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.
Come learn and discuss what neurodiversity means. The neurodiversity movement strives for the recognition, honoring, and inclusions of neurological differences such as: Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, and others. Come learn more about the neurodiversity movement and discuss advocating for, celebrating various forms of communication and self-expression, and promoting a community that is inclusive of all. We will also discuss resources on campus and at the Accessible Education Center. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
In this series, you will build the necessary skills to work successfully with the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing racial and cultural diversity and multicultural dynamics of our communities, schools, organizations and agencies.
The sessions will be led by Dr. Johnny Lake, Educator and Advocate for Children. These sessions will develop a learning community for collaboration around institutional and community equity.
The series is based on who is in the room and what conversation wants to happen; we plan the activities based on participant input. We're encouraging folks to register with co-workers, parents or allies from their organizations and schools.
Proposed topics include:
- Defining Identity, Race, Culture, Ethnicity and Other Terms
- How Identity Works Socio-Political and Socio-Historical Contexts
- Understanding Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
- Learning about Advocacy, Equity, and Social Justice
- Building Community Working Beyond Race and Identity Issues
"When we commit to a course of multicultural development, we commit to equity and justice, and we also commit to learn, grow and change." -Dr. Johnny Lake
Please join the BEseries and our partners: Lunquist College of Business and the School of Journalism and Communication, as we welcome Tabia Yapp to the UO campus! Tabia is the founder and director of Beotis Creative, a boutique agency that represents a leading roster of contemporary speakers, poets, writers, and multidisciplinary artists of color such as Eve L. Ewing, Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar & Danez Smith to name a few! Currently based in Los Angeles, CA & originally from Omaha, NE - Tabia began her career working for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) & later Fred Segal. While with CAA, Tabia worked under the wing of a veteran licensing agent & oversaw product collaborations, capsule collections, & global franchise deals for brands & talent such as: Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Chow, Marchesa, CB2, Bloomingdales, Missoni, Alexander Wang, & Halle Berry. During her tenure with Fred Segal as Brand Operations Manager, Tabia managed build out budgets for the launch of a 20,000 square foot LA flagship retail store, packaging, hardware & tech, e-commerce operations, and developed a custom point-of-sale system tailored to fit Fred Segal's unique multibrand business model. She onboarded 60+ brand tenants and executed experiential events & pop up programming working with top brands including: Nike x Lebron James, CFDA, Levi's, Kith, Domino Magazine & CB2. Having identified a gap in resources & representation for emerging talent of color, Tabia founded BEOTIS in 2015, a boutique agency that exclusively reps a roster of multidisciplinary artists of color. BEOTIS functions as a speakers' bureau, as well as, a creative agency to represent artists during commercial partnerships & lifestyle collaborations. Join the BEseries and our partners for a free dinner, presentation & moderated Q&A with Tabia Yapp!
Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of sexual and domestic violence on campus and in the community, both for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity. Take Back the Night is a survivor-centered event that begins with a rally in the EMU Amphitheater, continues as a march through the streets of Eugene and ends with a Speak Out off-campus – during which survivors of sexual and domestic violence can share personal stories of how sexual and domestic violence has impacted their lives.
The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC) is a volunteer training workshop open to students, faculty, and staff who are looking for opportunities to expand dialogue and understanding for issues within the campus LGBTQIA+ community.
Location will be provided when you RSVP.
Cornel West, Democratic intellectual and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University presents:
"Race Matters...A Timely Discussion on the Fabric of America"
Free and open to the public
As part of programming for National Mental Health Month, a day-long Mental Health Summit is being planned for UO undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff.
The Summit will focus on college mental health, including resources, research, services, and advocacy. There will be discussions of:
1. Research, programs, and initiatives on mental health
2. Factors influencing campus culture around addressing mental health needs
3. Wellness and self-care resources for students
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This event is available and free of charge to UO students, faculty, and staff only.
The first 100 students to register and attend will receive a free Hydro Flask.
Deadline to register is Friday, April 26.
This play / reading features the personal stories of immigrants who have made Lane County their home amidst challenging times towards immigrants and the topic of immigration. Student led discussion immediately after the play. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Join a conversation about identity experiences abroad.
Student panelists from diverse backgrounds share stories of their experiences living and/or studying abroad, and reflect on how they — and others — interpreted their personal identities in a global context.
All voices welcome! Light refreshments served.
The 2019 UO student panelists are still pending. The event will be moderated by Rosa Chavez, Associate Director, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.
Last year's student panel consisted of the following students ,Erick Wonderly – Cross-Border Interviewing in Rosario, Argentina, Cassidy Jones – Art and Architecture in Rome, Italy, Amarachi Duru – Spanish Language and Culture in Segovia, Spain, Liz Beltran – East Anglia, UK Exchange, Jose Amesquita – Global Works Internship in China, and Shweta Sangwan – UO international student-athlete from India.
The BEseries and the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence (CMAE) are honored to host BE Voice with Will Giles. William Nu’utupu Giles is a fa'fafine second generation Samoan immigrant, poet, and arts educator born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their work has put them on stages ranging from the San Francisco Opera House to the Kennedy Center and into classrooms from the University of Papua New Guinea to Yale University. Will was featured in the HBO documentary Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices, where they helped the Hawaii team win their first International Poetry Slam Championship; Will is also the first Pacific Islander to win the National Underground Poetry Individual Competition. Will’s poetry finds the political seeds in personal stories and crosses oceans of immigrant identity, colonization, representation, and masculinity. Their work has been featured by NBC News, The National Parks Service, HBO, Bustle, LitHub, and Button Poetry. In Hawaii they have spent the last 10 years working with Youth Speaks Hawaii and Pacific Tongues giving back to the organization and community that first gave them a voice. They have served as a poet facilitator, assistant outreach coordinator, and workshop coordinator. Will lives for the moment of firsts in a blooming poet's eyes. The first line, first draft, and the first time someone opens their mouth and believes in the power of their own story. Join us for this free dinner presentation of Will's latest traveling poetry show and find your VOICE!