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

October 15, 2015
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

K-12-Education_large_poster_Final_redoFord Alumni Ctr
1720 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion bring together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.

Meeting at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Ave. on the UO campus on Thursday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this session offers an opportunity for the K-12 education community, the community at large, and the university community to talk about the state of education for Oregon Latina/os. The gathering will feature talks by the two principal speakers, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. › Continue reading

Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya

October 15, 2015
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Chagoya Evite



115 Lawrence Hall
1190 Franklin Blvd.
UO campus

Cannibal Palimpsest

Painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya, whose provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American popular culture, leads an artist’s talk in conjunction with his JSMA exhibition Adventures of Modernist Cannibals, on view through December 6.

This exhibition and its related programs are made possible by the generous support of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, the Department of Art, and the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.


Teatro Milagro Presents “Searching for Aztlán”

October 9, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
Bilingual theatre group Teatro Milagro.

Bilingual theatre group Teatro Milagro.



Oregon Contemporary Theatre
TICKETS – $12 for adults, $8 for 12 and under

Lane Arts Council is pleased to bring Teatro Milagro to Eugene to present Searching for Aztlán, a biting and satirical journey that takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society.

Teatro Milagro Presents Searching for Aztlán

Written & Directed by Lakin Valdez

Bilingual theatre group Teatro Milagro presents Searching for Aztlán, a biting and satirical journey that takes the audience on a metaphorical yellow brick road of discovery about what it means to be Chicano in contemporary society. › Continue reading

Analisa Taylor: CLLAS Faculty Grantee Presentation

October 26, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Lawrence Hall
Rm. 166
1190 Franklin Blvd.
a Latin@ Heritage Month event

Networks of Support for Latino Students at UO

This faculty research project was funded for 2014-15 and carried out by Analisa Taylor (Romance Languages); Audrey Lucero (Education Studies); Claudia Holguin (Romance Languages); and Angel Dorantes (Education Studies).

Project: Assessing the experiences of Latino/a students at UO

Abstract: We are seeking to carry out a detailed assessment of how Latin@ students at the University of Oregon perceive and negotiate the academic as well as sociocultural barriers they face. We have anecdotal evidence to suggest that Latin@ students often learn upon enrollment or advancing to upper division courses within their majors that they do not possess some of the insider knowledge needed to take advantage of academic and professional opportunities. They also report challenges relating to unspoken class, ethnic, linguistic and cultural norms within the university. The results of this study will allow us to name the problem within a wider constituency and advocate for an expansion of those resources in the form of academic support as well as financial aid and scholarship support for Latin@ students.

2015 Latino Heritage Month Events | Equity and Inclusion

Source: Events | Equity and Inclusion

Printable schedule PDF: 2015 Latin@ Heritage Month – Calendar of Events


3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

February 18, 2016toFebruary 20, 2016


The University of Oregon Department of Romance Languages will host the 3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language on February 18- 20, 2016 at the University of Oregon.

1440186747For a description of the symposium, Call for Papers, invitation to participate in the Spanglish Creative Writing Contest that is happening in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month – and, soon to be added, registration details
for the symposium), here is the website link:

  • Deadline for Spanglish Creative Writing Contest student submissions: October 31st
  • Deadline for abstract submissions for the Symposium: December 2nd

Please share with any colleagues and/or friends (high school and college-level educators working in heritage language, dual-inmersion, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, etc. – both researchers and classroom teachers) who you think might be interested in attending and/or presenting.

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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October 2015