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

Thursday, June 15
General Meeting and Lunch (in-person only)

11:30 – 1 p.m. (brief remarks at 12:15 pm)
Centro Cultural César Chávez, Gathering Hall
RSVP is required by June 9.



AY 2024 AFAPC Book Club: TBA

Thank you for a wonderful AY23 book club! We will start the AY24 book club during fall term 2023 and complete our discussions before the 2023 MLK Keynote Speaker session. More info will be posted once the 2023 MLK Celebration Keynote Speaker is announced. 

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

“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.

To join the book club or for questions, contact [email protected]