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All we have is each other. Your safety is my safety.
Protecting myself means protecting you, too.
We are one race. Human race."

- Jose Antonio Vargas, former Wayne Morse Chair

Please take care of yourselves and each other. We are working on plans for some remote programming...stay tuned! 

Events 

Apr 11
Postponed: Who We Are: a Chronicle of Race in America1:00 p.m.

The ACLU of Oregon and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics are this event featuring Jeffery Robinson. Based on guidance from public health experts, we feel that it is in...
April 11 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Knight Law Center, 175

The ACLU of Oregon and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics are this event featuring Jeffery Robinson. Based on guidance from public health experts, we feel that it is in the best interest of everyone for the organizers to reschedule these events for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation. 

 

Featuring Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and director of the ACLU's Trone Center for Justice and Equality,  which houses the organization's work on criminal justice, racial justice, and reform issues. 

For more than three decades, attorney Jeffery Robinson has devoted his career to racial justice. In recent years, he has traveled the country speaking hard truths about race in America. Weaving heartbreak, humor, passion, and rage, Robinson takes us through this stolen history, showing how the legacy of slavery impacts every aspect of our society.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics's Program for Democratic Governance and the ACLU of Oregon. This event is being held in partnership with Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), National Lawyers Guild, UO Chapter, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Springfield-Eugene, UO Black Women of Achievement, UO Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, UO Mixed Student Union, and UO Undergraduate Legal Studies Program. 

The event is free and open to the public, but please register so we can make sure to accommodate everybody who wants to attend.

 

Apr 17
POSTPONED: Environmental Justice Pathways Summit8:00 a.m.

After days of deliberation, the organizers of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit have made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the Summit. We do not make this decision...
April 17–18
Gerlinger Hall, 220

After days of deliberation, the organizers of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit have made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the Summit. We do not make this decision lightly. The rapidly developing situation with COVID-19 in the Pacific Northwest demanded a cautious response to protect the public welfare. With some of our speakers being elderly and others coming from Seattle and D.C., and Tribal participation put in jeopardy because of Tribal community decisions to impose their own travel restrictions, we just believe it is too important to keep everyone healthy and safe. We hope to soon announce the Autumn EJP Summit dates so you can get them on your calendars. The summit WILL happen and we are working hard to ensure that all the amazing lineup of speakers we have stays the same. We are confident we will have a meaningful event when we gather together in the fall months.

Apr 18
POSTPONED: Environmental Justice Pathways Summit8:00 a.m.

After days of deliberation, the organizers of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit have made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the Summit. We do not make this decision...
April 17–18
Gerlinger Hall, 220

After days of deliberation, the organizers of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit have made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the Summit. We do not make this decision lightly. The rapidly developing situation with COVID-19 in the Pacific Northwest demanded a cautious response to protect the public welfare. With some of our speakers being elderly and others coming from Seattle and D.C., and Tribal participation put in jeopardy because of Tribal community decisions to impose their own travel restrictions, we just believe it is too important to keep everyone healthy and safe. We hope to soon announce the Autumn EJP Summit dates so you can get them on your calendars. The summit WILL happen and we are working hard to ensure that all the amazing lineup of speakers we have stays the same. We are confident we will have a meaningful event when we gather together in the fall months.

Apr 30
What is Information? (2020) Cyberconference5:00 p.m.

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience...
April 30–May 2
Remote | Online

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom. 

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems. This year's gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.

Plenary participants include:

• Ivan E. Sutherland, Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University

• Zizi Papacharissi, Communication/Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
• André Brock, Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Sandra Rendgen, Design, Infographics Group GmbH, Berlin, Germany
• Mark Burgin, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

• David Ribes, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
• Divina Frau-Meigs, Information & Communication Science, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France


• Colin Koopman, Philosophy/Ethics/New Media & Culture, University of Oregon
• Elizabeth Canty-Jones, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Historical Society
• Dan Schiller, Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

• Carol Stabile, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon

• Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab

Registration required. Please see the website for more details.

May 1
What is Information? (2020) Cyberconference9:00 a.m.

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience...
April 30–May 2
Remote | Online

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom. 

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems. This year's gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.

Plenary participants include:

• Ivan E. Sutherland, Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University

• Zizi Papacharissi, Communication/Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
• André Brock, Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Sandra Rendgen, Design, Infographics Group GmbH, Berlin, Germany
• Mark Burgin, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

• David Ribes, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
• Divina Frau-Meigs, Information & Communication Science, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France


• Colin Koopman, Philosophy/Ethics/New Media & Culture, University of Oregon
• Elizabeth Canty-Jones, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Historical Society
• Dan Schiller, Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

• Carol Stabile, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon

• Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab

Registration required. Please see the website for more details.

May 2
What is Information? (2020) Cyberconference9:00 a.m.

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience...
April 30–May 2
Remote | Online

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom. 

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems. This year's gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.

Plenary participants include:

• Ivan E. Sutherland, Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University

• Zizi Papacharissi, Communication/Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
• André Brock, Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Sandra Rendgen, Design, Infographics Group GmbH, Berlin, Germany
• Mark Burgin, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

• David Ribes, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
• Divina Frau-Meigs, Information & Communication Science, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France


• Colin Koopman, Philosophy/Ethics/New Media & Culture, University of Oregon
• Elizabeth Canty-Jones, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Historical Society
• Dan Schiller, Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

• Carol Stabile, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon

• Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab

Registration required. Please see the website for more details.

 

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