Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common Seeing exhibition that explores and expands on the Common Reading through visual art. The 2020-21 novel is This is My America by UO Assistant Vice Provost for Advising, Kimberly Johnson. The Common Reading’s charge of Listen. Learn. Act. incorporates different bodies of work across multiple platforms, focusing on Blackness, Black experience, and dismantling racism. The works on view in this year’s Common Seeing, on loan from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, are by Black American artists Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) and Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Their art compels us to look, listen, learn, and act.
The JSMA believes that art can move people to change. As an academic art museum, it is critical for us to listen, learn, and act in order to build trust and understanding. We are committed to the advancement of anti-racism in museum culture and diverse and equitable approaches in our work. The JSMA’s exhibitions and public programs strive to amplify multiple perspectives, experiences, and voices. LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. is generously made possible by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
Image: Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Sorrow’s Kitchen (detail), 2020. Wood, tin, acrylics, spray tar, ceiling tin and linoleum, 28 x 12 x 10 in. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer (Photo Credit: L.A. Louver).
Join us for the Virtual 2021 Black Grad Ceremony at the University of Oregon!
Black Grad celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of those undergraduate and graduate students who are Black, African-American, and/or of the African Diaspora. This ceremony commemorates the hard work and dedication that our Black students have endured to get to this point in history not only at the University of Oregon, but in a global society.
This year the ceremony will be co-hosted by the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, the Black Alumni Network, and the Alliance of Black Student Organizations.
Black Grad Ceremony will be held virtually on Monday, June 14th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (PST). This live ceremony will recognize graduates and we will have guest speakers to honor our graduates. A recording will be available following the ceremony on the BCC website.
Please use this link to register: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lKA6zfojxN2HA2
This space encourages LGBTQIA+ identifying Jewish students to connect with their peers to build community, share their experiences, and have some fun conversations!
This term, we are meeting on Zoom each Monday from 5-6 p.m.
RSVP to the email email@example.com to receive the Zoom information.
The trans & enby subgroup meets every week over the LGBTESS discord server, as well as hosting a weekly discussion prompt for people to respond to and provide their perspective on (if they want). The subgroup is a great place for trans & enby folks to meet, chat, find support and community, and have a space to express their personal experiences and questions!
Meet other LGBTQ+ folks who are neurodivergent, get connected to resources, get advice, and find support and understanding. Neurodivergent references anybody who does not have an "average" brain. This umbrella term can apply to anybody who has a mental illness, trauma, personality disorder, cognitive disability, learning disability, brain damage, etc.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/
SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.
For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence.
Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free.
Please join the UO Women’s Center April 26th-April 29th for “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.”
Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest aimed at raising awareness about the realities of Sexual and Domestic Violence on campus and in the community, both for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s event will be entitled “Take Back the Night 2021: A Remote Movement Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.” Monday-Thursday we will host Take Back the Night Virtual Rally Speakers with pre-recorded videos on Microsoft Stream (a platform which requires a UO ID to log in and view - a precaution for the personal safety and cultural sensitivity of our Speakers).
Virtual Rally Speakers will be representing the Latinx, Black, Refugee, Native American/Indigenous, Disabled, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ Communities and more.
Links to individual Rally Speaker videos will be posted on the Women’s Center’s website https://blogs.uoregon.edu/women, our Instagram (@uo_womenscenter) and our Facebook (UO Women’s Center) at 6pm each night.
Following the final Virtual Rally Speaker on Thursday, April 29th (the original night of Take Back the Night) will be a TBTN Virtual March on YouTube.
*JOIN* Take Back the Night 2021 by submitting your Virtual March Posters to be featured in the Take Back the Night Virtual March slideshow on YouTube. Submit photos and sign UO Model Release Forms online via https://tinyurl.com/TBTNPoster2021. Deadline for submissions is April 26th at 11:59 p.m.
For more information please contact Women’s Center Sexual Violence Prevention and Educator Coordinator, Kati Rodriguez, at SVPEWC@gmail.com or Women’s Center Director, Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, at firstname.lastname@example.org
#TakeBackTheNight #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #SAAM
Art by Kei Kort.