Month: January 2015

“Hip Checks and a Garish Pink Box: Queer Experiments in Looking and Writing,” a CSWS Noon Talk with Erica Rand

[ May 20, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus
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As raced markers of gender and sexuality, hips bear weight and meaning, fate and contradiction. Beginning in the story of a gift offered across numerous divides—rural/urban, female/femme, hips shaped and shapely—this talk reflects on queer objects and paths of interpretation and communication, aiming to interrupt some received […]

Dr. Breeze Harper to talk about “Scars of Suffering and Healing: A Black Feminist Vegan Perspective on Writing, Race, and Neoliberal Whiteness”

[ May 8, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_20551" align="alignright" width="257"] Breeze Harper[/caption]

UO campus
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.

A. Breeze Harper, editor of the anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak On Food, Identity, Health, and Society, and the author of the social justice novel Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (2014) will talk about her writing and activism. […]

UO Today #595 guest: Michael Hames-García

Watch this videotaped interview with the director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS). Michael Hames-García, professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, talks about his role as the first male director of CSWS. In addition he discusses his research on race and incarceration in the U.S., gender and sexuality, and theories […]

NWWS: 2015 Northwest Women Writers Symposium, Saturday Panel & Workshops

[ May 9, 2015; 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th and Olive)
Eugene, OR

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The fourth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food and Resilience,” will be held Thursday May 7, 2015, through Saturday May 9, 2015. Diana Abu-Jaber (Crescent; The Language […]

NWWS: A reading and talk by bestselling “Farm City” author Novella Carpenter

[ May 9, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_20199" align="alignright" width="200"] Novella Carpenter[/caption]

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th and Olive)
Eugene, OR

Best-selling journalist and memoirist Novella Carpenter will read from and talk about her books including her urban farm experience in downtown Oakland, California. Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and Gone Feral: Tracking My […]

NWWS: Reading & talk with writer Diana Abu-Jaber

[ May 7, 2015; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_19883" align="alignright" width="176"] Diana Abu-Jaber / photo by Scott Eason[/caption]

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St.
Eugene, OR 97401

Radio interview with KLCC, May 7:
Radio interview with Jefferson Public Radio, May 6:

“Food is such a great human connector; it’s so intimate. And Middle Eastern food, when it’s done well, is amazing. I thought…let the food […]