DACA Renewal Clinic

September 23, 2017
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Lane ESD
1200 Hwy 99 N
Eugene. OR  97402

Centro Latino Americano will provide financial aid, child care and immigration lawyers on site.

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 Events, Human Rights No Comments

CLLAS Town Hall with Jose Antonio Vargas

October 26, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

UO campus
Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 145
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

A conversation about undocumented America

 Jose Antonio Vargas is the 2017-2018 Morse Chair and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. In 2011, he published a story in the New York Times Magazine titled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Since then, he has devoted himself to changing the cultural and policy conversations about immigration through filmmaking and activism.  His organization, Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This conversation with Vargas will be moderated by Chris Chávez (School of Journalism and Communication).

Sponsored by CLLAS, UO School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading”

October 27, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: Join us for a public reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project! A public reading that follows the Oct. 20 Creative Writing Workshop led by Ana-Maurine Lara.

This public poetry reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project features creative writing by people of color and migrants in the Pacific Northwest. They engage personal experiences of migration, memories of home, and everyday social marginalization and belonging.

Come hear award winning poets Ana-Maurine Lara and Claudia F. Savage, alongside Penelope’s Loom workshop participants. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, cosponsored: Department of Ethnic Studies.

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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

October 24, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

156 Straub Hall
1451 Onyx Street
Eugene   View map

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia startup for a new multi-ethnic, multiracial America.

In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. He also wrote, produced, and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary on his experience. Vargas will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center mid-October to mid-November 2017. His visit is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-19 theme of inquiry, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.

See the article from Around the O.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 Events, Public Policy No Comments

Two events with Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell

October 19, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Conversation (Q/A) with Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell at Crater Lake North, Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 146, 1222 E. 13th, UO campus.
Please, sign up for this conversation (Q/A) by sending Cecilia Enjuto Rangel an email at There is a limited space for this event and we want to know how many students, faculty members and members of the community are able to attend. Everyone is invited, please spread the word.

Public Lecture (free and open to everyone): “Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art,” by Antonio Martorell, Puerto Rican artist, 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Lecture Hall, 1430 Johnson Lane, UO campus.

Sponsored by: Teaching Engagement Program: Community Engagement Grant. Co-Sponsored by: Oregon Humanities Center, Latin American Studies, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Romance Languages, and Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.

Antonio Martorell is a visting artist at Linfield College. His exhibition, “Rain/Lluvia” can be seen at the Linfield Art Gallery, opening October 16 and continuing through November 18. It is his first exhibition in the Pacific NW.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

CLLAS Faculty Mixer

November 10, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm



Erb Memorial Union
Room 23
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

CLLAS Professional Development Series for CLLAS Affiliated Faculty & Staff

Building Community, Research Opportunities, Event Updates, Networking, Welcoming New Faculty,
Food, Coffee & Fun!

Come connect with other faculty members across campus whose interests lie in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This is a chance to learn about each other’s interests and interdisciplinary work, and a good opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, all while enjoying delicious food from UO Catering.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

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Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Affiliated faculty, Events No Comments

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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2017 Latino Roots Celebration