Renowned lawyer and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle presents “Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories
The Department of Ethnic Studies welcomes renowned lawyer and playwright
Mary Kathryn Nagle
“Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories”
Friday, November 17, 2017
Knight Browsing Room
Mary Kathryn Nagle is a renowned lawyer and playwright in Indian Country. She is a partner at Pipestem Law, a law firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and peoples. In 2013 she authored an amicus brief for the famous “Baby Veronica” case before the US Supreme Court and assisted with the amending of the Violence Against Women Act to include tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. She has written numerous plays, including Manahatta, Fairly Traceable, Sliver of a Full Moon, and many others. She is the executive director of Yale University’s Indigenous Performing Arts Program. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
—The Native Play Reading Group will perform a concert reading of Nagle’s play Sliver of a Full Moon on November 17, 7:00-9:00pm at the Many Nations Longhouse.—
The Department of Ethnic Studies presents Dr. Lisa Lowe “Archives, Materiality, History” for the 6th Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture on November 2, 2017 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Gumwood Room (EMU 245)
Drawing connections between the past and the present, this presentation will discuss interdisciplinary methods for constituting and interpreting archival documents and material culture in the recovery of transhemispheric links between European liberalism, settler colonialism in the Americas, the transatlantic African slave trade, and trades in Asia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Lisa Lowe is Professor of English and Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, where she also directs the Center for the Humanities. Before teaching at Tufts, she taught at UC San Diego. She began as a scholar of comparative literature, and her research and teaching has focused especially on race, colonialism, immigration, empire, and globalization. She is the author of Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (Duke UP, 1996), and co-editor of The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (Duke UP, 1997). Her most recent book, The Intimacies of Four Continents (Duke UP, 2015), is a study of settler colonialism, transatlantic African slavery, and the East Indies and China trades in goods and people as the conditions for modern European liberalism and empire.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:30-5:00pm
Lillis 182 Lecture Hall
955 E. 13th Ave.
(13th and Kincaid Streets)
Eugene, OR 97403
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.