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Now available: Winter 2017 CLLAS Notes

0117_cllas_notesWinter 2017 CLLAS Notes

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.

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Friday, January 6th, 2017 News, Publications No Comments

Optimism, broad communications experiences drive new SOJC dean

Juan-Carlos Molleda

Juan-Carlos Molleda

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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Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 Academics, News, People No Comments

Journalism in the Face of Government Oppression: Javier Borelli

October 25, 2016
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October 26, 2016
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Friday, July 1st, 2016 Events, News No Comments

Caravan Against Repression in Mexico to stop at UO campus

October 31, 2016
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

uo-multicultural-4s-10-20-16Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Cedar & Spruce Rooms
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

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     contrarepresionmex@riseup.net

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Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Events, Human Rights, News No Comments

Now available: Spring 2016 CLLAS Notes

0516_CLLAS_Notes_WEB_Page_1Spring 2016 CLLAS_Notes

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.

Julie Weise Wins 2016 Merle Curti Award for Best Book in U.S. Social History

weise_corazon_PB-199x300Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910, written by UO assistant professor of history Julie Weise and published by University of North Carolina Press, has been chosen to receive this year’s Merle Curti Award for Best Book in U.S. Social History from the Organization of American Historians.

Corazón de Dixie also received an Honorable Mention for the Theodore Saloutos Award for best book in immigration history from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.

Professor Weise is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more about her book, see: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/6369-2/

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Sunday, April 10th, 2016 Affiliated faculty, Awards, Books, News No Comments



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