The Outlying District: Black Suburba Elexus Greene UO School of Journalism & Communication- Advertising & School of PPPM Painter and digital artist Elexus Greene was born in San Francisco, CA but spent her childhood growing up in Vallejo. Elexus mixes Black heritage with urban elements to create visuals of inherited history seen amongst millennials today. Upon first entering the Journalism Gateway sequence at UO, Elexus has become obsessed with creating and publishing her own passion projects. As she begins the transition into her senior year of college at the UO, she is student by day and creator by night where she is learning the essentials of balancing academics, work, and artistry. Looking towards the future, Elexus plans to use her Advertising degree and skill to push her growing entrepreneurship and brand i-AMbitious, and spark a career in Creative Directing. www.iambitious.org @i_ _ambitious @_elexus900
Mohammed Murshed, graduated from the University of Oregon in spring '18 with a Bachelor of Art in Art & Technology; he is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Murshed's work will be on view in the Adell McMillan Gallery Fall '18. Artist's statement: "When I begin a project, I already envision the concept of the idea in my mind, I do not force anything into my work. Some of my artwork reflects on my diagnoses of PTSD due to the war in Yemen and synesthesia. Ancient Middle Eastern Art inspires this Collection for Summer 2018. This series is devoted to Professor Jan Reaves (RIP 1945-2018); she was my Mentor through my last two years in University and has inspired me to work harder and not to give up. The impact of my cultural heritage reflects on my artwork. It subconsciously comes out to me; I consider myself a global citizen I would like my work to touch everyone globally."
Join the Duck Nest in making your own journal! You can select the paper, doing a simple stitch to bind the pages together, and choosing to decorate however you like. The free event will be located at the Duck Nest, and all are welcome!
The Duck Nest will be hosting Craft Saturday events a few times each term in collaboration with the Craft Center, where we will host a simple craft for people to create.
Come cheer on your Duck football team against Washington State with the Pit Crew and fellow students in the EMU O Lounge! Pregame and halftime commentary provided by UO’s KWVA announcers. There will be food, prizes, trivia, and much more! Game start time is 4:30pm!!
Please join us for the 2018 CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month events on Monday, October 22!
A CLLAS Teach-in on film and activism will feature director, Peter Bratt, 11-12 in Crater Lake North, EMU. Peter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker and director the documentary DOLORES. Free & open to the public. Light refreshments will follow.
Later in the day on Oct 22, CLLAS will be screening the documentary DOLORES at 4pm, in the Redwood Auditorium, EMU. Director Peter Bratt will lead a discussion of the film after the screening. Free & open to the public.
Film and Activism with film director Peter Bratt
Please join us for the 2018 CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month events On October 22!
CLLAS will be screening the documentary DOLORES (2017) at 4pm on Oct.22 in the Redwood Auditorium, EMU.
Director, Peter Bratt will lead a discussion after the film.
Free and open to the public.
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.
Earlier in the day, Oct 22, a CLLAS Teach-in on film and activism will feature director, Peter Bratt, 11-12 in Crater Lake North, EMU. Peter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker, whose credits include FOLLOW ME HOME (1996) and (LA MISSION) 2009. Free & open to the public.
Dolores Film Screening & Discussion with film director Peter Bratt
This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Sam Miller!
These classes are on Mondays weeks 3-8 from 6pm-8pm for $65.
Sign-up and pay to reserve a spot at the Bike Program EMU space in Room 008.
Come join us by the O Desk stairs in the EMU for our weekly game nights from 6:30-7:30! Check out free board games to play with your friends and fellow students. We will also have a new and exciting activity every week!