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Tobin Hansen writes about the psychological costs of deportation

This article from Around the O discusses the research of doctoral candidate Tobin Hansen, whose work was supported by CLLAS through a 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant. Hansen has been the recipient of many awards for his research and writing.

Researcher writes about the psychological costs of deportation

January 24, 2018 — For thousands of immigrants who arrived here as young children, the U.S. is the only country they can remember. This can make deportation especially crushing.

Tobin Hansen, a UO doctoral candidate in anthropology, spent 18 months in northern Mexico living with deported adults who had arrived in the U.S. before the age of 13. He wrote about the experience for The Conversation. › Continue reading

Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands: A Symposium

May 9, 2018toMay 11, 2018

 

Full Schedule: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ejrpl/

Cosponsored by CLLAS

This symposium focuses on issues of equity and environmental justice on public lands. The event brings together practitioners engaged in
diversity, equity, and inclusion work throughout the Pacific Northwest with scholars focused on race, environmental justice, and/or Indigeneity as they relate to public lands.

  • Wednesday, May 9th @ 6:30pm in the Many Nations Longhouse: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture featuring Dr. Karletta Chief and Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer.
  • Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte will deliver a keynote entitled “Ironic Storytelling for Public Lands: Indigenizing Justice and Coalition-Building.”
  • Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Carolyn Finney, the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, will deliver the final keynote.

The symposium also includes panels on Practioner Perspectives on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Public Lands, Historical perspectives on Race, Environmental Justice, and Public Lands, Decolonizing Public Lands, and Labor as Public Lands Environmental Justice Issue. › Continue reading

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Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights: “The Migrant’s Path”

May 3, 2018
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

 

 

Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Room 180
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Annual Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture on Human Rights

“The Migrant’s Path / El Camino del Migrante”

by Father Alejandro Solalinde

Cosponsored by the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

For information about the Writing Migration Conference May 3 – 4, 2018, go to: gerscan.uoregon.edu

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

2018 CLLAS Symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas”

March 8, 2018
9:00 amto7:30 pm

 

 

Knight Library, Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.
and Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.
Free & open to the public

2018 CLLAS Symposium Schedule

 

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Our thematic line of inquiry this year: America, Bridge Between Oceans poses the following questions: What happens when we put the Atlantic world in conversation with the Pacific? What kind of art and cultural production emerges? Which stories of struggles for racial, economic, gender and environmental justice arise? How does looking at Latinx and Latin American Studies from within the Pacific Rim region open up innovative and necessary methodological and analytical horizons? These questions also inspire our symposium Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas. › Continue reading

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Monday, January 1st, 2018 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution

February 2, 2018
12:00 pmto1:20 pm

146 HEDCO
1655 Alder St.
UO campus

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution

Robert McWhirter is a constitutional and immigration lawyer and will be guest presenting in a class. The classroom will hold another 20-30 people if you’d like to attend. 
 
An award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights, Robert McWhirter is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. Fluent in Spanish, McWhirter has extensively taught comparative criminal procedure and trial advocacy in Latin America. In 2010-11, he served in El Salvador, administering an $11M USAID project to reform the justice system, overseeing programs and trainings for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors and public defenders. McWhirter’s previously published book, The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide To Immigration Law: Questions and Answers (ABA, 2006), was extensively quoted in 2010 by Justice Alito in Padilla vs. Kentucky. Mr. McWhirter is currently in private practice doing criminal defense. He is also the author of Bills, Quills, and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights (Paperback).

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Tasha Fairfield — “Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Policy”

April 5, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Tasha Fairfield

EMU 145
Crater Lake South Room

A public talk on business power in Latin America by Tasha Fairfield, assistant professor of political science, London School of Economics and Political Science at Stanford University.

Her book Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2015) examines how and when the interests of economic elites prevail in unequal democracies through comparative analysis of tax reform in Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia after economic liberalization. The book won the Latin American Studies Association’s Donna Lee Van Cott Award in 2016.

 

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