Huerto de la Familia: 15th Anniversary Celebration

May 31, 2014
4:00 pmto11:00 pm

Festival_LatinoHuerto de la Familia is celebrating its 15th Anniversary !

Where: Sprout ! Food Hub 418 A. Street Springfield, Oregon
Admission: $5

4pm-8pm: music, local food and drink, games, tamale sale, salsa cook off, silent auction

8pm-11pm: salsa, dancing, performances, drinks
Hope we see you there !

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Documenting Dignity: Farmworker Testimony & Collaborative Research

May 8, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Scher_Daria_Poster_WEBErb Memorial Union
Walnut Room
1222E. 13th Ave.

CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Research Grantee Presentation

with Phil Scher, associate professor, UO Department of Anthropology, and James Daria, graduate student

Oregon’s farmworkers are subject to powerful economic, political, spatial, and discursive practices that render them invisible, thus facilitating their exploitation and reproducing the structures of symbolic violence that furthers their social suffering. In spite of their invisibility, farmworkers demonstrate enormous political agency and collectively organize to defend their rights. A worker-led movement of striking mushroom pickers in Salem, Oregon in 2001 demonstrates this. Through collaborative research with workers who led the movement and the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) union, this investigation brings the voices of these workers to the forefront through the documentary medium. Collaborative research and new and participatory forms of social media offer exciting avenues for documenting and disseminating farmworker testimony.

A concert by Alberto Carrión to celebrate Julia de Burgos centenary

May 8, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Burgos_Carrion_PosterGerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

An event to celebrate the centenary of the renowned Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), with a performance of Burgos’s poetry set to original music by the Puerto Rican musician Alberto Carrión. Carrión will also participate in a question and answer session about his composition process and his relationship to Burgos’ poetry. Simultaneous translation to English will be provided.

Julia de Burgos has been recognized as one of the most important voices of the Latin American avant-garde, and is also a foundational figure in feminist and African Puerto Rican writing. Alberto Carrión is one of the most well known Puerto Rican composers and singers from the seventies, and he has previously set to music the poetry of Luis Palés Matos. His CD on Julia de Burgos is being launched this coming March. This event will recognize and celebrate the contributions of one of Latin America’s greatest poets of the twentieth century to the Latin American canon.

Sponsored by Romance Languages, the Center for the Study of Women in Society Women of Color Project, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, LAS, OHC, CAS, and English.

“The Role of Public Art in the Oaxaca Rebellion of 2006”— César Chávez Victoria, Oaxacan artist

March 5, 2014
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

asaro_JSMA_flyerJordan Schnitzer
Museum of Art
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

César Chávez Victoria, artist and member of the ASARO collective, will discuss the founding of the group and its role in the 2006 Oaxaca Rebellion.

César Chávez Victoria is a graphic artist from Oaxaca, Mexico who specializes in wood, linoleum, glass, and other forms of engraving and print-making. Trained in the fine arts school of Oaxaca (Bellas Artes), César has worked with ASARO, Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca, ASARO) since its founding in 2006. He has worked with youth in a wide range of contexts producing large public art works and murals and has also experimented with animation. César’s images have appeared on T-shirts, walls, installations, and even on buttons. › Continue reading

Online Winter 2014 edition of CLLAS Notes now available


Read about new action-oriented CLLAS research projects in the latest edition of the CLLAS Notes, the newsletter of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. You can learn more about books and documentaries recently published by faculty associated with the mission and goals of CLLAS. You can read articles from faculty  and student grantees about their CLLAS-funded research, including civic engagement in Medford, Oregon; impacts of education in Guatemalan women’s microcredit programs; implications of free trade on women in Colombia’s cut flower industry; a historical look at the North American Spanish borderlands of Florida; and more.

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“Speaking of Silences: Gender, Violence and Reparations in Peru”

May 9, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

204 Condon Hall
1321 Kincaid
University of Oregon

A talk by Dr. Kimberly Theidon (Harvard University).

Kimberly Theidon is a medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America. Her research interests include domestic, structural and political violence; gender studies; human rights and international humanitarian law; the politics of post-war reparations; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs for ex-combatants; and US counter-narcotics policy.

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Association of Graduate Students.

Giving to CLLAS

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