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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

UO committed to keeping promise to Dreamers

Source: UO committed to keeping promise to Dreamers

Dreamers speak at a symposium organized by CLLAS, 2015 / photo by Jack Liu

By Ellen McWhirter, Michelle McKinley and Kristin Yarris

For The Register-Guard

Sept. 13, 2017

Like many, we are reeling in the wake of the decision announced by the Trump administration to end the DACA program. This decision undermines the missions of our community colleges, universities and public schools, and will damage our local, state and national economies. For the past several years, the University of Oregon Dreamers Working Group has raised awareness on campus of the assets our undocumented students bring to the university, the unique challenges they face that are above and beyond the challenges of other college students, and to help staff and faculty throughout campus better understand how to respect and support our undocumented students. › Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Source: President Schill calls for keeping DACA immigration policy | Around the O

Michael Schill, UO President

September 5, 2017 – 9:42am

UO President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community Sept. 4 in anticipation of changes to federal immigration policy:

Members of the University of Oregon community,

President Trump this week is expected to make changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, also known as DACA. I join hundreds of university leaders as well as local, state, federal, and business leaders in strongly urging President Trump to continue this program. I also write to let our students know that we support them, and to provide information about where our students and their families can go for assistance, should the need arise. 

In a world full of ambiguities, there is no ambiguity for me about the importance of continuing DACA. My view of morality dictates that young people, many of whom were brought here as infants or toddlers, must be allowed to remain in the United States to learn, work, and make a life for themselves. The United States is their home. To uproot them would be wrong. Period. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 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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