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Let’s talk about PSU’s role in dismantling racism
Author: University Communications
Posted: June 5, 2020

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Like the rest of the country, the PSU community is reeling in response to the death of George Floyd and other black men and women killed by police. Thousands of Oregonians have been participating in peaceful protests in the city and across the state, including many from our PSU community. 

In the spirit of reflection, PSU President Stephen Percy reached out to Ame Lambert who later this summer will join Portland State as Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion to talk about the current environment, PSU’s role in pursuing social justice and how best to support the campus community. 

When it comes to ending racist practices in our society, good intentions must give way to concrete actions and outcomes. Important work is being done at PSU, but it cannot be the work of some or most of us, we must all be engaged. We recognize this as the point in time for necessary structural change to dismantle privilege and racism and to effectively fulfill PSU’s enduring mission to serve our city. 

Today we’re inviting everyone in the PSU community to watch the video and join the conversation about the steps we can take toward racial equity and justice at Portland State. 

Share your ideas here.