Join us for a much-anticipated talk by Dr. Jennifer C. Nash of Northwestern University. Professor Nash's talk is the final installment in the 2018-2019 New Directions in Black Feminist Studies Speaker Series, organized by Dr. Shoniqua Roach.
Talk abstract: "Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars" follows the word “critic” around the black feminist archive, endeavoring to trace its myriad meanings by asking: Who are intersectionality’s critics, and what precisely makes those scholars’ works critical? Why has the term “critic” come to circulate and proliferate around intersectionality in recent years? Why are black feminists so deeply invested in exposing the “critic”? The talk explores the affective lure of the term critic, engaging how the term “critic” has become the centerpiece of the intersectionality wars that black feminism has found itself mired in, and asking how the constant invocation of the malicious critic as a pernicious outsider becomes a crucial strategy through which black feminists reassert their territorial hold on intersectionality.
Speaker bio: Jennifer C. Nash is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on black sexual politics, black feminism, and intersectionality and the debates around it. Her first book, The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Duke University Press, 2014), was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association in 2015. Her second book, Black Feminism Reimagined (Duke University Press, 2019), rewrites black feminist theory’s engagement with intersectionality. Nash has held fellowships at the Columbia Society of Fellows and the WEB Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. She also received a Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Grant.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention workshop to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize suicide warning signs and risk factors, support a friend in need, and utilize campus and community mental health resources. This workshop is free and open to all UO students and is a part of Mental Health Month.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
The 2019 Evening with the Masters Reception and Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 6th at UO – Portland. All SOJC-Portland alums, current and prospective students, as well as faculty and friends of the SOJC are invited.
We will be celebrating our Class of 2019 as the MA Strategic Communication graduates present their final projects and the Multimedia Journalism class, Reporting in Communities, will screen their final video-stories about engaged journalism.
It is a great opportunity to re-connect with current and former students and to get the latest info on our exciting graduate programs in Portland. Please feel free to invite your colleagues and family/friends.
Please RSVP by June 1. We hope to see you there!
The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:
1. Develop skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide.
2. Develop skills in how to engage students in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.
3. Develop knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.
If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here.
The Faculty & Staff section of the UCC website includes several additional online resources for helping students in distress.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Matthew Knight Arena
Tickets not required
GRADUATES! Make sure you register for the ceremony on Marching Order. A link will be sent to your email address in May. You can find more information on the SOJC Commencement website, here: https://journalism.uoregon.edu/commencement/
Students need to check-in at Matt Knight Arena between 11-11:30 a.m. Students will begin being seated by 11:40 a.m.
Ceremony will start promptly at 12:00 p.m.
REGALIA (cap and gown, etc.): Purchase at the Duck Store starting early April (http://www.uoduckstore.com/graduation-packages)
Visiting friends and family are encouraged to make travel arrangements early.
More details are coming soon. If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to enjoy the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org