Art, Music & Culture

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda “The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín” 

November 7, 2017
4:30 pmto5:45 pm

Global Scholars Hall
Room 131
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Presented by Latin American Studies

“The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín”

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda

Walescka Pino-Ojeda is a visiting scholar from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

 This presentation is free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. 

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A Conversation with Indigenous Hip Hop artist, Una Isu

November 15, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

 

 

Room 178
Frohnmayer Music Building
961 E. 18th
UO campus

Miguel Villegas is a trilingual Ñuu Savi (Mixteco) rapper. His artistic name, Una Isu, means Eight Deer in Mixtec; a tribute to the legendary Mixtec leader Eight Deer Jaguar Claw. He has worked as a community organizer, interpreter, coordinator of cultural projects with the Binational Center for Indigenous Development Oaxaqueño (CBDIO).  

He is currently deputy state coordinator for the Indigenous Front of Binational Organization (FIOB), in California.  Miguel is a student of a university-college where he hopes to specialize in linguistics to continue preserving his native language.

In addition to writing his music, he also practices the traditional dances of Nùù Yúku, The Dance of the Diablitos and Daza de Los Chareos.

You can listen to some of Miguel’s songs at: https://www.reverbnation.com/unaisu/songs

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Mexican Revolution Day, Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

November 16, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

 

 

110 Fenton
1021 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
Music & Refreshments
Free & open to the public

Mexican Revolution Day

Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

Sponsored by UO Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by Eugene ArteLatino, Latin American Studies, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), and Latin America Solidarity Committee.

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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 representative 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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Tish Hinojosa: A Night in Solidarity with P.C.U.N. Farmworkers Union and Immigrant Rights

November 21, 2017
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

EMU Ballroom
UO campus
Free Admission
Donations Appreciated
Families welcome

Featuring Nationally Renowned Tejana/Latina singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa

6:30 pm:  Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol

7 pm:  Tish Hinojosa Trio in Concert

A night in solidarity with P.C.U.N. Farmworkers Union and immigrant rights.

Sponsors include: UO Multicultural Center and MEChA, LCC Multicultural Center and MEChA, Beyond Toxics, Springfield-Eugene SURJ, Friends of Sanctuary, City-wide MEChA, CALC, Downtown Languages, UO Labor Education and Research Center, Grupo Latino Acción Directa de Lane County, UO Department of Education Studies.

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Jesús Sepúlveda Poetry Reading: Espejo de los detalles 

November 21, 2017
4:30 pmto6:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Mills International Center
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

LAS Book Presentation Series

Jesús Sepúlveda

Poetry Reading. Espejo de los detalles (forthcoming)

Jesús Sepúlveda

Jesús Sepúlveda teaches at the University of Oregon in the Department of Romance Languages. Jesús Sepúlveda is the author of eight poetry collections and three books of essays, including his green-anarchist manifesto El jardín de las peculiaridades (2002) and his book of literary criticism Poets on the Edge (2016).  His selected poems were collected in Poemas de un bárbaro, published in Santiago de Chile in 2013, and his most recent book of poetry Secoya was published in New York in 2015.  Sepúlveda’s work has been published in more than fifteen countries and partially translated into eight languages, leading him to participate in international poetry festivals and poetry readings throughout the world.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies. This event is free & open to the public.

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