Art, Music & Culture

Latino Roots: A Grand Celebration

Mariachi del Sol performed at the celebration / photo by Feather Crawford.

 

June 9, 2017—Yesterday’s Latino Roots Celebration marked the fourth time UO students from Latino Roots classes (Anthro/SOJC)  have presented their ethnographic documentaries before an audience of peers, faculty, staff, and community, including many of the people whose stories are told in those documentaries. It was a huge turnout in the Knight Library Browsing Room, filled with the festive music of Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol and the appreciative and off-time eloquent remarks of featured speakers, including UO President Michael Schill, SELCO Community Credit Union Vice President Laura Illig, PCUN Secretary-Treasurer Jaime Arredondo, Oregon Center for Education Equity Director Carmen Xiomara Urbina, and others.

Gabriela Martínez presents award to Laura Illig, Vice President of Marketing, SELCO Community Credit Union / photo by Jack Liu.

This year’s celebration also included the launching of the inaugural Latino Roots Awards given to our community partner SELCO Community Credit Union and Vice President of Marketing Laura Illig, and to UO Senior Vice President and Provost Scott Coltrane. The spirit of the Latino Roots Award is to recognize a member and/or institution from the community for their support and commitment to Oregon’s Latino community through the Latino Roots Project, and to recognize a reprentative from the University of Oregon for service, commitment, and support to enhancing diversity on campus and promoting community engagement by way of the Latino Roots Project and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Sponsors for the two-hour celebration included: Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, School of Journalism and Communication, SELCO Community Credit Union, and UO Libraries.

Here is an excerpt from the remarks of Lynn Stephen, UO Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, who co-instructs the Latino Roots classes along with Gabriela Martínez, associate professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication.

Comments from Professor Lynn Stephen:

Welcome to a wonderful moment that brings together education, research, creativity, and public engagement. I am so proud to be a part of the team of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, librarians and archivists, research center staff, and film participants who were all a part of what we are bringing you here today.

Latino Roots began as a small collaborative project between Professor Gabriela Martínez, community consultants Guadalupe Quinn, and Patricia Cortez, the Lane County Historical Museum, and myself in 2008-2009, to mark the 150th anniversary of Oregon as a state. Latino Roots was our exhibit with panels, object exhibits, nine video stories, and a bilingual book that was seen by several thousand people in the museum.  There were exhibits on African-American history, Asian history and Native American history in Oregon to greatly broaden the settler colonial/pioneer narrative, white narrative that has dominated Oregon history. › Continue reading

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LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop”

October 20, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Save-the-Date

Creative Writing Workshop: led by Ana-Maurine Lara

An assistant professor in the UO Department of Anthropology, Ana-Maurine Lara is also a national award-winning fiction author and poet. She was awarded the Oregon Arts Commission’s 2015 honorary Joan Shipley Award, and is also a recipient of PEN/Northwest, the Barbara Deming Award, and the National Latino/Chicano Literary Contest Third Prize. Her novel Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) was a Lambda Literary Finalist. She draws from her experiences as a Dominican-American writer of Native, African, and Jewish ancestry to produce literary works and performances that blur the boundaries of artistic genres and cultural traditions.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading”

October 27, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Save-the-Date

A public reading that follows the Oct. 20 Creative Writing Workshop led by Ana-Maurine Lara.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

“Diálogos,” a New, Multi-sensory Exhibition that Features Latin American Art, Opens at JSMA

May 3, 2017
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Note: On Wednesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., curator Cheryl Hartup and UO graduate students Rucha Chandvankar, Brian Lane, and Victoria Lee, will discuss the exhibition.

EUGENE, OR (April 11, 2017) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus, presents the exhibition “Diálogos,” on view through October 8, 2017.  The exhibition features recent acquisitions of art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

On view as part of Dialogos

Organized by Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art, “Diálogos” — the Spanish word for dialogues— activates exchanges between art and artists, the viewer and the object, and the museum and the communities it serves. The exhibition features fifteen prints, photographs, kinetic sculptures, and mixed media objects by artists from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. 

“‘Diálogos’ began with the conversations I saw taking place between works of art, and I installed objects in pairs and small groups to reflect these interchanges,” says Hartup. “Each label begins with a question to start an exchange with the viewer.” › Continue reading

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Marjorie Perloff: Poetry, Poetics & Myth Speaker Series

May 8, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
May 9, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Poetry: Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

Brown Bag: Susan Campbell Hall
Leona Tyler Conference Room

Poetry in the Afternoon

Marjorie Perloff, “Reading the Verses Backward: Poetry for the Digital Age”

Dr. Perloff will share poetry at Gerlinger Lounge on May 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. She is the Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities, Emerita, Stanford University.

She will also lead a Brown Bag lunch discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Leona Tyler Conference Room, Susan Campbell Hall. Seating for this discussion is limited. Please contact Leah Middlebrook to reserve a space: middlebr(at)uoregon.edu.

The Speaker Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant; Department of Romance Languages, Translation Studies Working Group; Oregon  Humanities Center; Department of Comparative Literature; Latin American Studies Program; and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Academics, Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Ovarian Psycos Documentary Screening + Q&A with Ova Core members

May 15, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

What: Ovarian Psycos Documentary Screening + Q&A with Ova Core members
When: May 15th 6pm-8:00pm
Where: Straub 245
*Food Provided at Event

The Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade

The Ovarian Psycos are an all women of color bicycling brigade cycling for the purpose of healing their communities physically, emotionally and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues. They envision a world where women are change agents who create and maintain holistic health in themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations.

Synopsis

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine-year-old daughter Yoli; street artist Andi who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright-eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence. 

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UOLiveMove/events/?ref=page_internal

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments


2017 Latino Roots Celebration


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