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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. January 26, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
MLK Food Drive: Feed the Dream (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus

Spotlight on Youth and Hunger in Salem
Donation barrels in various campus locations and at designated events during the MLK celebration. One of every five area households ate from an emergency food box at least once during the year. And, among those eating from food boxes were an average of more than 16,000 children a month.

Food drive runs through Monday, January 26.

Items most needed are:
 • Cereal
 • Canned fruit
 • Soup
 • Pasta
 • Tomato and pasta sauces
 • Peanut butter
 • Tuna (and other canned meats)
 • Shelf-stable dairy
 • Canned vegetables
 • Flour
Event Image Exhibition | "Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper" | Nov. 8 - Feb. 1 (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura has made prints in a style inspired by his childhood interest in comic books and the traditions of American pop art and Japanese woodcut prints. Born in 1939, Shimomura spent part of his childhood, during WWII, in an internment camp in Idaho and his subsequent work as an artist explores the unique position of being seen as an outsider in one's own country.

Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper has been organized by Director John Olbrantz to complement Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff, which opens January 17, 2015, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. 

Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper
 features 29 prints drawn from local and regional collections, including works from his Minidoka Snapshots and Mistaken Identity series, both of which deal with internment camp issues.

More information on the exhibitions and related events:
Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper | November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff
  | January 17 - March 29, 2015 

Event Image MLK Book Club: “Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family”
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Lauren Kessler’s facual story of three generations of a Japanese American family's journey beginning with their immigration to Oregon and the subsequent racism of the early exclusionary laws barring them from citizenship to WW II internment camps. 

Catherine Collins, Professor of Rhetoric, will lead the book club meeting.
Event Image “Expression of Justice” Open Mic w/ Walidah Imarisha
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Willamette community voices break the silence as they reflect on experiences at Willamette and beyond through spoken word, poetry, music, art and other creative expressions.

Walidah Imarisha is historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, organizer and spoken word artist.

She is the editor of two anthologies, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible. She is the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars and the upcoming nonfiction book focused on criminal justice issues, Angels with Dirty Faces.

Walidah has taught in Portland State University's Black Studies Department, Oregon State University's Women's Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University's English Department
One of the founders and first editor of the political hip hop publication AWOL Magazine, Walidah served on the editorial board for the national Left Turn Magazine. She is also the director and co-producer of the Katrina documentary Finding Common Ground in New Orleans.

Walidah spent six years on the board of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, and helped to found the the Human Rights Coalition, a group of prisoners’ families and former prisoners with three chapters in Pennsylvania.
Opening Days Information Session
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Information Session to learn more about being an Opening Days Leader.
Event Image Community Mentor Informational Session
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Interested in serving as a Community Mentor? Learn more about the CM position at Residence Life's informational session on Monday, January 26th at 9:00pm in Montag Den!

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