Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:30-5:00pm
John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes
1615 East 13th Ave.
Walidah Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. Winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, she also has edited two anthologies, authored a poetry collection, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.
Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She spent six years with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project as a public scholar facilitating programs across Oregon about Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
University of Oregon
Free & open to the public
Part of the Imagining Freedom Teach-In Series. Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the EMU Center for Student Involvement.
Rinku Sen is the president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and the publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines. Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity through research, media, and practice. A visionary and a pragmatist, Sen is one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement, building upon the legacy of civil rights by transforming the way we talk about race, from something that is individual, intentional, and overt to something that is systemic, unconscious, and hidden.
Sen’s cutting edge book Stir it Up, read widely by community organizers and taught on campuses across the country, theorized a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race, gender, class, poverty, sexuality, and other issues.
Sen’s second book, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization, told the story of Moroccan immigrant Fekkak Mamdouh, who co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York in the aftermath of September 11. It is currently being made into a film.
Friday, May 12
Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
Oregon State University
Free and open to the public
Join us for a multi-institutional discussion of student research and creative work in Ethnic Studies. Students and faculty from universities and colleges in Oregon and Washington are invited to participate. Hosted by Oregon State University and University of Oregon.
Submit research by Friday, April 21, 2017.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
9:00-10:00 a.m. Light breakfast served.
EMU 107 Redwood Room
The new administration promises dramatic changes to the legal and political status and conditions facing undocumented students. What do faculty, staff and students need to know to navigate this new environment? What steps can campuses take to proactively protect their students? What role might Dreamers play in challenging this new regime?
Featuring Ibram X. Kendi, University of Florida.
Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room
Ibram X. Kendi is the winner of the 2016 National Book award for nonfiction and an assistant professor of contemporary African American history at the University of Florida. In addition to Stamped from the Beginning, he is the author of The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972.
Featuring Jarvis Kennedy, Burns Paiute Tribe
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 4 p.m.
Many Nations Longhouse
Department of Geography Tea Talk Series
Co-Sponsors: Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Anthropology
A talk by Mario Sifuentez, UC-Merced.
October 28, 2016, 12 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room
Mario Sifuentez is an assistant professor of History at the University of California, Merced. The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon, and earned both a BA and MA from UO. One of the first graduates with an Ethnic Studies major at the UO, he was also a longtime student activist. This lecture, based off Sifentez’s new book of the same title, shows how ethnic Mexican workers responded to white communities that only welcomed them when they were economically useful, then quickly shunned them.
They came to have their babies.
They went home sterilized.
Screening and discussion with producer Virginia Espino
Thursday, June 2nd 4:00 P.M.
Columbia Hall 150
Sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Cinema Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, Department of Political Science, Ethnic Studies, Oregon Humanities Center and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
Faculty contact: Daniel HoSang, email@example.com
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, “Cultivating Indigenous Solidarities as a Pacific Islander Response to Colonialisms”
“Cultivating Indigenous Solidarities as a Pacific Islander Response to Colonialisms”
May 25, 2016
4 – 5:30 pm
On May 25, Tongan activist-scholar, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, will give a public lecture, “Cultivating Indigenous Solidarities as a Response to Settler Colonialism” at 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Jacqua 101.
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu is a revered leader in the Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area. Niumeitolu is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and an instructor at City College of San Francisco where she teaches courses on interpersonal violence, Indigenous healing, and storytelling. For her UO talk, she will discuss her work with the Oceania Coalition of Northern California, an Indigenous Pacific Islander social justice organization in the Bay Area that facilitates teach-ins, sacred healing methodologies, and letter-writing campaigns on a range of issues–such as incarceration, climate change, and womens health.