Winter 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

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In the latest CLLAS Notes, you can learn about three field research projects carried out by CLLAS’s first round of Tinker Foundation grantees, including doctoral candidate Evan Shenkin’s study of indigenous land struggles in eastern Bolivia; master’s candidate Emily Masucci’s intergenerational look at indigenous women’s organizing in Manaus, Brazil; and master’s candidate Brenda Garcia Millan’s fascinating and timely investigation of contemporary displacement patterns and responses of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about CLLAS’s Town Hall conversation between activist journalist José Antonio Vargas and SOJC professor Chris Chávez. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many fall events sponsored by CLLAS, including a teach-in on Puerto Rico in response to the tragic hurricane season that devastated the island and its inhabitants. › Continue reading

Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands: A Symposium

May 9, 2018toMay 11, 2018

 

Full Schedule: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ejrpl/

Cosponsored by CLLAS

This symposium focuses on issues of equity and environmental justice on public lands. The event brings together practitioners engaged in
diversity, equity, and inclusion work throughout the Pacific Northwest with scholars focused on race, environmental justice, and/or Indigeneity as they relate to public lands.

  • Wednesday, May 9th @ 6:30pm in the Many Nations Longhouse: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture featuring Dr. Karletta Chief and Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer.
  • Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte will deliver a keynote entitled “Ironic Storytelling for Public Lands: Indigenizing Justice and Coalition-Building.”
  • Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Carolyn Finney, the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, will deliver the final keynote.

The symposium also includes panels on Practioner Perspectives on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Public Lands, Historical perspectives on Race, Environmental Justice, and Public Lands, Decolonizing Public Lands, and Labor as Public Lands Environmental Justice Issue. › Continue reading

UO faculty in the field of Latinx Studies: CLLAS now offers seed grant money

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm

 

 

Deadline: April 6

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces
2018 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS announces its first Latinx Studies grant award for research or creative projects. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $2500; the funds must be used during the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fits within the CLLAS mission.

Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latinx communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome, but not required.

For full information on requirements and on how to apply, go to: 2018 Call for Faculty Latinx Grants Final

See also: Drop-in Session March 1

Grant application deadline for both this grant and the Faculty Collaborative Grant: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights: “The Migrant’s Path”

May 3, 2018
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

 

 

Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Room 180
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Annual Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture on Human Rights

“The Migrant’s Path / El Camino del Migrante”

by Father Alejandro Solalinde

Cosponsored by the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

For information about the Writing Migration Conference May 3 – 4, 2018, go to: gerscan.uoregon.edu

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

April 5, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

CLLAS Professional Development: NEH Grant Writing and more

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) invites junior faculty and graduate students to join us on Thursday, April 5th. Dr. Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion) will share tips and strategies for writing successful research grant proposals, applicable not only to NEH but also to other external funding for grants for humanities and social sciences. 

“The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories” 7th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

April 25, 2018
2:30 pmto4:30 pm
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Laila Lalami

 

 


cosponsored by CLLAS

Panel Discussion: 3:00 – 4:30 PM UO campus: JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
Light reception: 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall

Laila Lalami, novelist and columnist for The Nation, will read portions of her novel The Moor’s Account, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Commenting on their selected passages will be panelists:

  • Liz Bohls, PhD, Professor, Department of English
  • Miriam Gershow, MFA, novelist & Associate Director of Composition, Department of English
  • Angela Joya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies
  • Lamia Karim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Michael Najjar, MFA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts

Keynote, Laila Lalami: “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories,” 6 PM Eugene Public Library (with Q&A followed by booksigning)

To be held April 25, 2018, the 7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will feature Pulitzer  finalist Laila Lalami and her novel The Moor’s Account› Continue reading




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