Winona LaDuke

November 19, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

Save-the-date for this public talk by Native American activist and tribal leader Winona LaDuke.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies.

2016 Leona Tyler Lecture: Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

October 14, 2016

Time & location TBD

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa will be the 2016 speaker for the Leona Tyler Lecture. His lecture will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 (late afternoon; specific time and location to be

For those of you less familiar with his work, his expertise is in public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development in global contexts. His work is relevant to many in CLLAS. Here is a link to his full bio:

Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2017 Ruhl Lecture

February 3, 2017

Time & location: TBD

Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the 2017 Ruhl Lecture on the UO campus on Feb. 3.

For more about Mr. Coates and his visit: Ta-Nehisi Coates to be the SOJC’s 2017 Ruhl Lecturer | Around the O

2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty and Collaborative Research Groups

May 6, 2016
12:00 pm


2016 Call for Faculty Grants

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 2016 Seed Grant Competition for Faculty Collaborative Research Groups

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016

Applicants will be notified by June 3, 2016

In order to encourage existing projects and collaborations and to facilitate new ones, CLLAS announces its sixth grant competition for funds to be used during the 2016-2017 academic year (July 1, 2016­ through June 30, 2017). We plan to award 1-2 grants of up to $5000. This grant is 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 in the U.S. or Latin America or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome. Proposals generated within CLLAS Research Action Projects (RAPS) will be given priority. 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.

This grant is made possible by the generous support of University of Oregon’s Division of Equity and Inclusion.

If you have questions, contact us at or 541.346.5286.  › Continue reading

“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents

May 3, 2016
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Cuentos-para-dormir-poster180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

UO Department of Education Studies (COE) presents: Guest lecture by Sophia Sobko

“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents (DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana A.C.)

Public lecture, display of books, binational book reading with DREAMers Moms and students from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Cuentos para Dormir (Bedtime stories by deported parents) is an original book series of children’s books written by deported Mexican parents living in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. All the books in the series are original books written by the parents for their children. The books describe the first hand experiences of deportation and family separation, as experienced by the parents. The books are beautifully illustrated and tell very poignant stories of parents yearning to be reunited with their children.

Cosponsors􀀂: Division of Equity and Inclusion • UO Libraries • College of Education • Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) • Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) • Department of Ethnic Studies • English Department • Latin American Studies Program

“Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium (NWWS)

May 6, 2016
12:00 pmto8:00 pm
May 7, 2016
9:30 amto5:30 pm
May 8, 2016
7:30 pmto8:30 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 Sunday, May 8, 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; UO Libraries; 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: › Continue reading

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.

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