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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.

February 29, 2016

“Historicizing Environmental Justice Failure”

Laura Pulido, a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

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Talk will be held Friday March 4, 2016 at 12pm in Fenton Hall Rm 110


Laura is an interdisciplinary social scientist and ethnic studies scholar trained in geography and urban planning. She is the author of three books, including most recently the co-written People’s Guide to Los Angeles, about histories of social movement struggle in Los Angeles. She is well known for her work on race-based social movements, environmental justice, and race and place. She also served as USC’s Director of Graduate Studies for American Studies and Ethnicity and undergraduate coordinator for Chicano/a studies. 

January 19, 2016

Know Thyself: The Power of Antiracist Students

Ibram X Kendi, Assistant of African American History, University of Florida

Know Thyself: The Power of Antiracist Students

February 1, 2016

4:00pm Browsing Room, Knight Library


What happens when students recognize the many forms of institutional and individual racism on their campuses, and their own power to challenge theses forms of racism? This dual recognition has been the key to educational change. It was the key in the 1960s, and it remains the key today as student activists demand an antiracist higher education.

Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972, the first national study of Black student activism during that period. Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, is set to be released by Nation Books on April 12, 2016. Follow him on Twitter @DrIbram.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies. For more information, contact Professor Daniel HoSang at

December 16, 2015

Dr. Ibram X Kendi, “The Black Campus Movement”

Dr. Ibram H. Rogers is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis in New Brunswick, N.J. His writings have been published in several academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. He earned his doctorate in African American Studies from Temple University. His dissertation is the first full length study on what he calls the Black Campus Movement, the struggle of newly arrived Black students in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who demanded the diversification of higher education. They organized BSUs and successfully fought for Black Studies departments and courses, Black Cultural Centers, and the increase of Black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches.

February 1st, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location: Knight Library Browsing Room

Contact: Daniel HoSang


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