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Marylhurst University

17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Feb 15 2018
    Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

    Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes of the continued isolation and the differences of experience between Oregonians of different races—such as institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias. What systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many of us strive for? Knowing what we do, how do we act—as individuals and communities—to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon?

    EMILY DREW is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, race and ethnicity, immigration, and social change. Her primary areas of research involve understanding how race and racism operate inside of institutions. Drew serves as a co-trainer of Understanding Institutional Racism workshops for Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training.

    THE MARYLHURST SPEAKER SERIES is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts. This talk is offered through OREGON HUMANITIES’ Conversation Project, free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

    Venue: The Old Library, BP John Admin, Marylhurst University

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  • Monday
    Nov 6 2017
    Gendering Race: Connections Between Racism & Sexism

    Dr. Ayako Takamori’s teaching and research is driven by an enduring interest in how identities are negotiated and mediated across borders and in post-conflict contexts through cultural citizenship and activism. Drawing on her background in sociocultural anthropology, her work is conceived at the interdisciplinary juncture of Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, and her areas of expertise span comparative race and ethnicity, transnationalism and globalization, nationalism and multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and media and visual cultures. She is also trained in documentary film and video production. From 2011-2013, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tokyo through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her aim as an educator is to forge pathways of social justice and belonging for students, in which higher education provides students with tools to strengthen communities and dismantle existing systems of inequality.

    The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

    VENUE: The Old Library, BP John Admin Bldg, Marylhurst University

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  • Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Sea Gypsies in the Age of Hard Borders

    Dr. Marshall will discuss a case study looking at his home state of Sabah, Malaysia, exploring security challenges posed by illegal immigrants in the aftermath of a 2013 armed intrusion by a vigilante group from neighboring Philippines, and its implications for stateless “Sea Gypsies” – individuals from a distinct ethnic group largely bereft of the legal right to belong in any country.

    In this talk, Sanen Marshall looks at Sabah as a case study in how states prefer non-citizens over citizens. The historical and contemporary struggle of the Sulu nation against both countries is briefly discussed.

    Caught in this political dichotomy of citizens and non-citizens, an ethnic group in Sabah known as the Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) attempt to surmount the political challenges when two modern countries collaborate to remove some of their members from the state. What does the future hold for stateless Bajau Laut and Sulu(k) children in Sabah?

    Sanen Marshall, a political scientist and senior lecturer at University Malaysia Sabah, is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Marylhurst University. He is a (North) Borneo or Sabah specialist, having spent years studying the cultures and languages of the ethnic groups there. He has presented papers in a number of UNCHR meetings on the issue of the statelessness of the Sea Gypsies, including in the First Global Forum on Statelessness (2014). Sanen Marshall is also the convener of the 2015 Forum on Heritage Language Education for Early Childhood. He is primarily interested in researching how small communities are able to mobilize to secure their rights in contemporary society.

    The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

    VENUE: The Old Library, BP John Admin Building, Marylhurst University

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 18 2017
    The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

    Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, D.C., asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities.

    MANUEL PADILLA has a B.A. in philosophy from Portland State University and an M.A. in peace, conflict and development studies from the UNESCO Chair for the Philosophy of Peace. He has done peace work in Haiti, Chad and Washington, DC, working with internally displaced people, immigrants and refugees. Currently he implements reconciliation workshops in refugee contexts with the Jesuit Refugee Service, works with youth through restorative justice frameworks, and volunteers with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Circles of Support and Accountability program. His professional interest is rooted in his deep spiritual desire to use group processes and dialogue to foster cultures of encounter and vulnerability to transform conflict and build civil society. An Oregon native, he is happy to be back, rediscovering roots and enjoying all life has to offer here.

    THE MARYLHURST SPEAKER SERIES is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts. This talk is offered through Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

    Venue: The Old Library, Marylhurst University

    Website