Click the link below to view our event calendar for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The Hawaiian Experience: The Hawaiian Model for Language Revitalization—An Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Event
Dr. William H. “Pila” Wilson is professor and chair of the Hawaiian Studies Division at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Kauanoe Kamana is a founding member of ‘Aha Punana Leo immersion school and has been very active in developing legislation both on the state and national levels in support of the use of Native American languages in education. Tony Johnson is a Chinook Tribal member, a linguist and an artist. He is advisory board chair for the Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI) at the University of Oregon, Chinuk Wawa instructor, and immersion language consultant.
Pila Wilson and Kauanoe Kamana were the first of a number of couples in Hawai‘i who revived Hawaiian as the first language of their home, and Dr. Wilson is founding chairperson of the program that developed into the Hawaiian Language College.
Cosponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the English Department, the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, the Ethnic Studies Department, the Northwest Indian Language Institute, the Honors College, the Latin American Studies Department, the Education Studies Department,the Anthropology Department, Department of Linguistics, and the Romance Languages Department.
October 5, 2011: Hawaiian Language Revitalization & the Role of Schools
October 7, 2011: Issues in Hawaiian Language Revitalization
October 8, 2011 Hawaiian Insights Regarding Language Nests & Survival Schools
Undergraduate Factory Tour of Don Pancho in Salem
October 7, 2011—Undergraduate students are invited to attend a factory tour of Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods in Salem—one of the largest Latino owned businesses in Oregon—with president and CEO, George Puentes.
Four Poetry Readings: * Poetry readings in languages other than English will have simultaneous translation and pamphlets with English versions of the poems will be distributed.
- URAYOÁN NOEL: Spanish, English, and Spanglish Multilingual Poetry Reading* Thursday, October 13, 4:00 PM Gerlinger Lounge—Urayoán Noel (1976)
- BRICEIDA CUEVAS COB: Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading* Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 PM Knight Library Browsing Room— Briceida Cuevas Cob (1969)
- ANA ROSSETTI Spanish Poetry Reading* Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 PM Gumwood Room, Erb Memorial Union
- ROSA CHÁVEZ Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading* Thursday, December 1, 4:00 PM Knight Library Browsing Room— Rosa Chávez (1980)
A MIRROR TO OUR WORLD: Photo Exhibition & Presentation
An Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Event
October 26, 2011—Carlota Duarte, MFA, began the Chiapas Photography Project in 1992 to serve the indigenous Maya in Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico. Since then, over 300 indigenous men and women from different ethnic groups and religious backgrounds have learned how to use photography as a mode of personal artistic expression, and many have undertaken projects that celebrate and engage members of their communities. The CPP has gained recognition from the Mexican, American, and international press, the academic community, and the art world. For more information regarding this exhibition, please contact The Americas in a Globalized World Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about the Chiapas Photography Project, please visit www.chiapasphoto.org
Sponsored by the Americas in a Globalized World Initiative | Cosponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS), the Department of English, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Northwest Indian Language Institute, the Honors College, the Latin American Studies Program, the Department of Education Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Romance Languages.
Models of Indigenous Education: Creating Sacred Spaces of Learning
Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 3, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Many Nations Longhouse
Spain & Latin America Through Contemporary Poetry: Briceida Cuevas Cob
Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading, Tuesday, November 8, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room
Spain & Latin America Through Contemporary Poetry: Ana Rossetti
Spanish Poetry Reading: Tuesday, November 15, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Erb Memorial Union, Gumwood Room
Spain & Latin America Through Contemporary Poetry: Rosa Chávez
Mayan and Spanish Bilingual Poetry Reading: Tuesday, December 1, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room
Development with Identity, Tourism, and Mapuche
Struggles in Chile: Unpacking Ethno-Tourism Discourse and Practice
Graduate Student Grantee Presentation Date, time, and location TBA
Violence and Ideology in Native American Uprisings: The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783
Professor Charles F. Walker, University of California at Davis—Public Lecture
Thursday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. Location TBA
Organizing Agriculture: Milpa Production and the Reasons behind a Non-Profitable Activity
Graduate Student Grantee Presentation, Date, time, and location TBA
“Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”
Cynthia Bejarano, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University
Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.
Cosponsored with the Center for the Study of Women in Society
The Impact of Micro Finance on Women’s Empowerment in Bolivia
Graduate Student Grantee Presentation—Alejandra Garcia, master’s student, UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management Thursday, May 17, 4:00 p.m. Hendricks Hall, Frazier Hearth
Indigenous People, Climate Change, and Environmental Knowledge Conference
Wednesday–Thursday, May 23–24, time TBA Erb Memorial Union, Fir Room
- CAPACES Leadership Institute 3rd anniversary celebration
- Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border | Pew Research Center
- Surge of Central American Children Roils U.S. Immigration Debate
- Immigration policy leads to kids in custody | Opinion
- Championing Undergraduate Research: UO-UNAM Exchange Program Encouraged Erica Ledesma to Pursue Graduate Studies
- Championing Undergraduate Research: Niria Garcia’s Field Research in Brazil Underscores the Importance of Developing More Funds