CAPACES Leadership Institute 3rd anniversary celebration

August 9, 2014
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

thumbs_cli-hand-rendering_no_logos356 Young St.
Woodburn, OR  97071

The CAPACES Leadership Institute is a non-profit organization based in Woodburn, Oregon that was founded to prepare leaders with the political consciousness and capacity needed to lead and support social justice work. The Institute is a permanent part of the Oregon farmworker movement, led by Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN).

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Events, Farmworker Rights No Comments

The Oregon Encyclopedia seeks articles on Latino history & culture

June 15, 2014

Deadline June 15

The Oregon Encyclopedia is working with scholars, writers, and other experts to create an online compendium of authoritative, original, and well-written information about the state’s history and culture. The Oregon Encyclopedia is pleased to announce we are partnering with the Oregon Department of Education to develop teacher resources on the history of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans in Oregon. We would very much like to include your scholarship or other authors who you recommend in the project, and we are writing to invite you to contribute original 500 word entries on any of the following topics.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Events, Publications, Research No Comments

CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”

March 12, 2015

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Time & Place TBA

“Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”

• Panel presentations:

  1. “Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon”
  2. “Human Rights and Social Memory in Guatemala: The National Police Archive”
  3. “Latino History, Resources, and Public Education in Oregon”
  4. “Afro-Indio America: Music and Culture”

• Keynote address

• Reception and music performance.

The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers, and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.

Documentary by Gabriela Martínez to be shown during Border Film Week at the University of San Diego

DVD_Guatemala_WEBBorder Film Week – Events at the University of San Diego

Journalism professor and CLLAS advisory board member Gabriela Martínez has been invited to screen her documentary Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala for the Border Film Week Series organized by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. The documentary will be screened on March 26 and Martínez will attend the screening and do Q/A.

Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala (RT 54 min.) tells the story of Guatemala’s National Police Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional—AHPN) intertwined with narratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation to the country.

The film is the result of a collaboration between academic units at the University of Oregon and AHPN. With funding support from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), and other campus units, Carlos Aguirre and Gabriela Martínez (associate professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication), are heading up a series of projects for UO. › Continue reading

Socialism, Liberalism, and Strains of Utopianism in the Writings of Mario Vargas Llosa

May 19, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

llosa_posterKnight Library 
Browsing Room
Reception to follow

  • Carlos Aguirre (Professor of History, University of Oregon), “The Writer and the Revolution: Mario Vargas Llosa and Cuba, 1959-1968.” Carlos Aguirre, a historian of modern Latin America, has just completed a book manuscript on the early literary and political career of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. This presentation will offer new angles to understand Vargas Llosa’s trajectory from a supporter of the Cuban revolution to a critic of socialism and a self-proclaimed liberal.  › Continue reading

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Advisory Board, Books, Events, Research No Comments

Publishing Roundtable in Latino/a, Latin American Studies, and Gender

June 5, 2014
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

Hendricks 330
Jane Grant Room
1408 University St.

For junior faculty associated with CLLAS, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and the CSWS Americas RIG

CLLAS will host a publishing roundtable where junior faculty can hear from senior faculty on their publishing experience and gain advice in Latino/Latin American Studies and gender. This will also be a great opportunity for junior faculty to bring specific questions. The panel will touch on many issues, including: › Continue reading

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 Academics, Books, Events, 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



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September 2014