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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

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 Academics, Human Rights No Comments

Dreamers, Ducks & DACA Info-Session

February 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

 

 

EMU 231 & 232
Brown Bag Lunch

Info-Session by UO Dreamers Working Group

Supporting UO undocumented, DACAmented, and students from mixed status families

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Jen Hofer: Translation for Language Justice

March 1, 2017
2:00 pmto3:15 pm
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

 

Coquille Room | EMU | University of Oregon

Wednesday, March 1
2-3:15 pm talk (all welcome)
3:30 – 5:00 pm workshop ( free/ rsvp)
info: apowell@uoregon.edu

Jen Hofer is a translator, poet, interpreter, and activist who advocates for language justice and creative experimentation with Antena collective. Her cutting-edge approaches build advocacy, inclusiveness, and community.

“Language justice affirms that everyone has the right to speak in the language(s) in which we feel most comfortable, to understand and be understood. It gives a framework and tools for creating spaces where no language dominates others. Language experimentation is an elastic, exploratory, poetically energized approach to language that resists injustice.” — Jen Hofer

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Events No Comments

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. Before her move to Idaho, June Black laid the groundwork for several museum visits and created  guidelines for selecting and approaching works of art. In winter term 2016 Dr. Wood visited Mexico and the University of Essex in the U.K. The latter has an outstanding collection of art works in this vein. In mid-2016 Prof. Aguirre visited museums and memory sites in Argentina and Chile, taking more photographs and gathering relevant materials for study.

One offshoot of this research has been the development of an open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared, the subject of a presentation that will take place at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. The collection, which is growing monthly as more permissions come in, involves the close study of details of works of art in a variety of mediums, such as photographs, prints, posters, textiles, sculptures, and installations. Research assistance and translation work that is making the site bilingual (English/Spanish) has been provided by Melanie Hyers and Jesús León-Monsalve (of CEQP); undergraduate assistants Colin Takeo and Connor Shields are working to process images and build the searchable database. › Continue reading

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CLLAS Receives Tinker Foundation Grant for Graduate Student Funding

University of Oregon is Now a Tinker University

Tinker Foundation logoThe Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation <http://www.tinker.org> has approved a matching grant of $10,000—renewable for three years—to the University of Oregon to initiate a Tinker Field Research Grants Program within the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Thanks to matching funds being contributed from the UO Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate School, CLLAS will have $20,000 available each of three years to sponsor graduate student research.

The Tinker Field Research Grants are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs. The grants are to assist master’s and doctoral students with travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of field research in Latin America. A detailed call for proposals will be available soon on the CLLAS website. › Continue reading

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Monday, January 30th, 2017 Funding, Research No Comments

“Achieving Justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon,” a roundtable

April 13, 2017
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Roundtable: CSWS Americas RIG research project with Professors Erin Beck (Political Science) and Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), U.S. asylum lawyers, and speakers from Guatemala. Explores Guatemalan women’s transborder search for gendered justice alongside refugee Guatemalan women’s access to gendered asylum in Oregon.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. This research project is also supported by funds from CLLAS.

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Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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