Daily Update

Black History Month resources and activities

Gordy Toyama, Director of Multicultural Affairs

From the impact of COVID-19 and the presidential election to Black Lives Matter and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and many others, 2020 was a tumultuous year. Many communities were impacted but none more than the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community. As the school year began, the national focus shifted from the summer's events to creating a safe environment for COVID-19 and less on a safe world for our Black communities.

Black history and education is not contained to a singular month — February — and should be something we continue to explore throughout the year as we seek opportunities to educate ourselves and engage in dialogue with one another.

To assist the community with this process, Office of Multicultural Affairs has published a Black History Month resources webpage. The resources listed are just a small portion of the national dialogue and tools available. 

  • "Honor and Learn This Black History Month" by Adrienne Gaffney
  • "28 Days of Black History" email newsletter
  • PBS documentaries and digital shorts
  • Book lists
  • Virtual ways to participate and celebrate
  • Willamette programs, events and resources

We hope you will take time to use these resources and consider having a conversation with your office, classroom or residence hall groups. We will add additional events and items throughout the month. 

Black History Month resources

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Feb 11

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Things to Do

February 9, 2021

APALSA Meeting

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

College of Law

Career Placement Virtual Office Hours

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

College of Law

Tea Time Tuesday with Campus Recreation

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Campus Recreation, Student Activities & Events

February 10, 2021

Leadership Application Office Hours

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Career Services

Chit-Chat w/ Interim Associate Chaplain

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join with Zoom https://willametteuniversity.zoom.us/j/9369207375

Religious/Spiritual Life, Student Affairs

Willamette Wednesday: Service 101

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Community Service Learning, General

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

College of Law

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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