Art, Music & Culture

Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny: Bilingual Poetry Reading & Lecture

April 5, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm



Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

Raúl Zurita is one of the most well-known and internationally respected contemporary poets working in Latin America today. His work bridges avant-garde poetics and the visual arts; furthermore, his book Purgatorio remains one of the most important poetic responses to the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Purgatorio was translated into English by Anna Deeny, who works closely with Zurita. › Continue reading

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Monday, March 20th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Fernando Purcell, “An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

January 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.

“An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

A Presentation by Dr. Fernando Purcell
Associate Professor at the Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

This presentation will discuss the eruption of American cinema in Chile during the first half of the twentieth century–with its larger implications for the role of US films in cultural imperialism in Latin America. Hollywood cinema became an irresistible commodity that all Chileans valued regardless of their social position. Its social and cultural impacts were enormous and turned the United States into a new paradigm of modernity. For Chileans, the consumption of movies, fashions, and manufactured products from the United States provided a way to participate in this “American-style” modernity. But Chileans played a crucial role in these processes, influencing Hollywood’s star system and shaping, with their own preferences and rules of censorship, what was acceptable and desirable in Chile. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm



Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

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. › Continue reading

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Making the Invisible Visible: Diversity in the Future of Public History featuring Miguel Juárez

March 3, 2017
1:00 pmto3:00 pm



Lawrence Hall 249

“Making the Invisible Visible: Diversity in the Future of Public History,” featuring Miguel Juárez

hosted by the Arts & Administration program and UO Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy

Juárez will engage the campus community in discussion concerning representation of Latinxs and people of color in public history and museum studies through video conference on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00-3:00pm in Lawrence Hall 249. Lunch will be available starting at Noon. The talk will begin at 1:00pm. Juárez’s talk opens the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers published by the UO’s Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy. › Continue reading

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Dance of the Storytellers

danza-mod3-700x394Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

Traveling to Mexico, preserving a cultural heritage

It would have been the experience of a lifetime. Especially for a nine-year-old.

“It was East Los Angeles, 2005, and Romario Bautista was asked to participate in his community’s annual cultural festival.

“The Danza de la Pluma ceremony—“Dance of the Feather”—is a cherished tradition of one of Mexico’s indigenous groups, the Zapotec of the state of Oaxaca. The danza reenacts the tribe’s fierce battles against invading Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.

“As Mexicans have moved to the United States over the years, the danza ceremony has moved with them, binding migrant communities in the US to their homeland and preserving culture and history….”

For the full story, go to: Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Affiliated faculty, Art, Music & Culture No Comments

Cherríe Moraga: Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

October 13, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
October 14, 2016
10:00 amto11:30 am
Cherríe Moraga

Cherríe Moraga

Lorwin Lecture
“The Last Exhale of Our Mother’s Breath” — The ‘Work’ of the First Generation Writer

Crater Lake Rooms
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.

Activist Methods Workshop
Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
Workshop space limited:
please RSVP to

The UO Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) hosts esteemed and iconic Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright Cherríe Moraga for the keynote Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the Erb Memorial Union on the UO campus. She will lead an activist methods workshop (see description below) for faculty and graduate students from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14 at the Many Nations Longhouse. Workshop space is limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your space. CLLAS is a cosponsor. › Continue reading

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Friday, July 1st, 2016 Art, Music & Culture, Books, Events No Comments

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