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2021-23 Theme
Join us in exploring the social and economic organization of work and its transformation, with a focus on vulnerable workers and an eye toward policy changes that better protect individuals and families. 

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Events

Oct 26
15th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture6:00 p.m.

The Rennard Strickland Lecture Series was established in 2006 to honor the legacy of Dean Rennard Strickland and to build on his contributions to the field of Indian law, to legal...
October 26 6:00 p.m.

The Rennard Strickland Lecture Series was established in 2006 to honor the legacy of Dean Rennard Strickland and to build on his contributions to the field of Indian law, to legal education, and to the Environmental and Natural Resources and Indian law programs in our law school.

The theme of the lecture series is the examination of Native leadership and vision for environmental stewardship in the 21st century. This year’s speaker will be Professor Stacey Leeds. Her talk is titled "Oil and Gas: An Oklahoma Origin Story and McGirt."

Oct 28
Immigrant Oregon Panel Discussion7:00 p.m.

This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register for this event to be notified of any...
October 28 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register for this event to be notified of any event changes.

This panel features authors of a new report, “A State of Immigrants: A New Look at the Immigrant Experience in Oregon.” The report documents the actions of immigrants and the adoption of public policies and community level strategies in Oregon that are helping immigrants and refugees achieve social, civic, cultural, and economic integration.    

The report was coordinated and edited by Bob Bussel, director of the UO Labor Education and Research Center, and includes contributions by an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series and is cosponsored by the UO Labor Education Research Center and made possible by the Philip H. Knight Chair Fund. 

Panelists



Daniel  López-Cevallos, associate professor of Latina/o/x studies, ethnic studies, and health equity at OSU


Lola Loustaunau, UO sociology graduate student and Wayne Morse Graduate Research Fellow


Maggie Mitteis, UO College of Education graduate student


Lynn Stephen, Philip H. Knight Chair and professor of anthropology at UO


Nov 9
Citizenship Reimagined: Race, Immigration, and the New States' Rights6:00 p.m.

This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register for this event to be notified of any event...
November 9 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom

This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register for this event to be notified of any event changes.

Featuring Allan Colbern and Karthick Ramakrishnan discussing their new book, Citizenship Reimagined, which examines how federalism shapes citizenship in the United States and explores what it means for states to pass policies that expand or contract the rights of immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities.

Allan Colbern is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College at Arizona State University. He works with immigrant rights organizations such as the California Immigrant Policy Center and New York Immigrant Coalition on building state-wide capacity and pro-immigrant policy blueprints. Colbern's book Today’s Runaway Slaves: Unauthorized Immigrants in a Federalist Framework is the feature of his TEDxASUWest Talk, We Have Been Here Before

Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. He has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016). Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of AAPIData.com, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series and is supported by the Philip H. Knight Chair Fund.

News

KLCC's first piece in the Wayne Morse Project Grant-funded series, Makin' it Work, focuses on the challenges and changes in farmwork in Oregon and how new and potential policies could provide more protection for farm workers. The series is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center's 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work.

This year, a record 81 students will participate in Wayne Morse Center programs for UO undergraduates, graduate students, and law students. 

In conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center's Making Work Work theme of inquiry, the Eugene Weekly has published the first story in a series exploring the labor movement in Oregon during a global pandemic. The story focuses on the community benefits bidding program, which allows public agencies to only accept construction bids from contractors paying living wages and full time benefits.

 

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