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

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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.”

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, “Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala”

May 11, 2016
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

AmericasRIG_large_poster_final2Global Scholars Hall
Room 123 (Great Room)
Poster PDF

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj,  “Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala.”

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj will speak about activism and social change in postwar Guatemala in a talk at the Global Scholars Hall at 5 pm on May 11.

Irma Velásquez is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman who has been at the forefront in struggles for respect for indigenous cultures. She was Executive Director of the Mecanismo de Apoyo a Pueblos Indígenas Oxlajuj Tzikin (Support Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples) (2005-2013).

Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is the first Maya-K’iche’ woman to earn the doctorate in Social Anthropology and she initiated the court case that made racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala. She has won numerous academic fellowships and awards for her journalism, She was a member of the Latin American Consulting Group of Indigenous Leaders for UNICEF and participates in the UN through the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She also served as advisor on indigenous issues for the Latin American and Caribbean office of UN Women (2014-2015). She is the author of Pueblos Indígenas, Estado y Lucha por Tierra en Guatemala (AVANCSO 2008) and La pequeña burguesía indígena comercial de Guatemala Desigualdades de clase, raza y género (AVANCSO-SERJUS 2002). She writes a weekly newspaper column in elPeriódico de Guatemala and through both her political and academic efforts seeks to create viable and realistic ways to create equality for indigenous people and a truly democratic and participatory democracy in Guatemala.

Sponsored by CSWS’s Americas Research Interest Group (Americas RIG), the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Department of Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant.

WIP Talk: “Testing Ecuador’s Rights of Nature: Why Some Lawsuits Succeed and Other Fail,” Craig Kauffman

May 13, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Works-in-Progress-Series

 

 

Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.

“Testing Ecuador’s Rights of Nature: Why Some Lawsuits Succeed and Other Fail”

Craig Kauffman, UO Assistant Professor of Political Science

Advance Reading Available with All Seminars. 30-minute Presentations Followed by Discussant-led Q & A.

RSVP required to cllas@uoregon.edu by the end of Wednesday May 4.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more information contact Eli Meyer at emeyer(at)uoregon.edu

Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics

June 2, 2016
4:00 pmto6:30 pm
Jennifer Lawless

Jennifer Lawless

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Opening reception: 4:30-5:00
Talk: 5:00-6:30

“Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics”

with Jennifer Lawless

Dr. Jennifer Lawless is professor of government at American University. She focuses on gender politics in the United States and will discuss the finding of her most recent book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off From Politics, which analyzes young people’s opinions about contemporary politics and their political ambitions (or lack of it).

More information about the book can be found here: http://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/running-from-office.cfm

Sponsor: CSWS’s Americas Research Interest Group (Americas RIG), CLLAS, Department of Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant.

Increasing the Visibility of Your Humanities or Social Science Research

June 3, 2016
3:00 pmto5:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Come learn how to increase the visibility of your humanities and social science work among academic and non-academic audiences from a panel of experts including the University of Oregon’s Lauren Kessler (School of Journalism and Communication), Nicole Dahmen (School of Journalism and Communication), Molly Blancett from UO Media Relations, Jennifer Lawless (Professor of Government at American University), and Marty Brown (Marketing Manager from OSU Press). We’ll discuss many topics including how to promote your book, creating professional networks, and promoting your work using traditional and social media.

Sponsors: CSWS’s Americas Research Interest Group (Americas RIG), CLLAS, Department of Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant.



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