Multicultural Center Events

Check back here for 2018_19 MCC events.
Info can also be found on the MCC Facebook page. 

2017-18 MCC Events

    Thursday, Oct. 12th 2017 – 12 PM

    Indigenizing Environmental Justice

    110 Knight Law Center

    Featuring Dina Gilio Whitaker; Policy director and Sr. Research Associate, Center for World Indigenous Studies.

    Thursday, Oct. 19th 2017 – 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    23rd Annual Weaving New Beginning:

    EMU Ballroom | Click to RSVP

    Weaving New Beginnings (WNB) is an initiative created by the ASUO, Student Life, and the Race Task Force, in collaboration with dozens of other departments, to bring faculty and staff of color together with students of color in hopes of promoting networking, education, and mentoring opportunities.  WNB has proven to be a vital tool in the retention of students, staff, and faculty of these communities. There will be dinner, music, and lots of opportunities to network. If you have any questions, please email


    Sunday, Oct. 22ND 2017 – 6 - 9 pm  

    Film showing: “Awake a Dream: Standing Rock”

    Bijou Theater, 492 E. 13th 

    Film on the current historic struggle of indigenous peoples to protect the water from pipelines and fracking.  – Encircle Films, KEPW, CALC, Eugene Peaceworks, ROAR, and MCC.

    Friday, OCt. 27th 2017 – 12 - 4 pm

    Locked Up and Shut Out: How Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation Are Intertwined.

    84 Knight Law Center

    12-2 Brown bag lunch & public discussion; 2-4pm Scholarly symposium:  Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA; Torrie Hester, St. Louis Univ.; Prof. Sharon Luk, UO  --  Borders, Migration and Belonging.

    Tuesday, Nov. 14th 2017 – TBA

    Spoken word performance with Danez Smith

    Location: TBA

    Danez Smith is a Black, queer American poet. They are the author of the poetry collection [insert] Boy, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for poetry.  Sponsored by EMU CSI – Center for Student Involvement’s Be-Series.

    Friday - Sunday, November 17-19th 2017

    The Oregon Students of Color Conference 

    The Oregon Students of Color Conference provides a safe, inclusive, welcoming space for students of color, which includes queer and trans students of color and allies to express their voices and experiences. We are focused on education around social and political inequalities for students of color that includes a queer justice lens to help establish ways to continue advocacy and progress. Students will interact with community organizations and hear from keynote speakers who have created real change in society. The conference will provide great networking opportunities with hundreds of students of color, queer and trans students of color, and allies from the Pacific Northwest!

    Registration: Information & Registration link coming soon!

    Theme: Roots: Radical Organizing in Oregon & Transforming Solidarity


    Friday, FEBruary 2nd, 2018 – 3 PM

    Poetry Reading: Joy Harjo, American Book Award winner

    Location: TBD

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 3:30 pm

    2018 CSWS Acker-Morgen Lecture: Rachel Salazar Parreñas Browsing

    Knight Library

    Wednesday, April 11TH 2018 – 3:30 pm

    “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality,” with Regina Kunzel

    Browsing Rm, Knight Library

    Wednesday, April 25TH 2018 – TBA

    CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories,”

    Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami — Panel & reception: JSMA Ford Lecture Hall; Keynote: Eugene Public Library.