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

Feb 25
Common Adventure: Black, Indigenous, People of Color Affinity Trip Ski at Hoodoo! 7:00 a.m.

Calling all BIPOC skiers/snowboarders! Ivana and Reiya are looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying the day on the slope with friends who are learning to ski. Join them...
Common Adventure: Black, Indigenous, People of Color Affinity Trip Ski at Hoodoo!
February 25
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Calling all BIPOC skiers/snowboarders! Ivana and Reiya are looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying the day on the slope with friends who are learning to ski. Join them for a full day at Hoodoo!

Sign up on our website under the Common Adventure tab. You will know that you are officially on the trip when you receive an email from the trip initiators. Signing up on the Common Adventure tab does not guarantee you are on the trip. Please wait for the email! MANDATORY Pre-Trip: February 23rd, 4:00 pm at the OP rental barn. Cost: $10 (bring to the pre-trip meeting to reserve your spot) for gas; Additional costs to consider: $55 for a Hoodoo ticket purchased at the OP rental barn,  $25-39 for rentals at Hoodoo the day of or rentals from the Outdoor Program and/or Berg's ski shop in Eugene. *As soon as you get a confirmation email from Ivana and Reiya that you are on the trip, call the rental barn to reserve gear. If you wait until the end of the week to rent gear, there may be none left! Departure time and place: February 25th, 7:00 am, will depart from Rental Barn Return time and place: February 25th around 7:00 pm, at the Rental Barn *Must be a student at the UO to participate, there will be no refunds once you have reserved your spot. 

Trip Initiator: Ivana Cachoua Cervello, Reiya Bhullor

Trip Initiator Contact: icachoua@uoregon.edu, rbhullor@uoregon.edu

Pre-trip Meeting: Fri, 02/23/2024 - 4:00 pm

Pre-trip Meeting Location: Rental Barn 1225 E 18th Ave Eugene, OR 97403

Departure Date: Sun, 02/25/2024 - 7:00 am

Departure Location: Rental Barn 1225 E 18th Ave Eugene, OR 97403

Feb 25
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit 10:00 a.m.

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly...
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit
February 5–March 8
10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Adell McMillan Gallery

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in Oregon. This show is on view from February 5th through March 8th.

Meet some of the artists and the amazing students, staff and faculty of the UO Prison Education Program for a reception on Thursday, March 7th from 6-7pm; free refreshments and activities.

Feb 25
Underwater Forests—Oregon's Kelp Ecosystems 10:00 a.m.

Experience Oregon's dynamic—yet fragile—kelp forest ecosystems and learn why this species is vital to Oregon and the world. Discover the critters that call...
Underwater Forests—Oregon's Kelp Ecosystems
October 28–September 15
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience Oregon's dynamic—yet fragile—kelp forest ecosystems and learn why this species is vital to Oregon and the world. Discover the critters that call Oregon's kelp forests home, the threats facing kelp today, and what we can do to help the kelp.

Feb 26
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit 7:00 a.m.

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly...
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit
February 5–March 8
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Adell McMillan Gallery

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in Oregon. This show is on view from February 5th through March 8th.

Meet some of the artists and the amazing students, staff and faculty of the UO Prison Education Program for a reception on Thursday, March 7th from 6-7pm; free refreshments and activities.

Feb 26
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging" 4:00 p.m.

Chambers is the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reception at 3:30 p.m. Talk begins at 4:00...
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging"
February 26
4:00 p.m.
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Beetham Family Conference Room

Chambers is the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reception at 3:30 p.m. Talk begins at 4:00 p.m.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.