CANCELED: Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation

January 11, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

CANCELED

“Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation: An alternative policy framework for Mexican-United States cooperation and economic convergence”

A discussion with Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Professor of Economics-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Visions of Social Difference: Race, Space, and Visuality in Rio de Janeiro

January 12, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

Room 122
Knight Library Collaboration Center
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Visions of Social Difference: Race, Space, and Visuality in Rio de Janeiro

A discussion with Dr. Lorraine Leu, Associate Professor of Brazilian Studies, Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) & Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Leu’s talk centers around pictorial representations of blackness in a neighborhood destroyed in 1922 and unpacks the visions of social difference they produce. These images include paintings, lithographs, political cartoons, and photographs that mobilize ways of looking that help us to understand the spatial and cultural constructions of racialized others. › Continue reading

Puerto Rico Teach-In

On November 21, 2017, CLLAS sponsored a teach-in titled, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” featuring professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages) and Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy). They engaged in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

We are now making available the PDF, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” put together by Professor Enjuto-Rangel.

For more information about that event, go to: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/puerto-rico-history/

Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Editor’s Note: David Vázquez is a former interim director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). He is the Head of the UO Department of English.

Eugene Register-Guard Op-Ed: “Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules”

by Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics; David Vázquez, associate professor of English at the University of Oregon; and Raoul Liévanos, assistant professor of sociology at UO.

December 4, 2017—

More than 1 billion pounds of poisonous pesticides are applied on farms annually in the United States, resulting in as many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed poisonings annually among agricultural workers. University of Oregon environmental studies scholar Sarah Wald puts the number of farmworkers exposed to toxic levels of pesticides closer to 300,000, more than 10 times the official number. A 2008 report by the state ­Department of Agriculture showed that 15.5 million pounds of pesticides were applied on Oregon farms.

For the full text, go to: Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Amalia Gladhart Awarded NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

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TAREA TIME for UO students

Every Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm
EMU 232

  • Join Us! A time to study together & connect
  • Career Advice: Samantha Matta, Assistant Director, UO Career Center
  • CMAE & OAA Advisers: Karla Perez-Young & Dulce Castro
  • Get help with Spanish, Writing, & more
  • Scantrons, Snacks, & Green Books provided!

Sponsors include CMAE & OAA; Departments of Romance Languages and Ethnic Studies; Spanish Heritage Language Program; CLLAS; UO Libraries; and the Teaching and Learning Center.




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2017 Latino Roots Celebration

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