The Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion welcomes Ramón Ramirez to the UO as our Fall 2014 Elder in Residence. Mr. Ramirez will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 to lecture and meet with students, faculty, staff and community members.

  • Thursday, November 20 “Equitable Food Initiative: Why it is a Game Changer in the Agriculture Business” to be co-sponsored by the UO Law School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Knight Law Room 175.
  • Friday, November 21 “Forming Coalitions and Grassroots Organizing” with special music by renowned Mexican singer and composer, Gabino Palomares at the Great Room at the Global Scholars Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the community. Reception following each event. Please contact eacacio@uoregon.edu if you have any questions.

Elder-in-Residence Ramon Ramirez Information here: http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/ElderinResidenceRamirez

The Elder-in-Residence program is meant to share the wisdom of Elders (repositories and transmitters of knowledge and wisdom) from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education in the state of Oregon. Mr. Ramirez’s visit will help inform the university community about the history and contributions of Latinos in Oregon and extend knowledge and support about forming coalitions and solidarity within our institutional mission around diversity.

In the last decade, Ramirez has been an integral part of numerous academic initiatives on campus, collaborating with the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and their Latino Roots projects, the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC), as well as guest lecturing in various courses and delivering the 2013 commencement address for the Department of Ethnic Studies.

Ramirez is a founding member and president of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, (PCUN), in English, Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United.