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Language as Action

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Helena María Viramontes will talk about how her fiction writing is the way she practices activism for social justice. Join Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, in conversation with local organizations and activists concerned with issues such as farm labor, migrant labor, environmental racism, Chicana feminisms, and access to quality healthcare, food, and transportation.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Academic, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Lectures & Presentations, Discussion, Reading, Diversity, Common Reading, LatinX/Hispanic, Heritage Months, Latinx Heritage Month, Women and Gender


Division of Student Life, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), College of Education, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for the Study of Women in Society, School of Journalism and Communication, Clark Honors College, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO Libraries, College of Design, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Folklore, General Social Sciences, Humanities, Latin American Studies, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Department of Education Studies, Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI), First Year Programs, Featured DEI Events

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Residence Halls, Graduate Students, New Students, Alumni

Co-Curricular Domains

Problem Solving, Social Engagement, Connecting Ideas, Intercultural Development, Leadership & Civic Engagement, Reflective Thinking, Responsibility to Others





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