Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Donate: Advancing the Mission of the Black Cultural Center

2024 Black Grad Celebration

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 Black Grads!

Friday, June 14, 2024 | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | Global Scholars Hall | Reception to follow at the Black Cultural Center

Graduates are anyone who has or will complete their degree from fall 2023 to summer 2024. This celebration is for undergraduates, graduates, and law students. 

Graduates: Register by May 24, 2024

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker
Black Cultural Center

1870 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

ACADEMIC YEAR HOURS
Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–6:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

SUMMER HOURS
Will vary

Get Connected

If you are interested in staying up to date about what’s going on with the BCC, please provide your name and email using our online form to be added to our mailing list.


Collaboration and Advertisements?

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.

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.

*We are currently raising additional funds to award this scholarship for future academic years.

Our Mission, Our Legacy

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.

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

Events

May 22
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
April 10–June 5
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.

May 22
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
April 10–June 12
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. 

 

 

 

 

 

May 24
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing noon

This space is for Black-identified** students, faculty members, and staff to engage in guided soulfulness mindfulness, African-centered healing strategies, and dialogue to promote...
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing
April 12–June 7
noon

This space is for Black-identified** students, faculty members, and staff to engage in guided soulfulness mindfulness, African-centered healing strategies, and dialogue to promote collective healing. We invite Black students, faculty members, and staff to connect, breathe, and heal in a space designed specifically for them. 

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

May 29
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
April 17–June 12
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

May 29
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
April 10–June 12
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.