Working Futures: Perspectives on Labor from the Global South

May 27, 2016
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Working-Futures-posterBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Economic globalization has fundamentally reshaped class and gender dynamics around the world. It has brought millions of young women to work in urban industrial and service sectors, introducing new social roles, aspirations, and modes of precarity. In the industrial sector, labor has become increasingly militant in its demands for decent livelihoods. The symposium brings together scholarship from China, Bangladesh, and the Caribbean to critically examine labor dynamics that ensue from these transformations.


  • CARLA FREEMAN: Professor, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Emory University
    The Affect of Work-Life under Neoliberalism
  • LAMIA KARIM: Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon
    The Machine Women: Lifestyle Changes in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh
  • CHING KWAN LEE: Professor, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles
    ‘Precarization’ or Empowerment? Reflections on Recent Labor Unrest in China
  • EILEEN OTIS: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Oregon
    Worlds of Work in Walmart, China

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 Events, Labor, Research No Comments

CoDaC Academic Acculturation Workshop: How Faculty Can Make the Learning Environment More Inclusive

May 27, 2016
11:30 amto1:00 pm

Ford Alumni Center
Giustina Ballroom
1720 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
RSVP by Thursday, May 19 at:

Students of color and underrepresented students often undergo a process of academic acculturation to become successful in college. However, there needs to be a two-way process of academic acculturation, where professors learn to understand and support students from diverse backgrounds. A panel of faculty, staff, and students will lead a discussion of what faculty can do to make the learning environment more inclusive.


  • Patrick Phillips, Professor of Biology
  • Loren Kajikawa, Associate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Rosa Chavez, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
  • David To, Academic Advisor, Asian and Pacific Islander Student Retention Specialist, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
  • Michelle Nguyen, Undergraduate Student
  • AJ Dickson, Undergraduate Student
Monday, May 16th, 2016 Academics, Events No Comments

(De)provincializing World War I: Latin American Literature and the reshaping of global modernism

June 1, 2016
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

LAS-Event-Poster-FinalWillamette Hall 110
UO campus

Part of LAS Spring Speaker series

“(De)provincializing World War I: Latin American Literature and the reshaping of global modernism”

with Professor Mariano Siskind of Harvard University

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Screening of ‘No Más Bebés’ & producer talk on the coerced sterilization of Mexican American women

June 2, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

93b0250c-a593-435c-a83e-efa62dc144f3Columbia 150
1215 E. 13th
UO campus

No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

See the film’s trailer here:

Marginalized and fearful, many of these mothers spoke no English, and charged that they had been coerced into tubal ligation — having their tubes tied — by doctors during the late stages of labor. Often the procedure was performed after asking the mothers under duress. The mothers’ cause was eventually taken up by a young Chicana lawyer armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing doctor. In their landmark 1975 civil rights lawsuit, Madrigal v. Quilligan, they argued that a woman’s right to bear a child is guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

The filmmakers spent five years tracking down sterilized mothers and witnesses. Most were reluctant at first to come forward, but ultimately agreed to tell their story. Set against a debate over the impact of Latino immigration and overpopulation, and the birth of a movement for Chicana rights and reproductive choice, No Más Bebés revisits a powerful story that still resonates today. The film was released in 2014 and debuted on PBS in February 2015. › Continue reading

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Sunday, May 15th, 2016 Events, Film, Human Rights No Comments

Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics

June 2, 2016
4:00 pmto6:30 pm
Jennifer Lawless

Jennifer Lawless

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Opening reception: 4:30-5:00
Talk: 5:00-6:30

“Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics”

with Jennifer Lawless

Dr. Jennifer Lawless is professor of government at American University. She focuses on gender politics in the United States and will discuss the finding of her most recent book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off From Politics, which analyzes young people’s opinions about contemporary politics and their political ambitions (or lack of it).

More information about the book can be found here:

Sponsor: CSWS’s Americas Research Interest Group (Americas RIG), CLLAS, Department of Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Books, Events, Public Policy No Comments

Femicide and the Gendered Effects of the Human Rights Crisis in Mesoamerica

June 2, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

LAS-Event-Poster-FinalStraub Hall 145
UO campus

Part of LAS Spring Speaker series

Las Casas Human Rights Lecture:

”Femicide and the Gendered Effects of the Human Rights Crisis in Mesoamerica”

with Professor Alison Brysk of UC Santa Barbara

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Events, Human Rights No Comments

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