Wednesday, November 16, 2016
University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Migration has been central to life in Oregon for thousands of years and has become especially poignant since non-Native people began resettling here during the 1830s and 1840s. Oregonians have long engaged in complex debates about which peoples are entitled to certain rights and responsibilities as residents of the state — from notions of Manifest Destiny to black and Asian exclusion laws to tribal treaty negotiations and termination to welcoming late-twentieth-century refugees to recent political struggles over tuition equity and drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants.
The Oregon Migrations symposium will bring together scholars and holders of community history to investigate the various ways that Oregon inhabitants and newcomers have shaped each other through time, helping us better understand today’s discussions about belonging.
Sponsored by Oregon Historical Society, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the UO Labor Education Research Center.