Championing Undergraduate Research: UO-UNAM Exchange Program Encouraged Erica Ledesma to Pursue Graduate Studies
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
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
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
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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).
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- March 12, 2015:
- Mare Advertencia Lirika: Zapotec Hip Hop Artist to Perform
- Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project
- Public Lecture: Juan Eduardo Wolf “When the Devil Dances Differently: Borderlands, Migration and Intangible Cultural Heritage in Arica, Chile”
- Colonial Exchanges Conference
- Hip Hop in Cuba: a CLLAS Grantee Presentation
- Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Central Americans October 23, 2014