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Symposium - Futures of Work: Climate and Lifeways in the PNW

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ford Alumni Center, 403 and 202
1720 East 13th Eugene, OR

The Futures of Work symposium will include two days of dynamic conversations examining the past, present, and most importantly futures of labor in the Pacific Northwest. The symposium will include presentations from community partners working on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice as well as from faculty, staff, and students from Whitman College, University of Idaho-Moscow, Heritage University, and University of Oregon. It will include site visits to UO’s Zero Waste program and millrace canal. Keynote presentations from executive director of Resilient Force and author of the forthcoming book The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America, and Juliet Schor, economist and sociologist at Boston College and this year’s Wayne Morse scholar!

Space is limited and will fill on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments, lunch, and a Thursday evening reception will be offered. Full symposium schedule coming soon on our webpage.

November 17-18, full day schedules.

Event Type

Academic, Lectures & Presentations, Symposium


College of Arts & Sciences

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public



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