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UO committed to keeping promise to Dreamers

Source: UO committed to keeping promise to Dreamers

Dreamers speak at a symposium organized by CLLAS, 2015 / photo by Jack Liu

By Ellen McWhirter, Michelle McKinley and Kristin Yarris

For The Register-Guard

Sept. 13, 2017

Like many, we are reeling in the wake of the decision announced by the Trump administration to end the DACA program. This decision undermines the missions of our community colleges, universities and public schools, and will damage our local, state and national economies. For the past several years, the University of Oregon Dreamers Working Group has raised awareness on campus of the assets our undocumented students bring to the university, the unique challenges they face that are above and beyond the challenges of other college students, and to help staff and faculty throughout campus better understand how to respect and support our undocumented students. › Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

No to the ending of DACA! CLLAS Statement 

No to the ending of DACA! CLLAS Statement 

In light of the recent decision from the Trump administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, also known as DACA, CLLAS joins the multiple voices across the University of Oregon, our state, and the nation rejecting this decision. CLLAS urges the Trump administration and Congress to continue this important program. DACA has brought hundreds of thousands of people out of the shadows, giving them the opportunity to openly be productive members of our society. 

CLLAS remains firmly committed to all students at the University of Oregon, including those protected under DACA. CLLAS also expresses its solidarity to the families of all DACA students. 

 As we urge the Trump administration and Congress to continue the DACA program, we also invite all faculty, staff, students, and community members to familiarize themselves with the various available resources concerning DACA and related issues (please visit our Resources tab).

DACA Rally, September 5, 2017
Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Lane County Courthouse, Eugene
Photographs by Feather Crawford

New: DACA Info Resources Page

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 Human Rights, News, Public Policy No Comments

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

Ruth Vargas book presentation: Pewmas / Sueños de Justicia

November 9, 2017
4:30 pmto6:00 pm

Yamada Language Center
175 McKenzie Hall, University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1236

Latin American Studies is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book Pewmas / Sueños de Justicia: Lonkos y Dirigentes Mapuche versus Chile en la Corte Interamericana (Pewmas/Dreams of Justice: Chiefs and Mapuche leaders versus Chile in the Inter-American Court)

Testimonies and evidence of the effects of antiterrorist law

By Dr. Ruth Vargas

The book and author will be introduced by Ellen McWhirter, PhD., Ann Swindells Professor in Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon and will continue with a presentation and discussion with the author, Dr. Ruth Vargas.

This book presents the trajectory of the case “Chiefs and Mapuche leaders versus Chile” in the Inter-American Court System of Human Rights. It explores the sanctions against Chile from the Inter-American Court for the wrongful application of the anti-terrorist law to the Mapuche leaders. The book reviews the testimonies of the leaders before the international tribunal, as well as offers aspects of the psychosocial expert testimony to unveil the harmful effects of the application of the Anti-terrorist law on members of the Mapuche people. › Continue reading

Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu

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

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments



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