2012-2013 Events

CLLAS Event Calendar

Events all take place on the UO campus.

Fall Quarter 2012
  • Building Bridges with 21st-Century Cuba—Daisy Rojas, Witness for Peace. Daisy Rojas, a Cuban activist currently touring with Witness for Peace. Daisy Rojas Gomez is the solidarity director and coordinator for international delegations of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center of Havana. She has worked alongside Witness for Peace and other international organizations facilitating programs that help visitors learn about the Cuban reality. Daisy has worked in different pastoral roles such as liturgy, education, gender issues, and community projects for many years. Cosponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Event date: October 11, 2012
  • ¿Dónde Están? 30 Years Later: Still Searching for Child Victims of Enforced Disappearance from the Salvadoran Civil War. A film screening of Niños de la Memoria, followed by discussion with Pro-Búsqueda Executive Director Ester Alvarenga. Come learn about the continued plague that enforced disappearance has on Salvadoran society, how Pro-Búsqueda investigates and seeks to reunite children who were stolen from their families, and what role the United States and international community play in this complicated human rights issue. Cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), the Department of International Studies, the Knight Law School, the Department of Political Science, and the Latin American Studies Program. Event date: October 18, 2012.
  • Intercultural Competency Program (ICP) Information Sessions. ICP is a Graduate School-funded project facilitated by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), PPPM, and the Center on Equity Promotion (College of Education),is designed for graduate students who want to work with diverse populations in private, nonprofit, or government jobs. Event dates: October 18 & November 14
  • The Q’eros People: Musical Tradition and Audiovisual Repatriation in the Peruvian Andes. Ethnomusicologist and documentary maker Holly Wissler is the director in Peru for The Center for World Music. This event is sponsored by the UO School of Journalism and Communication, School of Music, Latin American Studies Program, Folklore Program, Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Event date: November 7, 2012
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation—“Written in Blood and Ink: A Social and Agrarian History of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, Mexico”—James Daria (Anthropology). James Daria’s research examines the intersection of agrarian conflict, migration, and social movements through an interdisciplinary focus combining anthropology and history. The Triqui community of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca, Mexico has continually suffered from subjugation and political domination by neighboring groups. Despite conquest and colonization, the Triquis have waged a relentless struggle for self-determination, producing both important social movements in the region as well as increased levels of outmigration to northern Mexico, California, and Oregon. Since a history of violence and bloodshed has plagued the Oaxacan town of San Juan Copala from colonial times to the present, it is important to ask how endemic violence in rural, indigenous communities in Mexico is to be understood. Daria seeks to situate the conflict historically by examining the role of agrarian conflict and the struggle for reform in the postrevolutionary period. An unearthing of the archival material on the agrarian history of San Juan Copala demonstrates that the history of this town is not simply written in blood, but is also written in ink as the community has fought within the political and legal system to rectify its problems. Event date: November 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
Winter Quarter 2013
  • CLLAS Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. Thursday, January 17, 12-1:30. Jane Grant Conference Room.
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation—“Youth Workers and the Creative Arts in Colombia:  Resisting Neoliberalism”—Kate Faris (International Studies), Thursday, January 17, 4-5:30 pm. Jane Grant Conference Room.
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation—“Dancing Identities: Disrupting the Latina Myth”—Carolina Caballero (Dance), Thursday, February 28, 4-5:30 p.m. Jane Grant Conference Room.
  • Performance, by Carolina Caballero (Dance). Friday, March 1, 8 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theater, 3rd Floor, Gerlinger Annex
  • CLLAS Faculty Grantee Presentation—”Elevating Latino History in Oregon:  Developing Resources for Community Self-documentation”—By Emily Afanador (Oregon Folklife Network). Thursday, March 14, 4-5:30 pm.  Knight Library Collaboration Center (Room 122).
Spring Quarter 2013
  • CLLAS Faculty Grantee Presentation—“Culture, Exchange, Education, and Diversity (CEED)/ Cultura, Intercambio, Educación, y Diversidad (CIED)”—By Stephanie Wood, Thursday, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m., Location TBD
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation—“Protective Factors in an Educational Setting: Experiences of Foreign-Born Latino Immigrants”— By Karina Ramos (Counseling Psychology), Thursday, April 11, 4-5:30 p.m., Location TBD

Migration Project Speakers Series: The Borders Within: Immigrants, Race, and the Politics of Surveillance and Enforcement in the United States

Information: http://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/politics-policy-program/migration-project/

  • Immigrants and the Carceral State: Detention and Deportation in America: March 2013
  • The Politics of Immigration and Emergency: Foreigners and the National Security State: April 2013
  • Place and Belonging: Policing Immigrant Lives at the state and Local Scales: May 2013

Latino Roots Student Presentations: Thursday, June 6, 4-5:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room