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Lyllye B. Parker Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

In honor of International Women’s Day, the UO Women’s Center proudly presents our annual Lyllye B. Parker Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Speaker Series featuring Ayisha Elliott of “Black Girl From Eugene” Podcast!

The Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series, named after longtime local advocate for Students of Color, Ms. Lyllye B. Parker, hosts a keynote speaker who addresses the intersections of racism, sexism and other systems of oppression Black, Indigenous and Women of Color face on individual, institutional and societal levels.  Our speaker will share the ins and outs of the unique perspectives of a Black Woman who is FROM the Pacific Northwest, specifically from Eugene, Oregon.

This event will include both a global and local perspective on privilege and oppression, beginning with education by WC International Student Coordinator Meghna Jain and move into a Fireside Chat with three generations of Black Women: Ayisha Elliott, WC Racial Justice Coordinator Danaya Lowe, and Ms. Lyllye B. Parker herself!

Free admission / dinner provided/ open to the public / masks not required but highly encouraged / first come, first served