Sad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey

Sad-Happiness-DVD-front-coverSad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey

directed by Lynn Stephen; produced by Sonia De La Cruz and Lynn Stephen
Creative Commons
39 minutes

Lynn Stephen is co-director of CLLAS and a professor in the UO Department of Anthropology.

This documentary “explores the differential rights that U.S. citizen children and their undocumented parents have through the story of one extended Zapotec family. Shot in Oregon and Oaxaca, Mexico, and narrated by eleven-year old Cinthya, the film follows Cinthya’s trip to her parent’s home community of Teotitlán del Valle with her godmother, anthropologist Lynn Stephen. There she meets her extended family and discovers her indigenous Zapotec and Mexican roots. … At a larger level, Cinthya’s story illuminates the desires and struggles of the millions of families divided between the U.S. and other countries where children are mobile citizens and parents cannot leave. In English, Spanish, and Zapotec with English subtitles. TRT: 39 minutes.

Watch it on Vimeo at these links:  Sad Happiness: English   Sad Happiness: Spanish

Winona LaDuke

November 19, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

Save-the-date for this public talk by Native American activist and tribal leader Winona LaDuke.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies.

2016 Leona Tyler Lecture: Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

October 14, 2016

Time & location TBD

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa will be the 2016 speaker for the Leona Tyler Lecture. His lecture will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 (late afternoon; specific time and location to be

For those of you less familiar with his work, his expertise is in public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development in global contexts. His work is relevant to many in CLLAS. Here is a link to his full bio:

Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2017 Ruhl Lecture

February 3, 2017

Time & location: TBD

Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the 2017 Ruhl Lecture on the UO campus on Feb. 3.

For more about Mr. Coates and his visit: Ta-Nehisi Coates to be the SOJC’s 2017 Ruhl Lecturer | Around the O

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 Books, Events No Comments

2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty and Collaborative Research Groups

May 6, 2016
12:00 pm


2016 Call for Faculty Grants

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016

Applicants will be notified by June 3, 2016

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2016-2017 academic year (July 1, 2016­ through June 30, 2017). We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000. This grant is specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission. Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latin American communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or Latin America or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. Proposals generated within CLLAS Research Action Projects (RAPS) will be given priority. In recognition of the fact that not all disciplines include collaborative models of research, such as fields within the humanities, CLLAS will consider projects that involve nontraditional forms of collaboration and/or community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another.

This grant is made possible by the generous support of University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.

If you have questions, contact us at or 541.346.5286.  › Continue reading

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

Book celebration: Alaí Reyes-Santos presents “Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles”

May 20, 2016
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Reyes-Santos_bookcoverAlder Building Conference Rm
(first floor)
818 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Ethnic Studies professor Alaí Reyes-Santos presents her book Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antillesat UO. Prof. Amalia Cabezas, UC, Riverside, will discuss the contributions of the book to the fields of Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, and Caribbean, Latin American and Latino Studies. Join us in this celebration and meet renowned scholar Amalia Cabezas!

Sponsored by Ethnic Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. › Continue reading

Friday, January 15th, 2016 Advisory Board, Books, Events, Research No Comments

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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