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Teach-In & Film Screening with director Peter Bratt: Dolores

October 22, 2018
11:00 amto12:00 pm
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

 

 

 

CLLAS Teach-In: Film and Activism with film director Peter Bratt
Monday, October 22, 11:00am-12:00pm 
Crater Lake Rooms, EMU

CLLAS Film Screening & Discussion with film director Peter Bratt: DOLORES
Monday, October 22, 4:00pm-6:30pm 
Redwood Auditorium, EMU

DOLORES HUERTA 

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.  › Continue reading

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 Events, Farmworker Rights No Comments

Barbara Sutton “Surviving State Terror: Women’s Testimonies of Repression and Resistance in Argentina”

October 25, 2018
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
1468 University Street
UO campus
Free & open to the public

Surviving State Terror: Women’s Testimonies of Repression and Resistance in Argentina

Barbara Sutton, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University at Albany, State University of New York

Barbara Sutton completed her PhD in sociology at the University of Oregon in 2004. This presentation is based on Sutton’s recently published book, Surviving State Terror. Based on oral testimonies of women who survived clandestine detention centers during a period of state terrorism in Argentina (1976–83), this book illuminates the gendered and embodied forms of trauma that women endured while also highlighting their historical and political agency.

Barbara Sutton / photo by Juana Ghersa

Through the lens of the body as a cross-cutting theme, the book examines gendered dimensions of experience during captivity and beyond. Sexual violence as a weapon of state terror is addressed, yet the book also shows more subtle dynamics of gender inscription through torture. Similarly, though the study attends to motherhood ideologies and the egregious treatment of pregnant women in captivity, it also explores women’s experiences beyond maternity. Public and scholarly discourse has tended to pay attention to the relatives of the people disappeared, particularly mothers; this book makes a needed contribution by bringing to the fore the stories of women who themselves were forcibly disappeared, but ultimately survived.

Surviving State Terror incorporates women survivors’ narratives of solidarity, resistance, and political organizing as well as their perspectives on social change, human rights, and democracy. The book draws on the urgent lessons that women survivors offer to a world that continues to grapple with atrocities. In the words of pioneering scholar of gender and militarization, Cynthia Enloe, the book “reveals how our listening to these women is crucial for sustainable democracy.” Distinguished sociologist Cecilia Menjívar adds that the “author masterfully reveals intersections of state terror and gender ideologies with clear relevance across space and time. A must read.”

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology; Center for the Study of Women in Society; Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Dia de los Muertos at the JSMA

November 1, 2018
6:00 pmto9:00 pm
November 2, 2018
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus
Free

Enjoy poetry, readings, live music by Purhembe from Michoacan, dancing by Identidad y Folcior, ceramics by Ernesto Guevara, an exhibition of prints by artists from Foro Inundacion, Plumbago Workshop Galeria y Taller de Grabado and traditional Mexican ofrendas.

Sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oak Hill School, MEChA de UO, Latino Strategy Group de UO, Adelante Si,  Instituto Estatal de la Culture de Guanajuato and Instituto Estatal de Atencion al Migrante Guanajuatense y sus Familias.

 

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Friday, October 12th, 2018 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

CLLAS Grad Student Mixer

November 7, 2018
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

 

 

 

Falling Sky Red Room
Erb Memorial Union

This event, sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, is for UO graduate students focusing on Latinx and/or Latin American Studies.

Informal program begins at 1:30; late arrivals welcome.

Light refreshments provided!

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Monday, October 8th, 2018 Events, Graduate students No Comments

LatinX Heritage Month: A festival of culture, history and traditio


from Around the O

Sept. 25, 2018—From art exhibits to film screenings to operas to a celebration of life and death, this year’s UO LatinX Heritage Month honors the diverse LatinX community.

With events spanning late September to early November, LatinX Heritage Month at the UO and across the United States examines and affirms the culture, history, traditions and current issues of diverse Americans whose origins or ancestors are from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, or Central and South America.

Campus and community members can hear a gallery talk by artist Elsa Mora about her new exhibition, “Paper Weight: Works in Paper,” or see Diego Rivera’s “La ofrenda” and Rufino Tamayo’s “Perro aullando a la luna,” on loan for a year to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from the collection of Art Bridges.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will sponsor events with film director Peter Bratt, including a teach-in on film and activism and a film screening and discussion. Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker and the co-writer and director of “Dolores,” a feature documentary about the life of activist Dolores Huerta.

Also, the Wayne Morse Center and the UO chapter of Define American will show a screening of the award-winning documentary, “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” followed by a discussion. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Art, Music & Culture, Celebration No Comments

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

January 23, 2019
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
3:15 pmto4:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

  • Session I: “Latinx and Latin American Cultural Production & Meaning-Making,” 1:30-3:00pm, Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Session II: “Gendered Violence, Scientific Diplomacy & the State: Comparative and Global Contexts,” 3:15-4:30pm Knight Library Browsing Room
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 Events, Graduate students, Research No Comments



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