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Inauguration Day Teach-In: Learn • Discuss • Act

Date: 8:30am - 2:50pm PST January 20, 2017 Location: Council Chamber

Council Chamber

Inauguration Day Teach-In

Learn • Discuss • Act


Friday, Jan. 20th, 2017 


8:30 a.m., Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center
Viewing of the Inauguration
Coffee and Tea will be provided by Student Activities. 


Moved up to 9:45-11:15 a.m. 

10:30 a.m.–12p.m., Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center
Panel: Rhetorical Analysis of Inauguration and Constitutional Powers of the President

Kundai Chirindo L&C Assistant Professor RHMS
Mitch Reyes, L&C Associate Professor RHMS
John Parry, L&C Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Law School  


12:40 –1:40 p.m., Gregg Pavilion
Panel: WWII Internment, Muslim Registry and Mass Incarceration

David Menschel, Lawyer and activist
Andrew Bernstein, L&C Associate Professor of History 
Paul Powers, L&C Associate Professor of Religious Studies


12:40 –1:40 p.m., Albany 218
Panel: Environmental Justice and Climate Change

Jay Odenbaugh, L&C Associate Professor of Philosophy
Marla Fox, Adjunct Professor of Law, Attorney at Wild Earth Guardians 
Bruce Podobnik, L&C Associate Professor of SOAN


12:40 –1:40 p.m., Albany 220
Panel: Whither American Empire? America in the Middle East and Beyond

Heather Smith-Cannoy, L&C Associate Professor of International Relations
Jill Severson, L&C Library Circulation Attendant 
Rod Such, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR)


1:50 – 2:50 p.m., Gregg Pavilion
Panel: Immigration, Local Resistance and the New Sanctuary Movement

Ben Westervelt, L&C Associate Professor of History
James Oleske, L&C Associate Professor of Law
Elliott Young, L&C Professor of History
David Ellis, Interim President and General Counsel for Lewis & Clark College 


1:50 – 2:50 p.m., Albany 218
Panel: Art and Activism

Kaley Mason, L&C Assistant Professor of Music
Jerry Harp, L&C Associate Professor with Term of English
Megan Pugh, L&C Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Mindy Johnston, Community Director Lutheran Community Services NW Vancouver and L&C Instructor of Gamelan
Akram Al-Sarraj, Artist, Iraq/Beaverton
Adelaide Byrum, L&C Instructor of Arabic


1:50 – 2:50 p.m., Albany 220
Panel: Whither Feminism? Organizing Around Questions of Gender and Sexuality

Magalí Rabasa, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Kim Cameron-Dominguez, Visiting Assistant Professor of SOAN
Members of L&C Queer Student Union and Feminist Student Union
Bud Feuless , Chair of Greater Portland NOW


View the flyer here!

Co-sponsored by Ethnic Studies, IME (Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement), Student Activities, and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

This event is free and open to the public 

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