Join us for a thought-provoking talk. Throughout the year, we bring a diverse array of experts and advocates to the museum to lead conversations about scientific, cultural, and social justice topics. Check out our upcoming talks below, and follow us on Facebook to hear about newly announced talks.
Talks are included with regular admission. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount. Free admission for museum members and UO ID card holders.
Thursday, April 13 | 6:00 p.m.
Printed with Purpose: Women's Presses and Print Shops
In a culture disinterested in women's perspectives, Eugene's lesbian community defied invisibility with women-run presses and print shops. Come hear from the women who ran the presses and discover how they provided outlets for the women's and lesbian movements.
Moderator: Annelise Heinz
Thursday, April 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Climate Change, Dynamic Landscapes, and Evolution
Over deep time, changes in landscapes and climate stimulate changes in animal diversity through adaptation, speciation, and extinction. A panel of scientists explore how understanding changes in animal diversity can help conservation efforts in mountainous regions, which provide climatic refuges during periods of global warming.
Moderator: Edward Davis
Thursday, May 18 | 6:00 p.m.
O&O Panel: Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills, Then and Now
In the 1980s and 90s, a series of hateful and homophobic political measures rocked Oregon. Renewed attacks on civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community today—especially on the trans community—use similar tactics and echo the same harmful language. Hear reflections on the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement from those who lead the fight, then and now.
Moderator: Alison Gash