The Division of Equity and Inclusion hosts and partners with many others on campus to host events throughout the year.
Heritage and History Months
African American Workshop and Lecture Series ♦ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards
Implicit Bias Workshops ♦ Showcase Oregon ♦ ECC First Fridays
Event Funding Requests
Fiesta Cultural is Lane County’s largest annual celebration of Latinx arts and culture, featuring over thirty events happening throughout Lane County September through December. An initiative led by Lane Arts Council, Fiesta Cultural creates opportunities for inclusion through the arts, and engages the community in welcoming multicultural programs and events that highlight the rich diversity of Latinx arts, culture and heritage in Lane County.
The Outlying District: Black Suburba Elexus Greene UO School of Journalism & Communication- Advertising & School of PPPM Painter and digital artist Elexus Greene was born in San Francisco, CA but spent her childhood growing up in Vallejo. Elexus mixes Black heritage with urban elements to create visuals of inherited history seen amongst millennials today. Upon first entering the Journalism Gateway sequence at UO, Elexus has become obsessed with creating and publishing her own passion projects. As she begins the transition into her senior year of college at the UO, she is student by day and creator by night where she is learning the essentials of balancing academics, work, and artistry. Looking towards the future, Elexus plans to use her Advertising degree and skill to push her growing entrepreneurship and brand i-AMbitious, and spark a career in Creative Directing. www.iambitious.org @i_ _ambitious @_elexus900
Mohammed Murshed, graduated from the University of Oregon in spring '18 with a Bachelor of Art in Art & Technology; he is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Murshed's work will be on view in the Adell McMillan Gallery Fall '18. Artist's statement: "When I begin a project, I already envision the concept of the idea in my mind, I do not force anything into my work. Some of my artwork reflects on my diagnoses of PTSD due to the war in Yemen and synesthesia. Ancient Middle Eastern Art inspires this Collection for Summer 2018. This series is devoted to Professor Jan Reaves (RIP 1945-2018); she was my Mentor through my last two years in University and has inspired me to work harder and not to give up. The impact of my cultural heritage reflects on my artwork. It subconsciously comes out to me; I consider myself a global citizen I would like my work to touch everyone globally."
The opportunities are all a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up as soon as the registration for the events opens before the project you want fills up. Pre-register here: https://orgsync.com/142449/opportunities/2482802/occurrences/5983242
Start your college career out right by serving with us. Join your fellow new Ducks to discover service-learning and community service at the UO and in Eugene. Connect with other UO students as you serve alongside organizations contributing to the well-being of our communities. Select from several different projects around Eugene-Springfield.
The Holden Center will be collaborating with numerous campus and community partners, hosting several service projects around Eugene-Springfield.
Details about each opportunity will be sent to all pre-registrants the week before the event for preferred placement. All non pre-registrants will sign up the morning of the event.
Project sign-up will be first come, first served the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22. Details about the sign-up and schedule will be sent to registrants the week before the event.
**Please note location change to EMU Amphitheater!**
Check-In & Refreshments: 9:30 A.M.
Kickoff: 10:00 A.M.
Depart to Projects: 10:30 A.M.
Projects Begin: 11:00 A.M.
Projects End: 2:00 P.M.
Conclusion & Lunch: 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium
Bernice Yeung, Investigative Reporter
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
From the Reveal website: “Bernice Yeung is a reporter for Reveal, covering race and gender. Her work examines issues related to violence against women, labor and employment, immigration, and environmental health.
“Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated Rape in the Fields reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
“Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated Rape on the Night Shift team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative journalism, and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Those projects led to her first book in 2018, In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers.”
For first-year or transfer students, navigating the university, adjusting to a new life-style, and taking on more responsibility can feel overwhelming. Gain strategies for navigating college life. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
An opportunity for students interested in getting experience in news gathering, reporting, editing, interviewing, on-air talent, and more, to learn about the KWVA News Department and all the opportunities available. Two sessions available, Wednesday, September 26th and October 3rd at 6pm-7pm in the KWVA Office, EMU Ground Level, Suite 45 next to Falling Sky.
2019 New Voices
Two FREE Staged Readings on the same night!
Wednesday, September 26
Staged readings of:
SMUDGE by Meg Schenk
In life it’s not always smooth edges and easy transitions, but sometimes puzzles get solved. This group of women in their early 20s navigate the befores-betweens-afters of their shared lives.
JUST A SHACK IN THE WOODS by Connor French
An abandoned shack becomes a get-away for two kids who each need a spot to be alone. They build a shared space and friendship from their first unexpected meeting in sixth grade.
Directed by Tricia Rodley
New Voices is a Theatre Arts program dedicated to play/playwright development. This year, New Voices features the two new plays above.
Seating is first come, first served. 13+ recommended for content.
The 13th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society will be held at the University of Oregon all day on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, at the Erb Memorial Union, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The conference is open to the public. Fifty talks will be given on various issues in the Slavic languages by scholars from 15 countries.
The detailed program is listed here: https://linguistics.uoregon.edu/sls-13-conference
Sponsored by: The Slavic Linguistics Society, UO Department of Linguistics; UO College of Arts and Sciences; UO Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program; and the Oregon Humanities Center.