CLLAS Pub Chat — Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial

November 21, 2019
6:30 pm

Join us for a CLLAS Pub Chat featuring the book

Latinx Environmentalisms:
Place, Justice, and the Decolonial

Thursday 11/21 at 6:30p.m | Falling Sky Deli, 790 Blair Boulevard
(Cash Bar & Food)

The whiteness of mainstream environmentalism often fails to account for the richness and variety of Latinx environmental thought. Building on insights of environmental justice scholarship as well as critical race and ethnic studies, the editors and contributors to Latinx Environmentalisms map the ways Latinx cultural texts integrate environmental concerns with questions of social and political justice. 

Editors Sarah Wald, David Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra and Sarah Jaquette Ray will discuss their work with the community.

Latinx & Undocumented Student Support Group

Mondays, 2:00pm –3:00pm, starting Week 4

Location: Counseling Center

This support group is offered to create a safe, affirming, and confidential space for Latinx-identified students who would like to explore their multiple identities, discuss ways of balancing multiple roles on and off campus, address subtle and overt forms of discrimination, and connect with one another for mutual support and sense of community. Drop-ins are welcome, no sign-up required. 

For more details, contact Dr. Eric Garcia:

Grupo de Apoyo para Estudiantes Latinx e Indocumentados

Día y hora: Los lunes 2:00 – 3:00pm, empezando la semana 4

Ubicación: Counseling Center

Este grupo de apoyo esta ofrecido para crear un espacio seguro, de afirmación, y confidencial para estudiantes que se identifican como Latinx o indocumentado quienes quieren explorar sus multiples identidades, discutir maneras de equilibrar sus roles multiples dentro y fuera del campus, abordar diferentes formas de discriminación, y conectar uno con el otro para apoyo mutual y un sentido de comunidad. No hay que registrar. 

Por más detalles, contactar al Dr. Eric Garcia:

See also:

Latinx Environmentalisms Book Party

November 21, 2019
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Save the Date: Latinx Environmentalisms Book Party 11/21 4:00-5:30

We are delighted to invite you to a book party celebration and talk with the co-editors for Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial on November 21, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the EMU Maple Room. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please share widely with colleagues, students, and friends.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful event!

All the best,

David Vázquez and Sarah Wald

Open House “Spanish Immersion and Organic Farming in the Willamette Valley: The Escuela Helvetia Experience”

November 14, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

EMU Coquille Room

Would you like to grow your advanced Spanish language skills while learning organic farming basics and developing your own unique ideas for how sustainable agriculture can function as a catalyst for a more equitable and inclusive society?

Analisa TaylorAssociate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages will be leading a new Spanish-immersion ‘study away’ program this summer, June 17-July 4: Spanish Immersion and Organic Farming in the Willamette Valley In this intensive two-week program, you can earn 4 upper division SPAN “expertise/in residence” credits (SPAN 407: Escuela Helvetia: una introducción práctica a la agroecología) and complete your experiential learning requirement through hands-on community-based learning at Stoneboat Farm, a 30-acre transitional organic farm just outside Portland.

On Thursday November 14 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the EMU Coquille Room, Program Director and farm co-owner Jesse Nichols (see and Escuela Helvetia) and Prof. Taylor will be holding an Open House. Please drop by to learn more about this program.  

GEO Advisor Crystal Galarza will join us to talk about scholarship opportunities. You can also contact her directly at
This new program features:

Spanish Immersion in Action:

  • Practiceseeding, soil science, planting, harvesting, processing
  • Conversation: Intercultural solutions to local and global problems
  • Critique: Indigenous agricultural systems; agribusiness, globalization & human rights

Spanish Immersion in Community: 

  • Homestays with Spanish-speaking families including breakfasts and dinners
  • Fresh Food including daily farm lunch; weekend potlucks; cooking lesson
  • Field trips to local community organizations

Cultivating Self-Determination: Food Sovereignty as a Challenge to Neoliberal Coloniality in Puerto Rico

November 15, 2019
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Columbia 249, UO campus

Presenter Momo Wilms-Crowe is a political science major with an international studies and ethnic studies minor and a John Lewis Fellow.

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2018-19 CLLAS Impact Report

November 1, 2019—Our 2018-19 CLLAS Impact Report is now available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed at: 2018-19 CLLAS Impact Report 

This report includes a discussion of project highlights, research funding, and events from AY 2018-19.

It also showcases the inaugural CLLAS Lecture in Latin and Latin American Studies with Guatemalan Judge Yassmin Barrios, a letter wrapping up all of last year’s key events from director Gabriela Martínez, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



CLLAS Common Reading Brunch with author Helena María Viramontes / Photos by Mike Bragg / Courtesy of the UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art