CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named Winner of 2014 Chester Rapkin Award

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Francisco Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Sandoval is the associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon and an assistant professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

The Chester Rapkin Award Selection Committee announced October 16 that Professor Sandoval won the prize for the best paper for this award year in the Journal of Planning Education and Research for his article “Shadow Transnationalism: Cross-Border Networks and Planning Challenges of Transnational Unauthorized Immigrant Communities” (Vol 33 (1), pp. 176-193).

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Hip Hop in Cuba: a CLLAS Grantee Presentation

October 23, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Havana-Hip-Hop_WEBErb 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.”

Hankin is one of two UO graduate students recently announced a recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. See “Two UO graduate students earn prestigious Fulbright awards.”

Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Abrego Sacrificing Families CoverKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Free & open to public

“Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans”
with Leisy J. Abrego, Assistant Professor, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies

Trained as a sociologist, Abrego studies families, Central American migration, and Latino immigrants’ lived experiences of U.S. immigration laws. She will be discussing insights from her book, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders (Stanford University Press), which examines the economic and emotional well-being of immigrants and their families—both in the United States and in the home country—as these are shaped by immigration policies and gendered expectations.

This event is sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and the Américas Research Interest Group.

Globalization, Gender, and Development Conference

October 23, 2014
5:00 pmto6:00 pm
October 24, 2014
4:00 pmto7:30 pm

Gender-and-Development-Poster_WEBThese events open to the public. See Conference Website for more information.

SCHEDULE Highlights

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 

5:00pm              Keynote address with Irene Tinker and Jane Jaquette: Women, Gender and Development: Past Insights, Future Possibilities: 30 minute talk with 15-20 minutes for questions/comments (open to the public; Knight Library Browsing Room)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

4:00-5:45pm       Panel 4: Gender, Migration and Care Work: Paid and Unpaid  (open to the public; Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art) › Continue reading

World Music Series: Roots Music from the Chilean Andes with Phusiri Marka

October 24, 2014
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

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Beall Concert Hall
961 E. 18th Ave.
Eugene, UO campus

Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. The UO’s World Music Series is pleased to present the Phusiri Marka ensemble, performing traditional panpipe, tarka, and orquesta music from the Chilean Andes. The ensemble, whose name translates as “Town of Wind Players,” was formed in 1976. Since that time, Phusiri Marka has worked independently and continuously to nurture and preserve the traditional musical expressions of the Aymara people of Chile. The ensemble has performed around the world, including at the Third World Folklore Festival in Hungary in 2004.

Discussion on Measure 88: providing resident “driver cards”

October 28, 2014
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

traffic-250x100110 Knight Law Center
1515 Agate St.
UO campus

Measure 88 provides Oregon resident “driver cards” without requiring proof of legal residence in the United States. Jeff Stone, executive director, Oregon Association of Nurseries, will be speaking in favor of the measure. Mark Callahan, former U.S. Senate candidate from Oregon, will be speaking in opposition to the measure.

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Arranged and organized by the Wayne Morse Law Fellows. Cosponsored by ACS, MLSA, OUTLaws, and LALSA.



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