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Reed Union: Community Responsibility in a Time of Racial Injustice

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 4:30pm to 6pm

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Dear community members,

The topic of racial injustice in all of our communities both inside and outside of Reed is of paramount importance. We have recently received feedback from our panelists as well as students regarding the timing of a broader, outward-looking Union prior to having a more transparent conversation around the ongoing internal crisis. They have suggested that this would not be a productive time to hold the Union as planned. We agree with their assessment and consequently have decided to postpone the Reed Union scheduled for April 20. We thank the panelists for their willingness to participate in the Union and hope to reconvene the panel at a later date. We invite those who were interested in attending the Union to redirect your energy towards supporting students and participating in the ongoing conversation on campus.

The Reed Union Committee


We are members of multiple communities within and beyond Reed. What are our responsibilities as community members in a time of racial injustice to ensure greater resilience, empowerment, engagement, leadership, support, and success? How can we incorporate the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into our communities? How can Reed as an institution, and we as members within it, respond to racial injustice?

Join us for a presentation and community conversation. Guest panelists include Felicia Tripp Folsom '96, Executive Director of Empowering Leaders at The Contingent; Aditya Gadkari '22, senior economics major and co-founder of Desi Club; Miguel Rodriguez, Talent Development & Inclusion Strategist for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; Reuben Tomás Roqueñi, Director of Transformative Change Programs for the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation; and Professor Simone Waller, a member of Reed's English department and former teacher for the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Victoria Fortuna.

Open to the Reed community only. All attendees must be vaccinated and boosted.

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