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University of Oregon campus
Most meetings will take place in the Jacqua Center
This conference aims to explore the pluriversal spaces for thought that one finds in the Americas and the way these may be brought together in diverse crossings, encounters, and dialogues. The Call for Papers deadline was Sept. 1. Papers range from the exploration of the various traditions of thought that compose Latin American, Caribbean, and North American philosophy and the way these interconnect, to engaging traditions and ways of thought not often recognized within the discipline of philosophy, such as indigenous thought, literature, music, the arts, and popular culture in transformative dialogue with philosophy. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of The Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. Paper proposals of 500 words were to be sent to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maria Acosta (De Paul University)
- Linda Alcoff (CUNY)
- Ramón Grosfoguel (UC Berkeley)
- Maria Lugones (SUNY Binghamton)
- Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State University)
- Gregory Pappas (Texas A &M)
- Omar Rivera (Southwestern University)
- Elena Flores Ruíz (University of Florida Gulf Coast)
- Carlos Sanchez (San Jose State University)
- Nancy Tuana (Penn State University)
- José-Antonio Orosco (OSU)
Contact: Alejandro Vallega, UO Department of Philosophy
In May 2015, UO anthropologist Lynn Stephen delivered the LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture at the annual meetings of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The full body of her lecture was published recently in the Latin American Studies Association Forum, Summer 2015, Volume XLVI, Issue 3 pp. 4-14 and can be accessed at http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/forum/files/vol46-issue3/MartinDiskinMemorialLecture.pdf
The Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding individual who combines commitments to activism and rigorous scholarship. The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 9,500 members, 45 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.
Dr. Stephen is the director of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology.
Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present
June 25, 2015— “Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present,” a one-day international seminar devoted to human rights, took place on Thursday, June 25, 2015, and was attended by more than 120 faculty, students, NGO workers, archivists, diplomats, and others in Guatemala City.
Images from international seminar
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University of Oregon professors Carlos Aguirre, Department of History; Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology and CLLAS director; and Gabriela Martínez, SOJC, made presentations along with Kate Doyle of the National Security Archives. The seminar was hosted by the University of San Carlos and the Historic Archive of the Guatemalan National Police, and cohosted by the University of Oregon through the sponsorship of the Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace and the Network Startup Resource Center.
Here is the link to the story on the National Historic Police Archive of Guatemala [Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN)) website.
Read testimonials and film synopses from three students in the 2015 Latino Roots class taught by Dr. Lynn Stephen and Dr. Sonia De La Cruz in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
Learn more about books recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. Read articles from faculty and graduate students about CLLAS-supported research and events, including a look at Oregon Latin@ high school students and equity, an examination of the experiences of self-identified Latin@ undergraduates at UO, a description of the documentation of a highly endangered indigenous language from the Brazil-Bolivia border area, and an examination of the role of U.S. governmental institutions in intimate partner violence against immigrant women and women seeking asylum. › Continue reading
In addition to the photos below, this video of the 2015 Latino Roots Celebration features the third gathering to celebrate University of Oregon student work and continuing collaborations between the UO and Latino community partners. Source: Latino Roots Celebration, 2015 | University of Oregon Media Channel
Photos by Jack Liu and Robert Hill Long
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This year’s event included:
- Mariachi del Sol from Springfield High School
- Latino Roots student short documentaries and student presentations
- Jaime Arrendondo, PCUN Secretary-Treasurer
- CAPACES Leadership Institute and PCUN archives
- Scott Coltrane, UO Interim President
- Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair
Students from the two-term Latino Roots class shared clips from their documentaries and talked about the research that went into producing the stories.
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.
- October 9, 2015:
- October 15, 2015:
- October 26, 2015:
- November 5, 2015:
- February 18, 2016:
- Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice
- Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya
- Teatro Milagro Presents “Searching for Aztlán”
- Analisa Taylor: CLLAS Faculty Grantee Presentation
- 2015 Latino Heritage Month Events | Equity and Inclusion
- 3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language