Changing the Colors of Sustainability
Monday, January 17, 2011
Tuesday January 18, 2011
“Dreaming Together. Dreaming Tomorrow”, Art Wall outside Bistro, Putnam University Center
WU will explore the power of mural painting and artistic expression as tools to combating racial inequities and injustices through painting the Art Wall located outside of the Bistro.
Wednesday January 19, 2011
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
“Creating Our Soundtrack from LA”, CAT Cavern, Putnam University Center 2nd floor
Space will be created in which through stories, music, poetry and other forms of expression, we will be able to reflect on experiences working against societal inequities.
Thursday January 20, 2011
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm|
Convocation, Cone Chapel: Waller Hall
Good Sista / Bad Sista, CAT Cavern, Putnam University Center 2nd floor
These two phenomenal women (w)right and re(in)cite powerful, provocative, and political performance poetry with attitude. Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha teach in elementary, middle and high schools, in juvenile detention facilities and in prisons, as well as at Portland State University’s Black Studies Department. The duo has toured nationally and internationally and has been featured on OPB, The Travel Channel and in the documentary “Small City, Big Hip Hop”. Co-authors of two combat ready chapbooks, their work also appears in the anthology Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution as well as Quotable Rebel. In the service of soul sister security of the first, second and third worlds, these poetic provocateurs borrow ball points, pilfer paper, and liberate language to manufacture mind bombs and lob them on unsuspecting audiences.
Friday, January 21, 2011
|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|
Into the Streets: Community Service in Salem, CAT Cavern, Putnam University Center 2nd floor
Signup for Luncheon and Service Required
|7:30 pm (Doors open at 7pm)|
"Changing the Colors of Sustainability” Angela Davis, Smith Auditorium
Author. Educator. Activist. Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
4th Annual Stride Toward Freedom 5k Run/1 Mile Walk, Brown Field (adjacent to Putnam University Center)
Come celebrate the life and spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with this annual fundraiser! Entry fee includes t-shirt and post-race snacks. Proceeds to benefit the Salem Multicultural Institute.
Cost: $15 pre-register, $20 day of race. Registration available at the Putnam University Information Desk and at Active.com. Day of race registration begins at 8am. For more information call (503) 370-6265.
Monday January 24, 2011
Expression of Justice: Open Mic, The Bistro, Putnam University Center
Willamette community voices break the silence as they reflect on experiences at Willamette and beyond through poetry, music, and other creative expressions.
Tuesday January 25 – Thursday January 27, 2011
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, & 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
Tunnel of Oppression, Montag Den
Participate in this multi-media, multi-sensory display which gives voice to sites and stories of oppression and injustice facing our lives, communities and world today.
This year’s Tunnel will engage with issues of oppression and injustice within Islamophobia, Sizism and Sexual Education. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on our own implications within the systems that produce inequality and be compelled to take informed action.
Wednesday January 26, 2011
Education: Have we Realized the Dream? (featuring Willamette Academy), Salem Public Library: Loucks Auditorium
This event will feature community leaders and voices from Salem-Keizer youth as they reflect and share their perspectives on the history, progress, and current state of equity in the education system.
Thursday January 27, 2011
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
“The Remix: Building Actions of Justice”, CAT Cavern, Putnam University Center 2nd floor
Guests from Salem and surrounding areas will share the work they do and the ways in which we can all begin or continue to work towards equity in our communities.
For more information on any of these events, call (503)370-6265.