CLLAS stands firm in its commitment to equity and inclusion.
Therefore CLLAS rejects the exclusion of any group based on nationality, ethnicity, religious background, gender or legal status.
CLLAS will continue to value and welcome scholars, students, staff and members from all communities.
CLLAS believes in drawing hemispheric and global perspectives into our community of researchers who are working to better our societies through knowledge and civic engagement.
Know Your Rights: a compilation of resources for international students and scholars
|February 28, 2017|
|12:00 pm||to||1:00 pm|
EMU 231 & 232
Brown Bag Lunch
Info-Session by UO Dreamers Working Group
Supporting UO undocumented, DACAmented, and students from mixed status families
Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)
|March 10, 2017|
|12:30 pm||to||1:30 pm|
Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.
Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. Before her move to Idaho, June Black laid the groundwork for several museum visits and created guidelines for selecting and approaching works of art. In winter term 2016 Dr. Wood visited Mexico and the University of Essex in the U.K. The latter has an outstanding collection of art works in this vein. In mid-2016 Prof. Aguirre visited museums and memory sites in Argentina and Chile, taking more photographs and gathering relevant materials for study.
One offshoot of this research has been the development of an open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared, the subject of a presentation that will take place at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. The collection, which is growing monthly as more permissions come in, involves the close study of details of works of art in a variety of mediums, such as photographs, prints, posters, textiles, sculptures, and installations. Research assistance and translation work that is making the site bilingual (English/Spanish) has been provided by Melanie Hyers and Jesús León-Monsalve (of CEQP); undergraduate assistants Colin Takeo and Connor Shields are working to process images and build the searchable database. › Continue reading
February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is commonly referred to as DACA.
“Prior to taking this role, Irungu held the same title in the Division of Equity and Inclusion, where she was director of the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.”
For the full story, go to: Source: Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O
“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable
|April 13, 2017|
|2:00 pm||to||4:30 pm|
1501 Kincaid St.
Roundtable: CSWS Americas RIG research project with Professors Erin Beck (Political Science) and Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), U.S. asylum lawyers, and speakers from Guatemala. Explores Guatemalan women’s transborder search for gendered justice alongside refugee Guatemalan women’s access to gendered asylum in Oregon.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. This research project is also supported by funds from CLLAS.
|January 30, 2017|
|6:00 pm||to||7:30 pm|
Town Hall meeting for international, undocumented, and concerned students regarding changes to immigration rules and practices. Faculty, staff and community welcome. A panel of experts, including Professor Maria Blanco, executive director, Undocumented Legal Services Center at UC Davis, will address questions surrounding current immigration policies and proposed changes to legislation. Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, Center on Diversity and Community, and Department of Ethnic Studies.
- Maria Blanco, Executive Director, Undocumented Legal Services Center, UC Davis
- Betsy Boyd, Associate Vice President of Federal Affairs
- Rosa Chavez-Jacuinde, Associate Director, Center for multicultural Academic Excellence
- Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist
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- June 8, 2017:
- CLLAS Solidarity Statement
- The Triumph of the Will? Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics
- Dreamers, Ducks & DACA Info-Session
- Jen Hofer: Translation for Language Justice
- Making the Invisible Visible: Diversity in the Future of Public History featuring Miguel Juárez
- “Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre