CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in Latin@ and Latin American Studies”

March 12, 2015

Symposium2015_thumbnailEvents in Knight Library Browsing Room, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, and Frohnmeyer Music Building
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The focus of the conference is on public engagement in Latino and Latin American Studies. The panels will be organized around existing research and projects coming out of UO. › Continue reading

CLLAS Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

February 6, 2015
12:00 pm

Application deadline is noon on Friday, February 6, 2015, for CLLAS 2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies › Continue reading

Gabriela Martinez, “Collective Memory: The Role of Media Makers”

February 4, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Gabriela Martínez

Gabriela Martínez

141 Allen Hall
1020 University St.
UO campus

A public lecture by Gabriela Martínez, 2014-15 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Dr. Martínez is also the associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and a CLLAS faculty affiliate.

Martinez will discuss her current project, “Media, Democracy and the Construction of Collective Memory.” › Continue reading

CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named as 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Winner

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

January 14, 2015—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, is among three UO faculty members being honored next week as a 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Winner. Dr. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, will be recognized for his commitment to making the UO campus a welcoming place and for embodying Dr. King’s humanitarian spirit during an awards luncheon hosted by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion on Wednesday, January 21.

Dr. Sandoval has served as associate director of CLLAS since Fall 2013. He leads grant-writing seminars and coordinates the CLLAS research action project Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon. He has been reaching out to Latino communities in Oregon by working with UO graduate students to design and test an outreach approach that meaningfully engages Latino communities. Dr. Sandoval was recently honored as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Congratulations to Dr. Gerardo Sandoval! Congratulations also go out to MLK Award Winners Deb Casey, director of Student Support Services, UO Teaching and Learning Center, and to Dr. Karla Kennedy, Scholastic Outreach Coordinator PDX for the UO School of Journalism and Communication.

Documentary Film Screening: The Garden

January 29, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm



110 Fenton Hall
1021 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

The Garden follows the story of farmers, mostly immigrants from Latin America, as they work on a fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles to grow food for their families and create community. But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis. In The Garden, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers.

The Garden is a film by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Find out more at

This event is hosted by the UO Student Sustainability Coalition, the Holden Center, and the Cultural Forum. This event is free and open to the public.

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Chico Mendes Reforestation Project: Planting for Future Generations

February 2, 2015
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Lawrence 166
1190 Franklin Blvd.
University of Oregon
Free & open to the publicChicoMendesPoster

Jorge Armando Lopez founder of the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project

The Chico Mendes Reforestation Project is a very small but ambitious group run mostly by a Mayan family in the mountains near the city of Xela, Guatemala in a small town called Pachaj. They have a local youth programs as well as host international volunteers to plant trees in areas that had been devastated by logging, mining, civil war and a range of other capitalist ventures into the region.

The Chico Mendes Reforestation Project began in 1998 as an idea conceived by Jorge Armando and two friends who had become disillusioned with the politics of their local environmental organization.
Consequently, the three friends decided to create a new environmental initiative apart from the local government with a focus on the reforestation of nearby community lands. › Continue reading

Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

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