Mixed-Status Families In the US/Mexico Borderlands

October 3, 2016
1:30 pmto3:00 pm


castaneda_talk_final2Knight Library
Browsing Room

Mixed-Status Families In the US/Mexico Borderlands: Inequality and the Meanings of Citizenship in the Contemporary Migration Experience

A talk by Dr. Heide Castañeda (Anthropology, University of South Florida)

Monday October 3, 1:30-3pm

There are 2.3 million mixed-status families in the US, in which the undocumented legal status of some members influences opportunities and resources for all. A focus on individuals in law and policy largely overlooks cumulative ripple effects on families, although individuals are always embedded within these complex social units. This talk examines how mixed-status families experience specific policies related to health care, education, and mobility, and seeks to understand how they collectively navigate opportunities and obstacles. It is necessary to understand the experiences of these families – including and especially the impacts on some 4.5 million US citizen children – in order to ensure equitable application of policy and to reduce disparities. › Continue reading

Lunes Latinx: La Bienvenida

October 3, 2016
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

 Lunes Latinx: La Bienvenida

Date: October 3

Time: 4-6pm

Location: EMU Redwood Auditorium

Description: Come join us for this community connection reception; an event full of food and fun. Connect with fellow students, faculty and staff. Open to all students.

Los Lunes Latinxs is a Latinx Strategy Group (LSG) innovation. The four Lunes Latinxs represent events coordinated and/or sponsored by the membership of the LSG for Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Mexican Bracero Food and Foodways: New Mexico and West Texas, 1942-1964

October 6, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

photo-2Please join us October 6, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 in the Browsing Room of the Knight Library for this presentation by Juan Manuel Mendoza Guerrero, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico

Food was a central concern for the Mexican workers who arrived to the U.S. under the so-called Bracero Program (BP), from 1942-1964 and “braceros’” decisions about migrating, remaining, or returning to their home country. Food was a source of diplomatic controversy between the signatory countries to the BP; at the same time, food served as raw material for those sectors of U.S. society that were opposed to this massive immigration coming from Mexico. Southern New Mexico and West Texas formed a region of intense immigration of Mexican laborers, attracted by the cultivation of cotton, alfalfa, and vegetables. Unlike in California, the food patterns of laborers in this region were influenced by the proximity to Mexico, by the size of farms (smaller than in California), and by the existence of people of Mexican origin who acted as employers. While bracero food in this area did not escape the influence of U.S. national guidelines, which sought to make the tastes and preferences of braceros consistent with “scientific” food, bracero eating habits were a dynamic reflecting disadvantages such as low wages and vulnerabilities in hiring with the ability to cook for themselves and the reality of having Mexico nearby. › Continue reading

Guy Mendilow Ensemble Concert “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom”

October 9, 2016
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Title: Guy Mendilow Ensemble Concert “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom”

Date: October 9th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

Description: Sephardic music designed to invoke the history and landscapes between Jerusalem and the Iberian peninsula.




Lunes Latinx: Guy Mendilow Ensemble Public Lecture

October 10, 2016
12:00 pmto1:50 pm



Lunes Latinx: Guy Mendilow Ensemble Public Lecture

Date: October 10th

Time: 12-1:50pm

Location: 30 Pacific Hall

Description: Members of the Guy Mendilow Ensemble introduce Ladino song types, history, and language, complete with field recordings to illustrate the songs’ contexts.

“Myths, Lies and Truths: The Re-Invention of Ladino Song as Ancient”

October 10, 2016
6:00 pmto8:30 pm
Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Public Lecture: October 10, 6:00 pm, 145 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx Street; “Myths, Lies and Truths: The Re-Invention of Ladino Song as Ancient”

Concert: October 9, 7:30 pm at The Shedd; “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom”

Class: October 10, 12:00-1:50pm, 30 Pacific, UO campus: “Introduction to Ladino song”

As part of her class on Sephardic Cultures in the UO Clark Honors College, Monique Balbuena (Associate Professor of Literature, Clark Honors College) is bringing the Boston-based international band Guy Mendilow Ensemble, “an award-winning sextet of world-class musicians with members hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, the UK and the USA.” The band will be here in its trio formation.

Balbuena’s upper-division colloquium focuses on the history, music and literature of Sephardic Jews—Jews who originated in the Iberian Peninsula and went on Diaspora after the 1492 expulsion from Spain. It will discuss the development of Ladino, or vernacular Judeo-Spanish, the Jewish language that formed as a result of the encounter of different varieties of Spanish in the Ottoman Empire. Early in the term Guy Mendilow’s Ensemble will be in residence in Eugene. The musicians will come to town and participate in a series of events. › Continue reading

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