Tag: Wayne Morse

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.

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

Access and Higher Education Featuring UO President Michael Schill

law_school_eventsTuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.UO Logo
Knight Law Center 175

To support access, President Schill announced the Oregon Commitment program, which ensures students have the support they need to graduate in four years, cutting the cost of college dramatically for many students. Join President Schill for a discussion on the issue of access in higher education, as well as the UO’s role in supporting student success.

More information about this event can be found here.