The Gendered Organization of Migrant Domestic Work


This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and cosponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its 2017-19 theme, Borders, Migration, and Belonging. The Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture honors CSWS founding director Joan Acker and longtime center director Sandra Morgen, both of whom passed away in 2016.

At 3:30 pm

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas


Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, […]

At 7:00 pm
156 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx Street, Eugene

Book Celebration for Michelle McKinley’s Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700


Join us to celebrate Michelle McKinley’s new book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). This event includes a panel discussion starting at 10 a.m., with a roundtable at 2 p.m., and lunch in between. The book explores domestic slavery and what McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context […]

At 10:00 am
Lewis Lounge, Knight Law Center

Our Representative Democracy—Can it Survive?


Congressman Peter DeFazio was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1986. He is the longest serving House member in Oregon’s history. As the dean of the Oregon House delegation he has developed a reputation as an effective lawmaker serving the 4th District of Oregon. In 2014, Mr. DeFazio was elected to the position of Ranking Member on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Coast Guard, highway system, transit, water resources, railroads, aviation, & economic development. DeFazio and his wife, Myrnie Daut, live in Springfield, Oregon. He has logged roughly five million miles traveling between Oregon and Washington, DC. Mr. DeFazio has voted against and refused to accept congressional pay raises while the government is deficit spending. Instead, he has used his pay raises to fund scholarships at five southwestern Oregon community colleges. By the end of 2016, Mr. DeFazio contributed $338,869 of after-tax salary toward 255 scholarships. 

At 12:00 pm
175 Knight Law Center

What Kids Bring to School: How educators can address poverty, domestic violence, and other challenges affecting their students


Featuring Marsha Kline Pruett, Maconda Brown O'Connor Chair and Director of the Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work. Her current focus examines family dynamics and development with a specialization of healthy child and family developments during life changes. Pruett is known nationally for the development, implementation and evaluation of preventive interventions in schools and courts.

At 4:00 pm
175 Knight Law Center