Men’s Center Assistant Director, AJ Fierro Stephens, is working with Men’s Center and UO Multicultural Center Staff to coordinate the Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality and Ally Awareness Panel scheduled for Spring of 2016! See below for information on the Mission of the event. To get involved in the collaboration and help out email the AJ at:
Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality and Ally Awareness Panel:
ASUO Men’s Center
The purpose of the “Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality and Ally Awareness” panel is to raise awareness on the B.L.M. movement, and focus on the underrepresented people within the movement while providing information on how potential allies can practice ally behavior. By creating a better understanding of intersecting identities within the B.L.M. movement, we hope that institutional violence can be decreased, prevented, and stopped all together through education, awareness, and community engagement at a local and national level.
The ASUO Men’s Center, in collaboration with student organizations and departments at the University of Oregon, will invite experts to present on a panel. As stated above, they will speak on three themes 1) The Black Lives Matter Movement and why it is important, 2) the underrepresentation of black trans/ gender nonconforming, women, and girls lives within the movement, and 3) thoughts and perspectives on how people who don’t identify as black can be effective allies.