Category: Race

UO Law Professor Michelle McKinley Awarded a 2015 Fulbright Fellowship

Michelle McKinley
March 31, 2015—Michelle McKinley, an associate professor in the University of Oregon School of Law and a long-time faculty affiliate and board member of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, has been named a 2015 Fulbright Fellow. This prestigious fellowship will support the expansion of McKinley’s work on Hispanic urban […]

micha cárdenas, “Shifting Poetics: Trans of Color Movement in Digital Media”

[ February 24, 2016; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]



Clinical Services Bulding (CLS) 220
901 E. 18th St.

Shifting Poetics: Trans of Color Movement in Digital Media, with micha cárdenas

After unprecedented visibility for trans women of color in 2014, the number of murders of trans women more than doubled in 2015. In this talk, cárdenas elaborates a trans of color poetics that can […]

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. […]

“To Gain Title to Our Bodies: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance in the Civil Rights Era,” a lecture by Danielle McGuire

[ May 28, 2015; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]  375 McKenzie Hall
1101 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free public lecture

Danielle McGuire argues that Black women’s protests against sexual assault and interracial rape fueled the modern civil rights movement and that even the most well-known movement campaigns — the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1964 Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma March — are rooted in the struggle […]

Lorwin Lecture: James Braxton Peterson examines the triumphs and challenges of the Black Lives Matter movement

[ October 22, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] EMU Ballroom
UO campus
1222 E. 13th Ave.
“A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives”
James Braxton Peterson, Africana Studies and English, Lehigh University

The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) is pleased to inaugurate its year of programming on the theme of “Justice” with a visit by noted hip-hop scholar, social commentator, and social […]

Mia McKenzie: Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series

[ April 14, 2015; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Global Scholars Great Hall
1710 E. 15th Ave.
Room 123

The ASUO Women’s Center Presents the Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series: Mia McKenzie

Mia McKenzie is a black feminist writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian. She is a nerd and the creator of Black Girl Dangerous, a multi-faceted forum for the literary and artistic expression of […]