Save the date! United Academics’ Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck will be Saturday June 10. Stay tuned for details.
Panel Discussion: “Immigration Policy and Coalition-Building in the Age of Trump.” April 11, 2017. 12-1:30PM. 145 EMU Panelists will discuss updates on immigration policy from their perspective and discuss strategies for coalition-building locally and nationally to protect immigrant communities. Panelists include: Larry Kleinman, Director of National Initiatives for CAPACES Leadership Institute; State Representative Diego Hernandez; Roberta Phillip-Robbins, J.D., Executive director of MRG Foundation; and Guadalupe Quinn, Group Latino de Accion Directa de Lane County. Moderated by Dan Tichenor, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Faculty Fellow with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
The First Feekin Speaker Series event! Jonathan Rosenblum will discuss how Seattle’s immigrant workers won the fight for $15 in his newly released book:Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement.Wednesday, March 22nd University of Oregon Knight Law School, Room 175 4:00 – 4:30 Reception 4:30 – 5:45 Presentation and Discussion Jonathan Rosenblum has been a community and labor organizer for more than thirty years. His new book provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.
Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM 2520 Harris St, Eugene, OR 97405-3046 This is a Know Your Rights training specifically for allies who want to be help protect and support the immigrant community. The training is focused on what the laws are around immigration and how allies can assert their rights to help protect immigrant communities. Some of what the training will cover: -Oregon Immigration Law -Sanctuary Policies -Worksite Enforcement -Creating a plan -Interacting with law enforcement -What ICE agents can & can’t do and how to assert your rights -What you can do -We will also…
Ford Alumni Center, Thursday, March 2nd @12PM. The Board of Trustees is voting on the tuition raise. Let’s rally and have our voices heard! Organized by the Coalition for High Quality and Affordable Education with Fair Labor Practices.
March 1, from noon-1 in the Diamond Lake room of the EMU.
Hear from laid off Nabisco workers about the pressing need to end global worker exploitation.
Please come show your support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Oregon. Join the Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV), the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) and the Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women on the steps of the capitol as we raise our voices in support of protections and services for survivors. Wear purple or teal to show solidarity if you are able.
February 15th, 2017 6 pm – 8 pm UO Portland White Stag Building room 142/144 70 NW Couch Street Portland, OR Simulcast at UO campus in Eugene, Knight Library, Studio A **This is a FREE, PUBLIC event. Please select a ticket for the UO Portland location or for the UO Eugene simulcast.** The event will feature a lively facilitated discussion with civil rights activist and trade-unionist leader, William “Bill” Lucy. Mr. Lucy helped lead and was a voice in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees for 57 years. As a lifelong labor activist he collaborated with Dr….
Please join us this Monday, February 13th at 4 pm in the EMU Miller Room for the second talk in the UO Labor Research Colloquium. Larissa Petrucci, a PhD candidate in the Sociology department, will be discussing organizing efforts among women and non-gender-binary workers in the high tech industry. Petrucci’s work forces us to think about the intersection between workplace norms, feminism and labor organizing. Looking at one of the northwest’s premier industries, she raises questions about the limitations of neoliberal or professional feminism, the challenges of collective action in a gendered workplace, and the prospects for labor organizing in what…
Hundreds of people gathered in the Whitaker neighborhood this Sunday afternoon to rally against a rash of hateful graffiti. Several UA members were spotted in the crowd, including Joe Lowndes and Darren Divers who hold the United Academics banner.