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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Wednesday, March 1st, 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. › Continue reading

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Open Forum on Recent Immigration Rule Changes for Faculty and Staff

March 7, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Gumwood Room
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Open Forum on Recent Immigration Rule Changes for Faculty and Staff

UO faculty and staff, as well as their families, face distinct challenges associated with recent federal changes in immigration rules. UO Leaders recognize the distinct worries and questions facing the faculty and staff in our community, from research and conference travel linked to professional advancement, to family concerns. Representatives from UO Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Federal Affairs, International Affairs and a local immigration law specialist will hold an open forum to provide insights and a formal space for faculty and staff to air concerns.

This event is open to all in our community.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Events, Public Policy No Comments

Op-Ed Workshop with Hector Tobar

March 9, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
Room 230


SOJC professor and best-selling author Hector Tobar will lead a two-hour workshop intended to help faculty and staff develop their op-ed writing skills. Those of you who have expertise you would like to share with the general public, but who feel challenged to express your knowledge in language best suited to a non-academic audience, are invited to attend.

This workshop will have limited seating. You are required to RSVP for confirmation:

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“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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Deadline Extended on CLLAS Graduate Research Grant Proposals: New Deadline March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
12:00 pm


Application Deadline: Extended to 12:00 pm, Friday, March 3rd Applicants will be notified by April 7, 2017.

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates.  The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2017.∗ [∗ If, due to unforeseen circumstances, research cannot be completed by the end of summer 2017, the grantee must obtain CLLAS Director’s approval for an extension] We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

Possible project topics include but are not limited to: › Continue reading

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Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

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