideia week. Additional details will be posted as they are confirmed. Interested in being on the planning committee? Contact Dayspring Mattole.

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.

Recent Events

Too Many Zooz

Thursday, October 16, 8 p.m. Student Union

Known for playing in New York City's Union Square subway station, Too Many Zooz brings their unique "brass house" music to Reed College! Comprised of Matt Doe on trumpet, Leo P on the saxophone and King of Sludge on the drums, the group has gone viral on youtube with videos of their performances in the subway. Free and open to Reed community members and guests.

Harsha Walia, "Undoing Border Imperialism"

Friday, October 10, 4 p.m. Vollum lecture hall
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator, whose roots are in migrant justice, indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist movements and communities. Her book Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, her work provides alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. A discussion follows the lecture. Presented by the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. Sponsored by the Reed anthropology department, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Blue Heron Infoshop.

Health & Counseling Meet & Greet

Tuesday, September 23, 4-5pm. Student Center living room.

Meet staff from the Health & Counseling Center (HCC), including the HCC's newest counseling staff. This is a great opportunity to get to know the staff and hear more about the programs and resources available for you as a student. Free snacks and drinks will be provided!

Let's Talk: Chat with a Counselor at the MRC

Last Tuesday of the month, beginning September 30, 4-5pm. Student Center 110.

The Let's Talk drop in consultation hour is held monthly in Student Center 110. An HCC counselor will is available for consultation on any questions/concerns you might have regarding HCC services and resources; general inquiries about sleep, health, relationships; or other general questions about the counseling and mental health. Please stop by the MRC to chat!


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