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No to the ending of DACA! CLLAS Statement 

No to the ending of DACA! CLLAS Statement 

In light of the recent decision from the Trump administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, also known as DACA, CLLAS joins the multiple voices across the University of Oregon, our state, and the nation rejecting this decision. CLLAS urges the Trump administration and Congress to continue this important program. DACA has brought hundreds of thousands of people out of the shadows, giving them the opportunity to openly be productive members of our society. 

CLLAS remains firmly committed to all students at the University of Oregon, including those protected under DACA. CLLAS also expresses its solidarity to the families of all DACA students. 

 As we urge the Trump administration and Congress to continue the DACA program, we also invite all faculty, staff, students, and community members to familiarize themselves with the various available resources concerning DACA and related issues (please visit our Resources tab).

DACA Rally, September 5, 2017
Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Lane County Courthouse, Eugene
Photographs by Feather Crawford

New: DACA Info Resources Page

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 Human Rights, News, Public Policy No Comments

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

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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

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Friday, August 11th, 2017 Latino Roots No Comments

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop”

October 20, 2017
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop

In this workshop for people of color and migrants, participants explore personal narratives having to do with migration, memories of home, and experiences of social marginalization and belonging. Facilitated by Dominican-American award winning poet, novelist, and UO professor, Ana-Maurine Lara.

Please confirm attendance by October 18th, 2017 at alai@uoregon.edu. No experience required. No cost. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at alai@uoregon.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies; cosponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

CLLAS Town Hall with Jose Antonio Vargas

October 26, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

UO campus
Crater Lake South
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Room 145
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

A conversation about undocumented America

 Jose Antonio Vargas is the 2017-2018 Morse Chair and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. In 2011, he published a story in the New York Times Magazine titled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Since then, he has devoted himself to changing the cultural and policy conversations about immigration through filmmaking and activism.  His organization, Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. This conversation with Vargas will be moderated by Chris Chávez (School of Journalism and Communication).

Sponsored by CLLAS, UO School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading”

October 27, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: Join us for a public reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project! A public reading that follows the Oct. 20 Creative Writing Workshop led by Ana-Maurine Lara.

This public poetry reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project features creative writing by people of color and migrants in the Pacific Northwest. They engage personal experiences of migration, memories of home, and everyday social marginalization and belonging.

Come hear award winning poets Ana-Maurine Lara and Claudia F. Savage, alongside Penelope’s Loom workshop participants. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at alai@uoregon.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, cosponsored: Department of Ethnic Studies.

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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments



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