Editor’s Note: Lynn Stephen is the founding director of CLLAS.
March 31, 2017 (from Around the O) — “UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, an internationally known Latin America scholar, is in line to lead the largest association of researchers in the field after being elected vice president of the Latin American Studies Association.
“Stephen will begin a one-year term in June and will then serve as president of the association for a year beginning in June 2018. After that, she’ll spend a year mentoring the next generation of the group’s leaders.
“‘I am honored by my election as future LASA president,’ Stephen said. ‘I will use the office to continue building hemispheric relations in the Americas and beyond in the face of isolationist policy proposals.’”
For the entire story, go to: UO professor to lead world Latin America scholars association | Around the O
This winter issue of CLLAS Notes does not include some late-breaking news that we will formally announce at the start of our winter term (yes, this is a teaser!).
But what we do have in this issue is a warm letter from interim director Gabriela Martínez that includes a wrap-up of our fall events and a look at coming events, updates on our Research Action Projects, research articles from our CLLAS Graduate Research Award winners, book news and news & updates from our campus community, brief profiles of faculty and staff members who are new to campus, and other exciting bits and pieces about the ongoing work of CLLAS and its community and faculty affiliates.
Those of you on our campus and community mailing list will receive printed copies after the start of winter term.
Meanwhile, we extend warm holiday wishes.
July 15, 2016—“Juan-Carlos Molleda starts each day with a cup of freshly ground Colombian coffee and a good dose of NPR. Then he scans The New York Times, Washington Post, Oregonian, Economist and his Twitter feed to see what’s happening in global news.
“‘It’s a challenge to remain optimistic, but for me it’s a priority,’ he says.
“Optimism is a given for the new Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, who also brings a fresh perspective and a firm commitment to ensuring a vibrant future for the SOJC.
“‘I have big shoes to fill but I am so excited,’ Molleda said. ‘I will be articulating the message of the school and building bridges not only in local and state communities, but nationally and internationally. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and helping them achieve greater heights.’
“Formerly chair of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida, Molleda created and directed UF’s online master’s program in global strategic communication, was an affiliated faculty member of UF’s Center for Latin American Studies, and served as a Fulbright senior specialist.”
For the full story, go to Around the O: Optimism, broad communications experiences drive new SOJC dean | Around the O
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The speaking tour “Caravana Against Repression in Mexico” attempts to bring the voices of families and communities fighting against the repression, disappearances and impunity of Mexican authorities. The participants (seven women and one man) are political prisoners, relatives, and representatives of the following organizations:
- Students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College, best known as Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College where the education has a strong commitment to social justice and respect for Indigenous cultures. The 43 students that were kidnapped in Iguala on Sep 26, 2014, are students of this college.
- Xochicuautla, an Otomi Indigenous community that fights against the forceful displacement of families and communities from their land by trans-national mega projects.
- Families of victims of the June 19th Nochixtlán massacre in Oaxaca where federal police forces shot at protesting teachers and the people of this town who reject the recently imposed Education Reform Law.
- Farm-workers from San Quintín, Baja California Norte, who have been in a long fight to defend their labor from hyper-exploitation and have called for a continued boycott of Driscoll berries until a collective bargaining agreement can be signed.
- “Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa” from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, who have denounced the violence against women and the forced disappearances termed feminicide in México.
- Two mothers who continue to demand the appearance (alive) of their children after the tragic events of September 26th, 2014, where 43 classmates were kidnapped and three were killed by state and federal police and military personnel.
- Teachers of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE), who have been fighting in defense of public education and against the so-called Education Reform Law being imposed as a tool to attack collective bargaining rights of teachers and the subsequent repression against their national strike earlier this year.
For more information: Contrarepresionmex.org email@example.com
CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen passes the torch of leadership and highlights the history and many achievements of the past nine years in the formation and growth of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
This spring issue of CLLAS Notes also includes greetings from the 2016-17 interim director, Gabriela Martínez, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. You’ll learn about Anabel Lopez-Salinas’s experiences as CLLAS Visiting Scholar. UO graduate student Lidiana Soto tells her moving personal story about crossing the border in her comments made as a panelist at the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium.
Read about CLLAS-supported faculty and graduate student research and news and updates on research action projects, our Latino Roots Project, and faculty and graduate student achievements. Updates on CLLAS events include the CLLAS spring forum “Latin@s and the 2016 Election: Policies, Immigration, and Action,” a concert by Zapotec hip-hop artist Mare Advertencia Lirika, and a visit by artist Hector Villegas.
All this and more are included in this spring 2016 edition of CLLAS Notes, the twice-yearly newsletter for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Watch for yours soon in your campus or home mailbox, or view it now online.
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- CLLAS Solidarity Statement
- 2017 CLLAS Call for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups
- “Diálogos,” a New, Multi-sensory Exhibition that Features Latin American Art, Opens at JSMA
- Marjorie Perloff: Poetry, Poetics & Myth Speaker Series
- UO’s Charles Martinez named to Knight Professorship
- Michelle McKinley receives multiple awards, including UO Law School’s highest teaching honor