SELCO Community Credit Union Extends Latino Roots Sponsorship

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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:

  1. “Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon”
  2. “Human Rights and Social Memory in Guatemala: The National Police Archive”
  3. “Latino History, Resources, and Public Education in Oregon”
  4. “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.

Gentrification: In Portland, as in Spike Lee’s Brooklyn, a complicated question of race and class

Gerardo Sandoval writes about the revitalization of the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles in his book.

Gerardo Sandoval writes about the revitalization of the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles in his book.

Gentrification: In Portland, as in Spike Lee’s Brooklyn, a complicated question of race and class | OregonLive.com.

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

“Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration,” a New York Times article by UO professor Daniel Tichenor

Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration – NYTimes.com.

New York Times, February 4, 2014—an article by Daniel Tichenor, a professor of political science at the University of Oregon and a senior fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Documentary by Gabriela Martínez to be shown during Border Film Week at the University of San Diego

DVD_Guatemala_WEBBorder Film Week – Events at the University of San Diego

Journalism professor and CLLAS advisory board member Gabriela Martínez has been invited to screen her documentary Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala for the Border Film Week Series organized by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. The documentary will be screened on March 26 and Martínez will attend the screening and do Q/A.

Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala (RT 54 min.) tells the story of Guatemala’s National Police Historical Archive (Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional—AHPN) intertwined with narratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation to the country.

The film is the result of a collaboration between academic units at the University of Oregon and AHPN. With funding support from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), and other campus units, Carlos Aguirre and Gabriela Martínez (associate professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication), are heading up a series of projects for UO. › Continue reading

Socialism, Liberalism, and Strains of Utopianism in the Writings of Mario Vargas Llosa

May 19, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

llosa_posterKnight Library 
Browsing Room
Reception to follow

Panelists
  • Carlos Aguirre (Professor of History, University of Oregon), “The Writer and the Revolution: Mario Vargas Llosa and Cuba, 1959-1968.” Carlos Aguirre, a historian of modern Latin America, has just completed a book manuscript on the early literary and political career of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. This presentation will offer new angles to understand Vargas Llosa’s trajectory from a supporter of the Cuban revolution to a critic of socialism and a self-proclaimed liberal.  › Continue reading


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