Events

Nov 28
LGBT Movie Night2:00 p.m.

Hey y'all! We're hosting a movie night! The movie will be streamed over our UO LGBTQIA+ Discord server! If you need to get access to this server, check out the...
November 28 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Hey y'all!

We're hosting a movie night!

The movie will be streamed over our UO LGBTQIA+ Discord server! If you need to get access to this server, check out the link here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

The movie night is drop in/drop out as needed, so feel free to show up late or leave early if needed! Come hang out to enjoy a fun movie, chat with LGBTQ+ folks at UO, and relax! Captions will be provided.

Nov 28
LGBT Trans and Enby Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

Are you transgender or nonbinary? Sick, so are we. Come hang out with us and chat! We'll talk about stuff relating to gender, the community, gender expression, exploration,...
October 17 2021–June 12 2022

Are you transgender or nonbinary? Sick, so are we. Come hang out with us and chat! We'll talk about stuff relating to gender, the community, gender expression, exploration, coming out, health, etc. but we'll also talk about other stuff. Like... minecraft. Or comic books. 

To access our subgroup meetings, you need to be on the LGBTESS Discord Server! If you haven't been on there yet, fill out this survey: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Nov 29
Let's (Tele)Talk - International Students2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 18–December 6

Meet with Counseling Services Jingqing Liu, who specializes in working with international students, for Let’s Talk on Mondays, 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Nov 29
LGBTQIA+ Jewish Social Hour4:00 p.m.

Join Oregon Hillel for their weekly social hours for LGBTQIA+ Students; Jewish, Jew-ish, or any other affiliation welcomed!    RSVP to receive...
September 27–December 9

Join Oregon Hillel for their weekly social hours for LGBTQIA+ Students; Jewish, Jew-ish, or any other affiliation welcomed! 

 

RSVP to receive Zoom information using this form. Contact talia@oregonhillel.org with any questions.

Nov 30
Let's (Tele)Talk - LGBTQIA Students11:00 a.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQIA students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Nov 30
Super Soul Tuesdays12:30 p.m.

Super Soul Tuesday, a collaborative effort between the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) and the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center (LRP BCC), is an...
October 5–November 30
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Super Soul Tuesday, a collaborative effort between the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) and the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center (LRP BCC), is an opportunity to engage with Black students, faculty, and staff during our weekly cultural academic “check-in”.

Goals:



Help Black students address and navigate existing and perceived academic challenges;


Increase Black students' awareness of campus and community resources;


Empower Black students to be responsible, active, and adaptable learners; and


Establish a supportive and welcoming environment for Black students, faculty, and staff


Nov 30
Let's (Tele)Talk - LatinX/Undocumented Students3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 1
Let's (Tele)Talk - Black and African American Student Support2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 2-4PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 1
Imagining Futures Lecture: Daniel Martinez HoSang "A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone"4:00 p.m.

Renewed attacks on anti-racist education and policies have centered on the contention that struggles for racial justice will inevitably disenfranchise and even humiliate those who...
December 1 4:00 p.m.

Renewed attacks on anti-racist education and policies have centered on the contention that struggles for racial justice will inevitably disenfranchise and even humiliate those who have benefited from the dominant systems of racial inequality. Yet a long tradition of social movements, intellectuals, artists, and cultural formations have argued that the abolition of white supremacy can produce the foundations for a universal liberation. Rather than seeking "equal rights" within failed systems, these efforts generated new visions that embraced human difference, vulnerability, and interdependence as core productive facets of our collective experience. From the nineteenth century's abolition democracy and efforts to end forced sterilizations, to the twentieth century's domestic worker organizing campaigns, to the twenty-first century's environmental justice movement, these transformative visions of racial justice have produced conceptions of freedom and interdependence never envisioned in the nation's dominant political framework. 

The Imagining Futures series seeks to reframe some of today’s pivotal social issues in order to conceptualize a more just and sustainable future for all. The topics covered throughout the lecture series will be interdisciplinary and will address issues that impact all of us. At this crucial turning point in human history, we now must ask: What does a better future look like, and for whom? Who will—and should—have the power to define the future? How do we move forward together? This lecture series will summon us to imagine answers to these and other related questions.

Daniel Martinez HoSang is an Associate Professor of Ethnicity Race and Migration and American Studies at Yale University. His forthcoming books include A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, fall 2021) and Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that Covid Lays Bare (Haymarket Press, Spring 2021, co-edited with Kimberele Crenshaw).

HoSang is the co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and the author of the author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 James A Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Dec 1
Let's (Tele)Talk - Graduate Students4:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 1
Multicultural Center Game Night!5:00 p.m.

Join us at the MCC for a fun community game night! We'll have board games, GIANT JENGA, a karaoke machine, and a Nintendo Switch. We'll also be providing...
December 1 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Level 1, Suite 109

Join us at the MCC for a fun community game night! We'll have board games, GIANT JENGA, a karaoke machine, and a Nintendo Switch. We'll also be providing pastries and fruit. Bring your friends for a night of competition and excitement! Open to all BIPOC students.

Dec 2
Mindfulness-Wellness Workshop2:00 p.m.

How do we stay in the present moment when the future is always looming and the past is catching up to us? This workshop will center around what it means to be present by diving...
December 2 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (Room 041)

How do we stay in the present moment when the future is always looming and the past is catching up to us? This workshop will center around what it means to be present by diving into the research and application of mindfulness techniques for the busy college student.

Dec 2
Let's (Tele)Talk - Thursday 4-6PM4:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 14–December 9

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis.

Dec 2
Innovation in Teaching and Learning Webinars: Active Learning in Large Classes5:00 p.m.

This year in our Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Teaching and Learning Webinars, our faculty experts will share perspectives and experiences with creating rich and...
December 2 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

This year in our Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Teaching and Learning Webinars, our faculty experts will share perspectives and experiences with creating rich and meaningful learning opportunities for students. Faculty are encourages to share their creative solutions and teaching challenges. Across these sessions we will hear about teaching innovations from APRU teaching experts. Using the breakout rooms, participants will then have time for discussion in small groups and return to the large room for the full group discussion. Feel free to stop by for our session or join the whole series.

This webinar series is hosted by the University of Oregon Global STEM Education Program in partnership with the University of Southern California and the APRU Global Health Program.

 

Many students may enter a large lecture hall expecting to sit quietly and listen to their professor listen. But, what happens when we change the classroom dynamic and use active learning in large courses to engage students in deep learning during our time together with them?   In this session our APRU teaching experts (Eleanor Vandegrift, University of Oregon and Robin Young, University of British Columbia, Okanagan) will share examples of ways in which they have engaged students with active learning techniques.  Through expert presentation and breakout room conversations, participants will discuss challenges and opportunities with global faculty colleagues.

Register here: https://uoregon.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucemgpj4sGdKclhGoeOoQ12C3uHL5FN26

Dec 2
UO Anthropology Poster Presentation—Beads & Bangles from Around the World5:00 p.m.

UO anthropology students from Alison Carter's ANTH 410 course spent the fall term researching glass beads and bangles from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's...
December 2 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria

UO anthropology students from Alison Carter's ANTH 410 course spent the fall term researching glass beads and bangles from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's anthropological collections. Drop in to the museum any time between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. to learn about their project and what they discovered.

Dec 2
5th Annual UO ©ritical A®t Show7:00 p.m.

A student-run art show that features art that appropriates from culture in order to critique it. The show is organized and produced by 20 first-year students, their FAs, and a...
December 2 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, Hall/Lobby by 123

A student-run art show that features art that appropriates from culture in order to critique it. The show is organized and produced by 20 first-year students, their FAs, and a faculty member. The show will feature subversive art from students, faculty and the creative community.

Dec 2
8th Annual UO Hip Hop Jam 7:00 p.m.

This is a hip hop arts and culture party thrown by the Hip Hop & The Politics of Race Freshman Interest Group (FIG) that celebrates hip hop culture: emceeing, dance, graffiti...
December 2 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall

This is a hip hop arts and culture party thrown by the Hip Hop & The Politics of Race Freshman Interest Group (FIG) that celebrates hip hop culture: emceeing, dance, graffiti writing, DJing, and beatmaking. The Jam is organized by 20 first-year students, their FAs, and a faculty member.

This year we're featuring a talented line-up of Portland artists (Mic Capes, Jordan Fletcher,  Sotaè, Justice Gbada, MLTZR), Andrew Kai (a UO student), and hip hop dance/bboy/bgirl action from UO's Duck Street Dance Club and Flock Rock. The event will be hosted by UO women's basketball player Sedona Prince and will feature live graffiti painting by Tasko. There is an 80s/90s hip hop dress theme with prizes for flyest style.

Dec 3
Let's (Tele)Talk - Friday 1-3PM1:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 15–December 10

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Dec 5
Queer and Neurodivergent Identity Subgroup5:00 p.m.

Are you LGBTQ+? Are you also neurodivergent? This club may be for you! Neurodivergent is a term referencing anybody who has: mental/emotional trauma a mental...
October 24 2021–June 5 2022

Are you LGBTQ+? Are you also neurodivergent? This club may be for you!

Neurodivergent is a term referencing anybody who has:

mental/emotional trauma

a mental illness/disorder

a personality disorder

a neurological/intellectual/learning disability/disorder

physical brain trauma

Many people within the LGBTQ+ community are neurodivergent in some way, and it can be difficult to find spaces for folks to feel safe and accepted while discussing these topics. This subgroup is a good place to hang out, talk about your experiences, discuss the intersection between queerness and neurodivergency, and to have a good time!

 

In order to join, we host our meetings over the LGBTESS Discord Server! To join, fill out the survey here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW

Dec 14
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group 5:00 p.m.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present....
January 14 2020–June 28 2022
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/

SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.

For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence. 

Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free. 

Jan 12
Imagining Futures Lecture: Kimberly Nicholas5:30 p.m.

Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist at Lund University. She is the author of UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World, and...
January 12 5:30 p.m.

Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist at Lund University. She is the author of UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World, and the monthly climate newsletter We Can Fix It.  

In her research, she studies the connections between people, land, and climate. Her goal is to understand how to steward ecosystems to support a good life for everyone alive today, and leave a thriving planet for future generations.

Her current research projects include a collaboration with the Municipality of Lund to radically reduce climate pollutionThe Takeoff of Staying on the Ground, studying the flight-free movement in Sweden; and using digital communication to improve traveler satisfaction with public transport. She recently concluded a five-year investigation of sustainable food systems in Europe, including the first comprehensive mapping of €61 billion of annual public spending under the Common Agricultural 

Jan 24
'Braiding Sweetgrass' Author Talk with Robin Wall Kimmerer12:00 a.m.

Join Common Reading and author Robin Wall Kimmerer as she gives a talk on the 2021/22 AY selection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge,...
January 24 12:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 156 Ballroom

Join Common Reading and author Robin Wall Kimmerer as she gives a talk on the 2021/22 AY selection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.

Feb 9
A’Lelia Bundles, UO Law School Derrick Bell Lecture | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 20225:30 p.m.

About the speaker: A’Lelia Bundles is an author and journalist. She is the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker –...
February 9 5:30 p.m.

About the speaker:

A’Lelia Bundles is an author and journalist. She is the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker – a New York Times Notable Book about her great-great-grandmother. Her non-fiction book is the inspiration for Self Made, the fictional four-part Netflix series. Bundles is a vice-chair emerita of Columbia University’s Board of Trustees and chair emerita of the board of the National Archives Foundation. She also is a member of the advisory boards of the March on Washington Film Festival and founded the Madam Walker Family Archives. She is currently working on a biography about her great-grandmother A’Lelia Walker. 

Mar 8
William Darity & Kirsten Mullen | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 20225:30 p.m.

“Reconstruction, Redress and Redistributive Justice” William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen will build a case for reparations that includes, but goes beyond,...
March 8 5:30 p.m.

“Reconstruction, Redress and Redistributive Justice”

William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen will build a case for reparations that includes, but goes beyond, ‘slavery reparations.’ They will provide a strategy for a reparations plan. They also will talk about their award-winning publication, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century (UNC Press, 2020).

About the speakers:

Dr. William Darity Jr. and Ms. A. Kristen Mullen co-authored From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century. Their book confronts injustices head-on and makes the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. William Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. A. Kirsten Mullen is a writer, folklorist, and museum consultant. She is the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas. 

Apr 5
Imagining Futures lecture: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson5:30 p.m.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices...
April 5 5:30 p.m.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics,  story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.

Working for two decades as an independent scholar using Nishnaabeg intellectual practices, Leanne has lectured and taught extensively at universities across Canada and the United States and has twenty years experience with Indigenous land based education. She holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and teaches at the Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh.

Simpson is the author of seven previous books, including her new novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies (2021). A Short History of the Blockade: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin was released in the Spring of 2021 from the University of Alberta Press, and her new project a collaboration with Robyn Maynard, Rehearsals for Living is forthcoming from Knopf Canada in 2022.

May 16
Imagining Futures lecture: Charles Chavis, Jr.5:30 p.m.

Charles Chavis, Jr. is the Founding Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter...
May 16 5:30 p.m.

Charles Chavis, Jr. is the Founding Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, where he is also an Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History.

Dr. Chavis is a historian and museum educator whose work focuses on the history of racial violence and civil rights activism and Black and Jewish relations in the American South, and the ways in which the historical understandings of racial violence and civil rights activism can inform current and future approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution throughout the world.

He is editor of For the Sake of Peace: Africana Perspectives on Racism, Justice, and Peace in America (2020). His upcoming book, The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State (forthcoming 2022).