Upcoming Events

  • War No More, a Celebration of the Courage of Wayne Morse

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    The community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Morse’s "No" vote on going to war in Vietnam. Free and open to the public; features activities for children, ice cream, music, a talk on the Gulf of Tonkin by elected officials and a fashion show. Cosponsored by CALC, KLCC, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the Oregon Country Fair.

    Event schedule: 4-5 p.m. Tours of the Wayne Morse House 5-5:45 p.m. Teach-ins: "The Costs to Veterans' Families," "The Spiritual and Psychological Costs of Fighting Wars" and "War Resistance by GIs" 6-8 p.m. Peace Choir and other music; fashion show

    Cosponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, Beyond War Northwest, Women's Action for New Directions and the Oregon Country Fair. Call 541-485-1755 for more information.

    This event is held in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Legacy Series.

  • Echoes of the Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Memorial

    Featuring Christian Appy, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Daniel Ellsberg, who released The Pentagon Papers; and Lt. Colonel Thuy Tran, Oregon Air National Guard. Free and open to the public; registration required at worldoregon.org.

    Christian Appy is the author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (Viking, 2003), an award-winning oral history of the war. Daniel Ellsberg was a consultant at RAND when he released the Pentagon study of U.S. decision making in Vietnam War which came to be known as The Pentagon Papers. He is also the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and The Pentagon Papers. Thuy Tran is on the board of advisers for the Vietnamese Community of Oregon, where she previously served as vice president. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in the 142 Medical Group, Oregon Air National Guard.

    Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center, Oregon Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the University of Oregon. All events are free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the ACLU of Oregon.

  • Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact

    Featuring Jack Ohman, political cartoonist. Held in conjunction with the exhibit of Wayne Morse's political cartoons in the Knight Library, running from Sept. 19 through November. Reception and exhibit viewing at 6:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room, Knight Library. 

    Jack Ohman is currently the editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee and previously held the same position at The Oregonian. He was the youngest cartoonist to ever be nationally syndicated at age 19, and his work now appears in more than 300 publications nationwide. He is the recipient of many awards; most recently he won first place for editorial cartooning in the 2014 Best of the West journalism contest.

    Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, cosponsored by UO Libraries, the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, UO Comic Studies, KLCC, Oregon Country Fair and ACLU of Oregon. The exhibit is on loan from the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, and is produced by Knight Library Special Collections. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Surveillance, Suppression, and Secrecy

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    Featuring Nadine Strossen, former president of ACLU

    Nadine Strossen is a professor of law at New York Law School. She served as president of the ACLU from 1991-2008 and is a member of the ACLU's National Advisory Council. She was named as one of the “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” twice by the National Law Journal. She is both a scholar and practitioner in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights.

    This is the keynote address for the Val R. and Madge G. Lorwin Lectureship. Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the University of Oregon. Cosponsored by the Oregon Country Fair, KLCC, and ACLU.

  • Exhibit of Political Cartoons about Wayne Morse: 1941-1966

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    Wayne Morse collected over one hundred signed original editorial cartoons that were published about him in newspapers around the country. This exhibit will display a representative sample that illustrates his legacy not only during the Vietnam era but also his contributions and controversies with the Republican Party, disputes with several presidents, and conservation and labor issues.

    Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center, Oregon Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the University of Oregon. All events are free and open to the public.

    Cosponsored by UO Libraries, the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, UO Comic Studies, KLCC, Oregon County Fair and ACLU of Oregon. The exhibit is on loan from the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, and is produced by Knight Library Special Collections