CLLAS’s associate director featured in Around the O

sandoval-2015-wideSource: In ongoing study, UO’s Sandoval looks at exploitation of workers | Around the O

May 20, 2015— “When Gerardo Sandoval turned his attention on conditions at a large meatpacking in Iowa, he had no idea he’d be reconnecting to his homeland.

“In 2008, while he was an assistant professor at Iowa State University, U.S. immigration officials raided the plant in Postville, Iowa, and deported hundreds of undocumented Guatemalans. › Continue reading

Dr. Mark Carey receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor award

Mark Carey

Mark Carey

May 14, 2015—Please join me in congratulating CLLAS affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mark Carey, associate dean, Robert D. Clark Honors College; associate professor of history, who just received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. Mark has done outstanding work in the arena of climate change, indigenous peoples, landscape histories, and the history of science. He has worked tirelessly to promote and support undergraduate research and mentor students. Congratulations Mark!

Lynn Stephen,
Director, CLLAS

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) received more than 200 nominations and 54 applications for the Excellence in Advising Awards, all demonstrating the value of high quality undergraduate advising and mentoring at the University of Oregon. › Continue reading

Creating Welcoming Parks for the Latino Community

May 8, 2015
5:30 pmto7:30 pm
May 16, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm
May 30, 2015
1:00 pmto6:00 pm







The Latino Civic Participation Project (LCPP) along with the City of Eugene and students from PPPM’s Public Participation in Diverse Communities course invite you to attend these participatory workshops. We are collaborating with the City of Eugene in their efforts to create more inclusive parks for the Latino community in Eugene. Feel free to stop and observe the process and also give us your input. We will be using James Rojas’ “participation by play” method and he will be present at the Plaza Latina event on Sat. May 16th. › Continue reading

Second Annual Festival Latino

May 30, 2015
12:00 pmto11:59 pm




Join us on May 30th at Sprout! Food Hub, Springfield for the Second Annual Festival Latino. This year’s Festival Latino will have greatly expanded programming and festival area. In collaboration with the City of Springfield and

Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, we are closing off the street adjacent to Sprout! (418 A Street, Springfield) to hold concerts on a large outdoor stage and expect 2000-3000 attendees. There will be over 20 hours of live music on two stages including Latin, Brazilian music, mariachi banks, rope tricks, samba percussion, salsa dancing and much more!

FROM NOON-7PM there will be kids’ games, salsa tasting contest with celebrity judges, live music, and tamales prepared by Huerto de la Familia’s partner families.

FROM 7PM-MIDNIGHT there will be free salsa lessons, local food and drink, salsa performances by Azucar and Salseros Dance Company, and salsa music by DJ Vito Garcia.

$5-$10 suggested donation. All funds raised go to benefit Huerto de la Familia (

Workshops from the JSMA Moms’ Art Club: Club de Arte para Mamás

April 18, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
April 20, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
May 2, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
May 18, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
June 8, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is excited to present Club de Arte para Mamás, which provides free, drop-in art workshops and childcare for mothers who speak English as a second language. Please feel free to share this information with families and contacts. Participants will learn arts production techniques, participate in personalized gallery visits, and socialize with mothers. Workshops are taught by guest artists and museum staff and will include printmaking, ceramics, and photography. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. › Continue reading

Latino Roots Celebration

June 4, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm
2013 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

2013 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Join us as we celebrate Latino Roots!

This year’s event includes:

  • 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
  • Food and music

Students from the two-term Latino Roots class will share clips from their documentaries and talk about the research that went into producing the stories. Their documentary clips will be shown throughout the event and a full screening will be held in Special Collections Classroom (2nd Floor Knight Library) beginning at 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact CLLAS at:
Phone: 541-346-5286

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



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May 2015