Weaving New Beginnings is an initiative created by the ASUO, Student Life (formally knowns as Student Affairs),and the Race Task Force, in collaboration with dozens of other departments, to bring faculty and staff of color together with students of color in hopes of promoting networking, education, and mentoring opportunities. Weaving New Beginnings has proven to be a vital tool in the retention of students, staff, and faculty of these communities.

The 21stAnnual Weaving New Beginnings will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Families welcome, Childcare is available please contact multiculturaledu@uoregon.edu)

This event remains an important endeavor to welcome all members of the community. We invite you to attend the event and be a part of the process to connect and network with each of the new students, to help showcase the support and resources offered here at the University of Oregon.

Together we can create an inclusive and welcoming community for all, and hope you will join us for an evening of networking, food and entertainment. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please email Multiculturaledu@uoregon.edu12003163_10207906864372608_610570070029361464_n

General Meetings

MEChA’s meetings are every Wednesday

at 6pm in the MCC (under panda express)

Please join us!!!

Cultural Festival Ducks Have Talent


Come join us for an awesome event on May 21st @ 6pm in the Bonus Room which is across the soccer fields on campus.

This event is a combination of talent with panelist that will be talking about social issues that are present today and how they have affected our school and students. This event’s goal is to educated people and become more aware of these issues.

Issues discussed will be…

Tuition Equity
Angeles del Desierto
women’s Issues


Winter Time Carousal
Break Dancing Battle
Acoustic Guitarist
Rap Musicians
Beat Boxing
And more

Free food, entertainment and knowledge!
Time: Saturday, May 21 at 6PM
Location: Bonus Room at the REC Center

Which Way Home

Which Way Home:
Film screening and Clothing drive
May 18th, 7pm
115 Lawrence

About the film: As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.

The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa(Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.

They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.

Clothing donations will benefit Angeles del Desierto, a non-profit volunteer organization that does search and rescue operations in the desert and mountainous regions of the border between the United States and Mexico. They aid search and rescue events, provide food, water, clothing and first aid emergency aid to people found in these extreme conditions until they can be taken to a place where they can receive further assistance. They work in coordination with other groups in both sides of the border in order to save the lives of those people that would surely perish because they lack basic needs such as water, food and appropriate clothing for the harsh conditions of the region. Angeles del Desierto is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization who is not in violation of any immigration laws.

The hottest and most dangerous months are ahead of us. Please support Angeles del Desierto in their human rights efforts by donating pants, shirts, socks, shoes, jackets and sweaters, and toiletries. Outside clothing and dress clothing are particularly sought.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208422389188534

Event is sponsored by UO MEChA.
For more information, please visit http://pages.uoregon.edu/mecha/ or email Nora Alvarez at alvarez@uoregon.edu.
This event is free, open to the public, and is wheelchair accessible.

links of interest:
which way home: http://www.whichwayhome.net/
trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XLDqsc9Ug
Angeles del Desierto: http://thedesertangels.org/