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“Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico”

November 13, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Spruce Room

a lecture by Professor Mikael Wolfe

Professor Wolfe’s lecture builds on insights from his recent book, which re-examines Mexican agrarian reform—Latin America’s largest and most extensive—through an environmental and technological history of water management in the emblematic Laguna region. By uncovering the varied motivations behind the Mexican government’s decision to use invasive technologies despite knowing they were unsustainable, the book tells a cautionary tale of the long-term consequences of shortsighted development policies.

Mikael Wolfe is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University. As an environmental historian of Mexico, he will connect his lecture with Latin American studies, environmental studies, history, geography, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.

Light refreshments provided. 

Sponsored by the Robert D. Clark Honors College

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 Events, Public Policy, Research No Comments

Gerardo Sandoval named to Oregon State Housing Stability Council

Gerardo Sandoval

May 11, 2017—Current CLLAS executive board member Gerardo Sandoval has joined the Oregon State Housing Stability Council, tapped for his expertise on gentrification and rural community development issues and for his experience in outreach to Latino communities throughout Oregon. An associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Dr. Sandoval was nominated to this position by Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. His first meeting with the council took place on May 5.

The role of the Oregon State Housing Stability Council is to “provide leadership in, and review and set policy for, the development and financing of affordable housing throughout the state of Oregon.”

A message from the director of Oregon Housing and Community Services dated May 5, 2017 states: “We look forward to [Dr. Sandoval’s] expertise on gentrification, the nexus between housing affordability and transit-oriented development in low-income neighborhoods, and creating mechanisms of public participation. OHCS will also surely benefit from his research and outreach experience in Southern and Eastern rural Oregon, as well as his insight as a disabled military veteran and interest in affordable housing for Oregon veterans.” 

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 News, People, Public Policy, staff No Comments

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

“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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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



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