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Hey guys and welcome to POC Talk, this issue we’re talking about potential Vice President and Provost of Equity and Inclusion candidates. The Vice Provost of Equity and Inclusion will serve as chair for the Equity and Inclusion Council, which was created by George Bridges in 2016 and is responsible for the Strategic Equity Plan and the allotment of the President’s Equity Fund, which provides  grants to students, staff, and faculty for projects that promote equity. The hiring section of the Strategic Equity Plan were the center of a series of controversial emails that I am sure we are all by now familiar with. There are three candidates with three separate presentations and student forums. The first presentation, that of Chassity Holliman-Douglas  will happen prior to this article’s publication, but we have included information about all three candidates. Michael Benitez Jr’s presentation will take place Monday May 22 from 3:15-5 in...

 
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By Chloe Marina Manchester Together, Day of Absence and Day of Presence make up an annual two day event for all members of the Evergreen community to explore issues of race, equality, allyship, inclusion, and privilege. This year’s theme is “Revolution is not a one-time event; your silence will not protect you”, inspired by Audre Lorde. The Evergreen Day of Absence began as a collective action organized by Evergreen faculty and staff of color in the early 1970s, when retired faculty and founder of the Tacoma campus Maxine Mimms saw a play by Douglas Turner Ward in which a town in the South awakens to find that all of the Black community members have disappeared, causing the remaining white townsfolk to face life without them. The play, performed as a “reverse minstrel show,” was cast entirely by Black actors wearing white face, satirizing the traditional racist minstrel shows, and commenting on the necessity of African American com...

 
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The drama on the staff and faculty DL is burning bright as ever and until it dies down we will be bringing you one email each and every issue. This week’s installment is brought to you by the Cooper Point Journal’s Man of the Year, one mister Bret Weinstein. Day of Absence, which has historically involved students, faculty, and staff of color leaving campus and congressing elsewhere, will instead this year involve requests that all white faculty and students remain absent from campus, leaving the space free for community members of color. Weinstein, and evolutionary biology professor here at Evergreen, is concerned with feeling unwelcome on campus, and instead offers to put together a public lecture concerning race from a “scientific/evolutionary lens.” He sent this email to Rashida Love, Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services. Sent March 15 Dear Rashida, When you first described the new structure for Day of Abs...

 
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By Aria Cummings On Wednesday, January 27, Evergreen’s new  president, George Bridges, moderated an event in the Recital Hall of the Communication Building. During this event, Bridges shared his initial observations about the school’s students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. At the event, Bridges congratulated the Admissions Office on the 17 percent increase in applications, since last year. He also noted the 20th anniversary of the Longhouse, speaking about how important the Native Studies program is. Bridges showed a PowerPoint presentation that surveyed the alumni who, because of their interdisciplinary background, felt confident about finding a job after graduating. The presentation also showed how many of the students were either students of color, coming from low-income families, were in the LGBTQ community, and how many needed extra help with reading, writing, and math. President Bridges describes Evergreen...