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President Michael Schill: Making hostages out of Dreamers in a battle over borders (Guest opinion)

Read UO President Michael Schill’s opinion piece in The Oregonian:
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/making_hostages_out_of_dreamer.html

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 Human Rights, News, Public Policy No Comments

Teach-In: “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

November 21, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Condon Hall Rm 260
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Teach-In

“History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

CLLAS invites you to a Teach-In with professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages), Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy), and Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) to engage in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Boricuas and Allies in Action in Oregon!
#PuertoRicoStrong #PuertoRicoRelief › Continue reading

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Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

Alaí Reyes-Santos

CLLAS Editor’s Note: Alaí Reyes-Santos is a member of the CLLAS Executive Board and an associate professor in the University of Oregon’s Department of Ethnic Studies.

Source: Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

By Alaí Reyes-Santos

For The Register-Guard

SEPT. 28, 2017—Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the Caribbean and a U.S. territory since 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, serve in the U.S. military and have contributed to the economic growth and defense of the United States. Yet most Americans on the mainland ignore Puerto Rico’s existence and its significant place in U.S. history.

This is dangerous at a time when Category 4 Hurricane Maria has left the island and the U.S. Virgin Islands devastated — without electricity or water; with limited access to food, water, medicines and transportation; with thousands of people displaced from their homes; and with floods and ruptured dams that threaten its most vulnerable populations. Public health and safety are compromised more by the minute. › Continue reading

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Recent Natural Disasters: CLLAS Message of Solidarity

CLLAS would like to express its solidarity with all those suffering the effects of recent natural disasters. Our thoughts are with the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Houston, and elsewhere who have been so severely affected by earthquakes and hurricanes. We would like to encourage our UO community, and others, to support the recovery efforts underway in the affected areas.

We list several grassroots organizations to which people can donate. There are, of course, many other organizations that are providing relief. Our suggestions are not meant as a specific endorsement.

Puerto Rico: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/newsletter/Puerto-Rico-Disaster-Relief.html

  • Fundraisers in Oregon, October
    Help is on the Way Puerto Rico,
         Sunday October 15th
    Crystal Ballroom, Portland
         12 to 5pm.
         Puerto Rican food, music. 
        
  •     PNW for Puerto Relief Donation Drive,
         Monday, October 16th, 4-8PM
         Newberg Round Table Pizza
         2512 Portland Rd.
         Newberg, OR 97132

Mexico: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund/

Houston: http://www.larazaunited.org/hurricane-harvey

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Human Rights, News 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

President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Source: President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Michael Schill, UO President

September 5, 2017 – 9:42am

UO President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community Sept. 4 in anticipation of changes to federal immigration policy:

Members of the University of Oregon community,

President Trump this week is expected to make changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, also known as DACA. I join hundreds of university leaders as well as local, state, federal, and business leaders in strongly urging President Trump to continue this program. I also write to let our students know that we support them, and to provide information about where our students and their families can go for assistance, should the need arise. 

In a world full of ambiguities, there is no ambiguity for me about the importance of continuing DACA. My view of morality dictates that young people, many of whom were brought here as infants or toddlers, must be allowed to remain in the United States to learn, work, and make a life for themselves. The United States is their home. To uproot them would be wrong. Period. › Continue reading

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



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