Collin Eaton: “Bridging the Affordability Gap: Strategies for Lower-Cost Housing in Guatemala”

April 24, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Eaton_PosterErb Memorial Union
Walnut Room
1222 E. 13th

CLLAS Graduate Research Grantee presentation

by Collin Easton, Master’s in Environmental Studies

Among the designs currently promoted by housing lenders serving low-income populations in Guatemala, there is a preference for steel-reinforced concrete block. These designs respond to the high demand for block homes on the part of aspiring home-owners across a broad income range. A commodity itself, block and its system components are tied to the fluctuating prices of the global market. The rising cost of materials has fueled a widening affordability gap between the price of the home and the financial capacity of the targeted population of low-income homeowners served by housing organizations.

This research project examines the position of lower-cost, lower-energy building technologies relative to concrete block within the building culture of Guatemala. › Continue reading

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Events, Funding, Research No Comments

GTF Announcement: CLLAS Event Coordinator and Research Assistant Needed

May 1, 2014

The deadline to apply for this position is May 1, 2014. Please go to the above link for full information about how to apply for CLLAS Event Coordinator and Research Assistant for AY 2014-15.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 Employment, Events No Comments

What is Documentary? Conference April 24 – 26

April 24, 2014toApril 26, 2014

cropped-WiDLogo21What is Documentary? will explore the past, present and future of documentary in all its forms. The conference will feature a unique coalescing of media scholars and students, media professionals, independent media producers, government and community officials, as well as interested community groups and the public.

Conference website:

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies is a cosponsor of this conference.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 Events, Film No Comments

Special Collections Open House Showcasing the PCUN Collection

May 7, 2014
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

open-house-pcun_WEBPaulson Reading Room
Special Collections
Knight Library
University of Oregon
1501 Kincaid St.

UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to invite you to an Open House event showcasing the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) collection. The collection has material of interest in history, environmental studies, urban studies, and law, among other disciplines. It also touches on issues of transnationalism, race and ethnicity, immigration, news and the media, Latinos in Oregon, and many other topics.

See also: The Story of PCUN and the Farmworker Movement in Oregon

A concert by Alberto Carrión to celebrate Julia de Burgos centenary

May 8, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Burgos_Carrion_PosterGerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

An event to celebrate the centenary of the renowned Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), with a performance of Burgos’s poetry set to original music by the Puerto Rican musician Alberto Carrión. Carrión will also participate in a question and answer session about his composition process and his relationship to Burgos’ poetry. Simultaneous translation to English will be provided.

Julia de Burgos has been recognized as one of the most important voices of the Latin American avant-garde, and is also a foundational figure in feminist and African Puerto Rican writing. Alberto Carrión is one of the most well known Puerto Rican composers and singers from the seventies, and he has previously set to music the poetry of Luis Palés Matos. His CD on Julia de Burgos is being launched this coming March. This event will recognize and celebrate the contributions of one of Latin America’s greatest poets of the twentieth century to the Latin American canon.

Sponsored by Romance Languages, the Center for the Study of Women in Society Women of Color Project, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, LAS, OHC, CAS, and English.


Saturday, March 15th, 2014 Events, Music & Culture No Comments

PCUN Documentary Project

May 8, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
Walnut Room

CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Research Grantee Presentation

with Phil Scher, associate professor, UO Department of Anthropology, and James Daria

This project involves the production of a multilingual documentary film in collaboration with the Pineros y Campesino Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) and the development and launch of an accompanying website.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Events, Farmworker Rights, Funding, Research No Comments

Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

Proceed to the online giving page



Event Calendar

April 2014