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MCC Presents Social Justice, Real Justice Conference

This coming school year, we are organizing a major social justice conference, Social Justice, Real Justice (SJRJ) Conference. The goal of this conference is to not only provide a space where students can learn from activists but also become actively engaged in the movement and organize toward social justice. This will be the place for critical discussion but also find a way to put the theories to practice.

SJRJ will have panels, workshops, keynotes, political action(s) and performances/concerts. To name a few, we have Cornel West, Dead Prez, Rocky Rivera, local grassroots organizations and the campus community involved and attending! The dates for our Social Justice, Real Justice Conference is February 14-17, here at Eugene, Oregon.

If you will like to submit a workshop, please use this link!


If you want further information (such as getting involved) e-mail us at sjrjconference@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-346-4321.


MCC Staff/SJRJ Organizers

Week 2 Updates

Hey all!

Thank you if you joined us for either one of our two events last week. We had an inspiring time with Sonny Montes and an engaging conversation over student activism. For week two, we have another set of events lined up and open to everyone who is interested.

For Thursday, October 6th, we have an Indigenous Solidarity Day event. The event will feature the film: “Return of Navajo Boy.” It will be followed by speakers from the Navajo Nation, who struggle against nuclear contamination as miners. We are very honored to have a speaker who have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer commit to this event. We strongly recommend students, staff and anyone interested to join us at 6:30pm in the Fir Room, this Thursday.

To follow that up, this Friday, the Multicultural Center will have an open house event. That’s October 7th, at 4pm in the Multicultural Center. Everyone is welcomed to partake in this mingling event, complimented by live music.

Thank you for your interest in the MCC, we look forward to meeting you at our events!

Welcome back to 2011-2012!!!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the University of Oregon’s Multicultural Center’s webpage!

We are located at the bottom level of the Erb Memorial Union! Please check our contacts tab for a full map.

We are open to all students and hold events throughout the year. We deal mainly with issues of diversity, but have collaborated with other groups such as the Woman’s Center, Academic Affairs Office, and the College of Education.

This year, we are trying even harder to reach out and collaborate with others more. If you’re an administrator, returning student, or new student that is interested in our organization, we would happily welcome you to join us for any of our events. We are also encouraging others to approach us and suggest events or co-sponsorship.

This first week, we have two events coming up. It is entitled Student Labor Activism Workshop. It is located within the MCC area, and will be taking place Tuesday September 27th at 2pm. We encourage anyone interested to join us. There will be food!

Our next event will be on the 30th, the following Friday, in the same area. We will be meeting and greeting Sonny Montes, a Mexican/Chicano Activist.  Free food will also be provided at this event! It will be followed up by his talk at the UO Law School in room 110 at 3:30.

Our events are open-doors, so feel free to join us! We look forward to seeing you there!

MCC Spring Retreat!


This is a last call for joining the MCC’s Spring Retreat! We’ve been advertising this for quite a while, so if you haven’t heard, you’ve been missing out! Here’s the schedule for it thanks to our very own Steve Morozumi:


MCC – Unions Leadership Retreat

Friday –May 27, 2011
– 3:00 pm, 4pm, and 5:15pm- vans leave
6:30- Dinner + Ice breakers “meet and greet!”

Saturday, May 28, 2011

9:00-10:00 breakfast
10:00-10:30 welcome, intros; Ice Breakers: blanket
game; cultural pursuit?

10:30-11:45 Workshop 1—Ariel Howland on
Homophobia, Transgender Identity and Cis(straight) Sexism…

11:45-1:00 Workshop 2 –Jill Torres on Leadership
Development and Community-building on campus and the Unions

1pm-2:20 Lunch

2:30- 3:30 Workshop 3 –Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression training; (what is privilege, how does racism function within our society; what can be done on an individual and collective basis to challenge oppressive forces.)

4pm – 5:00 Workshop 3– History of the Unions+ coalition goals for next year –Lidi, Nina and Mike D.

5:00-6:30 Dinner activity
* some free time: free games and hanging out; schmoozing

9:00 bonfire + smores+ scary story telling + board games/poker

Sunday: clean up and leave by 11am

Here is a link to the house, if you want to check it out:


It’s not too late to sign up today! Talk to Steve Morozumi or a member of staff to be put on the list! We’re all looking forward to seeing you all!

Hey everyone,

We have a few update this week about MCC events and hiring!

For starters, the Multicultural Center is now looking for new aspiring students for fall of next year! Applications can be found at the MCC door and will be due May 12th, 2011. For more information, please visit this link:


On a related note, if you are interested in employment for next year, would like to connect to other student unions, or just want to relax for a weekend, then you should know that the MCC is holding it’s Spring retreat week 8 of classes. That is the 27th through the 29th of May! We will be headed over to the coast for the weekend to hang out, run a few workshops and network. If you are interested, there is a sign up sheet floating around, so feel free to inquire about it from someone on staff or talk to Steve Morozumi.

Last but not least, we have some upcoming events if anyone’s interested!

A Safer Sex Workshop for Queer People that Sleep with Women!
Friday May 6, 2011 at 3:30pm
At the LGBTQA Office, 34 EMU
(1st floor, EMU-below Pando Express)
Refreshments-Pegasus Pizza
With Special guest facilitator:
Celiany Rivera-Velazquez, Ph.D.
Assistant Director-LGBTQ Student Center, New York University
This is the real deal. This workshop is about what we are *actually*
doing in intimate spaces. You are probably not going to get this
information from your doctor, parents or professors: “Are dental dams
better for anal or vaginal sex?” or “What entails more risk:
‘scissoring’ or ’69’?” Join us for a night if sexual mapping, small
group discussions and consensus building around the risk of our actual
practices. We will also provide STD 101 info that goes beyond
prevention, alternative and fun protection options, and non-traditional
bedroom fun! This work shop is opened to lesbian, fluid and bisexual
women, queer women, female-bodied folks that do not identify as women,
people that identify as women that are not female-bodied, and their
Sponsored by: MCC, LGBTQA, LGBTESSP, Women’s Center

For more info-contact: Nina Bautista, Alex Esparza or Steve at 346-4321
or by email andreina@uoregon.edu aesparza1@uoregon.edu


Seattle’s “Put This On The Map” Film Screening “Reteaching Gender and Sexuality”

Monday May 9, 2011 at 12:00pm
At the Multicultural Center Office, 33 EMU
(1st floor, EMU-below Pando Express)

Reteaching Gender & Sexuality is a message about queer youth action and resilience. The video was generated to contribute additional queer/trans youth voices to the national conversations about queer/trans youth lives. Reteaching Gender & Sexuality intends to steer the conversation beyond the symptom of bullying, to consider systemic issues and deeper beliefs about gender and sexuality that impact queer youth. We invite you to share the video with your friends, family and networks; we invite you to share with us what THIS issue means to you!

For more info on the project: http://www.putthisonthemap.org/

We will be providing sandwiches/refreshments

Dr. Larry Hoover

Are you interested in masks?

Mexican and African masks?

Then you should be at the Multicultural Center’s event on April 12th!

This event will be featuring Dr. Larry Hoover and his collection of masks at 6pm in 115 Lawrence Hall.

April 12th: “African and Mexican Masks: Tapping into the Sacred and the Spirits” featuring Dr. Larry Hoover @ 6pm 115 Lawrence.

Spring Term Events

Hey everyone,

This term, we have plenty of events and opportunity for everyone to get involved in.

March 30th: “Iraq War Victory Celebration” @ 11am-3pm EMU Amphitheater

March 31st: Iraq War Veterans Panel @ 7pm 282 Lillis

April 5th: Commemorating Mexico’s Revolution: Then and Now! Featuring Professor James Cockroft @ 6pm 115 Lawrence

April 12th: “African and Mexican Masks: Tapping into the Sacred and the Spirits” featuring Dr. Larry Hoover @ 6pm 115 Lawrence

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in any of these events. Drop by the Multicultural Center to get more information.

Keep checking up to see more events throughout the term!

Raza Unida Outreach Conference

Raza Unida Outreach Conference

Who: Renee Saucedo Esq and Francisco Gonzalez

What: Keynote Speaker, Art workshop, Dinner

When: Wednesday February 23rd

10am Keynote Speaker (Renee Caucedo)

11am Art Workshop (Francisco Gonzalez)

6pm Dinner reception with guest speakers @ Daniel’s Restaurant

Where: Mac Court, Daniel’s Restaurant

Cosponsored by MECHA + MCC



Surplus Hearing

The MCC is applying for surplus funds to help us with our upcoming events. Please try and make this if you can. It will be in the Walnut Room, on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00pm.

Beyond the Fields

Beyond the Fields

Who: Randy Shaw

What: Speaker for the MCC

When: 7:00pm, Feb. 24th

Where: University of Oregon, 175 Knight Law School


There will also be a Lane Community College event at 1:00pm. It will be at Bldg 17, Room 309.

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