Upcoming Events

Student of Color Luncheon
April 25th, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PUB 161

The luncheon is designed to create community for students of color and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a keynote presentation from Dr. Michael Brown, Dean of Libraries & Academic Success Services.

Celebración de Mi Gente: El Día del Niño/El Día del Libro
April 26th, 2019, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gaiser Student Center

*PPI credit not given for this event

Clark College invites the community to participate in an evening of free, family-friendly activities that celebrate both Latino culture and the value of literacy.

“Celebración de Mi Gente: El Día del Niño/El Día del Libro” (“Celebration of My People: Day of the Child/Day of the Book”) is an annual event hosted by the college. It is free and open to the public. It is held on or near the Mexican holiday of Día del Niño, which is also celebrated as Día del Libro by the American Library Association. The festival features arts and crafts, games, dancing, singing, and yummy snacks!

Systemically Non-Dominant Breakfast Mixer
May 1st, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
PUB 161

*PPI credit not given for this event
Register for the Systemically Non-Dominant Breakfast Mixer

This event is for students, staff and faculty of the Clark College Community that identify as Systemically Non-Dominant groups. “Systemically Non Dominant” is defined as: People of Color, People Living with Disabilities, and People who identify as LGBTQIA2S+.

What you can expect:

  • Board games & card games
  • Music
  • Free continental breakfast: granola, yogurt, bagels, cream cheese, croissants, fresh fruit, coffee, juice
  • Art stations
  • Hear a few stories from folx in our community
  • Learning about Student Clubs
  • Updates from Employee Resource Groups

13th Movie Screening – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
May 13th, 2019, 2 – 3:30 p.m. (movie), discussion to follow
PUB 258 B-C

*PPI credit not given for this event
Register for the 13th Movie Screening

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is facilitating the movie screening of 13th by Ava DuVernay. We will be serving light refreshments and will have a lively discussion about the movie after. 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;"[3] it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery, with the exception of slavery as punishment for a crime.

Please come with your hearts and minds open to listen, learn and encourage respectful conversation on the themes of the movie. There will be students, staff and faculty intermingled at this event.

Queer Student Luncheon
May 16th, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PUB 161

*PPI credit not given for this event

The luncheon is designed to create community for students that identify as queer and allies. The luncheon consist of networking time followed by a presentation from an employee that identifies as queer from Clark College on their journey. This quarter’s keynote speaker will be Genevieve Howard, Dean of Workforce & Professional Technical Education.

Mental Health Awareness Week
May 20th – May 24th, 2019

*PPI credit not given for this event

ODEI, in collaboration with various campus partners and department will be bringing Mental Health Awareness and Self-Care programming all week! Exciting info to come!

NCORE – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
May 28th – May 31st, 2019

*PPI credit given for this event

With more than 350 sessions, NCORE 2019 will engage attendees on nearly every social justice topic affecting higher education and the world today. Get the big picture, envision the future landscape of our cultures, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues.

*If you need help with funding attending this conference, a limited number of scholarships are available.*
Contact for more information.


Community Kickback
June 11, 2019 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

*PPI credit not given for this event
Register for Community Kickback

Come, enjoy a space designated for you to just “be”! There will be mindfulness activities, music and snacks. Come, get to know other faces and build community.

Upcoming PPI Trainings

Concentric Circles for Students
April 17th, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
GHL 214 Diversity Center

Through intergroup dialogue, this session will allow students to network and build meaningful relationships with their peers. Participants will engage in both a listening and a dialogue exercise that will encourage self-reflection as well as intergroup communication. The discussion will be centered around social, racial and cultural identity.

Where are Queer People Welcome?
Conversation Project
Facilitator: Jill Winsor
Monday, April 22nd 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
PUB 258B

*PPI credit given for this event
Register for Where are Queer People Welcome

A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? How do race, language, gender identity, family structure, faith, where we work, and where we live shape how we are seen, welcomed, and accepted? Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

Understanding Sexual Assault in Latinx Communities
Facilitator: Irma Magana, Bilingual Advocate for the Sexual Assault Program, YWCA Clark County
April 26th, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., PUB 258B

*PPI credit given for this event
Register for Understanding Sexual Assault in Latinx Communities

Sexual assault is the most underreported crime in the United States, with an estimated 63% of sexual assaults never being reported to police. Despite these numbers, Latinx survivors of sexual violence are even less likely to seek out resources after sexual assault than survivors of other racial and ethnic groups. Latinx survivors face unique cultural, social, and legal barriers that can make it harder to disclose sexual violence and seek services. In this presentation, learn about the fears, barriers, and unique challenges faced by Latinx survivors of sexual assault. Additionally, attendees will learn what they can do to better support our local Latinx community.

Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity and Compassion
Presenter: Ridhi D’Cruz, Oregon Humanities
May 8th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., GHL 205

*PPI credit given for this event
Register for Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity and Compassion

As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to institutionalized oppression can bring feelings of defensiveness, guilt, shame, rage, terror, and grief, among other emotions. How can we craft transformative pathways for these feelings to unfold in ways that deepen our collective healing, rather than taking away from it? What transformations can we unlock when we choose courage, creativity, and compassion? What do we, as individuals and communities, need in order to heal and thrive in a beautiful and broken world? Facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz invites us to metabolize our participation in systems of oppression with vulnerability, forgiveness and empathy. This conversation may include hands-on activities.


Community Events

Say Hey!
May 29, 2019

"Say Hey!" general registration
Register for "Say Hey!" as an honoree
Become a "Say Hey!" buddy

Say Hey! convenes business and community leaders to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to Oregon and Southwest Washington. We help deepen their connection and engagement with our region's multicultural community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.

Fall Quarter Say Hey! is sponsored by Edward Jones and Portland Center Stage at The Armory.

More information on Say Hey!



The Ann Virtu Snyder Scholarship

The Ann Virtu Synder Scholarship provides $1500 (in $500 increments for fall, winter, and spring terms) to a selected student who is pursuing the Women's Studies Certificate at Clark and who meets the following criteria:

Scholarship criteria:

  1. Having completed WS 101 with a B or better
  2. A 3.0 GPA overall
  3. A commitment to earning a WS Certificate at Clark

Required short essays:

  1. Explain how you apply feminist theory from WS101 to your everyday life.
  2. Explain how intersectionality affects the choices you make.
  3. Explain how "the personal is political" (as defined in Women's Studies) affects the choices you make.

Optional Statement:
If applicable, a statement about your financial need can be included.

Apply to the Ann Virtu Snyder Scholarship: (Links to an external site.)