Documentary Premiere: “Agents of Change” at CSWS 40th Opening Celebration

EMU Ballroom, UO campus map
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Reception: Fir Room
Event Schedule (PDF)2013-Agents-of-Change-DVD-cover_WEB

“Agents of Change: A  legacy of feminist research, teaching, and activism at UO;” Producer/Director Gabriela Martínez, Co-Producer/Editor Sonia De La Cruz

By 1970, women faculty members across universities in the United States were beginning to teach the first women’s studies courses, while also taking on the fight for pay equity and affirmative action in hiring. This film addresses the challenges women faculty across the nation faced in their efforts to draw attention to women’s histories, issues, and concerns. The voices and stories heard in this documentary are thus exemplary of the struggles of women to gain ground in the academy, struggles that in the case of UO were supported by a remarkable act of philanthropy that led to the founding of what is now known as the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

40th Anniversary Kick-off Event

At this 40th Anniversary kick-off event, guest speakers and a new documentary honor agents of change at the University of Oregon and their legacies of feminist research, teaching, and activism.

40th Anniversary Celebration Kick-off Event, 3-5 p.m.

  • Welcome — Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, UO
  • Event overview – Carol Stabile, Director, CSWS
  • “Women in Leadership” – Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy
  • “Founding CSWS” – Marilyn Farwell, Professor Emerita, English, UO
  • Introducing “Agents of Change” – Julia Lesage, Professor Emerita, English, UO
  • “Agents of Change” documentary film screening

Celebration reception, 5-6:30 p.m. (Fir Rm)

Online pre-registration for the 40th Anniversary Celebration is now CLOSED.  Limited first come, first served seating will be available for these events:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 3-5pm – “Agents of Change” documentary
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 9am-5pm – “Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives” symposium; day-of-event registration desk opens 8:30am.
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30pm – “A Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin.” A LIMITED NUMBER OF DAY-OF-EVENT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE. Day-of-event ticketing desk opens 5:30pm, doors open for seating 6pm. Overflow seating will also be available in the EMU to watch the event streamed live.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-4:30pm – “Worlds Beyond World” symposium; day-of-event registration desk opens 8:30am.
  • All events are located in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Oregon.

The celebration is funded in part by the Sally Miller Gearhart Fund, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, ASUO Women’s Center, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon Libraries, Oregon Humanities Center, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Center on Diversity and Community, Department of English, School of Journalism and Communication, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, and the Comparative Literature journal (American Comparative Literature Association).