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

Championing Undergraduate Research: UO-UNAM Exchange Program Encouraged Erica Ledesma to Pursue Graduate Studies

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma, on her Study Abroad year in Mexico City.

Erica Ledesma studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through UO program and is working with Dr. Lynn Stephen, Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), on original research project.

May 2014—A fifth-year senior, Erica Ledesma is a first-generation Mexican-American, Chicana identified, attending the University of Oregon on a diversity scholarship. An ethnic studies and cultural anthropology major with a minor in Latin American studies, she wants to pursue graduate school.

Although Spanish is her mother language, all of Erica’s formal education has taken place in English beginning with her pre-school days in southern Oregon—until, that is, she spent a year in Mexico City in UO’s new exchange program with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). › Continue reading

Immigration policy leads to kids in custody | Opinion

June 24, 2014—Immigration policy leads to kids in custody | Opinion | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon.

Op-Ed: “Immigration Policy Leads to Kids in Custody,” by Lynn Stephen, Director, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

“Imagine 40 children from Edison Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and South Eugene High School crowded into a holding cell in the Lane County Jail with two toilets to share.

”They sleep on the concrete floor, sharing blankets. They have a scarcity of food. These are the conditions endured by Central American children in the U.S. Border patrol’s custody.”

To read this op-ed in its entirety, link to: Immigration policy leads to kids in custody | Opinion.

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

Mare Advertencia Lirika: Zapotec Hip Hop Artist to Perform

October 16, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
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Beall Concert Hall
Frohnmayer Music Building
961 E. 18th Ave.
University of Oregon
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Mare, a Zapotec rapper from Oaxaca and founder of Advertencia Lirika, will perform at Beall Concert Hall on the University of Oregon campus at 4 p.m. October 16. The performance is sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies in conjunction with the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, the UO School of Music and Dance, and other units.

Mare uses her rap as a tool to develop consciousness and to build networks within social movements in Oaxaca and elsewhere. Always looking to expose the gender inequality that exists in society, she has worked with a wide range of groups and organizations within Mexico and throughout the world. › Continue reading



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