Winter Becomes Spring 2021
DEI Newsletter
Winter is turning to spring on and off campus. We hope all have had a meaningful winter quarter with time to connect, even as we have been physically distant. Hopefully, we will be together in person soon.

As you will find a taste of here, much has been happening this winter with more coming in spring. Follow us on social media and our website for updates.

As always, we thank you for your contributions. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance and to let us know what's happening with you.
Winter Quarter Highlights
Missed a speaker? Wish you could see it again? Share with friends?
Click the video recording links below
February 9, 2021
How Far Do You Have To Go For Justice? Acting beyond the vote.
January 13, 2021
The Role of Antiracist Research in the Academy and Beyond
Spring Offerings
Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
Cooperative Learning Workshop Series

Research Associate Professor Mark J. Van Ryzin, of UO College of Ed will be joined by colleagues from around the University to lead seminars and workshops in cooperative or peer learning.
  • Introductory Seminar: Cooperative Learning, March 16, 11am-12pm
  • Workshop #1: Basics of Cooperative Learning and Implementation Examples April 2, 12:30-2pm
  • Workshop #2: More In-Depth Concepts and Examples, April 16, 12:30-2pm
  • Workshop #3: Additional Concepts, Tips, and Examples, April 30, 12:30-2pm

Watch out for info on the MCC virtual World Without Borders event planned for spring term. This event will highlight and celebrate the many cultures that make up the UO through fun and inclusive programming.

Common Seeing
March 5 - June 15
Jordan Schinitzer Museum of Art
UO Common Reading

Black American Artists:
Hank Willis Thomas
Alison Saar
Image: Alison Saar,
Sorrow’s Kitchen
Play Reading:
Personal History
By Dominic Taylor
Directed by Stanley Coleman
Streaming March 10 - 14

Personal History follows an African-American couple as they navigate three moments in American life, stretched out over a century in the city of Chicago. 
Oregon Humanities Center
Climate Justice Series
March 12, Noon

Can Science be Saved?
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History of Sciences, Harvard University
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
A Retrospective of
Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
March 3 - May 22
Native Studies Colloquium
March 16, 3:30 to 6:30 pm

Remember Them for Who They Were': Decolonizing Education and Rejecting Pioneer Mythology at Whitman College

Anne Reiva
UO PhD history candidate

Moody, Moody: Exhibition
by Isa Ramos
March 4 - March 19

Artist Statement: "I am a Texas-born queer Mexican-American whose work includes photography, design, illustration, and film/video...Read more
Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence

Stay tuned and check our website and social media for date for our 2021 CMAE graduation
CSWS Women of Color
Books In Print event:
Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools
by Leilani Sabzalian
April 23, 3 to 4:30 pm

Leilani Sabzalian, assistant professor of Indigenous Studies and co-director of the Sapsik’wałá Education Program
Panelists include:
Meredith McCoy and Kirby Brown
What a Scientist Learned from Jazz about Innovation
April 22
4 - 5:30 pm

Stephon Alexander, professor of Physics at Brown University, President of the National Society of Black Physicists and author ofThe Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe 
Students of Underrepresented Races, Cultures, and Ethnicities (SOURCE) 
College of Ed 
Seeking Submissions
 Voices for Equity:
 Intent vs Impact.
Virtual Art Exhibit
Exhibit centers on the stories and experiences of individuals who have experienced discrimination, microaggressions, or subtle acts of exclusion based on their identity as part of their journey in pursuit of higher education.

 Open through April 5, 2021
In The Press
Explore the interview with Nikol Hannah-Jones of the 1619 project.

Discover how you can be involved with Courageous Conversations

Learn about the heart of resistance with Renee Mitchell

Support student leaders of the Black Community
Hear from UO and community members Camisha Russell, Eric Ward, Jyhreh Johnson, Lesely-Anne Pittard, Isaiah Boyd, and Eric Richardson.
Ruth Huang 
Program Associate
Campus and Community Engagement (CACE) 
Division of Equity and Inclusion
Jorney Baldwin,
Native American Liaison
University Counseling Center
Staff Recommendations
More Courageous Converstaions about Race
by Glenne Singleton
Singleton celebrates the successes, outlines the difficulties, and provides specific strategies for moving Courageous Conversations from racial equity theory to practice at every level, from classroom to the school superintendent’s office.
Is there a place for us?
On being a Muslim American in Oregon's Legal Community
by Sarah Malik and Hon. Mustafa T. Kasuchai
The Oregon State Bar Bulletin cover story is co-authored by UO Law School alum, Federal Magistrate Judge Kasubhai who iss applying for a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals position 
Miixed Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, Queer, Artist and Educator
Ibram X. Kendi
Likes to Read at Bedtime
Interview by Jillian Tamaki
NY Times, Feb 25, 2021
UO's Kimberly Johnson is on Kendi's list of authors to read!
Support Local BiPoC Businesses!
Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians
by Joan E. Biren
More to Read

by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
National Book Award Finalist
Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. UO alum Lezlie Frye is a dancer in this film.
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolistionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Excellence
by Bettina Love
Huerto de la Familia
Spotlilght: Story Corp Interview
with Marissa Zarate and Guadalupe Quinn
Chloé Zhao is the first Asian woman to win the Golden Globe for director..
Division of Equity and Inclusion