“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable
|April 13, 2017|
|2:00 pm||to||4:30 pm|
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97403
PDF: printable flyer
Organized by the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, this roundtable will explore how gendered violence in Guatemala leads indigenous women to flee the country as refugees to seek asylum in the United States. By putting experts on gendered violence in Central America into conversation with Oregon-based asylum attorneys, the roundtable will explore the legal reforms with greatest potential to provide effective justice for its survivors. The roundtable will address many critical questions such as: in countries with multiple forms of violence and weak rule of law, what resources are available to displaced women seeking justice and security? What obstacles to gendered justice in Guatemala push women to leave the country? Once in the U.S., what factors prevent women from seeking protection through asylum, and what resources help them create new systems of support and autonomy?
- Erin Beck, UO Department of Political Science
- Gabriela Martínez, UO School of Journalism and Communication
- Lynn Stephen, UO Department of Anthropology
- Vannia Glasinovic, U.S. Asylum Attorney
- Christopher Anders, U.S. Asylum Attorney
- Anna Ciesielski, U.S. Asylum Attorney
Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society’s Américas Research Interest Group, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
Note: This is a pre-conference event connected to the LALISA Conference: http://las.uoregon.edu/2016/12/12/2nd-lalisa-conference-april-13-15/
|February 3, 2017|
|12:00 pm||to||1:30 pm|
Please save the date for the CLLAS affiliated faculty mixer.
CLLAS is pleased to welcome relatively new Latino/a and Latin American Studies faculty and to provide a social space for building community.
We’ll provide light refreshments and music.
October 10, 2016—“The experiences of many white college students, even in places as heavily Caucasian as the Northwest, resemble more and more the lives led by many whose immediate roots are in foreign soil, writes UO journalism professor Héctor Tobar in the New York Times.” …
For the full article, go to: White students’ lives looking more like immigrants, prof writes | Around the O
Traveling to Mexico, preserving a cultural heritage
“It would have been the experience of a lifetime. Especially for a nine-year-old.
“It was East Los Angeles, 2005, and Romario Bautista was asked to participate in his community’s annual cultural festival.
“The Danza de la Pluma ceremony—“Dance of the Feather”—is a cherished tradition of one of Mexico’s indigenous groups, the Zapotec of the state of Oaxaca. The danza reenacts the tribe’s fierce battles against invading Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.
“As Mexicans have moved to the United States over the years, the danza ceremony has moved with them, binding migrant communities in the US to their homeland and preserving culture and history….”
For the full story, go to: Dance of the Storytellers | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences
September 19, 2016—“UO political scientist Dan Tichenor recently kicked off a new radio program focusing on university research, speaking for almost a half hour on the history of immigration debates in the United States.
“Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science at the UO, appeared on the Jefferson Public Radio show CURIOUS/Research Meets Radio. He discussed the history of immigration law. › Continue reading
Daniel Tichenor, a UO political science professor and CLLAS faculty affiliate, is engaged in a “States of Immigration” study with professors Robin Dale Jacobson from the University of Puget Sound and Elizabeth Durden of Bucknell University. The researchers were recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help them pursue this research over the next two years.
“Their project is unusual in its in-depth analysis of how attitudes, laws and experiences differ across states, especially in states that are not the typical receiving grounds for immigrants, like Texas, California and New York. Instead, their research will examine two pairs of neighboring states — Arizona and New Mexico, and Virginia and Maryland — that have markedly different immigration laws and policies.
“‘The states with the highest immigrant populations tend to inform many people’s views on this hot-button issue,’ Tichenor said. ‘Examining pairs of states that are less studied and have strikingly different attitudes on immigration should give us a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary challenges surrounding immigrant integration.’”
See the full story in Around the O.
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- CLLAS Solidarity Statement
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- LALISA Conference “Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity”
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