From the Front Lines: A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa

Thursday, October 5th
7:30 PM
156 Straub Hall

Maria Hinojosa is the host of NPR’s Latino USA and founder of the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to producing ethical journalism from a POC perspective and representing the new American mainstream. Hinojosa will address the Oregon Humanities Center’s 2017-18 theme “We the People” from a Latin@ perspective.

Watch live steam of event: http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/livestream

More information available at Around the O.

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lillis 182 (Note the new venue!)

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.
http://www.walidah.com/

More information available from UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Event: Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
156 Straub Hall

Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia startup for a new multi-ethnic, multiracial America.

In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. He also wrote, produced, and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary on his experience. Vargas will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center mid-October to mid-November 2017. His visit is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-19 theme of inquiry, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.

Cosponsors include the UO Center for Student Involvement: BE Series, Cinema Studies, Oregon Humanities Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, School of Journalism and Communication, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and Ethnic Studies.

More information available from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

International Law Event: Implications of the Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, Feb 1Case Western Logo
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EMU Diamond Lake Room
FREE – food provided!

Dean Scharf
Dean Scharf

Join Dean Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University Law for a talk concerning international use of force legality and the domestic and international implications that have arisen in the fight against ISIS.

Following the talk, questions about applying to and/or attending law school will be answered.

This event is free, and food will be provided!

Questions regarding the event can be sent to UO’s Prelaw Advisor.

Partisanship, Polarization, and the Law of Democracy

Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 175

An event featuring Guy-Uriel Charles, the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. His research focuses on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. More information about the event can be found here

Free and open to the public

Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 142

Featuring Charise Cheney, Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor in the UO Ethnic Studies Department.

In this event, Cheney will discuss her research into the Black anti-integration movement in Topeka, Kansas, during the 1940s and 50s, where many Black parents and teachers defended all-Black schools as critical resources promoting economic opportunity and racial pride. More information about the event can be found here.

Free and Open to the Public

Law School Admissions Webinar Series (FREE)

application_processMSU hosts a series of webinars addressing different aspects of the law school admissions process. Yes, they dedicate a slide or two their own program, but most of the information in these presentations can be very helpful to potential candidates, regardless of the school they hope to attend.

Free — Registration required

Immigration Law Speaker: Abigail Molina

law_school_eventsWednesday, April 6, 4:00 pm
Knight Law Center Room 141

Join Abigail, Immigration Law Attorney in Eugene, OR, who represents clients seeking defense from deportation, applications for citizenship, and petitions for humanitarian immigration relief. She will discuss women & children and incarceration on the southwestern border.

Free and open to the public.

Open House at Willamette University College of Law

law_school_eventsSaturday, April 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Visit Willamette University College of Law during the Spring Open House to learn about the school’s academic programs, clinical opportunities, and legal research centers. Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to answer questions about curriculum, the collegial and vibrant student community, financing your education, and student leadership opportunities. Guided campus tours will be offered. Participants are welcome to attend one or multiple days.

Register for this event here.