Championing Undergraduate Research: Niria Garcia’s Field Research in Brazil Underscores the Importance of Developing More Funds

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

Niria Garcia during her Study Abroad research trip to Brazil.

May 2014—A UO senior and first generation Chicana born and raised in Oregon, Niria Garcia was working on a philosophy paper on the examined life when she hit a wall in her writing. She found herself daydreaming about a program she hoped to attend. As an environmental studies and Latin American studies major interested in social justice and sustainable development, she felt drawn to SIT Study Abroad’s Social Justice and Sustainable Development program, which would allow her to begin learning a third language, arrange homestays for her, and provide her the unique opportunity to do original field-based research in northeast Brazil. › Continue reading

CAPACES Leadership Institute 3rd anniversary celebration

August 9, 2014
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

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Woodburn, OR  97071

The CAPACES Leadership Institute is a non-profit organization based in Woodburn, Oregon that was founded to prepare leaders with the political consciousness and capacity needed to lead and support social justice work. The Institute is a permanent part of the Oregon farmworker movement, led by Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN).

Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border | Pew Research Center

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

Surge of Central American Children Roils U.S. Immigration Debate | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

CLLAS Illustrates Its Work at Showcase Oregon 2014

At Showcase Oregon 2014, CLLAS GTF Linda Barrera talked with Javier Cervantes about the poster she designed. Cervantes is the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at Linn-Benton Community College / photo by Jack Liu.

At Showcase Oregon 2014, CLLAS GTF Linda Barrera talked with Javier Cervantes about the poster she designed. Cervantes is the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at Linn-Benton Community College / photo by Jack Liu.

The UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies was one of many campus entities that participated in the one-day symposium Showcase Oregon 2014: Incorporating Best Practices in Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Held on May 22, 2014, the event was hosted by the Office of the Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion and its affiliate units of CoDaC, the Multicultural Center, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence and the Many Nations Longhouse. The one-day symposium focused on the work that lies ahead in equity, inclusion and diversity at the University of Oregon. › Continue reading

Now Available: Spring 2014 issue of CLLAS Notes

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Highlights of the spring 2014 newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies includes:

  • CLLAS receives stable funding from UO through base budgeting
  • César Chávez Victoria, a graphic artist from Oaxaca, Mexico, delivers a full package during his 4-day UO residency
  • Genocide Grant Brings two Scholars to Campus
  • Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Hector Tobar Inspires a Packed Audience
  • Graduate and Collaborative Research Projects detail farmworker testimony; traditional building vs. concrete block in Guatemala; inhibitory control in the bilingual brain.


Giving to CLLAS

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