Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Are you interested in nominating a book for the Common Reading?

Please read more about how a book for the Common Reading Program is chosen and nominate a book!


Learn more about UO Common Reading and the 2019-2020 book

September 7, 2019February 23, 2020
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon




Salsa Nights at Salseros Dance Studio

Every Friday, 9pm-12:30am
Salseros Dance Studio (1626 Willamette Street), Eugene
All ages welcome, no experience or partner necessary to attend.

No Lost Generation UO

Meet weekly on Thursdays from 5-6 in Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 140 during the academic year.
Refugee and immigrant advocacy UO student group centered on the fundamental right of all to access education. Dedicated to advocating for, working with, and empowering immigrants and refugees through education.  No Lost Generation UO offers opportunities around advocacy, volunteering, fundraising, and community outreach.



The Patagonia Experience

Thursday, January 16, 6:15 – 9:00pm: Screening of “Patagonia’s Ice Field of Dreams,” a documentary about taking local kids to see their glaciers for the first time. Following the screening and Q&A, the Patagonia Experience exhibition will open to guests to take a Virtual Reality tour of the Ice Field with drone photography (115 Allen Hall).

Allen Hall 133 (for Thurs. screening) and Allen Hall 115 (for drone photography Virtual Reality tour), UO campus

Patagonia Experience exhibition will be open to the public for independent viewing:  Jan. 17, 10am-5pm; Jan. 20, 2pm-6pm; Jan. 21, 12pm-6pm

SOJC Experience Hub, Allen Hall, UO campus


Let’s Talk Transit Equity with Maria Sipin  – Part 1 of PPPM Under the Feet of Jesus Speaker Series sponsored by PPPM Equity Initiative & LiveMove


January 20, 6-8 pm
Gratitude Brewing, 540 E 8th Ave, Eugene



Political Engagement and the Latino Electorate

Featuring Marisa Abrajano, professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego

Thursday, January 23, 4 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room, UO campus


Disasters, Resilience, and the Next Generation

Featuring Yumei Wang P.E., Resilience Engineer at Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries; John DeWenter, Board of Directors, Springfield Utility Board; and Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer for Oregon.

January 24, 12:30-3:00pm
175 Knight Law Center, UO campus


ProDUCKtive Conversations Winter Meetup on Belonging, Immigration, and Citizenship– Portland

Date TBD, UO Portland



Sylvanna M. Falcón, UO Lorwin Lecture Series: “Finding ‘Light born in darkness:’ The Urgency of Feminist Activism in These Times”

February 6, 12–1:30 pm.
Knight Library Browsing Room, UO campus



Food For Lane County Poverty Simulation

February 10, 1-4pm
Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union, UO campus

RSVP here







Annie Isabel Fukushima: Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium: “Witnessing Violence in These Migratory Times.”

February 13, 12–1:30 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room, UO campus


Guy Bovet, Masterclass on Early Spanish Organ Music

February 18, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Beall Concert Hall, UO campus


Common Reading Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Knight DREAM Lab Workshop Space (122), UO Campus

Come learn to edit Wikipedia and build up articles on important topics including environmental justice & environmental racism, farm labor, food justice, Latinxs in the PNW, belonging, education & knowledge and Chicana feminisms. You’ll learn to add media, improve citations, find articles that need improving, and become a creator on the second-most visited site in the world.



Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2020

March 2-4, 2020
Details TBD


Paula Moya

March 2020
Details TBD

Author Talk: Elizabeth Rush on Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Elizabeth Rush 3-5-2020Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center. Details TBD



John Collins: Ethnographies of US Empire

March 13, 2020, 12-1:30pm
Gerlinger Lounge, UO campus



UO Environmental Justice Summit
April 16-19, 2020
Details TBD


Common Reading Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Knight DREAM Lab Workshop Space (122), UO Campus

Come learn to edit Wikipedia and build up articles on important topics including environmental justice & environmental racism, farm labor, food justice, Latinxs in the PNW, belonging, education & knowledge and Chicana feminisms. You’ll learn to add media, improve citations, find articles that need improving, and become a creator on the second-most visited site in the world.


Lest Silence be Destructive: A Conference on Latina/x Feminisms – Past, Present, and Future. Inspired by the Work of Helena María Viramontes

April 23-26, 2020
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY






UO Climate Change Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 29, 2020



Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes Queer Studies Lecture: “Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance”

May 6, 2020,12-1:30pm
Gerlinger Lounge, UO Campus


FALL 2020





National Geographic’s PhotoArk
UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History
Photo Ark is a multi-year National Geographic project to create portraits of threatened species before they disappear and to inspire people everywhere to care.



Past Events Associated with UO Common Reading


The UO History Pub presents “The Secret Lives of Glaciers” with M Jackson, National Geographic Society Explorer

January 13, 7:14-8:45pm

Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub, 2490 Willamette Street, Eugene



Madre’s Club

12/14, 2-3:30pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon campus, Eugene
This community art club is for Spanish speaking mothers interested in expressing their creativity and increasing their artistic abilities.  Children are invited to come and create their own artworks. Was also 10/12 and 11/9.


Mariachi of the Shedd Performance

Saturday, December 7, 12pm
The Shedd Institute, 868 High St, Eugene

This is the end of term performance for the Shedd’s student mariachi performance group. Mariachi del Shedd is led by Fernell Lopez and consists of students from around the Eugene/Springfield areas. The group studies, learns, and performs traditional mariachi music.




Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice & the Decolonial

Author Talk & Book Launch Party with Editors Sarah Wald, David Vazquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray.

Thursday, November 21, 4:00-5:30pm
EMU Maple Room, UO campus



A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.

Performance: Soul of America

Sunday, November 17, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Join in a lively and fun bilingual celebration for all ages! Sol de America/Soul of America performs dance, songs, poetry, and more to share the cultures of Latin America.

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Los Muertos Musical Adventure

Sunday, November 17, 11am & 3pm
Hult Center, Eugene
Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.

Piñatas Festival

Saturday, November 16, 4-9pm
First United Methodist Church of Eugene (1376 Olive St), Eugene
A family event promoting Latino culture and fostering community integration. The event includes an art piñata contest, workshop for children, music, potluck, and more!  This event is organized by LULAC of Lane County and friends. For more information, email patito_ledo@yahoo.com

Cultural Heroes of the Americas

Wednesday, November 13, 6pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
A bilingual presentation by Jim Garcia, sharing stories of people in Latin America and the United States whose vision inspired a more inclusive America.  Garcia teaches and serves as Chicano/Latino Student Program Coordinator at Lane Community College.


“Tribal Sovereignty: The True Origins of Environmental Law,” with Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation)

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00pm

William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

La Gringa: una lectura dramatica en Espanol de esta obra teatral por Carmen Rivera dirigida por Victoria Quintanilla by Minority Voice Theatre

Saturday, November 9, 7pm; Sunday, November 10, 2pm
The Very Little Theatre (2350 Hilyard Street), Eugene
Minority Voices Theatre presents a staged reading of the Spanish language play, La Gringa, by award winning playwright Carmen Rivera. La Gringa is the story of a young woman’s search for her identity. Directed by Victoria Quintanilla, this play explores the experience of finding oneself caught between two cultures and of finding an authentic identity regardless of nation, country, or cultural roots. The entire event will be presented in Spanish.


Engaged Humanities: Partnerships between Academia and Tribal Communities

2019 Western Humanities Alliance Conference

November 8-9, 2019
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center, UO campus


“Querer es Poder: A Story of Latinx Farmworker Health, Stress and Cultural Wealth, and How UO Students Gave Back”

Dr. Heather McClure, UO Director of the Center for Equity Promotion
Wednesday, November 6, 7-8 pm
Lawrence 177, UO campus

JUDGE TORRES ~ a bilingual performance based on the life of Oregon judge, the Hon. Xiomara Torres, created by Teatro Milagro and hosted by the UO Latinx Scholars ARC

Monday, November 4, 2019, 7pm
Berwick Hall, UO School of Music & Dance




We are Neighbors, a play telling the true stories of Lane County immigrants

  • Sunday, November 3, 4 pm, The SHEDD (868 High St), Eugene, hosted by Choose Kindness Project
  • Sunday, September 8, 12:30 pm, Friends Meeting House (2274 Onyx Street), Eugene
  • Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-6pm, Washington Park Community Center (2025 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97405), hosted by Downtown Languages/United Way
  • Tuesday, October 15, 5:30pm, UO Lundquist College of Business on the University of Oregon Campus
  • Thursday, October 17, 12 noon, UO class: Diasporas, Arabs/Muslims, and Alternative Expression

Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 6-9 pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon campus, Eugene
This event is co-sponsored by Oak Hill School in conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, MEChA de UO, Adelante Sí, University of Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion, el Instituto de Cultura de Guanajuato, el Instituto Estatal de Migrante Guanajuatense y sus familias.


Day of the Dead: 26th Annual Exhibit

October 11- November 2, M-F 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 12-4pm
Opening reception: Friday, October 11, 6-9pm
Maude Kerns Art Center (1910 E 15th Ave), Eugene

Teens: Día De Los Muertos

Friday, November 1, 4pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Teens can learn about the traditions of Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead by painting designs on papier mache skulls together, or bringing photos or drawings of loved ones or pets to add to an ofrenda (altar).


How the Arts are Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Evening of Performance and Discussion featuring
Lucy Jones, Wayne Morse Chair and viola da gamba player
Naeemeh Naeemaei, painter and sculptor
Theresa May, UO Theatre Arts
Emily Scott, UO Art History and Environmental Studies
John Witte, UO English

Tuesday, October 29, 7 p.m.
175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.

UO Spanish Heritage Program Día de los Muertos

October 28, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon campus

“Day of the Dead: Hanging Altars of Coatetelco and Other Expressions from Morelos”

Presentation by Mexican Photographer Fernando Soto
Wednesday, October 30, 5:30pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon campus, Eugene
Mexican photographer Fernando Soto Vidal discusses his photographs of ofrendas colgantes (“hanging altars”) from indigenous communities in Morelos, México, and provides a contemporary lens through which to consider the works on view in the exhibition. Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges. This lecture will be presented in Spanish with English translation.

Mexican Folk Art Exhibit

September 1 – October 31
Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave) in the Children’s Area, Eugene
This Mexican Folk Art exhibit is a small collection of handmade articles created by Mexican artists, Hispanic women, and their children who live in Eugene-Springfield. The exhibition includes ceramics, tapestries, vases, crafts, and textiles. Sponsors include Eugene Arte Latino, Jessica Zapata, Mago Gilson, the Hispanic women’s group, and the Eugene Public Library.

Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 26, 1-4pm
Maude Kerns Art Center (1910 E 15th Ave), Eugene
This Family Fun Day features make-and-take crafts, storytelling, dance lessons, musical performances, and other family-friendly activities.

Day of the Dead Celebration, Featuring Award-Winning Author Yuyi Morales

Saturday, October 26, 1-3:30pm
Springfield Public Library, inside City Hall (225 5th St), Springfield
Festivities open with special guest, award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, who will give a presentation to be followed by a book signing and celebration.


Traditional Dress and Mexican Horseman (Charro) Equipment Exhibit

September 13 – October 26
Opening Reception: September 13
, 5:30-8pm, with music by Dúo Piel Canela
Springfield Museum (590 Main St), Springfield


Man of La Mancha

September 27 – October 26
Actors Cabaret of Eugene (996 Willamette St), Eugene

Yuyi Morales: Children’s Author and Illustrator

Saturday, October 26, 3pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
An illustrated talk by Yuyi Morales, the bestselling and award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Her beloved and celebrated books include the Caldecott Honor winner “Viva Frida.”



Make it! Skull Crafts

Saturday, October 26, 11am -2pm
BRING Recycling (4446 Franklin Blvd), Eugene
Calavera is the name for artistic representations of the human skull. Dating back to the 17th century, decorative and edible calaveras are customarily made for children or as offerings to be placed on alters during the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Pay respect to the Mexican calavera with this community D-I-Y skull crafting workshop. Give discarded, dead materials new life in your very own decorated calavera!

Family Fun: Día De Los Muertos    (Day of the Dead)

Sunday, October 27, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Join Maria Sollo for bilingual fun creating crafts and learning the traditions of Día De Los Muertos.  Kids and families welcome!

Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca and Chiapas

Thursday, October 24, 6-7:30pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Join Mija Marie for an illustrated talk about Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca City and Mayan villages in Chiapas, Mexico. She will share the art and cultural traditions she has experienced while visiting there during this annual time of remembrance and celebration. Mija Andrade is a Mexican American artist who travels to Mexico often to experience its many rich, deeply rooted, and vibrant cultures.

Hope to Resist: Battling Erasure and Inserting Our Histories into National Narratives

Public Talk and Book Signing with Helena Maria Viramontes
Monday, October 21, 4pm
Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Oregon campus, Eugene
This public talk also includes readings from Their Dogs Came With Them and Under the Feet of Jesus with Helena Maria Viramontes, author of Under the Feet of Jesus. Presented by the UO Common Reading in partnership with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.


Public Conversation, Book Reading, and Book Signing: Writer Helena Maria Viramontes

Tuesday, October 22, 6pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO’s 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, in conversation with local organizations and activists concerned with issues such as farm labor, migrant labor, environmental racism, Chicana feminisms, and access to quality healthcare, food, and transportation.Presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO Common Reading, and the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Helena María Viramontes Visits the UO, October 21-23, 2019

Viramontes author headshot

Critical Geographies Mini-Conference 

October 18 & 19, 2019. Free and open to the public.
Many Nations Longhouse, UO campus

“Latinx Voices” – An evening of dance centered on themes of cultural identity and social activism

Performed by Company Movimiento, under the artistic direction of Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner
October 18 & 19, 7:30pm
Oregon Contemporary Theatre (194 W Broadway), Eugene


Family Fun with El Taller de Son Jarocho

Sunday, October 20, 2pm at Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Bring the kids to make music and learn dances of Southern Veracruz, Mexico at a bilingual family time with El Taller de Son Jarocho.


Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hank Willis Thomas

Monday, October 14 at 6:00pm

Lawrence Hall, Room 115, UO campus


The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency

Thursday, October 17 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Lawrence Hall, Rm 279, UO campus


Family Fun: Eugene Arte Latino

Sunday, October 13, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
Kids and families can create traditional crafts at this bilingual activity with Jessica Zapata of Eugene Arte Latino.

Skelly Doll Workshop 

Saturday, October 12, 10am-4pm
MECCA (449 Willamette St), Eugene

In celebration of Día de los Muertos, come learn how to make your own skeleton dolls out of scrap fabrics, fun trims, old buttons, and jewelry. Make them personal or in honor of a loved one by bringing sentimental fabrics and embellishments to include. You’ll take home up to three festive art dolls. Basic sewing knowledge helpful.

Try Puerto Rican Cuisine

Saturday, October 12, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene

Bring the whole family to join Sara Cintron and celebrate the rich heritage of Indigenous Puerto Rico while making a meal to share together. Learn about the history of Puerto Rican cuisine and taste the diversity of Puerto Rico including dishes from Portugal and other parts of Europe, West Africa, and the Taíno Caribbean native culture.

Latinx Heritage Month Poetry Slam by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Wednesday, October 9, 4-5pm

240C McKenzie Hall, University of Oregon campus
Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva will give a performance of her poetry. Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken-word poet, author, and educator. Her book Peluda (Button Poetry 2017) explores the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal and what it means to belong. Hosted by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.

Teach-In: Language & Poetry as Resistance.

Wednesday, October 9, 10-11am

Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon Campus
Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva will lead a CLLAS teach-in on language and poetry as resistance.  Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken-word poet, author, and educator. Her book Peluda (Button Poetry 2017) explores the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal and what it means to belong. Hosted by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.


Poetry Reading by Jesús Sepúlveda and Works on Paper by Marina Hajek

Friday, October 4, 7:30-8:30 pm
Spectrum (150 W Broadway), Eugene
Poetry reading in Spanish and English by poet Jesús Sepúlveda and “Stories About Immigration,” a project by Marina Hajek featuring letters from immigrants to the American people, showing there is another side of a story.

Family Fun: Mariachi Calavera

Sunday, October 6, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
A bilingual celebration with live music for kids, family, and all ages!

We are Neighbors, photo exhibit

September 2019
Pacific University (40 E Broadway # 250), Eugene
The We Are Neighbors photo exhibit features residents of Lane County who came to the United States as immigrants. Updated in 2017, the exhibit was originally created by CALC in 1996, and has been shown in many locations since then. It celebrates the contributions and inspirational life stories of immigrants as integral members of our community and is available for display throughout the county. (NOTE: Please call Pacific University in advance to confirm dates and times that the exhibit may be viewed by the public.)

Free Cuban Ballet Fusion Dance Classes Taught in Spanish for teens and adults, dancers and non-dancers

Tuesdays, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 5-6pm
The Space Movement Studio (245 E Broadway), Eugene
Please RSVP by calling 541-214-7086

Beginner Cuban Salsa

Tuesdays in September, 7:40 – 8:40pm
Eugene Flamenco Arts Center (1670 W 11th), Eugene

Classes are taught by Vito Garcia.  Please use non-street shoes (clean and non-marking soles)




Clark Honors College (CHC) Faculty-Student Welcome Panel: Contexts of Under the Feet of Jesus.

Friday, September 27, 2019 10-11:30am
Chapman 220, UO campus
Join professors and incoming first-year Clark Honors College (CHC) Students for a lively, interdisciplinary panel discussion — with Q&A — on this year’s Common Reading book. The panel will be include student-led breakout sessions to share your thoughts with classmates and CHC peers. Light refreshments provided.


Family Fun with El Taller de Son Jarocho

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm at Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library (1566 Coburg Road), Eugene
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30pm at Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library (1990 Echo Hollow Road), Eugene

Bring the kids to make music and learn dances of Southern Veracruz, Mexico at a bilingual family time with El Taller de Son Jarocho.

Oaxaca Explored

Wednesday, September 18, 6-7:30pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene

Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast

Monday, September 16, 8:00-11:30am
Salem Convention Center

Rice Pudding and Fritters

Saturday, September 14, 2pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave), Eugene
An all-ages bilingual get-together to enjoy two favorite sweet treats from Latin America: arroz con leche and buñuelos.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Friday, September 13, 5:30-9pm
Springfield City Hall (225 5th St), Springfield
This event is presented by Noche CulturalEugene ArteLatino, the Springfield Public Library, and the Springfield Museum.

5:30 – 6:30      Mariachi Monumental
5:50 – 6:30      Ballet Folclórico Tlanese
6:30 – 7:00      Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage & El Grito (by Mexican Consul in Portland and City of Springfield Mayor)
7:00 – 7:10      Peruvian Folk Dance
7:10 – 7:20      Verse and Tap-dance by Eliborio Limón
7:20 – 7:50      Salsa Dancing with Azúcar Community Group
7:50 – 9:00      Open dance floor



Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey by Betty LaDukeBetty LaDuke Borderlands

September 13-18

Aperture Gallery, Erb Memorial Union

L’Attitudes 44 “Latin Cultural Identity”

Thursday, September 12, 6pm
Haciendo Amigo Mio (3344 Gateway St), Springfield
Cross Cultural Institute and Downtown Languages want to raise awareness about diversity in our community and start a dialogue on how our cultural environment and our upbringing shape our experience of the world. The topic for this event is “Latin Cultural Identity” and the group will discuss the differences and commonalities across Spanish, French, and Portuguese cultures. Please RSVP by calling 541-780-4252 or emailing questions@iamcrosscultural.com.

Latin Night for Families!

September 6, 5:30-7pm
Petersen Barn Community Center (870 Berntzen Rd), Eugene
Event includes food, entertainment, music, prizes for game winners, and activities for the whole family.


Fiesta Cultural

September 6, 2019, 5:30-9:30pm
Broadway & Willamette, Eugene

Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Wednesday, September 4, 8pm
WOW Hall (291 W 8th Ave), Eugene

The Latin Grammy winning all-female mariachi group returns to Eugene for this performance at the WOW Hall.  The Springfield High School Mariachi Band will be opening for Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

Paint Your Heart Out! A Bilingual Art Workshop for All

Thursday, September 5, 6-8pm

Wheelhaus Arts (3295 Cross St), Eugene

If you are interested in taking an art class to connect to your local community, learn techniques and practices connected to the world of Spanish art, or simply improve your Spanish in a fun welcoming environment, then this class is for you. “Paint Your Heart Out!” participants will complete a personal 12×18 inch canvas focusing on vibrant color, bold lines, and decorative patterns that will achieve a 3D element when viewed through special eye glasses. RSVP by email to workshops@wheelhausarts.com, or text 541 521-7411.

Contexts for Teaching Under the Feet of Jesus
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
1:00-3:00 p.m., Ford Alumni Center Ballroom
Register via MyTrackRefreshments served
Join the UO Common Reading Program and TEP to launch next year’s book, Under the Feet of Jesus, by Helena María Viramontes. The event will include presentations by Professors Sarah Wald and David Vázquez, who will offer key contexts for the novel and share their experiences drawing out and preparing students to work with key themes like environmental justice, farm labor, and Chicana feminisms. Participants will receive a copy of the novel and a guide to teaching it developed by Professor Wald and her graduate students, with feedback from faculty experts across the disciplines. Don’t miss this special opportunity to talk with colleagues about how we can teach such a rich work in community with one another.



Events Associated with the 2018-2019 Common Reading book selection,

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui:


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month! Check out the many events hosted by the student groups, campus programs and departments, and many others!









  • February 25-March 8, Laverne Krauss Gallery, Lawrence Hall, BFA Student ExhibitionFamily: Personal Responses to The Best We Can Do. Closing reception, March 7, 5-6PM





  • April 18, Lane Community College’s Career Pathways, Community Forum — Opening Doors: Connecting Career & Employment Opportunities for Immigrants of Lane County


  • May 21, Oregon Humanities Center with Danielle Allen












  • February 1, 2:00-3:30PM, Knight Library 101, Teaching Engagement Program, Faculty and GE Workshop on Engaging Comics in the Classroom. Facilitated by Thi Bui.


  • February 1, 11AM-Noon, PLC 180, Live reading of The Best We Could Do with Thi Bui. Followed by Q&A.


  • January 31, 6PM, EMU Multicultural Center, Vietnamese Student Association led discussion of The Best We Could Do and Thi Bui’s public conversation. All students invited.


  • January 31, 4:00pm, Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom, Thi Bui in Public Conversation with Dr. Tuong Vu (Political Science) and Dr. Lynn Fujiwara (Ethnic Studies). Livestream to LLC 101.  Opening remarks by Doneka Scott, UO’s Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, and Julie Voelker-Morris, Common Reading Faculty Fellow.


  • January 30, 5:30-8PM, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Artist Reception and Book Signing featuring Thi Bui and Ann Le.
    5:45 –
    Opening remarks by Jill Hartz, Ann Le, and Thi Bui.   6:20— Book signing.



  • December 3, 3:30-4:45pm, Jane Grant Conference Room, Hendricks Hall 330, The Center for the Study of Women in Society’s The Best We Could Do Reading Group led by Dr. Lynn Fujiwara











  • September 21, 9-11am, Matthew Knight Arena, College Block for all students. Make art, engage with digital media, and learn more about the 2018-2019 Common Reading selection. A special room on the 4th floor of the Ford Alumni Center will be set aside for students to informally discuss Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do with other students and faculty.




  • September 13, TBD, Common Reading tabling at UO Summit for Academic Leaders.



  • May 14, 2018, 4:00PM, Knight Library Browsing Room, Public Reading by Susan Choi, Author of The Foreign Student, My Education, Person of Interest, and American Woman, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize







2017-2018 Events and Opportunities

Ongoing Events



  • Ongoing Event: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Many Nations Longhouse, Sahaptin/Ichishkiin class with Regan Anderson









  • May 11, Time TBD, Kalapuya Ilihi Hall Dedication Ceremony


  • May 11th-13th, Native American Student Union (NASU) presents the 49th Annual Mother’s Day Powwow and Salmon Bake


  • May 14, 2018, 4:00PM, Knight Library Browsing Room, Public Reading by Susan Choi, Author of The Foreign Student, My Education, Person of Interest, and American Woman, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize








  • April 22, 2018, Submissions due for “Honoring Our Rivers” contest for student submissions of art, photography, poetry, and writing.






  • March 13th, 2018, Oregon Humanities Center presents Robin Wall Kimmerer (Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment) as the 2017-18 Clark Lecture





  • Ongoing Event: Global Scholars Hall lobby exhibit, We Just Keep Going, a first-year student exhibit responding to themes from Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.
    • Exhibit will be open December 1, 2017 – February 3, 2018





  • February 2, 3-4:30PM, Straub 156. Joy Harjo Poetry Reading. Sponsored by CSWS, NAS, UGS in collaboration with the Eugene Public Library




  • University of Oregon Native American Heritage Month Events
    • Events listed below, sponsored by the Native American Studies and the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

      List of events sponsored by the Native American Studies Department relating to the Native American Heritage Month at the University of Oregon.





  • November 14, 12-1:30 PM, Many Nations Longhouse. “Oregon Indian History Research Presentations” with Jennifer O’Neal, Special Collections and University Archivist



Brenda Child lecture poste
Brenda Child lecture poster


  • November 7, and 21st, 5-8 PM, Many Nations Longhouse. NDN Taco Tuesdays and Movie Night



  • November 10, 6-7:30, Many Nations Longhouse. Beading with Beth Dyea











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