BIPOC Students

“Justice not charity, solidarity not pity, opportunity not handouts.” ― Samantha Nutt

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde

“Trauma decontextualized in a person can look like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family can look like family traits. Trauma decontextualized in a people can look like culture.” -Resmaa Menakem


We are aware that even though your identity is captured by this acronym, each of you have unique, intersectional identities and that these identities are not always at the forefront of how you conduct your daily life. However, there will be times when one or more of your identities bump up against a particular majority identity and you find yourself experiencing shock and awe. You do not know how to feel and what to do.

CIES is one of the resources available to you for support, understanding, and learning how to respond, advocate for yourself, and be resilient.

Center for Intercultural Engagement and Support

Dahl Centennial Union
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

cies@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1014