Human Rights

Black Lives Matter! CLLAS Rejects Racism

CLLAS categorically rejects racism and all forms of social injustice.

We at CLLAS condemn the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and that of many other African-American brothers and sisters who historically have suffered systemic police brutality throughout the United States. The ongoing structural and racial violence against Black America and other peoples of color must be rejected at all costs. This nation has been built on the backs of Black people, and on the backs of millions of immigrants of color, yet, these populations continue to be marginalized, abused, and exploited while a distorted hegemony sells the notion that there is progress. We cannot be complacent ever. We must fight racism in all of its forms. We must not be afraid of challenging the unfair status quo imposed by white supremacist ideology. We are at a crossroads, and this is a pivotal moment to change the page of history.

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Friday, June 5th, 2020 Human Rights No Comments

Latinx & Undocumented Student Support Group

Mondays, 2:00pm –3:00pm, starting Week 4

Location: Counseling Center

This support group is offered to create a safe, affirming, and confidential space for Latinx-identified students who would like to explore their multiple identities, discuss ways of balancing multiple roles on and off campus, address subtle and overt forms of discrimination, and connect with one another for mutual support and sense of community. Drop-ins are welcome, no sign-up required. 

For more details, contact Dr. Eric Garcia: egarcia3@uoregon.edu

Grupo de Apoyo para Estudiantes Latinx e Indocumentados

Día y hora: Los lunes 2:00 – 3:00pm, empezando la semana 4

Ubicación: Counseling Center

Este grupo de apoyo esta ofrecido para crear un espacio seguro, de afirmación, y confidencial para estudiantes que se identifican como Latinx o indocumentado quienes quieren explorar sus multiples identidades, discutir maneras de equilibrar sus roles multiples dentro y fuera del campus, abordar diferentes formas de discriminación, y conectar uno con el otro para apoyo mutual y un sentido de comunidad. No hay que registrar. 

Por más detalles, contactar al Dr. Eric Garcia: egarcia3@uoregon.edu

See also: https://cllas.uoregon.edu/lets-talk-from-the-uo-counseling-center/

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Monday, November 4th, 2019 Academics, Human Rights, Immigration, Students No Comments

Award winning documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo coming to UO Jan 13-14

January 13, 2020
6:00 pm
January 14, 2020
6:00 pm

Emmy and Goya-award winning documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo is coming to campus for two special screenings of her critically acclaimed films. Carracedo will present the films and hold a Q and A.

Made in LA

Screening: 156 Straub Hall Jan 13 @ 6pm

Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

The Silence of Others

Screening: 156 Straub Jan 14 @ 6 pm

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy.

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Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Film, Human Rights No Comments

Dreamers Working Group: 2019 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report: Dreamers Working Group

From the report:

“Thanks to the generosity of donors, the support of the UO Advancement team, and the determination of DWG staff, UO Dreamer Scholarships are now available to undocumented & Dreamer Ducks! The Opportunity Through Excellence, or Fund the Dream Scholarship as it is known through our outreach efforts, aims to bridge the gap for those undocumented, DACA, and Dreamer students who are not able to complete a FAFSA and obtain federally-funded financial aid.  These students are not able to access scholarships such as Pathway Oregon and grants such as the Pell Grant.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have been able to offer, for the first time, scholarships to students beginning in spring 2019.” 

 Feather J. Crawford, CLLAS event planner & project manager, is also a staff member of the Dreamers Working Group.

The UO Dreamers Working Group is supported by the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, Undergraduate Education and Student Success, and the Division of Global Engagement. EO/AA/ADA Institution; Committed to Cultural Diversity.

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The Migrant Caravan: From Honduras to Tijuana

The Migrant Caravan: From Honduras to Tijuana
An Analysis by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Fellows (2018-2019)

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive # 0519
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519

This PDF is a recent report about the migrant caravan published by the Center for U.S.-Mexicana Studies, which granted permission for CLLAS to disseminate via our website.

The report talks about the conditions that produced the caravan in Central America, responses from civil society in Mexico and the U.S., explains what asylum is and how and why people seek it and some stories about asylees, and then political responses in Mexico to the caravan.

This report includes pieces by CLLAS founding director Lynn Stephen, Philip H. Knight Chair, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and James Daria, a PhD student at University of Oregon in cultural anthropology and a previous CLLAS Graduate Student grantee and Faculty/Student Collaborative grantee.

See their articles on these pages:

  • “The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Displacement, and Refuge,” by James Daria / p. 4
  • “The Response of Civil Society on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexican Border,” by James Daria, Carolina Valdivia, and Abigail Thornton / p. 22
  • “The Path to Legal Safety: A Mismatch between the Law and the Practice.” by Lynn Stephen and Teresita Rocha Jiménez / p. 32

Following on the 2018-19 AY visits by Judge Yassmin Barrios and Dana Frank (professor of history emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz), this report should be of particular interest to the CLLAS community of faculty, staff, students, and community members.

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Teach-In: “States of Exception in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia”

November 26, 2019
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Lillis Hall 111 

Department of Romance Languages has organized a Teach-In session to discuss “States of Exception in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.” These are pivotal moments in the contemporary history of Latin America, and we want to encourage our community to stay informed. I hope you can join us, send your students, and invite members of the community. 

Brief presentations (45 minutes) + Q/A (45 minutes) + poetry and music (20 minutes)

Chile: Yosa Vidal Collados, Ruth Vargas, Jesús Sepúlveda 

Ecuador: Jon Jaramillo, Erika Lincango 

Bolivia: Derrick Hindery, Javier Velasco, Magela Baudoin 

*This event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, Latin American Studies and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. Any questions, please contact Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, enjuto@uoregon.edu or Pedro García-Caro pgcaro@uoregon.edu 

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Friday, June 21st, 2019 Events, Human Rights No Comments



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