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May 7, 2020 |

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion during COVID-19

We wanted to make sure that while we are in a pandemic, we don’t lose sight of our DEI goals, and continue to provide opportunities for our students of color and allies to continue to grow, learn, and be supported in this space. Below are a few upcoming opportunities that we wanted to share


OES Poetry Slam:

Oregon Episcopal School is holding a slam poetry weekend and would love for our students to join! There are 10 spots open for a two-day MS workshop on May 16 & 17 from 1 to 2 pm each day. There are 10 spots open for the two-day HS workshop on the same days from 3 to 4 pm.

Andre Bradford will be leading the workshops virtually and students and their families are also welcome to share or listen at the 7:00 p.m. Open Mic. Andre is going to concentrate on using poetry to process the pandemic.  He is also a really amazing slam poet. Please email Dori King if you’re interested in participating!

OES Culture Shock:

Every year, OES hosts an event called Culture Shock, which is a diversity conference open to all students. Due to social distancing, they’ve had to rework their conference and came up with Culture Shock 2020: A Virtual Adaptation
. We invite you to view this call to action that comes at a time when we may need to be inspired, challenged, and activated. You can view this piece thru May 18, 2020.

Students of Color Virtual Affinity Group gathering with St. Mary’s students:

On May 20, St. Mary’s is opening up their affinity group space to students in the community. Freshman Yazmine G. and Sophomore Anna F. are a part of a planning committee that will help shape the event! Save the date and stay tuned for more!



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