LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop”

October 20, 2017
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop

In this workshop for people of color and migrants, participants explore personal narratives having to do with migration, memories of home, and experiences of social marginalization and belonging. Facilitated by Dominican-American award winning poet, novelist, and UO professor, Ana-Maurine Lara.

Please confirm attendance by October 18th, 2017 at alai@uoregon.edu. No experience required. No cost. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at alai@uoregon.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies; cosponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.

CLLAS Town Hall with Jose Antonio Vargas

October 26, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

UO campus
Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 145
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

A conversation about undocumented America

 Jose Antonio Vargas is the 2017-2018 Morse Chair and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. In 2011, he published a story in the New York Times Magazine titled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Since then, he has devoted himself to changing the cultural and policy conversations about immigration through filmmaking and activism.  His organization, Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This conversation with Vargas will be moderated by Chris Chávez (School of Journalism and Communication).

Sponsored by CLLAS, UO School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

October 24, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

156 Straub Hall
1451 Onyx Street
Eugene   View map

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia startup for a new multi-ethnic, multiracial America.

In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. He also wrote, produced, and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary on his experience. Vargas will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center mid-October to mid-November 2017. His visit is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-19 theme of inquiry, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.

See the article from Around the O.

2016-17 CLLAS Impact Report now available

October 2, 2017—Our 2016-17 CLLAS Impact Report is available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed at: 2016-17_CLLAS_ Impact_Rp_WEB

This report includes a discussion of project highlights, research funding, and events from AY 2016-17.

It also includes a brief profile of executive board member Alaí Reyes-Santos, a letter from director  Gabriela Martínez, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading”

October 27, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: Join us for a public reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project! A public reading that follows the Oct. 20 Creative Writing Workshop led by Ana-Maurine Lara.

This public poetry reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project features creative writing by people of color and migrants in the Pacific Northwest. They engage personal experiences of migration, memories of home, and everyday social marginalization and belonging.

Come hear award winning poets Ana-Maurine Lara and Claudia F. Savage, alongside Penelope’s Loom workshop participants. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at alai@uoregon.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, cosponsored: Department of Ethnic Studies.

Info Sessions: International Internships for UO Students – Summer 2018

October 19, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
December 1, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 19, 2018
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Mills International Center
EMU

Global Studies Institute Offers International Internships for UO Students – Summer 2018

The Global Studies Institute has added several new internship sectors and cities for the UO’s GlobalWorks International Internship program for Summer 2018.  Students can learn more at the info sessions scheduled on October 19, December 1, and January 19.  

 

 




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