Mario Sifuentez: Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

October 28, 2016
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Knight Library,
Browsing Room

Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez

Speaker: Mario Sifuentez, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

Lecture title: “Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest”

Lecture date: Friday, October 28, 12-1:30 PM, Knight Browsing Room

Professor Mario Sifuentez, a UO alum, will be giving a public talk about his new book, Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest,on Friday October 28. The book includes several chapters on Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United organization whose papers are housed in UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. › Continue reading

2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report

2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version_page_1The 2015-16 CLLAS Impact Report will soon be available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed now at: 2016-cllas-impact-rpt-web-version

This report includes a record of project highlights, research funding, events, contributions, and commentary from AY 2015-16.

It includes a profile of last year’s visiting scholar, a letter from our interim director, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

Caravan Against Repression in Mexico to stop at UO campus

October 31, 2016
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

uo-multicultural-4s-10-20-16Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Cedar & Spruce Rooms
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

The speaking tour “Caravana Against Repression in Mexico” attempts to bring the voices of families and communities fighting against the repression, disappearances and impunity of Mexican authorities. The participants (seven women and one man) are political prisoners, relatives, and representatives of the following organizations:

  • Students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College, best known as Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College where the education has a strong commitment to social justice and respect for Indigenous cultures. The 43 students that were kidnapped in Iguala on Sep 26, 2014, are students of this college.
  • Xochicuautla, an Otomi Indigenous community that fights against the forceful displacement of  families and communities from their land by trans-national mega projects.
  • Families of victims of the June 19th Nochixtlán massacre in Oaxaca where federal police forces shot at protesting teachers and the people of this town who reject the recently imposed Education Reform Law.
  • Farm-workers from San Quintín, Baja California Norte, who have been in a long fight to defend their labor from hyper-exploitation and have called for a continued boycott of Driscoll berries until a collective bargaining agreement can be signed.
  • “Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa” from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, who have denounced the violence against women and the forced disappearances termed feminicide in México.
  • Two mothers who continue to demand the appearance (alive) of their children after the tragic events of September 26th, 2014, where 43 classmates were kidnapped and three were killed by state and federal police and military personnel.
  • Teachers of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE), who have been fighting in defense of public education and against the so-called Education Reform Law being imposed as a tool to attack collective bargaining rights of teachers and the subsequent repression against their national strike earlier this year.

For more information:

Latin American/Latin@ Studies Graduate Student Mixer

November 16, 2016
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

grad-mixer-flyer-2016Graduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall
Informal program begins at 2:30
Late arrivals welcome
Light refreshments provided!

Come connect with other graduate students across campus whose interests lie in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This is a chance to learn about each other’s interests and interdisciplinary work, and a good opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues.

Cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), and the Graduate School. For more information contact

Oregon Migrations Symposium

November 16, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

oreogn-migrationsFree and open to the public
University of Oregon
Knight Law Center

1515 Agate St.
Eugene, Oregon 97403

The Oregon Migrations symposium will bring together scholars and holders of community history to investigate the various ways that Oregon inhabitants and newcomers have shaped each other through time, helping us better understand today’s discussions about belonging. The symposium is organized by the Oregon Historical Quarterly in partnership with Dr. Bob Bussel and Dr. Dan Tichenor, both of the University of Oregon.

Source: Oregon Migrations

Journalism in the Face of Government Oppression: Javier Borelli

October 25, 2016
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
October 26, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm


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