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Public Talk -- Hope to Resist: Battling Erasure and Inserting Our Histories into National Narratives with Helena Maria Viramontes, Author of Under the Feet of Jesus

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, will speak to the campus community about her work as an author and activist. Topics of the book that may be addressed include farm labor, migrant labor, environmental racism, Chicana feminisms, or migrant healthcare systems. Viramontes' talk will include readings from Their Dogs Came With Them and Under the Feet of Jesus.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Academic, Free, Diversity and Multiculturalism, 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, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Clark Honors College, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO Libraries, College of Design, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Folklore, General Social Sciences, Latin American Studies, Romance Languages, Women's and Gender Studies, Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, First Year Programs, Office of the Dean of Students, Multicultural Education Student Engagement and Success, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI), Featured DEI Events, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology

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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