Town Hall Meeting On The Media’s Role in Current Global Immigration and Refugee Crisis

October 12, 2015
6:00 pmto7:00 pm


Knight Library Browsing Room

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (UO SOJC) will hold a town hall meeting addressing the current global immigration and refugee crisis as it relates to the journalism industry. The meeting, titled “The Migrant in Popular Imagination: Anchor Babies, Border-Crossers and Refugees”, will take place on Monday, October 12 at 6 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Assistant Professor Christopher Chávez will moderate a discussion by a panel of experts who will provide context and insight to this issue. Panelists including James N. Wallace Chair of Journalism Peter Laufer, Associate Professor Gabriela Martínez and Dr. Teddy Workneh will explore the representation and misrepresentation of migrants in news media, the reemergence of nativist sentiments and the promise and failure of journalists to critique these discourses. › Continue reading

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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

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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.


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Sonrisa del Coyote: free performances

October 22, 2015
5:00 pmto6:00 pm
October 23, 2015
5:00 pmto6:00 pm
7:30 pmto8:30 pm
October 24, 2015
3:00 pmto4:00 pm
5:00 pmto6:00 pm

Sonrisa PosterIn celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month

October 22 at 5pm, 23 at 5pm & 7:30pm, 24 at 3pm & 5pm FREE, no advance ticketing

Sonrisa del Coyote
A One Act Play by David Alonso Rodriguez
University of Oregon
Pocket Theatre (102 Villard Hall)
1109 Old Campus Lane

Winner of the 2015 New Voices Playwriting Contest, Sonrisa del Coyote is a bilingual tale of siblings Danny and Lupa who are urged by their mother Sofia to travel from their home in rural Mexico to the United States. Along the way they encounter strange hermits and magical coyotes who teach them about their ancestral heritage and that what matters most in this world is family.

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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.

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2015 Latino Heritage Month Events | Equity and Inclusion

Source: Events | Equity and Inclusion

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


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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.



Event Calendar

October 2015