Latino Roots Celebration

June 4, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

2015_latinoroots_posterKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

We look forward to seeing you at the third celebration of University of Oregon student work and continuing collaborations between the UO and Latino community partners.

This year’s event includes:

  • 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
  • Food and music

Students from the two-term Latino Roots class will share clips from their documentaries and talk about the research that went into producing the stories. Their documentary clips will be shown throughout the event and a full screening will be held in Special Collections Classroom (2nd Floor Knight Library) beginning at 5:00 p.m. › Continue reading

Discussing Genocide and Human Rights in the Classroom: Challenges & Opportunities

June 5, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Human-Rights-Curriculum_final140 Allen Hall
UO campus

PDFs now available for these presentations at

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) presents:

Teaching Human Rights in the Context of the Museum

  • Stephanie Wood, PhD, Director, Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon
  • June Irene Black, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art / Assistant Curator for the Arts of the Americas and Europe, University of Oregon

The Thirst for Rights: The Struggle for Water in Latin America and Africa

  • Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon
  • Yvonne Braun, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies

“Gustavo Germano: Ausencias” Exhibit is available to view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through August 2015. For more information, visit:

Retreat for Middle and High School Teachers: Human Rights

June 6, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Knight Library 144
Edmiston Classroom

This retreat will include these panels:

Topic 1: “Gender, Violence and Impunity in Latin America and South Asia,” led by Dr. Lynn Stephen (Anthropology) and Dr. Lamia Karim (Anthropology).

Topic 2: “Teaching Human Rights in Latin America: Problems, Sources, and
Methods,” led by Dr. Carlos Aguirre (History) and David Woken, History & Latin American Studies Librarian.

Topic 3: “Art and Human Rights in Latin America: Pedagogical Approaches,” led by June Black, Stephanie Wood, and Lisa Albrich

Congreso LASA 2015: El enorme trasero de América Latina | Cultura | EL PAÍS

Lynn Stephen, Mare Advertencia y Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by  NEYSA JORDÁN

Lynn Stephen, Mare Advertencia y Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by NEYSA JORDÁN

El congreso LASA de estudios latinoamericanos reclama más autocrítica por la velada pervivencia del racismo en la región

Source: Congreso LASA 2015: El enorme trasero de América Latina | Cultura | EL PAÍS

This article in Espagnol talks about the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) opening of the annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2015, for which Professor Lynn Stephen, director of CLLAS, was the moderator. The opening included the hip-hop artist Mare Advertencia Lyrika, who visited UO last September, and also Mayra Santos-Febres.

Dr. Stephen delivered the Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture at the LASA annual meeting.

The full article can be found at

Workshops from the JSMA Moms’ Art Club: Club de Arte para Mamás

April 18, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
April 20, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
May 2, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
May 18, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am
June 8, 2015
9:00 amto10:30 am

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is excited to present Club de Arte para Mamás, which provides free, drop-in art workshops and childcare for mothers who speak English as a second language. Please feel free to share this information with families and contacts. Participants will learn arts production techniques, participate in personalized gallery visits, and socialize with mothers. Workshops are taught by guest artists and museum staff and will include printmaking, ceramics, and photography. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. › Continue reading

Creating Welcoming Parks for the Latino Community

May 8, 2015
5:30 pmto7:30 pm
May 16, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm
May 30, 2015
1:00 pmto6:00 pm







The Latino Civic Participation Project (LCPP) along with the City of Eugene and students from PPPM’s Public Participation in Diverse Communities course invite you to attend these participatory workshops. We are collaborating with the City of Eugene in their efforts to create more inclusive parks for the Latino community in Eugene. Feel free to stop and observe the process and also give us your input. We will be using James Rojas’ “participation by play” method and he will be present at the Plaza Latina event on Sat. May 16th. › Continue reading

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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