WIP Talk: “Gender Violence and Mam Indigenous Refugees,” Lynn Stephen

February 26, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm




Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
RSVP by Feb. 17

“Gender Violence and Mam Indigenous Refugees”

Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology
University of Oregon

Advance Reading Available with All Seminars. 30-minute Presentations Followed by Discussant-led Q & A.

RSVP required: Please RSVP ( by no later than the end of Wednesday, February 17. Includes lunch and an advance reading.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more information contact Eli Meyer at emeyer(at)

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“A Transnational War on Poverty: The US Peace Corps in South America during the 1960s,” Fernando Purcell

February 11, 2016
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Purcell_WarOnPoverty-PeaceCorpsSouthAmerica_Lecture_Thurs_11Feb2016Global Scholars Hall 117
UO campus

“A Transnational War on Poverty: The US Peace Corps in South America during the 1960s”

Professor Fernando Purcell (History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Instead of conceiving of the Peace Corps as the exportation of the United States’ Great Society to the world, Purcell discusses how Peace Corps volunteers embodied more than US intervention; they also connected different visions of community development and had to adapt themselves to notions and programs of development originated in their host countries. These volunteers were not only agents of the United States—they also helped create the eminently transnational process that was the global war on poverty.

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Educational Workshop: Centro Latino Americano

February 16, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Microsoft Word - flyer for final workshops-2.docxOur Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
1025 N. 19th St.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Centro Latino Americano will host an educational workshop about the current immigration reforms: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), as well as talking about different types of visas, labor rights and much more. During the event there will have lawyers present to help answer questions throughout and after the workshop. This workshop will be free and open to all community members. and will be a SAFE place for anyone to ask questions. The next event will be on February 16 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church located at 1025 N. 19th St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Additionally, Centro is offering one-on-one appointments for individuals who believe they may qualify for any of the above mentioned processes, and I ask that you please help us spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested. I have attached a flyer that has all the additional information about the workshop as well as additional dates of future workshops. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Beatriz Hernandez at 541-687-2667 x116.

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3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

February 18, 2016toFebruary 20, 2016


The University of Oregon Department of Romance Languages will host the 3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language on February 18- 20, 2016 at the University of Oregon.

1440186747For a description of the symposium, Call for Papers, invitation to participate in the Spanglish Creative Writing Contest that is happening in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month – and, soon to be added, registration details
for the symposium), here is the website link:

  • Deadline for Spanglish Creative Writing Contest student submissions: October 31st
  • Deadline for abstract submissions for the Symposium: December 2nd

Please share with any colleagues and/or friends (high school and college-level educators working in heritage language, dual-inmersion, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, etc. – both researchers and classroom teachers) who you think might be interested in attending and/or presenting.

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Julie Weise, “Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the US South since 1910”

February 19, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Weise-Molina-poster_WEBMcKenzie Hall 375
University of Oregon

A conversation between author Julie Weise, UO assistant professor of history, and Natalia Molina, professor of history and associate vice chancellor, UC San Diego.

Julie Weise is an affiliated faculty member of CLLAS. Her new book, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (University of North Carolina Press), was published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History.

In addition to discussing the book, Weise will share her experiences working with the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) on a companion teaching website,, and DSC staffers will be on hand to answer faculty questions about possible future collaborations. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, see flier linked here.

CLLAS is cosponsoring this event.

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