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Students of Color Alliance

The Graduate Students of Color Alliance (GSOCA) is a student-based organization building community among graduate students of color. 

GSOCA aims to advocate for and support its members by:

  • Developing a social network where students of color can discuss and support one another around issues faced by people of color in academic and professional settings

    Click here to request access to our Facebook Group

  • Promoting professional development opportunities that build connections between students of color and professionals of color at Lewis & Clark and in the greater Portland community

  • Celebrating the contributions of people of color and increasing recognition of the challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups by organizing events on campus, such as speakers and workshops
  • Our meetings are held with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and promotion of equity in the classroom and interactions with fellow students, staff and faculty. 

For all questions about GSOCA, please contact one of the co-chairs, Anna Posthumus, Vyshika Willis or Staff Advisor, Dr. Stella Kerl-McClain.

Meetings for the 2016-2017 year are:

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,  YORK 114 - Classroom

 

News & Events

  • Oct11

    Responsibilities and Rights: Community and Free Speech Symposium

    How does “free speech” operate on a private, liberal arts campus? Where are the legal boundaries? How do we make sense of the impact of speech on others, especially in relation to power, equity, and privilege? Where are the tensions between speech and community?

    This symposium seeks to explore these questions and more as we situate them in the context of Lewis & Clark College. Join us for a day of discussion and dialogue with students, staff, and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Law School, and Common Services.