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CLLAS stands firm in its commitment to equity and inclusion. 

Therefore CLLAS rejects the exclusion of any group based on nationality, ethnicity, religious background, gender or legal status.  

CLLAS will continue to value and welcome scholars, students, staff and members from all communities. 

CLLAS believes in drawing hemispheric and global perspectives into our community of researchers who are working to better our societies through knowledge and civic engagement.

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights No Comments

The Triumph of the Will? Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics

February 24, 2017
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

When: Friday, February 24th, 2017

Where: Condon 260

Announcing the program for an interdisciplinary symposium on aspects of extreme right-wing tendencies in the present, their historical echoes, their potential consequences, and possible responses.

Topics include: the assault on language, populist co-optation of the media, circulation of nationalist ideologemes, corruption, the devalorization of science and knowledge, aesthetics, misogyny, and xenophobia.

(Open to the public, sponsored by the Editorial Board of Konturen, the German Studies Committee, and the Dept of German and Scandinavian at UO — co-organized by Professors Sonja Boos and Jeffrey Librett)

The Triumph of the Will? Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics  


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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Events, Public Policy No Comments

Dreamers, Ducks & DACA Info-Session

February 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm



EMU 231 & 232
Brown Bag Lunch

Info-Session by UO Dreamers Working Group

Supporting UO undocumented, DACAmented, and students from mixed status families

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Jen Hofer: Translation for Language Justice

March 1, 2017
2:00 pmto3:15 pm
3:30 pmto5:00 pm




Coquille Room | EMU | University of Oregon

Wednesday, March 1
2-3:15 pm talk (all welcome)
3:30 – 5:00 pm workshop ( free/ rsvp)

Jen Hofer is a translator, poet, interpreter, and activist who advocates for language justice and creative experimentation with Antena collective. Her cutting-edge approaches build advocacy, inclusiveness, and community.

“Language justice affirms that everyone has the right to speak in the language(s) in which we feel most comfortable, to understand and be understood. It gives a framework and tools for creating spaces where no language dominates others. Language experimentation is an elastic, exploratory, poetically energized approach to language that resists injustice.” — Jen Hofer

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Events No Comments

Making the Invisible Visible: Diversity in the Future of Public History featuring Miguel Juárez

March 3, 2017
1:00 pmto3:00 pm



Lawrence Hall 249

“Making the Invisible Visible: Diversity in the Future of Public History,” featuring Miguel Juárez

hosted by the Arts & Administration program and UO Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy

Juárez will engage the campus community in discussion concerning representation of Latinxs and people of color in public history and museum studies through video conference on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00-3:00pm in Lawrence Hall 249. Lunch will be available starting at Noon. The talk will begin at 1:00pm. Juárez’s talk opens the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers published by the UO’s Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy.

In 1997, Juárez published the article “The Invisible Careers for Latinos: Public History and Museum Studies for CultureWork. Twenty years later, Juarez finds that progress still needs to be made.

Preservation of cultural history requires cultural competency from programmers, arts educators, archivists, librarians, museum curators, and historians that can be passed on to future generations. As culture workers, how do we create tools, repositories, and programs that recognize the historical and cultural representations of communities of color? How do we appropriately implement such practices and peoples in the programs and educational offerings we produce that do not suggest tokenism? Juárez asserts that there needs to be a sense of trust, respect, and accountability to communities that have been excluded, marginalized, or underrepresented. He also suggests that digital technologies as well as neighborhood based programs can provide access and exposure to these cultural histories. Examples and ideas will be shared in this talk. Q&A will follow.

Juárez is a doctoral candidate in the Borderlands History Program at the University of Texas-El Paso. He holds a Masters in Library Science (MLS) and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Border History. He is the author of Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso (1997) and is co-editor of Where Are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia (2015). His research interests include libraries and archives, artists and art making, borderlands history, public history, Chicana/o history, culture and urban and planning history. You can follow him @miguelJuárez.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at

Monday, February 13th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. Before her move to Idaho, June Black laid the groundwork for several museum visits and created  guidelines for selecting and approaching works of art. In winter term 2016 Dr. Wood visited Mexico and the University of Essex in the U.K. The latter has an outstanding collection of art works in this vein. In mid-2016 Prof. Aguirre visited museums and memory sites in Argentina and Chile, taking more photographs and gathering relevant materials for study.

One offshoot of this research has been the development of an open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared, the subject of a presentation that will take place at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. The collection, which is growing monthly as more permissions come in, involves the close study of details of works of art in a variety of mediums, such as photographs, prints, posters, textiles, sculptures, and installations. Research assistance and translation work that is making the site bilingual (English/Spanish) has been provided by Melanie Hyers and Jesús León-Monsalve (of CEQP); undergraduate assistants Colin Takeo and Connor Shields are working to process images and build the searchable database. › Continue reading

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