Category: Community Outreach

Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates gets real about racism at sold-out Knight Arena | Around the O
February 7, 2017—“Ta-Nehisi Coates is known for his willingness to shine an uncompromising light on uncomfortable subjects.
“When the National Book Award-winning author of the 2016-17 UO Common Reading selection ‘Between the World and Me’ took the stage Friday evening to a […]

CSWS symposium focused on food justice issues

January 24, 2017—Galvanized by fiery keynote speaker Saru Jayaraman, an audience comprised of more than 200 students, faculty, staff and community members participated in the CSWS symposium ”Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty” on January 23 at various locales on the UO campus. The mix of events included a morning panel, a noon-time teach-in, a […]

Downtown Languages looking for Program & Volunteer Coordinator: deadline March 6

Downtown Languages is pleased to announce a new part-time position for Program & Volunteer Coordinator that will primarily work with the Downtown Languages’ Latino Family Literacy program and the Latino Youth Leadership summer program.
The deadline for priority consideration is MARCH 6TH.
From the job description: “Downtown Languages (DTL) is seeking a part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program and […]

Staceyann Chin: Activist & Spoken Word Poet

[ February 21, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] EMU Ballroom
UO campus
free food provided

Presented by the ASUO Women’s Center

Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series

Saru Jayaraman—Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty

[ January 23, 2017; ] Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Opening panel, film & keynote
Free & open to the public

Printable poster PDF

Lorwin Lecture Series: Saru Jayaraman
Keynote: (3:30–5 pm). “Forked: A New Standard for American Dining”

Saru Jayaraman is the cofounder and codirector of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of […]

Campus unrest can be a time to advance, not panic, VP writes | Around the O

“American universities may be missing out on the chance learn and evolve by reacting defensively when students take to the streets to demand change, writes Yvette Alex-Assensoh, the UO’s vice president for equity and inclusion, in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“In an op-ed article in the publication’s Dec. 4 issue, Alex-Assensoh says campuses should embrace […]