We're very excited and proud to be showing the documentary film Agent of Change on Thursday, October 20 at 6 pm 145 Straub Hall.
The official synopsis of the film is below, but we're excited to show it because the film speaks so directly to many of the challenges we face on college campuses today. How do we remake our campus community so that students of color are not "fitting in," but actually at home? How do we organize and collectively approach those in power to demand that the campus be remade how we want it remade? The film shows us how students in 1968 and 1969 approached these questions, providing us with signposts for today.
Please plan to attend the screening. Please invite your students and friends.
Synopsis: From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April, 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960’s. Through the stories of these young men and women who were at the forefront of these efforts, Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to these protests. The film’s characters were caught at the crossroads of the civil rights, black power, and anti-Vietnam war movements at a pivotal time in America’s history. Today, over 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country, revealing how much work remains to be done.
Agents of Change links the past to the present and the present to the past–making it not just a movie but a movement. ... See MoreSee Less
October 10, 2016, 5:30pm - October 10, 2016, 7:30pm
Measure 97 would increase corporate minimum taxes when sales exceed $25 million and remove the current corporate tax limit. It will increase Oregon state revenue funds for higher education, K-12 education, health care, and senior services.
Learn more about Measure 97 and how you can help build Oregon’s future. UO faculty, classified staff, and representatives from A Better Oregon will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about this important ballot measure.