Events On Campus

Resetting the Code is about learning from others. We encourage you to attend events and learn about other cultures, identities, and experiences. Step out; Reset.

Oct 21
Workshop on African American Intellectual History9:00 a.m.

In connection with the new program in Black Studies, the Departments of Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies are collaborating with the College...
October 21 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

In connection with the new program in Black Studies, the Departments of Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies are collaborating with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Equity and Inclusion to host a “mini-conference” focused on Black intellectual history to be held on October 21, 2017. Themes for the workshop will include: Intellectual Histories of Slavery’s Sexualities; Abolitionism and Intellectual History; Black Internationalism; and Black Power, Politics, and Protest. The program is based on a forthcoming edited collection sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). Founded in 2014, the AAIHS is a scholarly organization designed to foster dialogue about researching, writing, and teaching Black thought and culture. It is open to scholars in all disciplines, including but not limited to African American history, literature, philosophy, art, dance, and film.

The conference will have a “workshop” format, with discussions of pre-circulated papers that represent the latest scholarship in the field. Sessions will be held in the EMU, beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, October 21 and will continue throughout the day until 6:00pm. The event will target a mix of senior scholars, such as Davarian Baldwin, Amrita Myers, and Quito Swan, alongside newly emerging scholars who will receive valuable feedback on their work. The conference is open to the entire University community. To RSVP, please register at this link.

For more information, or to get copies of the pre-circulated papers, please contact Professor Leslie Alexander at lalexand@uoregon.edu

Oct 24
Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant w/ Jose Antonio Vargas7:00 p.m.

Featuring Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas. Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in...
October 24 7:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Straub Hall, Room 156

Featuring Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas. 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.

Oct 26
LECTURE: “Shooting the Enemy” Harry Allen, Hip Hop Activist and "Media Assassin"6:00 p.m.

Harry Allen, a pioneering photographer who captured candid images of the influential hip hop group Public Enemy before they became famous, will deliver a public lecture at the...
October 26 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, J101

Harry Allen, a pioneering photographer who captured candid images of the influential hip hop group Public Enemy before they became famous, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Oregon School of Music & Dance on Thursday, October 26.

During the lecture, Allen will screen many of the photographs he took in the early 1980s of rap performers Chuck D, Flavor-Flav, Bomb Squad leader Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, and others.

As an expert covering hip-hop culture, Allen has been quoted in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio, MTV, VH-1, CNN and the BBC.

Allen and faculty sponsor Loren Kajikawa (a musicologist whose research focuses on hip hop and race) will be available for media interviews prior to the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center and the University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication.

Nov 1
Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas3:00 p.m.

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit...
November 1 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
George S. Turnbull Center, Shirley Pape Forum

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media advocacy organization that uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in a changing America. He also founded #EmergingUS, a production company that focuses on race, immigration, and the emerging American identity.

As a creator and curator of stories, he produces the annual Define American Film Festival, a traveling event that showcases content and conversations focused on America’s changing demographics.



Join us for an intimate conversation at UO-Portland before his screening in Portland on Nov. 9th. Refreshments will be provided.

Nov 2
Men and Body Image2:00 p.m.

The way we view our bodies can have a significant impact on our self-identity. Due to social expectations and gender norms, male-identified students may be less likely to talk...
November 2 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

The way we view our bodies can have a significant impact on our self-identity. Due to social expectations and gender norms, male-identified students may be less likely to talk about their insecurities related to body image. This workshop will address factors that may contribute to perceptions of body image, discuss healthy eating habits, and provide students with positive coping strategies. ​

Nov 3
Queer Ally Coalition Training1:00 p.m.

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) was redeveloped from the standing Safe Zone program at the University of Oregon. The Safe Zone program was implemented in 1992 as one of the first...
November 3 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lokey Education Building, 176

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) was redeveloped from the standing Safe Zone program at the University of Oregon. The Safe Zone program was implemented in 1992 as one of the first university programs to create a safe and visible atmosphere for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.

The Queer Ally Coalition seeks to reduce homophobia, transphobia, cissexism, and gender bias on campus and create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for all members of our community. Our program provides both basic and in-depth educational opportunities such as seminars, panels, workshops, and lectures to promote LGBTQIA+ awareness and inclusion here at University of Oregon. We also work to create a visible network of active and educated allies across campus to facilitate more open dialogues and expand our understanding of the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. We welcome anyone wanting to learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities and issues.

Register and learn more about QAC at http://dos.uoregon.edu/qac

Nov 10
Queer Ally Coalition Training1:00 p.m.

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) was redeveloped from the standing Safe Zone program at the University of Oregon. The Safe Zone program was implemented in 1992 as one of the first...
November 10 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lokey Education Building, 176

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) was redeveloped from the standing Safe Zone program at the University of Oregon. The Safe Zone program was implemented in 1992 as one of the first university programs to create a safe and visible atmosphere for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.

The Queer Ally Coalition seeks to reduce homophobia, transphobia, cissexism, and gender bias on campus and create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for all members of our community. Our program provides both basic and in-depth educational opportunities such as seminars, panels, workshops, and lectures to promote LGBTQIA+ awareness and inclusion here at University of Oregon. We also work to create a visible network of active and educated allies across campus to facilitate more open dialogues and expand our understanding of the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. We welcome anyone wanting to learn more about LGBTQIA+ identities and issues.

Register and learn more about QAC at http://dos.uoregon.edu/qac

Nov 21
BE Poet with Danez Smith5:30 p.m.

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer, and internationally touring performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate...
November 21 5:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer, and internationally touring performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017) which was recently long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award. Danez is also the author of two chapbooks, hands on your knees (2013, Penmanship Books) and black movie (2015, Button Poetry), winner of the Button Poetry Prize. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Danez’s work has been featured widely, including on The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Blavity, PBS NewsHour, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They are a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, 3-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, and a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective. Danez is rep’d by Beotis Creative.