Human Rights

Eye of the storm: UO students reach out to hard-hit Puerto Rico

Alai Reyes-Santos

From Around the O

April 13, 2018—UO ethnic studies professor Alaí Reyes-Santos made a major revision to the curriculum for her “Race, Ethics, Justice” course last fall: She added a trip to Puerto Rico.

It was week three of the term and Reyes-Santos, a native Puerto Rican, was frustrated with the lack of federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. It had been weeks since the storm devastated the island and there were still widespread power outages and severely limited access to potable water and medical care.   

She saw an opportunity to have her students consider how the overarching questions they were examining about race, ethics and justice were applicable to the crisis, and to use that analysis and knowledge to create resources to help educate the public and spur conversations about those issues. The resources the class created were just published on a new website, “The UO Puerto Rico Project: Hurricane Maria and its Aftermath.” › Continue reading

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Ethnic Studies archival team releases digital archive on Puerto Rico

2/16/2018—Today our Ethnic Studies archival team releases our digital archive! https://blogs.uoregon.edu/theuopuertoricoproject/

Thanks to all of you who made it and keep making it possible! UO undergraduate students’ research shines here!

Over the next eleven months, visit us regularly for new interviews, bibliographies, stories, photographic journeys, and more educational materials pertinent to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  Co-create knowledge with us! Share stories with us through our UO Puerto Rico Project Facebook Page [3], our UO Puerto Rico Project Twitter,  [4] our hashtag #uoprproject, and our UO Puerto Rico Project YouTube Channel. [5]

Join us on March 8th at CLLAS’ Justice Across Borders Symposium for more information about Caribbean migrants in the Pacific Northwest and recent arrivals from Puerto Rico!
http://cllas.uoregon.edu/2018-symposium

The UO Puerto Rico Project Team [6]
–Alaí Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Links:
[1] http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Our-Caribbean-Kin,5472.aspx
[2] https://twitter.com/alaireyessantos
[3] https://www.facebook.com/UOPRproject/
[4] https://twitter.com/UOPRProject
[5] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE4czTL3gryUE76khB0amrg5dId_EmxqJ&disable_polymer=true
[6] https://blogs.uoregon.edu/theuopuertoricoproject/thecommunity/

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Tobin Hansen writes about the psychological costs of deportation

This article from Around the O discusses the research of doctoral candidate Tobin Hansen, whose work was supported by CLLAS through a 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant. Hansen has been the recipient of many awards for his research and writing.

Researcher writes about the psychological costs of deportation

January 24, 2018 — For thousands of immigrants who arrived here as young children, the U.S. is the only country they can remember. This can make deportation especially crushing.

Tobin Hansen, a UO doctoral candidate in anthropology, spent 18 months in northern Mexico living with deported adults who had arrived in the U.S. before the age of 13. He wrote about the experience for The Conversation. › Continue reading

Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights: “The Migrant’s Path”

May 3, 2018
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

 

 

Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Room 180
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Annual Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture on Human Rights

“The Migrant’s Path / El Camino del Migrante”

by Father Alejandro Solalinde

Cosponsored by the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

For information about the Writing Migration Conference May 3 – 4, 2018, go to: gerscan.uoregon.edu

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“The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories” 7th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

April 25, 2018
2:30 pmto4:30 pm
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Laila Lalami

 

 


cosponsored by CLLAS

Panel Discussion: 3:00 – 4:30 PM UO campus: JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
Light reception: 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall

Laila Lalami, novelist and columnist for The Nation, will read portions of her novel The Moor’s Account, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Commenting on their selected passages will be panelists:

  • Liz Bohls, PhD, Professor, Department of English
  • Miriam Gershow, MFA, novelist & Associate Director of Composition, Department of English
  • Angela Joya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies
  • Lamia Karim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Michael Najjar, MFA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts

Keynote, Laila Lalami: “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories,” 6 PM Eugene Public Library (with Q&A followed by booksigning)

To be held April 25, 2018, the 7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will feature Pulitzer  finalist Laila Lalami and her novel The Moor’s Account› Continue reading

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2018 CLLAS Symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas”

March 8, 2018
9:00 amto7:30 pm

 

 

Knight Library, Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.
and Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.
Free & open to the public

2018 CLLAS Symposium Schedule

 

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Our thematic line of inquiry this year: America, Bridge Between Oceans poses the following questions: What happens when we put the Atlantic world in conversation with the Pacific? What kind of art and cultural production emerges? Which stories of struggles for racial, economic, gender and environmental justice arise? How does looking at Latinx and Latin American Studies from within the Pacific Rim region open up innovative and necessary methodological and analytical horizons? These questions also inspire our symposium Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas. › Continue reading

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