Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

October 12, 2014
10:00 amto6:00 pm

Hispanic-Celebration-2014Gerlinger Gym
UO campus
Free family event

Soccer • Native American Blessing • Food • Art • Folkloric Dances Rope Tricks • Free Museum Tours • Open Dance Floor • Children Art Activities

  • Soccer: 10:00 am–2:00 pm – Soccer field by Gerlinger Gym
  • Reception: 2:00–5:00 pm, Gerlinger Gym
  • Open Dance Floor: 5:00–6:00 pm, Gerlinger Gym

Sponsored by the Office of the President • College of Education • Division of Student Life Division of Undergraduate Studies • Office of Equity and Inclusion Center for Latin@ and Latin American Studies • School of Music and Dance Eugene Arte Latino • Springfield Soccer Liga Unida

Note: Parking is free on Sundays at the UO

Mare Advertencia Lirika: Zapotec Hip Hop Artist to Perform

October 16, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm




Beall Concert Hall
Frohnmayer Music Building
961 E. 18th Ave.
University of Oregon

Mare, a Zapotec rapper from Oaxaca and founder of Advertencia Lirika, will perform at Beall Concert Hall on the University of Oregon campus at 4 p.m. October 16. The performance is sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies in conjunction with the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, the UO School of Music and Dance, and other units.

Mare uses her rap as a tool to develop consciousness and to build networks within social movements in Oaxaca and elsewhere. Always looking to expose the gender inequality that exists in society, she has worked with a wide range of groups and organizations within Mexico and throughout the world. › Continue reading

Noche de Herencia Latina / Latino Heritage Night

October 10, 2014
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

Centrolatinoamericano_logoValley River Inn
$75 Early Bird
$95 At the Door

Join Centro Latino Americano in celebrating another triumphant year. Learn about the services this agency provides and enjoy wonderful food, entertainment and inspiring words. Ramón Ramírez of  Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) is the keynote speaker.

Colonial Exchanges Conference

October 17, 2014toOctober 18, 2014

Browsing Room, Knight Library
University of Oregon

Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized


When European empires expanded outward to rule much of the world in the 15th to 20th centuries, they were not only engaged in a political project, but in an intellectual project as well. This conference examines the historical reception, revision, and redirection of European ideas by intellectuals in colonized societies. Presentations will focus on intellectuals in India, North Africa, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Philippines.

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Hip Hop in Cuba: a CLLAS Grantee Presentation

October 23, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
Oak Room
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

2014-15 CLLAS Graduate Research Grant awardee Charlie Hankin, Department of Music and Dance (Music Performance)

UO graduate student Charlie Hankin is working on a preliminary oral history study of the reception and dissemination of hip hop lyrics in Cuba as a means for exploring race and identity on both local and global levels. He conducted a series of interviews in Havana of young writers, artists, and intellectuals before, during, and after the International Hip Hop Festival in early August 2014. In particular, he  examined the reception and dissemination of the lyrics of Los Aldeanos, a group given prominent billing at the festival in 2013 and identified in a 2006 New York Times article as part of “Cuba’s Rap Vanguard.”

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month | Pew Research Center.

Eleven facts that look at Latinos in the U.S. by age, geography and origin groups.

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."

Proceed to the online giving page



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