Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Apply Now: Black Cultural Center Scholarships

Award allocations are based on academic classification, but range from $1,000–$6,000; available for incoming first-year students through graduate and law students.

Donate: Advancing the Mission of the Black Cultural Center

 

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker
Black Cultural Center

1870 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

SPRING TERM HOURS
Monday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

SUMMER HOURS
Will vary

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We invite the UO campus and greater Oregon community to advertise programs, events, and job opportunities via the Shades of Black Newsletter and BCC social media.


BCC Space Reservations

Looking to host your next meeting, campus visit, or other event? Submit a request at least 72 hours in advance. Currently we are not available for Saturday reservations.

Our Mission

The Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center is the engine for Black students’ academic success at the University of Oregon. The BCC is a welcoming and supportive space that helps Black students harness the resources necessary to navigate their social, cultural, and academic experience. By investing in the success of Black students, the BCC enhances the cultural and social development of the entire University of Oregon community.


Black Cultural Center Opening from University of Oregon on Vimeo.

About Lyllye Reynolds-Parker

Ms. Parker earned her BA in sociology from the UO in 1991. She worked at the UO as an academic advisor in the Office of Multicultural Academic Success for 17 years, until she retired.

Ms. Parker has served on multiple advisory committees. She also serves on the board of a local nonprofit, the League of United Latin American Citizens, where she is the honorary chair of their Anti-Racial Profiling Committee.

The UO’s Women’s Center hosts an annual Lyllye B. Parker Womxn of Color Speaker Series to bring female speakers of color to campus.

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker
Aris Hall, PhD
Coordinator, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Events

Feb 27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty 2:30 p.m.

Part 2: "Menace to Society"

A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
February 27
2:30–5:30 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Part 2: "Menace to Society"

Feb 27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston 5:00 p.m.

Cheif Executive Officer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston
February 27
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Redwood Auditorium

Cheif Executive Officer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Feb 28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within 1:00 p.m.

Black students, faculty members, and staff are invited to engage in activities that center Black joy including art, laughter, music, and movement. Black Joy Sessions create a...
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
January 31–March 13
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Black students, faculty members, and staff are invited to engage in activities that center Black joy including art, laughter, music, and movement. Black Joy Sessions create a space to center a celebration of Black culture, uplift, heal, and empower using a liberated narrative of the Black experience. This space is designed to be an easy, transformative, and love-infused space to create, express, and (re)claim Black joy.

Feb 28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC 2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center. Let’s Talk is a service...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
January 17–March 20
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center.

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 6
Black CommUnity Table 1:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Black CommUnity Table provides a space for Black** students and staff to connect for a weekly discussion...
Black CommUnity Table
February 7–March 6
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

In collaboration with the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Black CommUnity Table provides a space for Black** students and staff to connect for a weekly discussion related to the strengths and challenges within the community. The discussion varies weekly with topics ranging from campus climate and activism to mental health as well as popular culture. We welcome Black students and staff for an open dialogue where they can be their radical and authentic selves. This space will be part of Wellness Wednesdays.

**Black, African, African American, Afro-Latinx, Afro-Caribbean, or the African Diaspora