My.EOU Portal Current Students Faculty/Staff
Nov. 18, 2021 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Each November, as the leaves disappear, red dresses replace them in trees on Eastern Oregon University’s campus.
During Native American Heritage Month, EOU’s Native American Program and Speel-Ya, in collaboration OHSU’s School of Nursing – La Grande Extension Senate and Shelter From the Storm, hang the dresses to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
“The MMIW Red Dress Campaign seeks to bring awareness to the highly disproportionate rates at which Indigenous women go missing or are found murdered in the United States and around the world,” said Interim Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Mika Morton. “This campaign also seeks to bring awareness to the injustices that Indigenous populations face on a daily basis.”
The red dresses displayed on campus symbolize women who have gone missing or have been murdered whose cases are still unresolved. More often than not, Morton said, domestic violence and sexual assault play a role in these cases. Most of them go without public or mass media attention.
Morton referenced a 2016 study by the National Institute of Justice, which found that more than 4 out of 5 indigenous women (84%) have experienced physical violence. This includes 56% who have experienced sexual violence, 56% who have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner, 49% who have experienced stalking, and 66% who have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner.
“Many past and current EOU students have been personally impacted by this national epidemic and have known and seen friends and family be affected,” Morton said.
To learn more about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Red Dress Campaign, visit eou.edu/nap/native-american-heritage-month or send an email to email@example.com. To learn more about EOU’s Native American Program and to find information about other events around Native American Heritage Month, visit eou.edu/nap.
« Trustees review new degrees, discuss DEIA strategy | La Grande performers unite for 29th Annual Holiday Music Festival »
EOUs assistant professor, Brooke Stout, MSA, CPA EOUs assistant professor, Brooke Stout, MSA, CPA was notified during the monthly College of Business meeting by Dr. Pat Hafford, IACBE President and Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie IACBE Vice President of Operations on Wednesday April 6, 2022, that she is this year’s recipient. Brooke is the first EOU accounting faculty member to receive the IMA Accounting Faculty of the year award.Read more
EOU Commencement 2022 Eastern Oregon University will hold its 92nd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the Community Stadium on the La Grande campus, One University Blvd, 97850. The main Commencement Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. The university anticipates awarding up to 675 degrees and certificates this academic year with over 328 students […]Read more
professor of Chemistry Anna Cavinato will present the findings from her 2021 research sabbatical in microfluidics on Thursday, May 26Read more