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“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable

April 13, 2017
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR  97403
UO campus
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?

Speakers:

  • 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/

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Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu

February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is commonly referred to as DACA.

“Prior to taking this role, Irungu held the same title in the Division of Equity and Inclusion, where she was director of the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.”

For the full story, go to: Source: Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Dreamers, Ducks & DACA Info-Session

February 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

EMU 231 & 232
Brown Bag Lunch

Info-Session by UO Dreamers Working Group

Supporting UO undocumented, DACAmented, and students from mixed status families

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

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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Post-inauguration Roundtable: Changing Immigration Rules

January 30, 2017
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU Ballroom

Town Hall meeting for international, undocumented, and concerned students regarding changes to immigration rules and practices. Faculty, staff and community welcome. A panel of experts, including Professor Maria Blanco, executive director, Undocumented Legal Services Center at UC Davis, will address questions surrounding current immigration policies and proposed changes to legislation. Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, Center on Diversity and Community, and Department of Ethnic Studies.

Event Panelists:

  • Maria Blanco, Executive Director, Undocumented Legal Services Center, UC Davis
  • Betsy Boyd, Associate Vice President of Federal Affairs
  • Rosa Chavez-Jacuinde, Associate Director, Center for multicultural Academic Excellence
  • Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist

CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE: https://calendar.uoregon.edu/event/post-inauguration_roundtable_changing_immigration_rules#.WIpVtZI2KFM

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

“Undocumented Students in the Age of Trump: What Every Campus Needs to Know”

January 31, 2017
9:00 amto10:00 am

Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 
107 Miller Room
Light breakfast served.

RSVP (required) to Prof Daniel HoSang (Ethnic Studies), dhosang@uoregon.edu 

A Teach-In featuring María Blanco ,Executive Director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, UC Davis

DESCRIPTION: The new administration promises dramatic changes to the legal and political status and conditions facing undocumented students. What do faculty, staff and students need to know to navigate this new environment? What steps can campuses take to proactively protect their students? What role might Dreamers and undocumented students play in challenging this new regime?

This teach-in features, María Blanco, Executive Director of the Undocumented Student Legal Services Center, which operates out of UC Davis School of Law to provide immigration-related legal services for undocumented students at the six University of California campuses without law schools. Launched in November 2014, the Center is a pilot project of the University of California Office of the President and works in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic. › Continue reading

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Open Forum on Recent Immigration Rule Changes for Faculty and Staff

March 7, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Gumwood Room
Confirm your attendance

Open Forum on Recent Immigration Rule Changes for Faculty and Staff

UO faculty and staff, as well as their families, face distinct challenges associated with recent federal changes in immigration rules. UO Leaders recognize the distinct worries and questions facing the faculty and staff in our community, from research and conference travel linked to professional advancement, to family concerns. Representatives from UO Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Federal Affairs, International Affairs and a local immigration law specialist will hold an open forum to provide insights and a formal space for faculty and staff to air concerns.

This event is open to all in our community.

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Events, Public Policy No Comments


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