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February 7, 2017

Books-in-Print talk: Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Featuring Julie Weise, UO History Department.
February 24, 2017
Humanities Center Conference Room (159 PLC).
Sponsor: OHC. Information: (541) 346-3934.
January 29, 2017

Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump: What Every Campus Needs to Know

An Imagining Freedom Teach-In featuring María Blanco, executive director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, UC Davis. Tuesday, January 31, 9-10:00 AM.

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?

This session features María Blanco, Executive Director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, which operates out of UC Davis School of Law to provide immigration-related legal services for undocumented students at the six University of California campuses without law schools. Launched in November 2014, the Center is a pilot project of the University of California Office of the President and works in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic.
RSVP to Daniel HoSang, Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.
November 1, 2016

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Featuring Ibram X. Kendi, University of Florida.

Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room

cprwdnpe-1Ibram 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.

October 29, 2016

Malheur Occupation: A Native American Perspective

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

October 13, 2016

Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

A talk by Mario Sifuentez, UC-Merced.
October 28, 2016, 12 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room

150504sifuentesmariocropMario 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.

May 23, 2016

No Más Bebés

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,



May 10, 2016

Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, “Cultivating Indigenous Solidarities as a Pacific Islander Response to Colonialisms”

Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu

“Cultivating Indigenous Solidarities as a Pacific Islander Response to Colonialisms”

May 25, 2016

4 – 5:30 pm

Fuifuilupe Poster-2Jacqua 101

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.

May 4, 2016


Ethnic Studies Prof. Alaí Reyes-Santos presents her book “Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles” at UO. Prof. Amalia Cabezas, UC, Riverside, will discuss the contributions of the book to the fields of Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, and Caribbean, Latin American and Latino Studies. Join us in this celebration and meet renowned scholar Amalia Cabezas! Sponsored by Ethnic Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Date: May 20th, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30 PM
Location: 111 Alder Building Conference Room 

Food and Refreshments will be served. Accommodations available upon request.


Amalia L. Cabezas received a B.A. (with honors) from Pitzer College in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. Dr. Cabezas is the recipient of the European Commission’s 2011-2012 GEMMA Erasmus Mundus Third Country Scholar, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, England; the 2000-2001 UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (UCLA), and the 1999-2000 UC Humanities Research Institute fellowship at the university of California, Irvine. Her publications include Economies of Desire: Sex Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and two co-edited books Una ventana a Cuba y los Estudios cubanos: A Window into Cuba and Cuban Studies and The Wages of Empire: Neoliberal Policies, Repression and Women’s Poverty. Her numerous peer-review journal articles include publications in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2011, Latin American Perspectives 2008. Social Identities 2006, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture (2004) and Cleveland Law Review (2001). She is currently working on a study examining the application of the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act in the Inland Empire, U.S.-Mexico Border and Puerto Rico.

April 14, 2016

Bobby Seale, Greg Morozumi, and Mic Crenshaw

The Legacy of the Black Panther Party

Black Resistance and Intercommunal Coalition-Building Matter! Black Power Matters!

WORKSHOP Thursday, April 21 3:00–5:00 p.m. Mills Center Erb Memorial Union

The Revolutionary Art and Culture Workshop with Mic Crenshaw and Greg Jung Morozumi explores the role poetry, music, and other arts play in community organizing. Refreshments will be served.

PANEL DISCUSSION Thursday, April 21 6:30–8:30 p.m. 156 Straub Hall

The evening panel discussion brings the cofounder of the Black Panther Party for Self- Defense to the University of Oregon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the party’s founding. He and others will reflect on its history and legacies.

April 13, 2016

Football and Fa’a Samoa

Football and Fa’a Samoa

Presented by Dr. Lisa Uperesa, University of Hawaii

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 | 4:00 P.M.
Free Admission
Seating is Limited



Dr. Lisa Uperesa is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology at the University of Hawaii. She is completing a manuscript on Samoan migration and mobility in American football, tentatively titled Fabled Futures and Gridiron Dreams.

Observers have wondered at the role of culture in the participation and success of Samoans (and increasingly other Pacific Island groups) in American Football. This talk examines how culture is woven into what is often seen as the ‘culturefree’ realm of sport, and how sport in turns get woven into cultural practice in new ways.

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