Film showing: The Mexican Dream

October 20, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

mexican-dreamBrowsing Room
Knight Library

CLLAS is sponsoring a showing of the film Mexican Dream during Latino Heritage Month from 4-6 pm on October 20 in the Browsing Room at UO Knight Library.

Mexican Dream, a documentary film by Alex Ruiz Euler and Jon Wetterau, was made in 2014. The story is about a group of indigenous migrants who leave a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. › Continue reading

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World Music Series | Hermanos Arango – University of Oregon

October 21, 2016
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

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los-hermanos-arango_0The fall installment of the World Music Series is Los Hermanos Arango who hail from Guanabacoa, a municipality in Cuba characterized by a high level of musical and afro-religious tradition.

The group was created in 2003 by world-renown bassist Feliciano Arango (Emiliano Salvador, NG la Banda, Maraca, etc.) and his siblings (percussionist Eugenio, guitarist Ignacio, and vocalist Cristina) as a result of the increasing popularity of the musical concept expressed in their first album “Oro Negro.”

This concept involves the seamless combination of Afro-Cuban folklore and funkified jazz, which renders a new genre: Folklo-Jazz. The instrumental format integrates harmony (piano and guitar), percussion in the form of an authentic battery of batás (ancient afro-folkloric drums) and horns (trumpet and sax).

So far, Los Hermanos Arango have released four albums and one documentary DVD, and have performed in the USA (e.g., Berklee College of Music, Dizzy’s Jazz San Diego), Mexico (e.g., Morelia International Festival), Italy (e.g., Fandango Jazz Festival), and Canada (Ottawa Blues Fest).

SPONSORED BY OHC’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and the Humanities CLLAS (Center for Latin@ and Latin American Studies) LAS (Latin American Studies)

Source: World Music Series | Hermanos Arango – University of Oregon

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

“Singular Spaces: An Introduction to Art Environments in Spain and Around the World”

October 19, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

hernandezflyerKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Jo Farb Hernandez. Professor, Department of Art and Art History, San José State University, and Director, Thompson Art Gallery

In this presentation, Jo Farb Hernández takes a long view of the worldwide phenomenon of invented spaces created by self-taught artists, with a concentration on the Spanish sites that she has been documenting for the past seventeen years. Art environments, which take widely varying forms and often include sculpture, architecture, landscaping, and painting within a single site, are developed additively and organically, without formal plans or designs. Idiosyncratic, personal, and unique works of art, they completely fail to cleanly correspond to any standard characterizations developed by art or architectural historians. Yet because many face similar – and often existential – predicaments in terms of community response and governmental pressure, bringing value and visibility to these works helps not only to preserve these singular spaces, but to expand the very definition of art itself. › Continue reading

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Lunes Latinx: National Celebration of Spanglish Day Presentations

October 24, 2016
8:00 amto6:00 pm

Title: Lunes Latinx: National Celebration of Spanglish Day Presentations

Date: October 24th

Time: 8am-6pm

Location: EMU Ampitheater

Description: Come enjoy students in the department of Romance Languages present their creations in celebration of Spanglish and translanguaging!

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 Academics, Events No Comments

Journalism in the Face of Government Oppression: Javier Borelli

October 25, 2016
6:00 pmto7:00 pm
October 26, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm


Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 Events, News No Comments

Mario Sifuentez: Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

October 28, 2016
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Knight Library,
Browsing Room

Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez

Speaker: Mario Sifuentez, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

Lecture title: “Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest”

Lecture date: Friday, October 28, 12-1:30 PM, Knight Browsing Room

Professor Mario Sifuentez, a UO alum, will be giving a public talk about his new book, Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest,on Friday October 28. The book includes several chapters on Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), the Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United organization whose papers are housed in UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. › Continue reading

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 Books, Events, Farmworker Rights, Research No Comments

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