Day of Absence
Who's In, Who's Out?: The Current Environment for Social Justice
Friday, April 22
Although many of us focus on issues of diversity daily, the campus community is asked to reflect on issues of racial diversity for two days each year when we observe the Day of Absence (April 22) and the Day of Presence (April 27).
Our focus this year has been on issues of access such as immigration rights and reform, access to higher education for people of color, ethnic studies, The Dream Act, hidden histories, historical trauma, anti-racism, community activism & allyship.
For coalition & community-building the campus celebrates the Day of Absence by meeting in two different groups: An off-campus educational retreat which all of Evergreen’s students, staff and faculty of color are invited to attend and, on campus our white allies offer a full day of programming around anti-oppression work from a different perspective.
Day of Presence programming represents the reuniting of our entire community and an opportunity to share ideas with each other as allies around the issues of multiculturalism. All events are free but some may require pre-registration.
Sponsored by First Peoples’ Advising Services & a multitude of other campus offices.
For more information, please contact us (360)867-6467 or firstname.lastname@example.org