Take action today. your voice matters - use it to inspire transformation
JOIN THE PROJECT
Want to be involved? Join the effort to demand educational change within Portland State University. Below are a few action items we have created to put pressure on the Faculty Senate - and the university - to demand the Race and Ethnic Studies proposal created by the School of Gender, Race, and Nations to not be watered down, and to continue to be rooted in addressing systemic issues that are pervasive within White, European, and Western centric curriculum.
HOW CAN I ADVOCATE FOR THIS AFTER I HAVE SIGNED THE PETITIONS AND SENT AN EMAIL TO FACULTY SENATE?
There are multiple ways you continue to be involved in this work. Here are just a few ways you can continue to support this effort from home.
SHARE AND REPOST SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
One of the first things you can do is check out the ASPSU social media accounts for any new posts related to this effort. Save the post, share it friends and family on your favorite social media platforms, and help spread word of what is happening at PSU and how we can collectively contribute towards reimagining culturally responsive teaching and diverse, inclusive educational spaces.
WRITE OR RECORD YOUR TESTIMONY
Your voice and your experience matter. Use it to testify why this effort is important to you, and tag Portland State University
TALK TO YOUR CLASS
Let your class know what is happening at PSU. If you are a PSU community member, get involved with the action here! If you are from another university or community college, then start a discussion of what a Race and Ethnic Studies requirement could look like at your institution.
ORGANIZE YOUR OWN ACTION
Get involved with your university and community through organizing your own actions! From writing your own petitions, to creating university coalitions - make waves at your institution and fight for educational liberation!
EMAIL OUR FACULTY SENATE
We need your help in sending a collective message that Faculty Senate should support the original proposal created by the school of Gender, Race, and Nations. Luckily, we have created an email template for you to send why you think supporting implementation is important.