Giving to CLLAS

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An Invitation to Support the CLLAS Mission

When CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval sent out a team of students to do outreach among Latino/as in the Eugene-Springfield area as part of his CLLAS-supported project, his team talked to a woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, who said she was uncomfortable using public parks. The woman, who has four children, explained that while she wants to use the parks, her documentation status makes her afraid to be in public. Her concerns about not being a legitimate member of the community with the right to use public spaces were echoed by numerous others interviewed during outreach efforts. Dr. Sandoval’s CLLAS-supported Latino Civic Participation Project has been actively doing research in other communities around Oregon and is geared toward taking research and applying it to public policies that will improve life for underrepresented communities. It is one of many fruits borne out of the center’s efforts. Did you know:

  • The CLLAS Latino Roots exhibit has reached more than 28,000 viewers in more than 18 locations, including schools, libraries, civic organizations, and Latino-related festivals throughout Oregon.
  • CLLAS has played a pivotal role in the expansion of diversity among our UO faculty by being strongly involved in the recruitment and retention of more than14 new faculty members in Latin American and Latino Studies in the past five years.
  • CLLAS has been instrumental in building a major archive of Latino History at the University of Oregon in conjunction with Special Collections and University Archives.
  • CLLAS has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a highly competitive grant and trained 15 middle and high school teachers in Oregon in Latin American history and culture together with our Latin American Studies Program in 2013.

Our website and newsletter, CLLAS Notes, can provide you with many other examples of projects supported and advanced by CLLAS.

Giving to CLLAS

The success of CLLAS depends on the support of people who value education, research, and community engagement in Latina, Latino, and Latin American Studies at UO and beyond. Please consider making a tax-deductible financial gift to CLLAS by through the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund.

You may give to CLLAS by clicking on the above link. Online gifts may be made using the form accessible through 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. Thank you for your ongoing support.



Upcoming Events

8/13 - Latino Roots exhibit at PK Park
8/26 - Latino Roots exhibit at Father Bernard Youth & Retreat Center (Mt. Angel)