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Winter 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

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In the latest CLLAS Notes, you can learn about three field research projects carried out by CLLAS’s first round of Tinker Foundation grantees, including doctoral candidate Evan Shenkin’s study of indigenous land struggles in eastern Bolivia; master’s candidate Emily Masucci’s intergenerational look at indigenous women’s organizing in Manaus, Brazil; and master’s candidate Brenda Garcia Millan’s fascinating and timely investigation of contemporary displacement patterns and responses of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about CLLAS’s Town Hall conversation between activist journalist José Antonio Vargas and SOJC professor Chris Chávez. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many fall events sponsored by CLLAS, including a teach-in on Puerto Rico in response to the tragic hurricane season that devastated the island and its inhabitants. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Books, News, Publications No Comments

Amalia Gladhart Awarded NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 Awards, Books No Comments

TAREA TIME for UO students

Every Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm
EMU 232

  • Join Us! A time to study together & connect
  • Career Advice: Samantha Matta, Assistant Director, UO Career Center
  • CMAE & OAA Advisers: Karla Perez-Young & Dulce Castro
  • Get help with Spanish, Writing, & more
  • Scantrons, Snacks, & Green Books provided!

Sponsors include CMAE & OAA; Departments of Romance Languages and Ethnic Studies; Spanish Heritage Language Program; CLLAS; UO Libraries; and the Teaching and Learning Center.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Academics No Comments

President Michael Schill: Making hostages out of Dreamers in a battle over borders (Guest opinion)

Read UO President Michael Schill’s opinion piece in The Oregonian:
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/making_hostages_out_of_dreamer.html

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 Human Rights, News, Public Policy No Comments

Dreamer ally training sessions available for faculty and staff

From Around the O: Dreamer ally training sessions available for faculty and staff
 
October 30, 2017—The second “Dreamer” ally training for faculty and staff will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at the UO’s Many Nations Longhouse.

The UO uses the term Dreamers to refer to students who are undocumented, participate in DACA, receive tuition equity or are from families with mixed immigration status. DACA refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy that allows two-year stays for some undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and who have attended school or joined the military.

At the four-hour training, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to explore the challenges facing UO students whose immigrant legal status is precarious or unresolved or who have family members in that situation.

In addition to interactive exercises and discussion, information will be provided on basic laws and policies affecting these students, appropriate referral resources and what to do should immigration officers come to campus. Participants will also receive guidance on how to effectively support Dreamers and will be asked to identify one or more positive changes that they and their unit can make to support Dreamers on campus. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

2018 CLLAS Graduate Research Series: Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Presentations by Tinker Field Research Grant and CLLAS Research Grant awardees

Latinx & Latin American Studies Intersections: Migration, Indigeneity & Belonging

April 18, 2018, 1:30-4:30pm, Browsing Room

Moderator: TBD

1:30-1:45 “Developing a Disability Legal Consciousness: Racism and Ableism in Special Education Advocacy,” Katie Warden, Department of Sociology

1:45-2:00 “Intergenerational Perceptions and Experiences Related to Acculturation among Latina/o High School Language Brokers in Oregon,” Angel Dorantes, Department of Education Studies

2:00-2:15 “The Receptacle of Ellipsis and Fragmentation: the Plural Acts of Deference of Arantza Cazalis Shuey and Aurora de Albornoz,” Nagore Sedano, Department of Romance Languages

2:15-2:45 Q&A

2:45-3:00 Break for coffee and snacks

3:00-3:15 “Gender, Indigeneity, and Activism: An Intergenerational Look at Indigenous Women’s Organizing in Manaus, Brazil,” Emily Masucci, Department of Anthropology

3:15-3:30 “Uses of the Copal Tree in Zapotec Oaxaca: Ritual and Economy,” Timothy Herrera, Department of Anthropology

3:30-3:45 “Indigenous Community Responses to Extractivism in the Bolivian Lowlands,”
Evan Shenkin, Department of Sociology

3:45-4:15 Q&A

4:15-4:30 Wrap up

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017 Awards, Events, Research No Comments



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