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
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.
|June 15, 2014|
Deadline June 15
The Oregon Encyclopedia is working with scholars, writers, and other experts to create an online compendium of authoritative, original, and well-written information about the state’s history and culture. The Oregon Encyclopedia is pleased to announce we are partnering with the Oregon Department of Education to develop teacher resources on the history of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans in Oregon. We would very much like to include your scholarship or other authors who you recommend in the project, and we are writing to invite you to contribute original 500 word entries on any of the following topics.
April 2014—For the next three years, SELCO Community Credit Union has agreed to continue to be the community sponsor for the Latino Roots Project. This generous grant continues an ongoing relationship between SELCO Community Credit Union in support of this project administered by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and in support of Diversity Excellence Scholarships for UO students.
The exhibit, which was originally displayed at the Lane County Historical Museum in 2009-2010, was duplicated two years ago using funds from SELCO Community Credit Union. The portable exhibit features 15 panels containing information on Latino history and demographics in Oregon, photographs, and stories about seven immigrant families. The program offers schools videos and bilingual curriculum materials as well. › Continue reading
CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”
|March 12, 2015|
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“Public Engagement in History, Equity, Race/Ethnicity and Human Rights: Lessons from Latino and Latin American Studies at UO”
• Panel presentations:
- “Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon”
- “Human Rights and Social Memory in Guatemala: The National Police Archive”
- “Latino History, Resources, and Public Education in Oregon”
- “Afro-Indio America: Music and Culture”
• Keynote address
• Reception and music performance.
The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers, and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.
CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval is one of several experts consulted by The Oregonian for an article that explores gentrification in Portland and around the country. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management at the University of Oregon, is quoted extensively in the article, which is archived on OregonLive.com (March 7, 2014). Sandoval, who wrote a book about the successful revitalization efforts in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he grew up, is quoted as saying that through policy tools such as inclusionary zoning, it is possible to revitalize an area without pushing out an entire class of people.
MacArthur Park, he said, “was a rough area in the 1980s, the center of drug activity, a lot of homicides, a lot of drug violence. Today, it’s a vibrant urban place, dense, linked to regional transportation, good access to a bus line, very walkable, strong public spaces. They managed to do it without forcing all the Latino folks out.” › Continue reading
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