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A Path Forward for Working Oregonians?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gerlinger Hall, Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

A panel discussion with Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, Jessica Giannettino Villatoro, and Sarita Gupta. Join in person or via livestream

Jessica Giannettino Villatoro is the political and legislative director at Oregon AFL-CIO. She has spent the better part of a decade building power for working people through local and state advocacy, and overseeing electoral and ballot measure campaigns.

Sarita Gupta is vice president of the Ford Foundation and 2021-22 Wayne Morse Chair. Gupta has more than 20 years of experience working to expand people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities, and their lives by creating solutions to the problems they face. She has deep expertise in policy advocacy, organizing, and building partnerships across the workers’ rights and care movements, having served as the executive director of Jobs With Justice and codirector of Caring Across Generations. 

Val Hoyle was elected in 2018 as Oregon’s statewide labor commissioner. Previously, she was an Oregon state representative and house majority leader. Hoyle spent 25 years working in the bicycle industry in domestic and international trade.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Free, Discussion


Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, 2021-22 Making Work Work

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni


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