Walidah Imarisha returns to campus to talk about black history in Oregon

February 27, 2019
4:30 pmto6:00 pm
“Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History”

an interactive lecture with Walidah Imarisha

Wednesday, February 27th
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Straub Hall, Room 156
Free & open to the public

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.

Walidah Imarisha / photo by Jack Liu, 2017

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.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and cosponsored by the Division of Equity & Inclusion; Division of  Undergraduate Studies; UO Libraries; and the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, History, and Philosophy.

2 comments for “Walidah Imarisha returns to campus to talk about black history in Oregon

  1. alicee
    February 7, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    free & open to the public

  2. Rosemary Nord
    February 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    How do I purchase a ticket for this lecture?

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