“Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History” with Walidah Imarisha

October 12, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Walidah Imarisha
“Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History”
Talk followed by Q&A

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Lillis Hall
Lillis 182 Lecture Hall
955 E 13th Ave.
(13th & Kincaid Streets)
University of Oregon Campus

(Please note change of venue above! We have moved the location of this talk to a larger space to better accommodate the growing interest we have heard in response to this speaker.)

(will be available during her talk, and then digitally archived after the fact; check back here for video archive information)

Walidah Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. Winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, she also has edited two anthologies, authored a poetry collection, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.

Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She spent six years with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project as a public scholar facilitating programs across Oregon about Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.

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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society
Co-sponsored by the Division of Equity & Inclusion; the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics; Oregon Humanities Center; UO Libraries; Office of the Dean of Students; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services (LGBTESS); Undergraduate Studies; and the Department of Ethnic Studies.

6 comments for ““Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History” with Walidah Imarisha

  1. alicee
    October 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

    We will post as soon as we are able … video has to be prepared first.

  2. Alisa
    October 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I would like to watch the archived video but cannot find it. Is there any way you could link it in the comments, the link above was for the live stream.

  3. October 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    And thank you to everyone for your interest in this event! We are so excited.

  4. October 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Yes, we will be livestreaming this lecture for those who cannot attend in person, as well as digitally archiving the video after the fact; check back here for video archive information.

    Livestream link: http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/livestream

  5. Amanda Stone
    October 10, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Will this event be recorded in any way to watch later?

  6. Karissa
    September 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Is there any way this talk can be video streamed online, or recorded and posted? I would love to go to this event, but live and work in Salem and won’t be able to attend in person.

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