Listen. Learn. Act.
From last spring’s protests following George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police to the continuing violent acts of hate against BIPoC communities, white Americans at the UO and across our country have had to face a renewed reckoning around issues of race. Against that backdrop, members of the UO family are working to help bring about the necessary change to become a more inclusive and antiracist community and institution.
So many in our community continue to move forward with courage, resilience, contributions, and creativity. Participating in events like this summer’s Juneteenth celebration and the Asian Celebration provides opportunities for all to listen, learn, and act.
To take a closer look at how these efforts continue, this page will shift in format over the summer to focus on a single, monthly deeper story, while still gathering events, articles, and resources from UO divisions and programs.
Concluding the current school year, we asked individuals across campus to reflect on ways they listened, learned, and acted, and what will continue to motivate and inspire them on the journey.
Julie Heffernan, PhD
Visit these resources—a small sampling of the many on campus—for ways to listen, learn, and act in the fight for social justice