Join us to learn more about the history of our country, our cities and how this relates to being a part of the Tacoma and Puget Sound Communities.

Before you meet with your group to discuss I Am Puget Sound on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. we encourage you to take a look at these resources.

What is Redlining?

View this video on Redlining

Interactive Map on Redlining:
This is the map from your Bookends reader which was created by a Puget Sound Alumni and student of Professor Gomez. Find your home town or if its a smaller town find a city you are familiar with. Also take a look at your new home in Tacoma.

Interactive Map

I Am Puget Sound Presentation:
Listen to the recorded presentation Tuesday or Wednesday before your Orientation group meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Additional Resources:

At University of Puget Sound

  • Race & Pedagogy Institute
  • RPI Community Partners Forum (monthly, during academic year)
  • Student Association for Race & Pedagogy Institute (SARPI)
  • Classes  – all African American Studies courses; History courses (ie: H379 – Tacoma Public History); etc.
  • Center for Student Support
  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Book - The Color of Law (2017) by Richard Rothstein


 Community Engagement: