2013-2014 Events

Fall Quarter 2013

  • Guatemala-event-flyerBrandon Rigby: CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation: “Representations of the ‘Other’ and the Work of Poet Urayoán Noel,” October 17, 2013, Jane Grant Room
  • “From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond,” October 24, 2013, UO campus, Symposium & Documentary Screening, from Collaborative Work in the Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala. The English translation of a Spanish-language report on an archive documenting human rights abuses in Guatemala and a new documentary film on the same subject will help raise awareness of human rights around the world. The translation and film are the result of a collaboration between academic units at the University of Oregon and Guatemala’s Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN). With funding support from the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), and other campus units, two UO faculty members, Carlos Aguirre and Gabriela Martínez, headed up the projects for the UO.
  • Brandon-Rigby_PosterFeather Crawford, CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation: “Power, Capitalism, and Race from Creek Country to the Florida Borderlands, 1765-1842,” November 21, 2013, Erb Memorial Union
  • Witness for Peace Event: “No Longer Shackled by Chains but by our Economic Conditions:” The Struggle for Labor and Racial Justice in Colombia’s Ports—a presentation with Jhon Jairo Castro, president of the Buenaventura, Colombia Portworker’s Union, October 22, 2013, Mills International Ctr, Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon
  • Lynn Stephen: Presentación de Libro/Book Launch — “We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements”
    November 12, 2013. Knight Library Browsing Rm
  • Screening of documentary film Tijuana: Sonidos del Nortec and Q&A with Nortec Collective band members; social events and meetings with interested students and/or faculty on Friday, November 22.
  • Live musical performance by Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible (full band) at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene ($10 admission and open to UO community and to public), Saturday, November 23.

Winter Quarter 2014

  • Amy-Price-PosterCLLAS Graduate Student Grant Proposal Writing Workshop: Tuesday, January 14, 12–1:30 p.m., Hendricks Hall Room 330
  • Intercultural Competency Program Information Session: Wednesday, January 15, 3:30-5 p.m., Hendricks Hall, Room 100
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation: “Women in Labor and the Struggle for Justice: An Ethnographic Study of Workers in the Colombian Cut Flower Industry,” Amy Price (International St.), January 16, 3:30–5 p.m., EMU Walnut Room
  • Cosponsored event: Santeria, with Kati Hernandez and Miguel Bernal, January 23
  • CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation: “Bilingualism and Cognitive Conflict Resolution,” Jimena Santillan (Psychology). January 23, 3:30–5 p.m., EMU Walnut Room
  • Hector_Tobar_PosterTransnational Americas Series: “Contracting Freedom: Coolies in Cuba and Peru in the Age of Emancipation,” Elliot Young, Wednesday, January 29, 2–3:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Human Rights Workshop: Genocide Litigation, Alumudena Bernabeu, Wednesday, February 12, 4–7 p.m., UO School of Law
  • Transnational Americas Series: “Truth, Justice, and the Power of Imagination: A Latino Writer’s Transborder Journey,” Hector Tobar, Thursday, February 13, 7–9 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Intercultural Competency Program Information Sessions: Tuesday, February 18, 11:30–1 p.m., Hendricks Hall, Room 100
  • asaro_JSMA_flyerLecture: “The Role of Public Art in the Oaxaca Rebellion of 2006,” Cesar Chávez Victoria, Oaxacan artist, March 5, 2–3 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
  • CLLAS Publishing Workshop—“How to Get Your Latino/Latin American Studies Academic Book Published,” Gisela Fosado, Duke University Press, Thursday, March 6, 3–5 p.m., EMU Walnut Room. Cosponsored by CSWS Américas Research Interest Group
  • CLLAS Faculty Grant Proposal Writing Workshop—with Gerardo Sandoval, Associate Director, CLLAS. Friday, March 14, 12–1:30 p.m., Hendricks Hall, Room 330, Jane Grant Conference Room

Spring Quarter 2014

  • Erin Beck, Assistant Professor of Political Science: “Development or Debt? The Long-term Effects of Microcredit for Guatemalan Women,” April 17, 2014, CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Grantee Presentation
  • Collin Eaton: “Bridging the Affordability Gap: Strategies for Lower-Cost Housing in Guatemala,” April 24, 2014, CLLAS Graduate Research Grantee presentation
  • Wendy-Vogt-Poster-final“Documenting Dignity: Farmworker Testimony & Collaborative Research,” May 8, 2014, CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Research Grantee Presentation with Phil Scher, associate professor, UO Department of Anthropology, and James Daria, graduate student
  • Transnational Americas Series: Wendy Vogt, “Crossing Mexico: Violence and the Commodification of Central American Migrants,” May 14
  • Bartoleme de las Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies: “The Right to Resist Development: Ethnocide and Ecocide in Amazonia,” with Professor Stefano Varese
  • Publishing Roundtable in Latino/a, Latin American Studies, and Gender. June 5, 2014, Jane Grant Room