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Diversity at Linfield

Programs and Events affirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion at Linfield College, Academic Year 2016-17

  • Sonia P. Ticas, Modern Languages, will lead a faculty reading group on the McMinnville campus this fall. 
    Books: Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real about Race in School. Mica Polloc (editor).
    Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele
  • Julie Fitzwater & Jake Creviston, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, will lead a faculty reading group on the Portland campus this fall.
    Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele
  • Piri Ackerman-Barger
    October 17, 2016: Kupuri W. Ackerman-Barger: SON Community Workshop (Peterson Hall 201 - Portland Campus). What do we mean by holistic admissions?  How do we create a campus climate of inclusivity? Come join the conversation: all students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Refreshments provided, so please RSVP to
    Brought to you by a Linfield Diversity Grant and the Xi Mu chapter of STTI
  • Nov. 11, 2016:  Faculty Teaching and Learning Luncheon:  Unpacking White Privilege (11:45 – Dillin)
    The Diversity Advisory Committee faculty will provide an overview of white privilege and facilitate a discussion for identifying when white privilege happens, how it impacts all student groups, and how to address/approach it in a meaningful way.
  • Brad Thompson (Mass Communication) will organize a campus visit and talk by Leonard Pitts Jr. during the Black History month (February 2017; date to be announced)
    Pitts is an American commentator, journalist and novelist. He is a nationally syndicated columnist and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He was originally hired by the Miami Herald to critique music, but within a few years he received his own column in which he dealt extensively with race, politics, and culture.
  • February 27, 2017: Jackie Webb (Nursing School faculty), Lisa Burch-Windrem (Assistant Dean of Students on the Portland campus) and Janeth Marcias (Portland’s Coordinator of Multicultural Programs) will sponsor a talk on the Portland campus on the topic “Compassionate Communication in Patient Care,” by a speaker/author, MarcusEngel.