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Melissa Lozada-Oliva: CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Events

October 9, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
4:00 pmto5:00 pm
Melissa Lozada-Oliva

A teach-in and poetry slam on the UO campus

CLLAS Teach-In: Language and Poetry as Resistance, October 9, 10am-11am, Knight Library Browsing Room

CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Poetry Slam by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, October 9, 4pm-5pm, 240C McKenzie Hall

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an American poet and educator based in New York.

She is the author of chapbooks Plastic Pajaros, Rude Girl is Lonely Girl!, and Peluda. Her poem, “Like Totally Whatever” won the 2015 National Poetry Slam Championship, and went viral.

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Helena María Viramontes: “Under the Feet of Jesus”

October 21, 2019
4:00 pm

2019-2020 UO Common Reading Selection: Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes

A story of loss and survival, Under the Feet of Jesus is a lyrical, powerful novel about the lives of the children, women, and men who endure a difficult existence and labor under dangerous conditions as migrant workers in California’s fields. Through central characters like the teenager, Estrella, and her mother, Petra, the book explores interrelated topics of farm labor, health care, material resources, and environmental justice. The title of the book refers to birth certificates and other important documents kept in a portable statue of Jesus that moves with the family to each new location along the agricultural production cycle.

Learn more about Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus here.

  • October 21 at 4 pm
    Public Talk: EMU Ballroom
  • October 22 at 6 pm
    Public Reading & Conversation: Eugene Public Library
  • October 23 at 10 am
    Teaching Writing Workshop for Faculty and GEs

Sponsored by the UO Common Reading Program. CLLAS is a cosponsor for the campus visit of Helena María Viramontes.

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 Books, Events, Farmworker Rights No Comments

Cine-Lit 9—A conference on Hispanic Cinema and Literature

March 8, 2019toMarch 11, 2019

Locations: UO PDX and PSU

See also: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/women-hispanic-film-and-literature-focus-pdx-gathering

Founded in 1990, Cine-Lit is the continuing, cooperative organization between the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University that, in conjunction with the Portland International Film Festival, organizes an international symposium on Hispanic film and literature every 3-4 years. The conference is held at the UO PDX and PSU.

This 9thedition highlights the theme of WOMEN (women filmmakers, representations of women and genders and so on).

For the UO Eugene,this is a signature event for faculty and students working in Hispanic cultures across disciplines in the Humanities, as the occasion showcases UO faculty and students who come from Eugene to participate in conference sessions, round tables, filmmaker lectures and film screenings at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus. In past conferences, faculty and graduate students from Romance Languages, Cinema, Women and Gender Studies, Journalism, History and Latin American Studies have participated in the conference and film festival.

New for 2019 is a campaign to create two conference sessions dedicated to the presentation of Eugene undergraduate research on Hispanic cinema and culture.

The second initiative new for 2019 is that peer-reviewed articles based on conference papers from 2015 (and, later for 2019) will be published in a special issue of the new UO-based academic journal Peripherica http://journals.oregondigital.org/index.php/peripherica/index.

Activities

  • Over three days, professors, graduate and undergraduate students share their research on the relationship between cinema and literature. They also participate in workshops, attend roundtable discussions by the writers and cineastes invited by the symposium, and listen to the keynotes. All meetings are free and open to the public.
  • Each afternoon and evening speakers and audiences have to opportunity to watch the latest Hispanic films featured at the Portland International Film Festival in connection to the themes discussed at the conference.
  • One highlight is the presence of the Hispanic directors invited by Cine-Lit and whose films are featured by the Festival. Cine-Lit participants and our university students interact with these invited artists.

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Friday, February 15th, 2019 Art, Music & Culture, Conference, Film No Comments

“Visual Clave” CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

April 11, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Ford Lecture Hall
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane
University of Oregon campus

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

The Expression of the Latino/a Experience Through Album Cover Art: 1940-1990, a Conversation between Philip W. Scher and Pablo E. Yglesias, Co-curators of the Exhibition” 

This CLLAS Research Series presentation will discuss the cultural and political dimensions of Latinx presence in the US seen through Latin album cover art. 

Visual Clave is connected to the exhibit with the same title and has been organized by Philip W. Scher, UO Professor of Anthropology and Folklore and Public Culture and Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, and Pablo E. Yglesias, a Northampton, MA-based Cuban-American researcher, writer, musician, artist, and DJ. The exhibit could be seen at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through April 21, 2019 and is supported by AUO’s College of Arts and Sciences, CLLAS, and a JSMA Academic Support Grant.

Visual Clave is organized by Philip W. Scher, UO Professor of Anthropology and Folklore and Public Culture and Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, and Pablo E. Yglesias, a Northampton, MA-based Cuban-American researcher, writer, musician, artist, and DJ. An expanded version of the exhibition was on view previously at the Student Union Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; the Bronx Music Heritage Center, NY; and Picture Farm Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Visual Clave takes its inspiration and intellectual structure from Yglesias’ book Cocinando: 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Art (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). 

All album covers reproduced courtesy of their respective record labels.

The talk is at 3:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Ford Lecture Hall at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Live music by Malanga starting at 4:30. Light refreshments to be served. 1430 Johnson Lane, University of Oregon campus. jsma.uoregon.edu 541.346.3027

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CLLAS Faculty Research Grants deadline

April 5, 2019
12:00 pm
Faculty Research Grants: Deadline April 5, 2019
CLLAS offers both Faculty Collaborative Research Grants and the Faculty Latinx Studies Seed Grant. Application deadline for faculty grants is: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 5, 2019.

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Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras?

April 10, 2019
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St., UO campus

“Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras? Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup”

Speaker: Dana Frank
Professor of History Emerita
University of California, Santa Cruz

In this presentation Dana Frank will discuss her new book, The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup, which examines Honduras since the 2009 coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. In the book, she interweaves her personal experiences in post-coup Honduras and in the US Congress with a larger analysis of the coup regime and its ongoing repression, Honduran opposition movements, US policy in support of the regime, and Congressional challenges to that policy. Her book helps us understand the root causes of the immigrant caravans of Hondurans leaving for the US, and the destructive impact of US policy.

Dana Frank is Professor of History Emerita  at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Herbooks include Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, which focuses on Honduras, and Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism.  Her writings on human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico Magazine, and many other publications, and she has been interviewed by the Washington Post, New Yorker, New York Times, National Public Radio, Univsion, Latino USAregularly on Democracy Now!and on other outlets.  Professor Frank  has testified about Honduras before the US House of Representatives, the California Assembly, and the Canadian Parliament.

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2019 Judge Yassmin Barrios Lecture / photos by Jack Liu

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