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Nov. 7-9 40th Anniversary Celebration

November 7-9, 3pm to 6pm
University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union
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Online pre-registration for the 40th Anniversary Celebration is now CLOSED.

Limited first come, first served seating will be available for these events:

Thursday, Nov. 7, 3-5pm – “Agents of Change” documentary

Friday, Nov. 8, 9am-5pm – “Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives” symposium; day-of-event registration desk opens 8:30am.

Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30pm – “A Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin” A LIMITED NUMBER OF DAY-OF-EVENT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR LE GUIN. Day-of-event ticketing desk opens 5:30pm, doors open for seating 6pm. Overflow seating will also be available in the EMU to watch the event streamed live.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-4:30pm – “Worlds Beyond World” symposium; day-of-event registration desk opens 8:30am.

All events are located in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, University of Oregon.


UPDATE: LUNCHEON TICKETING for Nov. 8 "WOMEN'S STORIES, WOMEN'S LIVES" SYMPOSIUM is CLOSED as of OCT. 23. If you register after this date, you will not receive lunch as part of your registration. Lunch is available elsewhere in the EMU.


40th Anniversary Celebration
November 7-9, 2013, University of Oregon, Erb Memorial Union – Eugene, Oregon

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  • "Agents of Change" Documentary Film Premiere - Nov. 7, 3-6 p.m.
  • "Women's Stories, Women's Lives" Symposium - Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Keynote: "A Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin" - Nov. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. 
  • Sally Miller Gearhart "Worlds Beyond World" Symposium on Feminist Science Fiction - Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Event Descriptions:

In fall 2013, in collaboration with the ASUO Women’s Center and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for the Study of Women in Society presents a three-day celebration of feminist research, activism, and creativity at the University of Oregon across four decades and beyond. Tracing a trajectory of feminist history and creativity in the past, present, and future, the celebration includes:

Documentary Premiere: “Agents of Change” – Thursday, Nov. 7, 3-6:30 pm, featuring guest speakers and a new documentary film honoring agents of change at the University of Oregon and their legacies of feminist research, teaching, and activism.

Symposium 1: “Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives” – Friday, Nov. 8, 9 am-5 pm, exploring four decades of feminist research and activism through five interwoven themes: women’s rights, violence against women, women’s health, activism and policy, and education and employment. Instead of formal papers, guest speakers will share personal narratives, visual illustrations, and dialogue to illuminate some of the local, cultural, and global issues at stake across forty years of women’s lives.

"A Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin" Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30-9pm, a public reading and dialogue with the world-renowned science fiction author. DOORS OPEN 6 PM FOR TICKETED SEATING.

Symposium 2: Sally Miller Gearhart “Worlds Beyond World” – Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 am-5 pm, exploring feminist creative production and the roles of science fiction and utopian ideas in imagining feminist futures, with special guests Suzy McKee Charnas, L. Timmel Duchamp, Molly Gloss, Andrea Hairston, Joan Haran, Alexis Lothian, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Kate Wilhelm.

The celebration is sponsored in part by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the Sally Miller Gearhart Fund, and the ASUO Women's Center. For full event schedule and updates, please visit For further information, contact

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November 7, 2013 to November 9, 2013
3:00pm to 6:00pm PST

University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union
1222 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR , 97403, USA

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