Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

Latin American/Latino Studies grad student mixer

November 6, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Graduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall

Come connect with other grad students across departments and schools whose interests lie in things Latino and Latin American. We’ll provide light refreshments and a chance to learn about each other’s interests and connect with like-minded colleagues you might not otherwise meet.

Cosponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

Native Studies Research Colloquium — Lynn Stephen, “Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

December 1, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)

“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon

Professor Lynn Stephen’s scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach, which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography, has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. › Continue reading

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month | Pew Research Center.

Eleven facts that look at Latinos in the U.S. by age, geography and origin groups.

Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher Kristin Yarris

Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher | Around the O.

Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies/Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, is a member of the CLLAS Advisory Board.

Latino Roots Panels Displayed at Festival in Independence

LatinoRoots_IndependenceOR2014More than 200 community members visited the Latino Roots exhibit on tour from the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Festival Informativo, which took place May 4, 2014, at the civic center in Independence, Oregon. An estimated 2,450 civic center visitors were exposed to the bilingual exhibit over the course of three months.

The exhibit, which was originally displayed at the Lane County Historical Museum in 2009-2010, was duplicated using funds from SELCO Community Credit Union. The portable exhibit features 15 panels containing information on Latino history and demographics in Oregon, along with photographs and stories about seven immigrant families. The Latino Roots Project also includes videos and bilingual curriculum materials.

For more about the Latino Roots Project, go to: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/research-action-projects/latino-history/latino-roots/

Latino Roots Project Community Sponsor:
SELCO Community Credit Union


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