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Sociology Snippets – April 9, 2018

Hi all,

Welcome back to Spring Term! The flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and it’s still raining. This week we’ve got information on the new global health minor and opportunities for those of you interested in social impact careers. There are also several events of interest coming up focused on environmental and racial inequality.

Happy Spring and Go Ducks!

Prof. Pascoe
Associate Professor, Sociology | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director

Academic and Career Opportunities

Global Health Minor
The Spring application cycle for new Global Health Minors is open. Applications are due Monday of Week 2 by 4pm to me. You may either email your application (as ONE PDF file please) to Prof. Clare Evans (, or you may drop them off in 175 PLC. There will be an opportunity to apply to the Global Health minor in Fall 2018, as well. Here is an application form: GH Minor Application – Updated FIllable.pdf

Student Health Advisory Committee
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) application is open. Application Deadline: April 8th @ 11:59pm. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) members work with UO students and the University Health Center (UHC) to provide the best quality health care and support. They promote public health policies and organize events and outreach to meaningfully connect UHC with UO students. SHAC members are also educated in UHC policy in order to effectively connect the student body with UHC. Members frequently communicate with the UHC executive leadership in order to give student voice to administrative decisions. Apply on orgsync:

Post-graduate Opportunities in Social Impact Organizations
Interested in working with social impact organizations like Teach for America, City Year, or Peace Corps after graduation? Check out this upcoming panel:
Launching a Career of Social Impact
Tuesday, April 10th 6-7pm
Willamette 100



Talk by Damon Davis
Director of Whose Streets? A a documentary that follows the protests and unrest in Ferguson that followed the killing of Michael Brown and failure to indict Darren Wilson. Thursday 4/12 7p GSH 123 Great Room / public event with Damon Davis

Our Children’s Trust Case Event
The Cascadia Action Network, a student organization at the University of Oregon is a group dedicated to environmental and social justice and they are currently organizing around the Our Children’s Trust case. On Friday, April 13th, 2018, our group is hosting the #YouthvGov Fair, an event dedicated to creating awareness surrounding the upcoming trial in Eugene. While we are including games, food and a raffle in the event, we are also organizing opportunities for in depth learning about this case and youth-led activism. We are holding workshops on activists’ rights, environmental racism, and the Jordan Cove Pipeline. We also will be showcasing a detailed timeline of supreme court cases and youth-led activism that changed our nation forever.

The Coalition Against Environmental Racism
The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) is excited to host our 24th annual conference. This year we will be focusing on the built environment including gentrification, food justice, transportation, green space, public health and more. We invite students, faculty and the community to attend, Saturday, April 14th from 10 am to 6 pm, in Willamette 100, on the University of Oregon campus. Our conference will feature six presentations/panels, including our keynote presenter, Sharon Sutton, a professor and an activist. Lunch and dinner will be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to email