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Recent Natural Disasters: CLLAS Message of Solidarity

CLLAS would like to express its solidarity with all those suffering the effects of recent natural disasters. Our thoughts are with the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Houston, and elsewhere who have been so severely affected by earthquakes and hurricanes. We would like to encourage our UO community, and others, to support the recovery efforts underway in the affected areas.

We list several grassroots organizations to which people can donate. There are, of course, many other organizations that are providing relief. Our suggestions are not meant as a specific endorsement.

Puerto Rico: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/newsletter/Puerto-Rico-Disaster-Relief.html

  • Fundraisers in Oregon, October
    Help is on the Way Puerto Rico,
         Sunday October 15th
    Crystal Ballroom, Portland
         12 to 5pm.
         Puerto Rican food, music. 
        
  •     PNW for Puerto Relief Donation Drive,
         Monday, October 16th, 4-8PM
         Newberg Round Table Pizza
         2512 Portland Rd.
         Newberg, OR 97132

Mexico: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund/

Houston: http://www.larazaunited.org/hurricane-harvey

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Human Rights, News No Comments

CLLAS graduate student grantee Tobin Hansen had a productive year

Tobin Hansen, doing research in the field.

Each year, CLLAS asks its graduate student research grant recipients to report back on the impact of their CLLAS grants, letting us know what awards and additional grants they won, what papers they’ve published, and so on. Here is a report from 2016-17 grantee Tobin Hansen, a PhD candidate in anthropology.

INVITED CHAPTER

2017 Hansen, Tobin. (Forthcoming). “‘Criminal Alien’ Arrests, Detentions, and Deportations: Child Migrants’ Social Citizenship and the Right to Presence in the United States.” In Boehm, D. A. & Terrio, S. J. (Eds.), Il/legal Encounters: Migration, Detention, and Deportation in the Lives of Young People. New York: New York University Press. › Continue reading

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“Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico”

November 13, 2017
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Spruce Room

a lecture by Professor Mikael Wolfe

Professor Wolfe’s lecture builds on insights from his recent book, which re-examines Mexican agrarian reform—Latin America’s largest and most extensive—through an environmental and technological history of water management in the emblematic Laguna region. By uncovering the varied motivations behind the Mexican government’s decision to use invasive technologies despite knowing they were unsustainable, the book tells a cautionary tale of the long-term consequences of shortsighted development policies.

Mikael Wolfe is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University. As an environmental historian of Mexico, he will connect his lecture with Latin American studies, environmental studies, history, geography, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.

Light refreshments provided. 

Sponsored by the Robert D. Clark Honors College

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 Events, Public Policy, Research No Comments

Freedom Fighter | Stricken by refugees’ plight, anthropologist gets involved

Lynn Stephen, professor of anthropology and codirector of CLLAS, combines her research and the refugees’ stories into a powerful petition for political asylum. Read about her work as an expert witness for more than two-dozen refugees from Mexico and Guatemala in: Freedom Fighter | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.

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A talk by Lynn Stephen — “Elena Poniatowska, Testimony, and Social Memory in Mexico: The 1985 Earthquake”

November 13, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

l.stephen_poniatowska-lectureOregon Humanities Center
159 PLC
UO campus

Elena Poniatowska, Testimony, and Social Memory in Mexico: The 1985 Earthquake

a Work-in-Progress Series talk by Lynn Stephen, 2015-16 Provost’s Senior Humanist Fellow
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)

Open to the public. Early arrival suggested due to limited seating. Brown bag lunches welcome. Please direct disability accommodation requests to the Humanities Center at (541) 346-3934. 

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Academics, Events, Research, staff No Comments



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