Freedom Fighter | Stricken by refugees’ plight, anthropologist gets involved

Lynn Stephen, professor of anthropology and codirector of CLLAS, combines her research and the refugees’ stories into a powerful petition for political asylum. Read about her work as an expert witness for more than two-dozen refugees from Mexico and Guatemala in: Freedom Fighter | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

Pilas Family Literacy Program announces classes in Springfield and Eugene during spring 2016

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pilas spring 2016 SPS and BETHEL fliers

Springfield & Bethel School Districts and the Migrant Education Program (MEP) are partnering with Downtown Languages to offer the Pilas! Family Literacy Program in Springfield and Eugene. The Spring Pilas Program session begins on March 28 in Springfield and March 29 in Bethel and still has spaces available. Flier and application attached.

Pilas! Offers families with children ages 0-13: 􀀀

  • Pre-kinder readiness class
  • 􀀀 K-3 Reading curriculum
  • Homework Club for ages 9-13
  • Family involvement activities
  • English classes for parents

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Kristin Yarris, “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration — Youth Circulations

Source: “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration — Youth Circulations

February 9, 2016—CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris, a migration scholar and assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies, comments on representations of Central American and Mexican migrants in the “The Stress Along the Way”: Medicalization and Transit Migration,” the second installment of a conversation with migration scholar Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida) in the blog Youth Circulations.

For the first installment, go to “Visualizing Risk and Potential: Migrants in Zones of Transit.”

CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris comments on Youth Circulations

Kristin Yarris

Kristin Yarris

Source: Blog — Youth Circulations     Post: January 25, 2016

Editor’s Note: CLLAS Executive Board member Kristin Yarris, a migration scholar and assistant professor in the UO Department of International Studies, comments on representations of Central American and Mexican migrants in the blog Youth Circulations. In the post titled “Visualizing Risk and Potential: Migrants in Zones of Transit,” Dr. Yarris writes: “What is the role of the U.S. media, of photographers and journalists working for outlets such as the New York Times, in providing not only coverage of the movement of people across borders, but also an explanation as to why people migrate? In the historical moment we find ourselves in the U.S. today, when xenophobia and social exclusion seem to shade our responses to displaced persons; the potential role of the media in contextualizing the motives for migration, and in humanizing migrants themselves, seems more crucial and essential than ever.”

For the full blog post, go to: http://www.youthcirculations.com/blog/2016/1/25/visualizing-risk-and-potential-migrants-in-zones-of-transit

Survey results now in for Latina/os & K-12 Education, Bridging Research and Practice

Survey results are in from attendees of CLLAS’s October 2015 event, Latina/os & K-12 Education, Bridging Research and Practice. Almost half of the 250 attendees completed a questionnaire that asked questions such as: What do you see as the most critical issues regarding Latina/os and K-12 Education? How do you think we can improve the education experience for Latina/o children and their parents? What additional research regarding Latina/os and K-12 education would you like to see happen?

To see the compilation of responses, open this PDF of the 2015 Latina:os K-12 Survey Results.

Links for UO Channel video recordings of the CLLAS-organized event held Oct. 15, 2015, Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10205

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10209

Book celebration: Alaí Reyes-Santos presents “Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles”

May 20, 2016
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Reyes-Santos_bookcoverAlder Building Conference Rm
(first floor)
818 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Ethnic Studies professor Alaí Reyes-Santos presents her book Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antillesat UO. Prof. Amalia Cabezas, UC, Riverside, will discuss the contributions of the book to the fields of Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, and Caribbean, Latin American and Latino Studies. Join us in this celebration and meet renowned scholar Amalia Cabezas!

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