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CLLAS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project

April 8, 2022
12:00 pm

CLLAS announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge academic excellence for outstanding undergraduate coursework. We welcome applicants from any major whose coursework focuses on Latinx and/or Latin American issues.

We expect to award four prizes of $400 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. See submission process and criteria in this linked PDF: https://cllas.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/CLLAS-Undergraduate-Award-Announcement-2022.pdf

Submission Deadline: 12P.M. (Noon) on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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Watch the Air, Water, Land Symposium

The Air, Water, Land: Native/Indigenous, Black, and Afro-Descendent Relationalities and Activism symposium was a powerful intersection of activism and community. Thank you to all who made it possible! A recording is now available. If you were unable to participate or want to watch your favorite session again, please find it linked here.

Air, Water, Land symposium recorded video link

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Air, Water, Land: Fall 2021 Symposium

November 4, 2021
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Air, Water, Land 

Native/Indigenous, Black, and Afro-Descendent Relationalities and Activism 

November 4, 2021

This symposium will feature three remote panels that explore connections and intersections in activism through air, land, and water, a keynote conversation, and a final discussion and demonstration of sustainable food systems. This event is organized by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Native American and Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Black Studies, the Global Justice Initiative, and the Common Reading program of the University of Oregon.

Climate change, environmental racism, settler colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, north/south divides, and unequal access to basic environmental resources by communities of color have inspired ongoing environmental justice activism in the Americas.

This symposium will center Indigenous and Black voices, leverage the campus residencies of Maya activist and teacher Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj (in residence through the Global Justice Initiative and the Department of Anthropology) and Muskogee/Creek artist and activist Amber Starks (in residence through the UO Common Reading program) and focus on environmental justice and sustainable food systems. Designed to foster critical conversations from Indigenous and Black/Afro-descendant communities across the Americas, this event is organized around themes of air, land, and water, with a committed focus to issues impacting local communities. 

Coast Fork, Willamette River, Kalapuya ilihi

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people.

Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon.

Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.

Symposium Description in Spanish

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Turning Latinas/os/x Into a Month: Mediatizing a Heterogeneous Culture

October 20, 2021
4:15 pmto5:30 pm

Video

Each September, corporations, educational institutions, and media outlets, invest heavily in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. While the effort is meant to acknowledge the unique contributions of Latinxs, it has, for some organizations, become a way to publicly assert their commitment to diversity without promoting any substantive change. In this panel discussion, three Latinx scholars discuss the role of Hispanic Heritage Month in contemporary society. As part of that discussion, panelists will explore the impact of such celebrations on the actual lived experiences of Latinxs, including which facets of Latinx life are considered worthy of public celebration, and which are obscured and left unaddressed.

Aztlan Topializti Mural, Erb Memorial Union

Watch this remote collaborative panel between CLLAS and the Department of Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois! Find the video here.

Dr. Angharad Valdivia (Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois) will lead a conversation with Dr. Audrey Lucero (Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Director, Critical & Sociocultural Studies program, Director, Latinx Studies Program), Ariana Cano (Doctoral Student in the Institute of Communication Research in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), and Chris Chávez (Director, CLLAS, Media Studies, Advertising, and Latinx Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, UO).

This was a remote event. Zoom login information is sent out via CLLAS emails. Please subscribe, or email cllas@uoregon.edu today!

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CLLAS Undergraduate Award Ceremony

June 2, 2021
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

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Please join us for the 2021 CLLAS Undergraduate Award Ceremony! We will be celebrating the work of the talented and hard-working students who have been awarded the CLLAS Undergraduate Award.

The CLLAS Undergraduate Award recognizes outstanding academic work on Latinx and Latin American topics and/or issues. Please find the award description here.

This is a remote event and will take place over Zoom.To join the CLLAS email list and receive Zoom login information, please email us at cllas@uoregon.edu or subscribe here.

CLLAS Undergraduate Award Recipients

Emily Chavez Romero – Latino Roots Film: Dreams that Cross Borders

Thomas Parker – Research Paper: Wild Tales

Caitlin Scott – Honor’s Thesis: Reinforcing Push Factors in the Northern Triangle: An Investigation of Trump’s Attempts to Deter Immigration through Humanitarian Aid Reduction

Eva Shannon – Art Cover: La cena miserable, Eduardo Kingman, Ecuador

CLLAS Undergraduate Award Honorable Mentions

Taylor Henry – Art Cover: Manos de la protesta, Oswaldo Guayamin, Ecuador

Adrianna Vaca-Navarro – Honor’s Thesis: Chapter on immigration and border imperialism

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