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Geography Awareness Week 2018: Civil Rights

Geography Awareness Week 2018 is upon us, and the theme from National Geographic this year is Civil Rights, a timely topic, to be sure. We have a slew of events going on to celebrate all things geography. Check it out!

All week long we’re hosting a photo contest. With the theme of civil rights in mind, we ask:

What does civil rights at the UofO look like to you?

Take the photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #uogaw2017

If you prefer to post anonymously, please email the photo to Leslie McLees, the geography undergraduate coordinator at with #uogaw2017 in the subject line. Your photo will remain anonymous.

Winners will be announced By Wednesday, Nov 22nd.

Tuesday, Nov 14th, 5pm, Knight Library Browsing Room: Dr. Imraan Buccus, a scholar and political commentator from South Africa, will be giving a talk entitled: The State of the Nation in South Africa: Lessons on the rise of populismDr. Baccus will draw connections between the backlash of populism in South Africa and the United States.
This week’s Tea will be an event Geography is helping sponsor for Carnegie Global Oregon Ethics Program.

Tuesday, Nov 14th, 12pm, Condon 108 (the Tea Room), The Geography will hosting a pizza lunch with Dr Buccus and 2017 alumnus Rachel Anderson. Along with his political writing, he also organizes study abroad programs in South Africa, though which 2017 alumni Rachel Anderson studied. Rachel and Dr Buccus will be on hand to chat about whatever you like, including potential for study abroad (anywhere, not just South Africa).

Thursday, Nov 16th, Geography Club will be hosting a MapTime event at 3:30 in Knight Library 144. MapTime is a national organization that seeks to being together people interested in mapping an visualization and learn some fun and innovative techniques for mapping. Joanna Merson, our new InfoGraphics researcher, will be presenting on using Google Mash-ups. Bring your laptops or use a computer in the room. You’ll learn something new!

Friday, Nov 17th, YouthMappers will be hosting another Mapathon in Knight Library 144 from 2-4pm. This time, focus on on maternal and infant health in Tanzania, Zambia, and Nigeria. No mapping experience needed! Engage in some digital humanitarianism!

We hope to see you at our exciting events!