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CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Grantee Presentation

March 1, 2018
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Straub 254
1451 Onyx St.
UO campus

Creating Communities of Welcome: Understanding Motives to Assist Immigrants and Refugees in a Hostile Era

Kristin Yarris, Brenda Garcia Millan, Karla Schmidt-Murillo (Dept. of International Studies)

In this presentation, we draw on interviews conducted with thirty volunteers who work to assist immigrants and refugees in Oregon to understand their motives to help. Our preliminary analysis shows that motivations to aid immigrants and refugees are both personal and political; that is, people are motivated to help by a politics of affect, a sense of justice and fairness, and by personal narratives, family histories, and religious  values. These motives of care are the basis upon which these volunteers, whom we consider informal humanitarians, act to create spaces of welcome for immigrants and refugees in Oregon, despite (and in the face of) an    increasingly-hostile political climate in the U.S. We use these findings to consider the implications for social movements and public policy that foster global connectedness and cross-cultural understanding in the contemporary context of rising nationalism and ethnocentrism.

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Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Editor’s Note: David Vázquez is a former interim director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). He is the Head of the UO Department of English.

Eugene Register-Guard Op-Ed: “Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules”

by Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics; David Vázquez, associate professor of English at the University of Oregon; and Raoul Liévanos, assistant professor of sociology at UO.

December 4, 2017—

More than 1 billion pounds of poisonous pesticides are applied on farms annually in the United States, resulting in as many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed poisonings annually among agricultural workers. University of Oregon environmental studies scholar Sarah Wald puts the number of farmworkers exposed to toxic levels of pesticides closer to 300,000, more than 10 times the official number. A 2008 report by the state ­Department of Agriculture showed that 15.5 million pounds of pesticides were applied on Oregon farms.

For the full text, go to: Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Puerto Rico Teach-In

On November 21, 2017, CLLAS sponsored a teach-in titled, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” featuring professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages) and Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy). They engaged in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

We are now making available the PDF, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” put together by Professor Enjuto-Rangel.

For more information about that event, go to: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/puerto-rico-history/

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”

PDF: Puerto Rico Teach In 2017Enjuto Rangel

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!
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CLLAS Faculty Mixer

November 10, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

 

 

Erb Memorial Union
Room 23
Lease Crutcher Lewis Room

CLLAS Professional Development Series for CLLAS Affiliated Faculty & Staff

Building Community, Research Opportunities, Event Updates, Networking, Welcoming New Faculty,
Food, Coffee & Fun!

Come connect with other faculty members across campus whose interests lie in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This is a chance to learn about each other’s interests and interdisciplinary work, and a good opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, all while enjoying delicious food from UO Catering.

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

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Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors

November 30, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Diamond Lake Room
Room 119

CLLAS Faculty Research Series

“Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors”  

Dr. Krista Chronister, Professor, Counseling Psychology, School of Education, and Yolanda Valenzuela, doctoral student, Counseling Psychology, will present on their research in their talk “Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors.”

Chorister and Valenzuela have found that partner violence occurs among couples from diverse gender, economic, racial, ethnic, national, and other cultural backgrounds. However, the particular types of marginalization and oppression that Latino families, and U.S.-born and immigrant Latinas specifically experience place them at greater risk. This study evaluates the effects of a work and vocational support group intervention with Latina survivors of partner violence and addresses the intersection of women’s experiences of partner violence and work in an innovative, culturally relevant manner to advance their healing and vocational and economic development.

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Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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