“The Role of Public Art in the Oaxaca Rebellion of 2006”— César Chávez Victoria, Oaxacan artist

March 5, 2014
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

asaro_JSMA_flyerJordan Schnitzer
Museum of Art
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus


César Chávez Victoria, artist and member of the ASARO collective, will discuss the founding of the group and its role in the 2006 Oaxaca Rebellion.

César Chávez Victoria is a graphic artist from Oaxaca, Mexico who specializes in wood, linoleum, glass, and other forms of engraving and print-making. Trained in the fine arts school of Oaxaca (Bellas Artes), César has worked with ASARO, Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca, ASARO) since its founding in 2006. He has worked with youth in a wide range of contexts producing large public art works and murals and has also experimented with animation. César’s images have appeared on T-shirts, walls, installations, and even on buttons. › Continue reading

Online Winter 2014 edition of CLLAS Notes now available


Read about new action-oriented CLLAS research projects in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. You can learn more about books and documentaries recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. You can read articles from faculty  and student grantees about their CLLAS-funded research, including civic engagement in Medford, Oregon; impacts of education in Guatemalan women’s microcredit programs; implications of free trade on women in Colombia’s cut flower industry; a historical look at the North American Spanish borderlands of Florida; and more.

If you’re on the CLLAS mailing list, watch for your print edition soon. If you would like to join the CLLAS mailing list, email cllas@uoregon.edu.

Deadline April 11: 2014 CLLAS Seed Grant Competition for Faculty and Collaborative Research Groups

April 11, 2014
12:00 pm

2014 Call for Faculty Grants

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its fifth annual round of small grant competitions for funds to be used during the 2014-2015 academic year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). We expect to disburse two to three grants for $2,000 to $3,000 each. These grants are specifically intended to support research that fits within the CLLAS mission. Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latin American communities/organizations/institutions, or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. In recognition of the fact that not all disciplines include collaborative models of research, such as fields within the humanities, CLLAS will consider projects that involve nontraditional forms of collaboration and/or community engagement. We are especially interested in projects that have the potential to put Latino and Latin American Studies into conversation with one another.

For complete information, open our PDF:      2014 Call for Faculty Grants

CLLAS director Lynn Stephen’s new book on activism in Oaxaca featured in Cascade magazine

We_Are_the_Face_of_Oaxaca_bookcoverCitizen Testimony | CAScade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

This article in the Winter 2014 edition of Cascade magazine, a publication of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, highlights the content and purpose of Professor Lynn Stephen’s new book, We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, 2013).

Dr. Stephen is director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor, UO Department of Anthropology.

Adjunct faculty Marcela Mendoza publishes essay on citizenship in Oregon Historical Quarterly

marcela_mendozaMarcela Mendoza, an adjunct instructor and courtesy research associate in the UO Department of Anthropology, published the essay “Citizenship and Belonging in Uncertain Times” in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 114, No. 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 432-440. The essay is based upon a talk she presented  on September 15, 2013, when she was one of ten regional scholars featured in the Oregon Historical Society’s “Summer of Citizenship” series. The essay is a record of her presentation and ongoing research on civic integration and belonging in the lives of Latin American immigrants in the United States.

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A Holiday Invitation to Support the CLLAS Mission

Dear Friends of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS):

Lidi and her mother at the 2011 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

Lidi and her mother at the 2011 Latino Roots celebration / photo by Jack Liu.

When UO graduate student Lidiana Soto produced a short documentary film as an undergraduate for the CLLAS-supported Latino Roots class two years ago, she decided to focus on a woman from Oaxaca, a migrant farmworker who had moved to Oregon with her family for the chance of a better life. Making the film not only allowed Lidi to explore a classic Oregon story, it also gave her a chance to reflect on her own history, because the woman she featured was her mother. Lidi had traveled with her to Oregon at age four, and had grown up picking berries with the rest of the family during summers. Lidi’s is one of 36 documentaries produced in classes that evolved from the CLLAS Latino Roots project. And those classes are just one of many fruits borne out of the center’s efforts.

Did you know:

  • A faculty research project supported by CLLAS and carried out by Professor Edward Olivos and Professor Pedro García Caro provided the first systematic data about the experiences, challenges, and processes of language use and ethnic identification among UO’s Latino students?
  • CLLAS has played a pivotal role in the expansion of diversity among our UO faculty by being strongly involved in the recruitment and retention of more than14 new faculty members in Latin American and Latino Studies in the past five years?
  • CLLAS has been instrumental in building a major archive of Latino History at the University of Oregon in conjunction with Special Collections and University Archives?
  • CLLAS has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a highly competitive grant and trained 15 middle and high school teachers in Oregon in Latin American history and culture together with our Latin American Studies Program in 2013?

Our website and newsletter, CLLAS Notes, can provide you with many other examples of projects supported and advanced by CLLAS.

I’m writing to remind you how you can support our mission today and ensure we continue this work in the future. The success of CLLAS depends on the support of people who value education, research, and community engagement in Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies at UO and beyond. Please consider making a tax-deductible financial gift to CLLAS by one of the methods listed below. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy Holidays,

Lynn Stephen, Director, CLLAS, and Gerardo Sandoval, Associate Director, CLLAS

Giving to CLLAS

Click on the following link and type “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Additional gift instructions”:https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1540/foundation/index.aspx?sid=1540&gid=1&pgid=408&cid=1095

Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

Proceed to the online giving page



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