Upcoming Events

  • Diversity in Higher Education: Dangers of a Colorblind Policy

    Featuring 2015 Wayne Morse Chair Gary Orfield and 2015 Visiting Distinguished Scholar  Patricia Gándara. (more…)

  • Latina/os and K-12 Education

    Featuring Patricia Gándara, UCLA Graduate School of Education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA; and  Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Eugene School District 4J.

    Cosponsored with UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and  UO College of Education.

  • After Resegregation: Imagining Alternative Racial Futurities in Education

    A symposium organized by Resident Scholar Jerry Rosiek. Featuring Rosiek, Gary Orfield and Patricia Gándara as well as Professor Michael Dumas of UC Berkley and Sonya Hordsford of George Mason.

  • Black Lives Matter: Race and Justice Across America

    ogletreeFree and open to the public, registration is required
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    Featuring Charles Ogletree, professor of law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

    Ogletree is a legal theorist with an international reputation for his work in securing equal rights for all. He has written extensively on race and justice, his most recent book being Punishment in Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2015), which he co-edited with Austin Sarat.

    Among his many honors and awards, Ogletree has been named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans every year since 2006. Ogletree visited Oregon as the Wayne Morse Chair in 2001-02 as part of the theme on Race and Criminal Justice. He was a popular and impactful visitor who convened classes and forums at the UO and in the community.

    Both Portland and Eugene events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. One Continuing Legal Education credit is available with registration.


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    Thank You to our Underwriters

    Mike Williams & Linda Love

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    Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC
    Harrang Long Gary Rudnick
    Hoevet Olson Howes PC
    Janet Hoffman & Associates LLC
    Jim Hennings
    Tonkon Torp Diversity Task Force
    University of Portland
    Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC
    University of Oregon School of Law

    Gregory J. Hazarabedian
    Kauffman Kilberg LLC
    Mark Cogan Law Office PC
    Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
    Portland State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Ransom Blackman LLP
    David T. McDonald PC

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