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Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors

November 30, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Diamond Lake Room
Room 119

CLLAS Faculty Research Series

“Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors”  

Dr. Krista Chronister, Professor, Counseling Psychology, School of Education, and Yolanda Valenzuela, doctoral student, Counseling Psychology, will present on their research in their talk “Cultural Adaptation of Career Development Intervention for Latina Immigrant Partner Violence Survivors.”

Chorister and Valenzuela have found that partner violence occurs among couples from diverse gender, economic, racial, ethnic, national, and other cultural backgrounds. However, the particular types of marginalization and oppression that Latino families, and U.S.-born and immigrant Latinas specifically experience place them at greater risk. This study evaluates the effects of a work and vocational support group intervention with Latina survivors of partner violence and addresses the intersection of women’s experiences of partner violence and work in an innovative, culturally relevant manner to advance their healing and vocational and economic development.

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2016-17 CLLAS Impact Report now available

October 2, 2017—Our 2016-17 CLLAS Impact Report is available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed at: 2016-17_CLLAS_ Impact_Rp_WEB

This report includes a discussion of project highlights, research funding, and events from AY 2016-17.

It also includes a brief profile of executive board member Alaí Reyes-Santos, a letter from director  Gabriela Martínez, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

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Pulitzer winner Jose Antonio Vargas to be in residence at UO

Pulitzer winner Jose Antonio Vargas to be in residence at UO / Around the O 

October 5, 2017 — At age 16, Jose Antonio Vargas went to the motor vehicles department to get a driver’s license and discovered he was in the U.S. illegally.

Jose Antonio Vargas

The green card he’d been given by family when he moved to America from the Philippines as a child was a fake. For years Vargas kept his status a secret, even as he became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose writing appeared in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone and the New Yorker.

Vargas will be telling his story to University of Oregon audiences as the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics. On Oct. 24, he will give a public lecture, “Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” The event begins at 7 p.m. in Room 156, Straub Hall.

In 2011, Vargas wrote a groundbreaking essay for New York Times Magazine revealing himself as undocumented and appeared on the cover of Time magazine in conjunction with a follow-up story he wrote. Some of the ramifications were immediate: He lost the driver’s license he’d finally managed to obtain, and he had to have difficult conversations with close friends to whom he’d never told his secret. His status makes it unsafe to have a fixed address, so he travels most of the time, living in hotel rooms and staying with friends. › Continue reading

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Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

Alaí Reyes-Santos

CLLAS Editor’s Note: Alaí Reyes-Santos is a member of the CLLAS Executive Board and an associate professor in the University of Oregon’s Department of Ethnic Studies.

Source: Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

By Alaí Reyes-Santos

For The Register-Guard

SEPT. 28, 2017—Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the Caribbean and a U.S. territory since 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, serve in the U.S. military and have contributed to the economic growth and defense of the United States. Yet most Americans on the mainland ignore Puerto Rico’s existence and its significant place in U.S. history.

This is dangerous at a time when Category 4 Hurricane Maria has left the island and the U.S. Virgin Islands devastated — without electricity or water; with limited access to food, water, medicines and transportation; with thousands of people displaced from their homes; and with floods and ruptured dams that threaten its most vulnerable populations. Public health and safety are compromised more by the minute. › Continue reading

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2018 CLLAS Symposium “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas”

March 8, 2018
9:00 amto7:00 pm

March 8, 2018
Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

2018 CLLAS Symposium Preliminary Schedule

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Questions of migration, border crossings, and gender, racial and national belonging are essential components of each panel with an emphasis on Latin American and U.S. Latino realities. At a time when the aftermath of the electoral campaign and the new government highlights the depth of anti-immigrant sentiments, xenophobia and racism in the U.S., policy-makers and the public are more interested than ever in engaging issues of gender, race, migration, and belonging in Latin@ and Latin American communities.

For the full preliminary schedule: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/2018-symposium/

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics; UO College of Arts and Sciences; and others to be named.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

CLLAS Solidarity Statement

CLLAS stands firm in its commitment to equity and inclusion. Therefore CLLAS rejects the exclusion of any group based on nationality, ethnicity, religious background, gender or legal status. CLLAS will continue to value and welcome scholars, students, staff and members from all communities. CLLAS believes in drawing hemispheric and global perspectives into our community of researchers who are working to better our societies through knowledge and civic engagement.

Know Your Rights: a compilation of resources for international students and scholars

Basic Info to Know: from the “Dreamers, Ducks, and DACA Info-Session,” drawn from the presentation by Ellen McWhirter, Ann Swindells Professor in Counseling Psychology, on Feb. 28, 2017

DACA info page

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Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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2017 Latino Roots Celebration

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