Event Program

Note: if you registered you should have received event information (virtual participants received a Zoom Link). Each session will use breakout rooms (A, B, C). Additional breakout rooms may be added for additional dialogue and engagement! If you have questions, please  contact pcsbfsa@oregonstate.edu and someone will assist you.

8:45- 9:00 am - Oregon State University Welcome

  • Dorian Smith
  • Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos
  • Provost Ed Feser
  • President Jayathi Murthy
  • Professor Dwaine Plaza

9:10-10:25 am - Sessions

a. (More Than) Salary Negotiation Workshop

b. Access OSU: Collaborating to Build Pathways

c. Supporting Black Rural Students

10:30-11:45 am - Sessions

a. Multidimensionality of Blackness

b. Black Public Health

c. Creating Inclusive Spaces

11:45 am – 1:00 pm - Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 2:00 pm - Fireside Chat: Community Relations, Policing, and School Shootings

2:10 – 3:25 pm - Sessions

3a. Effective Allyship & Mentoring

3b. Activism & Creating Black Space

3c. Black Entrepreneurship

3:30-4:30 pm - Keynote speaker: State Representative Travis Nelson

4:30-5:00 pm - Closing & Evaluations

Join us for the 2nd annual State of Black Affairs Summit

Join us as we create space for conversation and community in our State. Topics this year include: Hiring Negotiations, Access & OSU, Supporting Black Rural Students, Black Diversity, Black Public Health, Effective Allyship, Fireside Chat: Community Relations, Creating Inclusive Spaces, Activism and Creating Black Space, Black Entrepreneurship, and a Keynote!

Registration Information

Registration is Required and is now Closed: In-person registration fees cover admittance to the event, coffee, light breakfast, and lunch. All are welcome!

Cost: $100 (in-person registration is limited to 120 and is now closed) | $75 (virtual registration is now closed)

When: Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Location: OSU Portland Center 555 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Time: 8am - 6pm

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Event Schedule: Additional information will be shared both on this website and with participants.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 15, 2023 to pcsbfsa@oregonstate.edu