Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Online Programming

The Department of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion continues its commitment to provide educational programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have found creative ways to offer learning opportunities showcasing the wonderful uniqueness and differences we all bring with us to campus and in virtual spaces.  Here are some of the contributions the EDI staff and student leaders have prepared to engage with students and staff alike in an online format.

Week 2 Student Engagement Activity

Visit Undocumented Migration Project (HT94) website
Watch "Border South" documentary (not available for public view yet)

Discussion/thought questions:

  1. How did this film make you think about your own lived experiences? Do you have a similar story?  What kinds of testimonies do your family members have about what they lived?  What did you learn from them?
  2. Children of immigrants often hear from their parents or grandparents, “We made this difficult journey so you wouldn’t have to--so you would have opportunities we didn’t have.”  What are some of the challenges you and your family still face?  What are some privileges you now enjoy as a result of the immigrant experience?
  3. What story within the film impacted you most?  Why?
  4. This movie offers very few answers and can leave you feeling unsettled.  What are some actions you can take to help immigrants in the U.S. or on their journey to the U.S.?
  5. What are your goals for the upcoming Hostile Terrain event/exhibit?  What do you hope others take away from this exhibit?

View the April 17 and April 24 presentations by four students who traveled to Chicago in February to participate in the annual U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute

Week 3 Student Engagement Activity

Watch the TedX talk by Paula Stone Williams “I’ve lived as a man & a woman - here’s what I learned”
Queer, Punk & Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity
Read the short article, and listen to the podcast.

Discussion/thought questions:

  1. How common is it for you to think/talk about LGBTQ+ issues?  Are you comfortable talking about this topic with friends or family?
  2. What do you think about the use of the word “queer”?  Does that word have positive or negative connotation?
  3. The musicians in the podcast each talked about their experiences “coming out” to their families.  Do you have friends who have come out?  What was their experience like?

Week 4 Student Engagement Activity

Watch Robin DiAngelo's 5/9/15 presentation, "White Fragility"

Discussion/thought questions:

  1. How racially diverse was your neighborhood growing up?  What messages did you get about race from these neighborhoods?
  2. When was the first time you had a teacher the same race as you?  How often did that happen?  When did you first have a teacher a different race than you?  How often did that happen?  Why is that important?
  3. Which part of Robin’s presentation impacted you the most, and why?
  4. Do you remember a time when you realized you were not White?  Or, if you are White, when did you realize you were?  What were the circumstances?

Week 5 Student Engagement Activity

Watch How To Be the Smartest in the Room (Ibram Kendi), My Identity is a Superpower (America Ferrera) and The Danger of a Single Story (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Discussion/thought questions:

  1. Have you ever decided to change or shelter who you are to satisfy others?  Why?
  2. When you were a child in school, were there times when you felt you weren’t “smart enough”?  How old were you?  What was that like?
  3. What is your understanding of the term stereotype? When was a time that you were wrong about a stereotype?

Watch John Frohnmayer: Reflections on Art, Covid-19, and the Mind of America, cosponsored by LBCC's library and IEDI.  John Frohnmayer was former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a program of the U.S. government. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1989 and served as chair until 1992. This was a tumultuous time for the agency, "... when Congress got more mail about the artworks of Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano than it did about the Savings and Loan Crisis." We asked Mr. Frohnmayer, a proponent of the arts and free expression, to provide some thoughts about the importance of the arts especially during this time in history.

Week 6 Student Engagement Activity

Watch the 5/5/16 "Beyond Bars: Alternatives to Incarceration" presentation by Walidah Imarisha.

Discussion/thought questions:

  1. Oregon’s roots are based in intentional racial exclusion.  What is the legacy of this practice today?
  2. Ms. Imarisha makes the case that the U.S. prison system has essentially replaced slavery as a means of controlling, containing and exploiting people of color.  Given her arguments, what do you think?
  3. What is the “school to prison pipeline?”

Watch the May 14 Advising DACA/Undocumented Students recording.  Download the slides as a .pdf.

Watch the May 20 Virtual Resource Panel presentation, featuring CFAR, Parent Resources, Learning Center, Adult Basic Skills Roadrunner Resource Center, First Resort and LB Lunchbox.  Download the slides as a .pdf.

Watch the May 27 Essential But Unwanted presentation.


Learning to cook while sheltering in place?  Check out the videos to watch our fun cooking tutorials!

#1: IEDI Director Javier Cervantes (aka "el jefe") shows you how to make Sister Estela's Homemade Taco Salsa


 #2:  Student leader Katie Bieker leads us through making overnight oatmeal.  Katie wants students to have access to nutritious, inexpensive, easy-to-prepare meals.

#3:  Katie shows us how to make baked asparagus!