Archive for January, 2012
This edition of CLLAS Notes includes:
- “From the Director”—a letter from interim director David Vázquez
- The Oregon Latino Heritage Collaborative
- Reporting on CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants
- Spain and Latin America through Contemporary Poetry
- Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Initiatives
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Congratulations to UO history professor Glenn Anthony May, selected as a finalist for the 2012 Oregon Book Award for general nonfiction for his book Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon (Oregon State University Press)
Now in their 25th year, the Oregon Book Awards are conferred by Literary Arts in Portland. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 23 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland (128 NW 11th Ave). The ceremony honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and young readers literature.
Call for Applications—Student Conference: “Indigenous People, Climate Change, and Environmental Knowledge”
|March 1, 2012|
Call for Student Participants/Applications
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
Students researching any aspect of climate change and indigenous peoples anywhere in the Americas are invited to submit proposals to present their work at a student-focused conference at the University of Oregon on May 23-24, 2012. Research from any discipline and any geographical region within the Americas is acceptable. Topics may range from public perceptions of climate change, climate science, policies, climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, history, or traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). The goals of this conference are to promote student research, provide professional experience for students, and generate dialogue about the critical issues facing indigenous peoples related to climate change. › Continue reading
|January 17, 2012|
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Development with Identity,Tourism, and Mapuche Struggles in Chile
Unpacking Ethno-Tourism Discourse and Practice
A CLLAS grantee presentation by environmental studies graduate student Ignacio Krell Rivera.
“Violence and Ideology in Native American Uprisings: The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783”—Charles Walker
|January 19, 2012|
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This lecture by Professor Charles Walker of the University of California, Davis, is the winter term continuation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Event Series.
Professor Walker is the author or editor of several books, including Shaky Colonialism: The Earthquake – Tsunami of 1746 in Lima, Peru and its Long Aftermath (Duke University Press, 2008) and Diálogos con el Perú: Ensayos de Historia (Fondo Editorial San Marcos, 2009). He is currently working on a book about the Tupac Amaru rebellion in colonial Peru.
The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780-1783) spread throughout the Andes rapidly and threatened Spanish control in the Americas. In the end, approximately 100,000 people died, affecting Peru well beyond independence in the 1820s. This talk examines the reasons for the rapid rise and fall of this indigenous uprising, questioning how the two sides viewed one another.
|January 17, 2012|
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January 2012—Under the aegis of our Strategic Training and Action Research Fund (STAR), LERC will be bringing two of the country’s most gifted and dynamic organizers, Kris Rondeau and Saket Soni, to a series of events here in Oregon.
As the leader of one of AFSCME’s most successful organizing teams, Kris’s innovative strategies have helped bring 30,000 workers into the union’s ranks, including a pioneering campaign at Harvard University in the early 1980s that won national acclaim. Saket has been an especially effective organizer on behalf of workers of color. In his role as director of the New Orleans based Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, he has rallied both immigrant and native-born workers from diverse backgrounds, His activities on behalf of young people from abroad working at Hershey Foods under exploitative conditions garnered national attention recently in spotlighting abuses suffered by guest workers.
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- UO Genocide Prevention Initiative Announces Project Grant Recipients
- CLLAS 2013 Summer Institute for Oregon Middle School and High School Teachers Runs June 23-28 on the UO campus
- University celebrates state’s “Latino Roots”
- June 6: Latino Roots Celebration
- Spring 2013 CLLAS Newsletter Now Available
- University of Oregon faculty member awarded $459,000 NSF CAREER Award