Latino History, Resources, and Public Education in Oregon
Drawing on the Latino Roots Project, the Oregon Latino Heritage Collaborative, and the PCUN-UO partnership—all housed at UO, this panel will share insights in how Latino history archives are created, successful strategies for engaging schools, libraries and other institutions in using Latino history materials, and suggest concrete steps that organizations can engage in to produce their own histories. The panel will begin with a broad outline of significant events and themes in Oregon Latino history and move on to discuss current and future themes and how to engage in documentation, archiving, and public engagement. The final speaker will make connections between his historical work on Bracero workers in Oregon and more contemporary Oregon Latino history.The panel will begin with a broad outline of significant events and themes in Oregon Latino history and move on to discuss current and future themes and how to engage in documentation, archiving, and public engagement.
- “Shifting Borders: Conceptualizing, Researching, and Teaching on Latino Roots in Oregon,” with Lynn Stephen, Anthropology, and Director, CLLAS, University of Oregon.
- “Public Engagement with the Latino Roots Project in Oregon,” with Lidiana Soto, School Of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, MA student.
- “Documenting Oregon Latino History on Film: Lessons from Making Latino Roots Films,” with Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication, Associate Director, CSWS, University of Oregon, and Sonia De La Cruz, School of Journalism and Communication, UO.
- “The PCUN and Latino Roots Archives: Building Latino History with Communities and Students,” with David Woken, History and Latin American Studies, UO Libraries.
- “From Mexican Railroad and Bracero Workers to Contemporary Oregon Latino History,” with Erasmo Gamboa, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington.
- Chair: Julie M. Weise, UO Department of History