Category: Research

Fighting Impunity in National Courts: Human Rights & Transitional Justice in Latin America

[ March 1, 2012; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

This talk addresses critical issues in the efforts to bring to court human rights violators in Latin America. It discusses two types of national courts litigation: first, when litigation is available in the country where the crime occurred; and second and most commonly, when litigation takes place in third […]

Symposium: “Place and Displacement in African American Literature”

[ March 2, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Eve Dunbar (Vassar), “Place and Displacement in the Ethnographic and Literary Writings of Zora Neale Hurston”
Courtney Thorsson (U Oregon), “Vertamae Grosvenor’s Revolutionary Recipes”
Emily Lordi (U Mass), “’Move’: Literary Historiography and the Placing of Lucille Clifton”
Salamishah Tillet (U Penn), “African Mailman: Nina Simone, Africa, and a Global Civil Rights Aesthetics”
Jennifer Williams (Goucher […]

UO Today #469: Dr. Beverly Wright

UO Today #469: Dr. Beverly Wright
Posted on Feb 9th, 2011 in Oregon Humanities Center, UO Today
Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental scholar and founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, discusses her work advocating for the African-American community in New Orleans. Dr. Wright was interviewed on the program UO Today on February 2, 2011.
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Dealing Head-on with Issues of Environmental Racism

Introduction for Dr. Beverly Wright, Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
by Margaret L. Paris, Philip H. Knight Dean and Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
Dr. Beverly Wright (center) with CSWS Director Carol Stabile (l) and CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim.
Dr. Wright spoke on “The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions: Weathering the Storm […]

“The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions: Weathering the Storm of Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Gulf”—Dr. Beverly Wright

[ February 2, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
University of Oregon

Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice scholar and activist, is the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice currently at Dillard University in New Orleans. The Center addresses environmental and health inequities along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and is a community/university partnership providing education, training, and job […]

“Revisiting The Stranger Next Door: Reflections on Sexual Politics and Human Dignity in the New Millennium”—Arlene Stein

[ January 12, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Knight Law Center
Room 110
UO campus
A Talk by Arlene Stein
This talk celebrates the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle Over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights (which won the American Anthropological Association’s Ruth Benedict Award) and considers the current terrain of sexuality politics in Oregon and […]