Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America

March 11, 2016
11:30 amto1:00 pm
Dr. Charles Martinez

Dr. Charles Martinez



119 Lokey Education Bldg
1571 Alder St.
UO campus
Lunch provided

Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership (EMPL) is pleased to announce the colloquium “Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America,” with Dr. Charles Martinez, University of Oregon, Professor and Department Head

The countries of Central America provide a compelling lens through which to examine educational and social systems at their most challenged. Devastated by decades of civil wars, natural disasters, and economic paralysis, as well as military, social, and drug trafficking violence, many Central American countries face enormous challenges as they strive to develop and sustain educational systems for their children. Yet, many of the schools in communities in Central America also include tremendous strengths, not the least of which is deep caring and love for children, and commitment to improve conditions for the next generation. › Continue reading

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Photographs & video recordings for “Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice”

Photos by Mickey Stellavato
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Links for UO Channel video recordings of the CLLAS-organized event held Oct. 15, 2015, Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 Academics, Schools No Comments

Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice

October 15, 2015
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

K-12-Education_large_poster_Final_redoFord Alumni Ctr
1720 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion bring together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.

Meeting at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Ave. on the UO campus on Thursday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this session offers an opportunity for the K-12 education community, the community at large, and the university community to talk about the state of education for Oregon Latina/os. The gathering will feature talks by the two principal speakers, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. › Continue reading

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Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO

October 26, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Analisa-Taylor-FINAL-compressedLawrence Hall Rm. 166
1190 Franklin Blvd.
a Latin@ Heritage Month event

A CLLAS faculty collaboration grantee presentation, with Analisa Taylor

Join us for an update on research to assess how Latin@ students at the University of Oregon perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural barriers they face on campus.

This faculty research project was funded by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) for 2014-15 and carried out by Latin@ Strategy Group (Los Patos) members Angel Dorantes (Education Studies); Claudia Holguin (Romance Languages); Audrey Lucero (Education Studies); Luz Romero Montaño (Romance Languages); and Analisa Taylor (Romance Languages).

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 Events, Funding, Research, Schools No Comments

Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author of “Enrique’s Journey,” to Lecture

December 2, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Sonia-Nzario-posterLane Community College
Building 17
(Forum) Rooms 308-309
4000 E. 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR

Lane Community College hosts a lecture by Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enrique’s Journey, the story of a young boy’s journey from Central America to the United States to reunite with his mother after 11 years of separation. Ms. Nazario will be speaking at LCC on the evening of December 2, 2014. Her talk will be followed by a book signing.

This event is being sponsored in part by an OEIB grant in collaboration with Lane Community College, Mecha de Lane, and the Springfield School District via the Puertas Abiertas Leadership Academy (ROP program). This event serves as a new effort by the Puertas Abiertas Leadership Academy and MEChA de Lane to promote educational opportunities for Latino middle school students in Lane county. Ms. Nazrio’s talk at LCC will be preceded by a conversation with Lane and Springfield School District students during the day. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Books, Events, Human Rights, Schools No Comments

2013 Summer Teacher’s Institute Held on Campus June 23 – 28

Photographs by Jack Liu

See the article “Oregon teachers learn to better engage Latino students” in AroundtheO

“Understanding the Many Faces of Latin America through Art and History: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism” was held during the last week of June on the UO campus. Fifteen middle and high school teachers were specially selected to attend this summer institute. They gained hands-on experience exploring the themes of race and ethnicity through history and art under the tutelage of a team of art and curriculum experts, including two artists from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Spearheaded by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Latin American Studies Program (LAS), the institute took place at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) under the direction of Dr. Lynn Stephen, UO anthropology professor and director of CLLAS. The institute was funded by a grant from the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program, International Studies Division, of the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 News, Schools No Comments

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



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