University of Oregon

Community Gathering

A Dialogue on Political Struggle

Thursday, November 10, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room


“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Our campus is a community. Libraries are community spaces. Community spaces are never more important than in times of duress and social division. In our belief that community bonds may be strengthened and justice may be advanced through the sharing of personal experiences in their historical context, today, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, the UO Libraries will open the Knight Library Browsing Room (Knight 106) to the UO community from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

The goals of this event will be to:

  • Reaffirm our bonds of community
  • Share personal experiences of political resistance and resilience
  • Build productive frames for our collective experiences of struggle
  • Provide a space for people who need to find supportive community, information, and resources
  • Share information about library collections that address vital social justice issues

The UO Libraries has invited David Frank, UO Professor of Rhetoric, and teacher of the course, The Rhetoric of Racial Reconciliation:  Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the Problem of Intersectionality, to provide remarks, while library faculty and staff will highlight relevant items from our general collection, special collections, and archives.  Our primary role is to facilitate a needed public conversation in this time of change and polarization. Attendees are encouraged to share their insights, and experiences in a thoughtful and respectful way.

Open to all students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus and from the community. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email

University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
T: (541) 346-3053
F: (541) 346-3485
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