Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice

October 15, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Ford Alumni Center
1720 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

This event will feature:

  • Dr. Patricia Gándara, research professor, UCLA, codirector of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA , and Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education, Fall 2015
  • Dr. Gustavo Balderas, incoming superintendent of Eugene School District 4J
  • Additional speakers
  • The Latino Roots exhibit
  • And more!

The goals of this event are to:

  • Bring together the education community (K-12), the community at large, and the university community to talk about the state of education for Oregon Latina/os
  • Showcase examples of UO research addressing Latina/os and education
  • Stimulate conversations and network building.

Co-sponsors include the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO College of Education, and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Ellen McWhirter (event chair)

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Lynn Stephen: Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture

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Latin American Studies Association (LASA) opening of the annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2015, with Lynn Stephen (left), Mare Advertencia y Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by  NEYSA JORDÁN

Latin American Studies Association (LASA) opening of the annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2015, with Lynn Stephen (left), Mare Advertencia and Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by NEYSA JORDÁN

In May 2015, UO anthropologist Lynn Stephen delivered the LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture at the annual meetings of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The full body of her lecture was published recently in the Latin American Studies Association Forum, Summer 2015, Volume XLVI, Issue 3 pp. 4-14 and can be accessed at http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/forum/files/vol46-issue3/MartinDiskinMemorialLecture.pdf

The Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding individual who combines commitments to activism and rigorous scholarship. The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 9,500 members, 45 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

Dr. Stephen is the director of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology.

Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present

June 25, 2015— “Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present,” a one-day international seminar devoted to human rights, took place on Thursday, June 25, 2015,  and was attended by more than 120 faculty, students, NGO workers, archivists, diplomats, and others in Guatemala City.

Images from international seminar

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University of Oregon professors Carlos Aguirre, Department of History; Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology and CLLAS director; and Gabriela Martínez, SOJC, made presentations along with Kate Doyle of the National Security Archives. The seminar was hosted by the University of San Carlos and the Historic Archive of the Guatemalan National Police, and cohosted by the University of Oregon through the sponsorship of the Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace and the Network Startup Resource Center.

Here is the link to the story on the National Historic Police Archive of Guatemala [Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN)) website.

http://archivohistoricopn.org/pages/inicio/actualidad/universidad-de-oregon-y-ahpn-realizan-seminario-internacional-ldquomemoria-colectiva-y-derechos-humanos-en-guatemala-lecciones-del-pasado-y-desafios-del-presenterdquo.php?lang=EN

Spring 2015 edition of CLLAS Notes now available

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0515_CLLAS_Notes_WEBRead testimonials and film synopses from three students in the 2015 Latino Roots class taught by Dr. Lynn Stephen and Dr. Sonia De La Cruz  in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Learn more about books recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. Read articles from faculty  and graduate students about CLLAS-supported research and events, including a look at Oregon Latin@ high school students and equity, an examination of the experiences of self-identified Latin@ undergraduates at UO, a description of the documentation of a highly endangered indigenous language from the Brazil-Bolivia border area, and an examination of the role of U.S. governmental institutions in intimate partner violence  against immigrant women and women seeking asylum. › Continue reading

Latino Roots Celebration 2015

In addition to the photos below, this video of the 2015 Latino Roots Celebration features the third gathering to celebrate University of Oregon student work and continuing collaborations between the UO and Latino community partners. Source: Latino Roots Celebration, 2015 | University of Oregon Media Channel

 

Photos by Jack Liu and Robert Hill Long

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This year’s event included:

  • Mariachi del Sol from Springfield High School
  • Latino Roots student short documentaries and student presentations
  • Jaime Arrendondo, PCUN Secretary-Treasurer
  • CAPACES Leadership Institute and PCUN archives
  • Scott Coltrane, UO Interim President
  • Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair

Students from the two-term Latino Roots class shared clips from their documentaries and talked about the research that went into producing the stories.



Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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