Winter 2016 CLLAS Notes now available

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Articles focused on CLLAS-supported faculty and graduate student research, updates on past events, descriptions of recent faculty books and film, and news of upcoming events are all included in the winter edition of CLLAS Notes, the twice-yearly newsletter for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Watch for yours soon in your campus or home mailbox, or view it now online.

CLLAS co-director Gerardo Sandoval brings you up-to-date on fall events in his Director’s Letter, where he also extends a warm welcome to our new CLLAS Visiting Scholar, Anabel Lopez-Salinas, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, and a PhD candidate in public affairs and policy at PSU. She will helping Dr. Sandoval and others to coordinate the CLLAS Latino Civic Participation Project, which is featured on page 7 of CLLAS Notes for its role in helping to make the City of Eugene’s parks and community centers a more welcoming and inclusive place for its growing Latino population.

You can also read about honors and awards, the latest on CLLAS Research Action Projects, and a full report on the October symposium “Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.”

 

“Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” 5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

May 6, 2016
12:00 pmto8:00 pm
May 7, 2016
9:30 amto5:30 pm

campus location: Knight Library, Browsing Rm
community location: downtown Eugene Public Library

For more complete information on this two-day series of events, go to: 5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition”

Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

The fifth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, through Saturday, May 7, 2016. American Book Award winner Reyna Grande is the keynote author. This year’s theme is “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition.” This theme promises to open conversations about border politics; poverty; racism and xenophobia; climate change; ongoing effects of colonialism and genocide; family dynamics; agricultural patterns and enslavement; overpopulation; human migratory patterns; fleeing war and abuse; moving on. How have our migrations and moves contributed to or instigated our writings? What do we move away from, and what do we go toward? What are the historical, political, and personal currents that influence our transitions—from one country to another, from one state to another, from city to country, from mountains to sea, from one marriage or partnership to another, from one career to another, from one self-view to another? “Crossing Borders” is a multi-layered theme that will open the door to fruitful discussions of craft, creativity, challenges of survival, making room for others, and community.

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon in cooperation with Eugene Pubic Library, this symposium is generously cosponsored by Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of English; School of Journalism and Communication; and the University Health Center.

Keynote speaker: Reyna Grande

The Distance Between Us (Atria, 2012), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009)
Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria Press, 2006), winner of an American Book Award
From her website: http://reynagrande.com/ › Continue reading

“Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

May 6, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

 

 

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

5th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

Friday afternoon Panel: “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

This panel will focus on the memoir The Distance Between Us, featuring Reyna Grande reading sections from her work, with comments by community educators and University of Oregon faculty.

the-distance-between-usReyna Grande’s novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies, were published to critical acclaim and have been read widely in schools across the country. In her memoir The Distance Between Us (Atria Books, 2012), Grande writes about her life before and after her undocumented border crossing as a young child from Mexico to the United States. A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, this book was hailed by Los Angeles Times reviewer Hector Tobar as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

Panelists include:

  • Reyna Grande, novelist and memoirist, keynote speaker.
  • Moderator: Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS).
  • Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Eugene School District 4J
  • Gabriela Martínez, Associate Professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication, is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed or edited more than twelve ethnographic and social documentaries.
  • Carmen Urbina, Program Development and Outreach Coordinator, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership Program, UO College of Education.

This panel will be immediately followed by a light reception.

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon in cooperation with Eugene Pubic Library, this symposium is generously cosponsored by Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of English; School of Journalism and Communication; and the University Health Center.

Latinos and the 2016 Election: Policies, issues, and action

May 13, 2016
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

Save-the-Date
Location: TBD

Latinos and the 2016 Election: Policies, issues, and action

Opening Reception: 4 – 4:30 pm

Opening Talk: 4:40 – 5:30 pm     

  • The current nature of the Latino electorate and the issues that are most relevant to this constituency.
  • The front-runners for the presidential candidates and their respective policies (historical and projected) on immigration.

Break-out Sessions: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Gender and immigration
  • Immigration / deportation
  • Youth–Millennial voting

Closing remarks: 6:30 – 7 pm

Story of child immigrants goes uncovered, grad student finds

CLLAS hosts a talk by Ricardo Valencia, SOJC doctoral candidate, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Room 125 McKenzie Hall.

Source: Story of child immigrants goes uncovered, grad student finds | Around the O

Ricardo Valencia

Ricardo Valencia

January 20, 2016—“For doctoral candidate Ricardo Valencia, awareness is the primary takeaway he hopes people will get from his upcoming talk on how American media have covered the recent surge of unaccompanied children entering the country from Central America.

“To prepare for his talk, ‘At the Border: A comparative analysis of U.S. newspaper reporting about unaccompanied immigrant children,’ Valencia — who was born and raised in El Salvador — spent last summer studying hundreds of articles and news sources from four U.S. newspapers with national syndication. He found that news coverage of Central American children coming to the United States was scarce, and Valencia believes that needs to change. › Continue reading



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