Latino Roots in Oregon: Brief Project Description



The Latino Roots Project includes an exhibit composed of  fifteen portable wooden panels containing photographs and stories about seven immigrant families; a booklet, Latino_Roots_book_WEB_update, that captures these same stories and photographs; classes at the University of Oregon; two video documentaries (one of these, the film “Latino Roots in Lane County” is available through UO Today at http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/2010/11/29/latino-roots-in-lane-county-contemporary-stories-of-settlement-in-lane-county-oregon/); and a proposed website and digital archive.  All materials are bilingual in Spanish and English. The Latino Roots Project is administered through the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and is a part of the “Americas in a Globalized World: Linking Diversity and Internationalization” big idea at the University of Oregon.

Latino Roots materials (exhibit panels, booklets, films) are available for use in middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions in the state of Oregon. Curriculum development workshops for training students in how to produce their own Latino Roots stories can also be scheduled with the project research team.  To find out more about how to book the Latino Roots in Oregon exhibit, films, and workshops for your school or institution please e-mail: cllas@uoregon.edu or open the PDF: Latino-Roots-Overall-Description-rev 11_6_12

The following materials are available for purchase at the UO Bookstore.

  • “Latino Roots: in Lane County, Oregon/ Raices Latinas: del Condada de Lane, Oregon” Link: Latino_Roots_book_WEB_update
    33-page booklet   $7.50   (Click on the above link for a free, printable PDF)
  • “Latino Roots in Lane County: Contemporary Stories of Settlement in Lane County, Oregon”
    33-minute DVD   $15

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Monday, October 4th, 2010 Latino Roots, News, Publications, Research

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