2016-17 Lorwin Lecture Series

Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

  • October 13 – 14, 2016 Lorwin Lecture: Cherrie Moraga, “The Last Exhale of Our Mother’s Breath” — The ‘Work’ of the First Generation Writer — keynote Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and an activist methods workshop for faculty and graduate students. Artist-in-residence at the Stanford University drama department, Cherrie Moraga is a poet, playwright-director, writer-essayist, educator, cultural activist, and the coeditor of the seminal anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, which won the Before Columbus American Book Award in 1986.
  • November 9, 2016 Lorwin Series: “Transformative Philanthropy” — a forum on the unique and particular ways in which social justice philanthropy—both fundraising and grantmaking—can bring, and has brought about, social change for women, LGBTQ people, and people of color. Featuring Gabriel Foster, co-founder and Executive Director, Trans Justice Funding Project; Kris Hermanns, CEO, Pride Foundation; and Carol Tatch, Major Giving Director, MRG Foundation.
  • January 23, 2017 Lorwin Series: Saru Jayaraman “Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty” — keynote lecture and panel discussion focused on food justice issues. Jayaraman is the Director, Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley and author of Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), a national bestseller, and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016).


The Lorwin Lectureship is a bequest of the UO College of Arts and Sciences and UO School of Law.