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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: http://klcc.org/post/womens-stories-food-and-resilience-diana-abu-jaber
Radio interview with Jefferson Public Radio, May 6: http://ijpr.org/post/diana-abu-jaber-large

“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 […]

NWWS: A conversation with bestselling “Farm City” author Novella Carpenter

[ May 8, 2015; 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_20199" align="alignright" width="200"] Novella Carpenter[/caption]

UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Best-selling journalist and memoirist Novella Carpenter will talk about her urban farm experience in downtown Oakland, California in a conversation moderated by award-winning food blogger Jennifer Burns Bright (UO Departments of English and Comparative Literature). Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of […]

NWWS: The Language of Baklava, a panel discussion with and about Diana Abu-Jaber

[ May 8, 2015; 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm. ] UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

“Diana Abu-Jaber’s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with talks of Lake Ontario cookouts and feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked meals, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana’s childhood—American and Jordanian—while helping to […]

Cuban science fiction scholar Yasmín S. Portales Machado to speak at CSWS

[ May 13, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
printable flyer PDF

[caption id="attachment_21979" align="alignleft" width="105"] Yasmin Silvia Portales Machado[/caption]
“In Search of Estraven III: Homophobia, Feminism & (Homo)Sexualities in Cuban Science Fiction of the 21st Century”
A science fiction scholar and gay rights activist, Yasmín S. Portales Machado is a freelance journalist for cubaliteraria.cu and havanatimes.org. She is the […]

“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 […]