UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series


The University of Oregon African American Workshop and Lecture series connects national experts with UO thought leaders and change agents.  It is focused on helping our campus to better understand the most promising practices in this area and utilizing their expertise to institutionalize more effective environments, practices and policies.  

While some of the speakers will deliver large campus addresses, many of them will work with smaller groups of our campus community including advisors, deans, student leaders, faculty, staff, vice presidents and supervisors to raise awareness, hone existing practices and, in some instances, develop new skills.  

We are grateful to the Black Student Task Force (BSTF) for their vision in bringing this series to our campus, to the President’s Office in providing generous support for the series and to our campus community for their support and active participation

Recent Speakers

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Guy-Uriel E. Charles

Professor of Law
Duke Law School 

February 10th
School of Law Derrick Bell Lecture 2020

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Janet Dewart Bell headsho

With remarks by
    Janet Dewart Bell

Communication Specialist, Social Justice Advocate
Widow of Derrick Bell



Zena Howard speaking to a room full of people
African American Workshop and Speaker Series 2019 - 2020

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