I am a woman of color in a leadership position at the University. I am not Black American. However, I stand with the Black community to say that unequivocally Black Lives Matter. I provide this testimony based on my experiences at UP. I do this to support the Black and other students of color who have stepped forwards so courageously to speak about their experiences at UP.
I am a woman and student on the University of Portland campus. You might know my face and you might know my work. I am the kind of person to unabashedly attach my name to my opinions. This one, however, is a little different.