Human Rights

Long-time CLLAS employee Tamara LeRoy now at SASS

Tamara LeRoy

June 28, 2018—We are pleased to announce that Tamara LeRoy has been hired with Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County (SASS) as their Trafficking Intervention Coordinator. Tamara will be developing this new, grant-funded position by coordinating direct services between community partners and other advocates providing services to survivors of human trafficking.

SASS is a non-profit organization providing outreach, advocacy and support to survivors of sexual violence and their partners, families, and friends throughout Eugene-Springfield and the rest of Lane County.

Tamara will continue her work as a consultant for the Latino Roots Traveling Exhibit until further notice, and expresses her gratitude for all of the support from everyone at Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society over the years. 

She has been the Latino Roots Project Coordinator at CLLAS going back several years.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018 Human Rights, News, staff No Comments

Led by new president Lynn Stephen, LASA forms an anti-harassment task force at annual meeting

A story in the May 29, 2018 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the new anti-harassment task force of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and quotes newly seated LASA president Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon professor of anthropology and founding director of CLLAS.

In the article “A Scholarly Group Had Avoided Talk of Harassment in Its Midst. Now It Seeks to ‘Start Anew,’” writer Nell Gluckman reports that Dr. Stephen announced the task force and policy at the annual meeting, which was attended last week by about 7,000 scholars and held in Barcelona. Stephen said that the group would look into harassment of all kinds, not just sexual harassment.

“We wanted to make a very strong statement,” Stephen said. “It’s not just a one-off for one year.”

For the full article, go to: Chronicle of Higher Education / LASA.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 Academics, Advisory Board, Human Rights, News No Comments

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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Monday, February 19th, 2018 Human Rights, Puerto Rico No Comments

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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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments



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