What is the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC)?

We are an organization that works to recruit, retain, build community, and provide support (nourishment, enrichment, and inspiration) for faculty and staff of color, and indigenous, and mixed-heritage identities at Oregon State University. We believe in providing a climate of acceptance and promote the principles of diversity and inclusion.  

General Meetings

AFAPC general meetings are held from 12-1 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month between October and May (excluding December).

Join us via Zoom!

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023

AY 2023 AFAPC Book Club:
"The Matter of Black Lives"

Join us for discussions during one or more sessions.

“The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker‘s groundbreaking writing on race in America—including work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and more—with a foreword and edited by Dr. Jelani Cobb, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker. Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics and democracy, as well as Columbia University's Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and Dean of Columbia Journalism School. We will discuss this book by three articles at a time during the following dates.

Register for the book club! Questions? Contact [email protected]

Meeting Dates

Nov. 29, 2022
Dec. 13, 2022
Jan. 3, 2023
Jan. 17, 2023
Jan. 31, 2023
Feb. 14, 2023
Feb. 28, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 4, 2023
April 18, 2023
May 2, 2023
May 16, 2023
May 30, 2023
June 6, 2023