Category: Events

“Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”—Courtney Thorsson

[ May 23, 2012; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] 330 Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Room
UO campus
FITF Works-in-Progress Series
“Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”

Abstract: Professor Thorsson will be discussing her work in progress, “Revolutionary Recipes: Foodways and African American Literature.” “Revolutionary Recipes” argues that a group of African American poems, novels, and cookbooks construct race, gender, and class through culinary discourse. Thorsson’s talk will draw from “Vertamae Grosvenor’s […]

“The Tempest, Europe, & Maritime Modernity”—Ania Loomba

[ May 21, 2012; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Alumni Lounge
Gerlinger Hall
1468 University St.

A free public lecture by Professor Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Loomba researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. She holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English Department and is the author of Colonialism/ Postcolonialism and Shakespeare, […]

Sheryl WuDunn: 2011 Lorwin Lecture

“Half the Sky: The Greatest Unexploited Resource in the World Today Isn’t Oil or Gold or Wind. It’s Women.” —Sheryl WuDunn
2011 Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
University of Oregon
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn coauthored the influential book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Slideshow photographs by […]

The Impact of Microfinance on Women’s Empowerment in Bolivia

[ May 17, 2012; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_6963" align="alignright" width="194" caption="Alejandra Garcia helps facilitate a focus group session with microfinance clients in Bolivia."][/caption]

Hendricks Hall
Frazier Hearth Rm
UO campus
A Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Grantee Presentation:
Alejandra García Diaz Villamil (PPPM)

How have communal banks in Bolivia impacted the empowerment of women entrepreneurs, particularly in terms of decision-making, leadership, participation in community […]

CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium presents: MemoirFest

[ May 12, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Gerlinger Hall
Alumni Lounge
1468 University
UO campus map

MemoirFest program
You’re invited to MemoirFest, an all-day symposium on women writers and memoir. MemoirFest will feature presentations and panel discussions by Debra Gwartney, Crystal Williams, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lauren Kessler, Margarita Donnelly, Elizabeth Reis, and Dominick Vetri. Registered participants are invited to take part in roundtable discussions with the panelists on […]

Women’s advocate to speak | Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of the book “Half the Sky,” will discuss civil rights and economic promise

Women’s advocate to speak | Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of the book “Half the Sky,” will discuss civil rights and economic promise.
May 10, 2011—From the Eugene Register-Guard