November 17-19th @ University of Oregon
The Oregon Students of Color Conference provides a safe, inclusive, welcoming space for students of color, which includes queer and trans students of color and allies to express their voices and experiences. We are focused on education around social and political inequalities for students of color that includes a queer justice lens to help establish ways to continue advocacy and progress. Students will interact with community organizations and hear from keynote speakers who have created real change in society. The conference will provide great networking opportunities with hundreds of students of color, queer and trans students of color, and allies from the Pacific Northwest!
Roots: Radical Organizing in Oregon & Transforming Solidarity
Join us at the 17th annual Oregon Students of Color Conference, where this year’s theme is ROOTS: Radical Organizing in Oregon and Transforming Solidarity. “ROOTS” is accompanied by the notions of history & celebration, growth & transformation and of systemic engrainment & structure. We get back to our roots by claiming our history and celebrating, uplifting, and praising cultures of color. We put down our roots when we build our organizations and our communities. We tear up by the roots when we decolonize the spaces that we’re in and when we demolish the structures built to oppress us.
In this system that criminalises, commodifies & silences black and brown bodies, to take space & to take breath, to survive is a revolutionary act; to be of color is RADICAL. We come together November 17th-19th around the premise of ORGANIZING our distinct communities, connected by the racialization of our bodies, to create mutual power through the exchange of ideas and techniques for our survival, for healing our trauma and for building our resistance. These methods are especially vital for us in OREGON, a state whose history & reality is grounded in the pursuit of a white utopia and whose body is built on indigenous land. Here in Eugene, we are on the land of the Kalapuya Nations from the area, Chifin, Winefelly, Pee-u (Mohawk), and Chelamela Nations.
We change the spaces we occupy by defying and redefining the trajectory of that history: PoC are TRANSFORMING Oregon. Revisiting the intent of OSCC17: ROOTS: We share this space, our time and our stories with one another so that we can build connections between peoples who are united by a shared understanding of race-based oppression and marginalization. By incorporating our struggles, shared and unique, into a movement predicated on the liberation of peoples of color, we can redefine what it means to be in SOLIDARITY.
Alyssa Pariah (she/her/hers) is an Afro-Puerto Rican trans woman from New York City. A founding member of the Trans Justice program at the Audre Lorde Project in 2009, she has been training herself and others to think strategically about how we build a visionary future based on a solidarity that does not seek to erase difference; But to harness the creative potential that we all bring to the work in the fight for justice.
Is closed for OSCC 17
Workshop Proposal Form
The workshop submission period for OSCC 17 is closed
1:00-7:20pm- Oregon Student Association Board Meeting
2:00-7:20pm-Registration Check In
1:00-4:00pm- Organizational Tabling Fair & Architecture of Internment
3:30-5:00pm-Radical Organizing in Oregon Panel
5:00-7:00pm-Dinner on your own
7:50-9:50pm-Closed Identity Based Caucus Spaces
7:50-9:50pm- Papers, documentary showing and Q&A to follow
10:20-11:40am-Workshop Session 1
11:50-1:10pm-Workshop Session 2
2:30-3:15pm-Keynote Speaker: Alyssa Pariah
3:25-4:45pm-Workshop Session 3
4:55-6:15pm-Workshop Session 4
7:35-8:35pm-Keynote Speaker: Daisy Hernández
10:30-11:50am-Workshop Session 5
12:10-1:30pm-Workshop Session 6
Accessing The Full Schedule
Have you received an email about sched titled “You’re Invited To Oregon Students of Color Conference 2017?”If yes,
Follow the link, set up your profile, and follow the 2017 Students of Color Conference schedule. If no,
Find a staff member wearing a yellow name tag when you arrive, give them your email, and they will ensure you get an email invite.