Thank you to all our sponsors for making this event possible.


University of Oregon co-sponsors:

Center for Environmental Futures


Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Environmental Studies


Division of Equity and Inclusion


Moore Fund





Dixon Fund

Department of Landscape Architecture

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER)

Department of Architecture

Ethnic Studies

UO Outdoor Program


Community Co-Sponsors:

What is a community co-sponsor?

Many organizations in the Pacific Northwest, including in Eugene, are grappling with the core questions of this symposium in their own day-to-day work. Community Co-Sponsors are organizations outside of the university that find a synergy between the core questions of the symposiums and questions they engage with in their work.  In endorsing the symposium, they have found that the speakers and panels would be useful for their members and/or staff to attend. Community co-sponsors agree to advertise the public events to their membership and are encouraged to have their staff members attend the event.


Beyond Toxics

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

City of Eugene River House Outdoor Center

Crag Law Center

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah  

Greater Hells Canyon Council

Meyer Memorial Trust

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

Northwest Youth Corps

Oregon Wild

Signal Fire

Willamette National Forest

Youth in Nature Partnership


Special Recognition:

Thank you to Grace Chen for allowing us to use her work, “Chosen Family,” for our symposium. Thank you to Signal Fire for connecting us to Grace Chen.

Thank you to Alison Mildrexler of the University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program.  Her work, including securing rooms, making travel arrangements, creating contracts, has made this event possible.

Thank you to Avni Pravin who created and implemented the initial design of the website for the symposium.

Thank you to Sara Worl who developed and piloted our Community Organization Co-Sponsorship program.

Thank you to Beth Magee who designed our beautiful posters for the symposium.