Loading Events

← All Events

Margo Jefferson: From “I” to “We”: The Role of the Citizen-Critic

May 30 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and cultural critic, Margo Jefferson, will address the Oregon Humanities Center’s 2017-18 theme of “We the People” in her lecture From “I” to “We”: The Role of the Citizen-Critic 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 30 in 182 Lillis Hall on the UO campus.
 
Regarding her talk Jefferson says, “‘We the People’ is an affirmation, but it’s a provocation too. It provokes each of us as individuals, as ‘I’s who cherish our particular identities, to think about how those identities can join forces in a community. And by ‘forces’ I mean beliefs, achievements and dreams, but also uncertainties and conflicts: histories and traditions that often clash. ‘We the People’ are a nation of communities and cultures struggling hard to make sense of one another. What kind of ‘we’ is worth dreaming of and working for?”

Jefferson writes about her experiences growing up in post-war America as a member of a privileged African American family in her memoir, Negrolanda landmark work on privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America. She is an articulate voice critiquing race and culture in America.

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://ohc.uoregon.edu

Organizer

Oregon Humanities Center
Phone:
541-346-3934
Email:
ohc@uoregon.edu
Website:
http://ohc.uoregon.edu

Venue

U of O campus, Lillis Hall, Rm 182
955 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, 97403
+ Google Map