Multicultural Events and Programming

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Multicultural Events and Programming

What Will Your Story Be?

What you do on campus and how you get involved in our communities is entirely up to you. Every year begins with the networking event Weaving New Beginnings, where you can find opportunities and a community to support you. Do you want to focus on building strong relationships through a program focused on succeeding at the UO? Or maybe you want to be involved in celebrating legacy and cultural heritage through major events on campus. Whatever your interests are, there are opportunities and a community for you. You get to choose how your successful college experience is defined. The Multicultural Events and Programming team is here to help you get there.


Multicultural Events and Programs

Throughout the year there are a variety of events and programs hosted by students and community members focused on sharing experiences and discussions around culture and heritage with the campus community.

Weaving New Beginnings

A networking reception to welcome new students, faculty, and staff of color. This event has kicked off our fall term for more than 25 years and has become an exciting campus tradition. All are welcome. 

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Every year the campus comes together to celebrate the lasting legacy of Dr. King's work. With award celebrations, a community march, service project, and a keynote speaker this celebration brings our community together to honor our shared vision to continue moving forward and pays tribute to the individuals who have bravely stood for justice and peace.

Raices Unida Youth Conference

Latinx high schoolers from around the state of Oregon gather for a full-day conference to connect with each other and learn about access to higher education.

Heritage and History Events

During Heritage and History Months, students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate the stories, cultures, traditions, and experiences of various cultures.

 

DOS Multicultural Events and Programming Team Hours

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Creating a common dialogue

The Office of the Dean of Students Multicultural Events and Programming team provides a place where all students are welcome to meet, plan, and help create a stronger community. It is a place that helps you connect with students of all races and backgrounds to collaborate around cultural programming and education. Our team collaborates on several events and celebrations throughout the year.

Resources

The Division of Student Life—as well as many offices and programs in the Division of Equity and Inclusion—work closely with a number of campus services to connect you with resources, services, and community. Below are a number of resources you might find helpful.

Events

Sep 27
ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt 7:00 a.m.

A new show for the Adell McMillan Gallery has arrived for the first half of Fall 2022: ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt! A reception is planned on October 15th @ 6:00...
ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt
September 24–October 15
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Adell McMillan Gallery

A new show for the Adell McMillan Gallery has arrived for the first half of Fall 2022: ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt!

A reception is planned on October 15th @ 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope you stop by and meet the artist and have some food!

Megan Van Pelt’s work is on view September 24th to October 28th. Our team is hard at work installing tonight, and we are extremely excited for you to see @vanpelt_photo’s beautiful work! Artist Statement and Bio: “(ayáyat means beautiful in Umatilla) My name is Megan Van Pelt, an Indigenous photographer based on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and current student at the University of Oregon (UO). This exhibit is influenced by Indigenous resilience on the higher education level, as well the beauty and Tribal Members of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (UIR). Born and raised in North Eastern Oregon, I have lived in and around Pendleton, Oregon majority of my life. My biological parents are Michael Van Pelt and Rebecca Carnes. Enrolled CTUIR Tribal Member, I am also of Nez Perce and Cayuse lineage. Other than photography, I am a beginner bead-worker and plateau style basket-weaver. This last academic year, I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Native American Student Union (NASU), Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Many Nation Longhouse (MNL) events. Such events include Indigenous People’s Day, Miss Indigenous UO, MMIW Events, Protests, Workshops and more. Additionally, I have included work from back home, of family members and culturally relevant events. My goal is to expand this collection and contribute more documentation of Native life on campus. qayciyáw̓yaw (thank you) for coming and viewing my work.”

Sep 27
Studio Photography by Jurell Scott 7:00 a.m.

Our first Aperture Gallery show for the 2022-2023 year is here: Jurell Scott’s Studio Photography! Keep an eye on the horizon for a reception with Jurell Scott on October...
Studio Photography by Jurell Scott
September 24–October 15
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Aperture Gallery

Our first Aperture Gallery show for the 2022-2023 year is here: Jurell Scott’s Studio Photography!

Keep an eye on the horizon for a reception with Jurell Scott on October 15th @ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come meet the artist and have some food! A collection of selected photograph prints are up now at the Aperture Gallery. On view September 24th through October 28th. Come check out @photoshoot.jay’s use of amazing color and lighting! Artist Statement and Bio: “Jurell Scott is a UO alum who majored in Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. Jurell Scott a.k.a. Photoshoot Jay has taken a variety of photos as a freelance photographer at events, outdoors, and in studios. Photography began as a side-hustle turned passion. Hard work and improvement has made him confident in his skills. The photos being showcased represent his progression and dedication to his craft. If you’d like to see more of his photos, check them out on Instagram @photoshoot.jay

Sep 28
ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt 7:00 a.m.

A new show for the Adell McMillan Gallery has arrived for the first half of Fall 2022: ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt! A reception is planned on October 15th @ 6:00...
ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt
September 24–October 15
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Adell McMillan Gallery

A new show for the Adell McMillan Gallery has arrived for the first half of Fall 2022: ayáyat People by Megan Van Pelt!

A reception is planned on October 15th @ 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope you stop by and meet the artist and have some food!

Megan Van Pelt’s work is on view September 24th to October 28th. Our team is hard at work installing tonight, and we are extremely excited for you to see @vanpelt_photo’s beautiful work! Artist Statement and Bio: “(ayáyat means beautiful in Umatilla) My name is Megan Van Pelt, an Indigenous photographer based on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and current student at the University of Oregon (UO). This exhibit is influenced by Indigenous resilience on the higher education level, as well the beauty and Tribal Members of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (UIR). Born and raised in North Eastern Oregon, I have lived in and around Pendleton, Oregon majority of my life. My biological parents are Michael Van Pelt and Rebecca Carnes. Enrolled CTUIR Tribal Member, I am also of Nez Perce and Cayuse lineage. Other than photography, I am a beginner bead-worker and plateau style basket-weaver. This last academic year, I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Native American Student Union (NASU), Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Many Nation Longhouse (MNL) events. Such events include Indigenous People’s Day, Miss Indigenous UO, MMIW Events, Protests, Workshops and more. Additionally, I have included work from back home, of family members and culturally relevant events. My goal is to expand this collection and contribute more documentation of Native life on campus. qayciyáw̓yaw (thank you) for coming and viewing my work.”

Sep 28
Studio Photography by Jurell Scott 7:00 a.m.

Our first Aperture Gallery show for the 2022-2023 year is here: Jurell Scott’s Studio Photography! Keep an eye on the horizon for a reception with Jurell Scott on October...
Studio Photography by Jurell Scott
September 24–October 15
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Aperture Gallery

Our first Aperture Gallery show for the 2022-2023 year is here: Jurell Scott’s Studio Photography!

Keep an eye on the horizon for a reception with Jurell Scott on October 15th @ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come meet the artist and have some food! A collection of selected photograph prints are up now at the Aperture Gallery. On view September 24th through October 28th. Come check out @photoshoot.jay’s use of amazing color and lighting! Artist Statement and Bio: “Jurell Scott is a UO alum who majored in Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. Jurell Scott a.k.a. Photoshoot Jay has taken a variety of photos as a freelance photographer at events, outdoors, and in studios. Photography began as a side-hustle turned passion. Hard work and improvement has made him confident in his skills. The photos being showcased represent his progression and dedication to his craft. If you’d like to see more of his photos, check them out on Instagram @photoshoot.jay

Sep 29
UOAA Black Alumni Reunion

We are inviting alumni and friends back to the University of Oregon campus to see what’s changed, reconnect with old friends, and, of course, have a good time at the second...
UOAA Black Alumni Reunion
September 29–October 2
On-campus, Eugene, OR

We are inviting alumni and friends back to the University of Oregon campus to see what’s changed, reconnect with old friends, and, of course, have a good time at the second UOAA Black Alumni Reunion!

The weekend festivities will consist of networking opportunities, campus tours, live music, and a tailgate to get us ready to cheer on the Ducks. We are encouraging all to reconnect and reinvest.

DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi
Coordinator, Multicultural and Identity-Based Support Services