2018 Symposium

Note: This is the PRELIMINARY version of our CLLAS Symposium Program

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

March 8, 2018
Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Questions of migration, border crossings, and gender, racial and national belonging are essential components of each panel with an emphasis on Latin American and U.S. Latino realities. At a time when the aftermath of the electoral campaign and the new government highlights the depth of anti-immigrant sentiments, xenophobia and racism in the U.S., policy-makers and the public are more interested than ever in engaging issues of gender, race, migration, and belonging in Latin@ and Latin American communities.


9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome from UO administration officials, CLLAS director, symposium coordinator.

9:20-10:30 AM
Race, Ethnicity and Diasporas
Rocio Zambrana, Claudia Holguín, Lanie Millar, Monique Balbuena, Roberto Arroyo
Chair: Marta Maldonado

10:40-11:50 AM
Women and Gender in Latin America and U.S. Latinx communities
Vicky Falcon, Michelle McKinley, Kristin Yarris, Lynn Stephen, Gabriela Martinez
Chair: Vicky Falcon

12:00- 1:00 PM Keynote Speaker/Lunch
“New Directions in Latinx and Latin American Studies: Archipelagos Across the Caribbean and the Pacific”
Guest: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
Chair: Rocio Zambrana and Lanie Millar

2:00-3:00 PM
Environmental Justice in the Americas
David Vazquez and Judith Vega, Sarah Wald, Analisa Taylor, Pedro Garcia-Caro
Chair: David Vazquez

3:10 – 4:30 PM Roundtable
“Art, Migration, and Political Activism: Caribbean and Pacific Islander Migrants in the Pacific”
(SPONSORS: Department of Ethnic Studies and Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics)
Panelists:  Judith Sierra-Rivera, JoAnna Poblete, Philipp Carrasco, Ileana Rodriguez Silva

Chair: Alai Reyes-Santos

4:40PM – 5:10 PM
“Queer Latinxs Imagining Belonging”
Public Reading: Ana-Maurine Lara, Kohnjer Woman

“Latinx Communities: Questions, Challenges, and Transformations”
Gerardo Sandoval, Laura Pulido, Ramona Hernández, Monica Rojas

Light Dinner/Reception

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics; UO College of Arts and Sciences; and others to be named.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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