President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Source: President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Michael Schill, UO President

September 5, 2017 – 9:42am

UO President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community Sept. 4 in anticipation of changes to federal immigration policy:

Members of the University of Oregon community,

President Trump this week is expected to make changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, also known as DACA. I join hundreds of university leaders as well as local, state, federal, and business leaders in strongly urging President Trump to continue this program. I also write to let our students know that we support them, and to provide information about where our students and their families can go for assistance, should the need arise. 

In a world full of ambiguities, there is no ambiguity for me about the importance of continuing DACA. My view of morality dictates that young people, many of whom were brought here as infants or toddlers, must be allowed to remain in the United States to learn, work, and make a life for themselves. The United States is their home. To uproot them would be wrong. Period. › Continue reading

“Dolores” film showing & panel discussion about migrant farmworkers

October 8, 2017
2:45 pmto4:00 pm
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Film: DOLORES, 2:45 pm at Broadway Metro Theatre
43 W. Broadway, Eugene

Beyond Toxics is hosting a free showing of the new film DOLORES about Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers. More information is available here: http://www.beyondtoxics.org/events/dolores-documentary-showing-eugene/

Panel & Public Discussion: “Plight of Oregon Migrant and Farm Workers,” 
4:30 pm at Eugene Public Library
Bascom-Tykeson Room
100 W 10th Ave

  • Ramon Ramirez, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
  • Sandra Hernández-Lomelí, Director, Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS)
  • Philip Carrasco, Grupo Latino de Acción Directa of Lane County (GLAD)
  • Lisa Arkin, Beyond Toxics

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O

Erin Beck

Editor’s Note: Erin Beck is a member of the CLLAS Executive Board.

Source: Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O

August 7, 2017—UO political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren’t asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to help lift poor people out of poverty around the globe is actually doing.

Her new book, How Development Projects Persist, outlines her takeaways from researching nongovernmental microfinance organizations for poor rural women in Guatemala and challenges standard ways of measuring the success of development projects. She argues that organizations rely too much on numbers and often overlook critical human interactions, which are not as easily measured but are central to understanding how development projects function and persist.

“We can’t just think about what the projects are doing for people but should also examine what people do for projects,” Beck said. “We need to look at how policies get transformed on the ground.” › Continue reading

Latino Roots | Around the O

June 27, 2017—Editor’s Note: Now live on the Home Page of the University of Oregon website, a feature story on the Latino Roots classes co-taught by CLLAS codirector Gabriela Martínez, and CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen.

Latino Roots, Oregon Branches

BY JASON STONE

2017 Latino Roots celebration

“You come to college to take classes like this one.

“It’s part history, part sociology, part anthropology, part journalism and part documentary filmmaking, but it’s all about the experience. The 400-level Latino Roots course is an example of the many compelling, hands-on, educational opportunities we offer at the University of Oregon. With an eye on history and a hand in technology, this course combines the theoretical with the practical and empowers students to apply their new knowledge in the real world.

“An intensive, two-term, 20-week course, Latino Roots is offered every other academic year. During the first term, centered in a formal classroom setting, students learn about the history of racial identity formation in Oregon. Next, the class moves to the Cinema Studies Lab in Knight Library for hands-on training in the use of audio-video technology and editing software, as well as learning the art of documentary storytelling.”

For the full story, with video & photographs, go to: Latino Roots | Around the O

Volunteer Opportunity with Centro Latino Americano

Source: Volunteer Opportunity with Centro Latino Americano – University of Oregon

Monday, August 7 at 3:30pm

More dates through November 1, 2017

Centro Latino Americano

Centro Latino Americano is looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming Community Navigators. These are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration information and services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. They are also liaisons between their community, legal service providers, social service organizations, and government representatives.

Your role will be to provide accurate information in your community (i.e. informational sessions after church, at school, or at your place of work, organizing in the community to defend or create pressure against the new administration’s actions, reporting victimization, etc), you will refer applicants to trusted legal service providers and community-based organizations, and are responsible for reporting victimization of immigrants by fraudulent “attorneys.”

If you are interested, please visit our webpage and contact Karla Schmidt Murillo (Community Navigator Organizer & Trainer) for more information and to set up an interview.

Email: karlasm@centrolatinoamericano.org

Website: http://centrolatinoamericano.org/2017/02/community-navigators-volunteer-opportunity-with-centro-latino-americano/

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Conversation & poetry reading in Spanish with Chilean poet Raúl Zurita

September 26, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
September 27, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Raul Zurita

 

 

 

CONVERSATION IN SPANISH/EN ESPAÑOL with Chilean poet, Raúl ZURITA
TUESDAY Sept 26, 12-1:30pm
Lease Crutcher Lewis room, EMU 023
* Contact Prof. Cecilia Enjuto Rangel (enjuto@uoregon.edu) for a reservation for the Q/A session. We will meet at noon, so if you want to bring a brown bag lunch, you can.

POETRY Reading (in SPANISH)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 27, 4pm-5:30pm
Browsing Room, Knight Library (Q/A in Spanish and English) › Continue reading




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