Curator’s Talk: Kara Walker

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

Curator's Talk: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and PowerCurator Jessi DiTillio discusses the scope of Kara Walker’s career, delving deeper into the artist’s interest in Antebellum history, Black memorabilia, and the relevance of the nineteenth century for contemporary race relations.

Event Funding

event fundingLooking for funding for an Explore Identity event?  Here’s is a possibility for student groups:

The Duck Events Fund

supports campus-wide student programming.

One-time awards ($100-$750) are available on a competitive

basis to any organized UO student group (ASUO, EMU, academic department, or auxiliary unit).

All cultural and educational events are considered.

 Information  is available on the EMU website:
(scroll down on homepage)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Mary Farrington, EMU Grant Writer

Aaron Dixon – Black Panther Memoir

Aaron Dixon My People are RisingAaron Dixon, co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, speaking about his new book, My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-5:45 PM

WHERE: Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia St., on the UO Campus.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies. Contact: Professor Daniel HoSang,

UGS Explore Identity Awards

The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) will be supporting Winter and Spring  “Explore Identity” programming with a grant opportunity for instructional faculty and Level III instructional GTFs. Ten awards of up to $500 each will be available to support undergraduate co-curricular programming designed to sustain inquiry around the themes of race, ethnicity and identity. Awards may be used to support Winter or Spring 2014 courses – or to support activity associated with Academic  Residential Programs (ARPs), where those ARPs are anchored through academic coursework.

The funds can be used in any way that supports a course’s or ARP’s instructional objectives – with the exception of primarily social activities (e.g. a meal or party). Funds can be used, for instance, to take students to an event or special location, to fund a guest speaker, to buy materials for special projects, to enable the purchase of archival, etc., materials that would be prohibitively costly otherwise. Grants that entail collaboration between classes or instructors will be especially welcome. All applicants must be the instructor of record for their courses/ARPs. Matching funds from CoDaC may be available for some grants.

The guidelines are intentionally broad, aimed to spark creativity and collaboration. One of our goals in UGS is to promote the UO’s teaching mission with innovative curricular and co-curricular programming.

To apply, please submit the following items electronically to (a single PDF is best):  

  • one-page proposal, including budget   
  • course description (including course number, projected enrollment, term taught) and outline or syllabus, as well as description of any affiliated ARP
  • brief (150 word) bio describing your research interests/academic background

 As funding allows, there will be two rounds of application review:

  • December 2, 2013
  • February 17, 2014

For more information about the grants, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies:  or (541) 346-1221

For more information about The Race Card Project™: