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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

For all questions about GSOCA, please contact Co-Presidents, Leslie KhouryElinor Allison and Kevin Wright or Staff Advisor, Se-ah-dom Edmo.

Meetings for the 2015-2016 year are:

Brave SpaceThe Brave Space is a meeting for Students of Color who desire a space to process any issues that arise for them, related to their being students of color, at the Graduate School.  With an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and promotion of equity in the classroom and interactions with fellow students, staff and faculty. 

Wednesday’s 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Starbucks on Barbur Blvd., 7421 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

Persistence Project: The persistence project is a collaborative group project in the interest of retaining Students of Color at the Graduate School.  Work and direction will be determined by the individuals participating.

Thursday, November 05, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom
Thursday, November 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom
Thursday, December 03, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, YORK 114 - Classroom