November 14, 2007

4th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium (2007)

Uncommon Journeys - Common Dreams

November 14-16, 2007

The Fourth Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium was Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16, 2007.

Art Exhibit: The Space We Create

Stamm, Templeton Campus Center

Student and community artists challenged traditional views of multiculturalism, moving us beyond simplistic notions of race.

Wednesday, November 14

What is Diversity?

3:30-5:00 pm, Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Moderator: Rima DasGupta, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ken Clifton, Associate Professor of Biology
Rishona Zimring, Associate Professor of English
Adrienne Enriquez, Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of Multicultural Recruitment
Joel Martinez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Kermit Pace, LC Graduate Student and Facilities Staff

Keynote Performance: Sentimental Journey: A Concert of Poetry with Jazz

7:30 pm, Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Lawson Fusao Inada, Oregon poet laureate, in collaboration with Portland-based musicians

Welcome by Julio de Paula, Dean of the College

Introduced by Analise Herrera, Symposium Co-Chair and LC Student

Oregon’s poet laureate explores how hearing jazz in World War II internment camps influenced his writing and life. Inada, who won an American Book Award for Legends from Camp, will be joined by Larry Nobori (alto sax and clarinet), Rick Homer (drumpfet and melophone), Andre St. James (acoustic bass), Nola Bogle (vocals), and Gordon Lee (piano).

Inada will be available to sign books during the program intermission.

Also featuring:
Gordon Lee, piano
Larry Nobori, Reeds
Rock Homer, Drumpfet, Mellophone
Andre St. James, Bass
Nola Bogle, Vocals
Afua Asare, (poetry reading)
Patience Sewor, (dancer),
Nii Ardey Allotey, (drummer)

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English.

Thursday, November 15

Immigration, Racism, and Nationalism

1:30-3:00 PM, Stamm, Templeton Campus Center

Moderator: Elliott Young, LC Associate Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies
Ramón Ramirez, Co-founder and President, PCUN (Oregon’s Farmworker Union)
Andrea Cano, Execuive Director, Oregon Farm Worker Ministry
Noah Mendel, LC student
Mary King, Professor of Economics, Portland State University
Romeo Sosa, Director, Portland VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

Battered Pride: Families and Violence

3:30-5:00 PM, Stamm, Templeton Campus Center

Moderator: Julie Hastings, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Tawna Sanchez, Director of Family Services, Native American Youth and Family Center
Rut R. Martinez-Alicea, Proyecto UNICA Program Manager, Catholic Charities
Melissa Osmond, LC Coordinator of Health Promotion & Wellness

Keynote Event: Race Monologues: Here I Stand Before You

7:30 pm, Stamm, Templeton Campus Center
Participants, LC students:
Analise Herrera, Iliana Gutierrez, Sarah Chow, Parasa Chanramy, Aukeem Ballard, Lenida Bilanovic, Nico Jose, Norma Rodriguez, and Hanako Conrad.

In poetry, spoken word, and song, Lewis & Clark College students powerfully express their diverse experiences with race and identity. Their stories encompass anger, sadness, and everything in between, provoking raw emotions and new conversations about our uncommon journeys and common dreams.

Friday, November 16

Sicko: Health Care and Racism

1:30-3:00 PM, Stamm, Templeton Campus Center

Moderator: Mark Duntley, Dean of the Chapel
Selena Jorgensen, LC student
John Duke, Clinic Director, Outside In
Joe Finkbonner, Executive Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Babel: Multilingualism and Cultural Identity

3:30-5:00 PM, Stamm, Templeton Campus Center

Moderator: Greg Caldwell, Associate Dean of Students and Director of International Students and Scholars
Reiko Hillyer, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Becca Stuart, LC student
Lenida Bilanovic, LC student
Matthieu Raillard, LC Assistant Professor of Spanish
Fletcher Bouvier, LC Student
Wei Chin, LC Fulbright Scholar for Chinese Foreign Languages

Keynote Lecture: “Race versus Racism” What’s in a Word?”

7:30 pm, Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Barbara J. Fields, Professor of History, Columbia University

Welcome by LC President Thomas J. Hochstettler
Introduced by Reiko Hillyer, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Barbara J. Fields is one of the most influential scholars examining the history of the American South and the idea of race in the United States. The author of numerous award-winning publications, she has been recognized with many honors, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. In addition to lecturing widely in the US and internationally, she served as a featured commentator in the PBS documentary “The Civil War.”

Special Event

9:00-12:00 pm, Trail Room, Templeton Campus Center

Join us for a party with salsa band Lo Nuestro, featuring LC’s own Freddy Vilches, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Fourth Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium

Focusing on diversity and multicultural issues surrounding race and ethnicity, this symposium strives to increase the College’s awareness of cultural history, ethnic identity, and knowledge of social issues impacting minority communities locally and nationally. This symposium was named in honor of the Late Ray Warren.