Art, Music & Culture

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


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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: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

April 11, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Ford Lecture Hall
JSMA

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

“Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience Through Album Cover Art: 1940-1990,” 3-5:30

presented by Philip Scher, Anthropology, and Cheryl Hartup, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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Annual Noche Cultural returns to Eugene-Springfield

From Around the O/ Annual Noche Cultural returns to Eugene-Springfield

August 10, 2018—Noche Cultural returns to the Eugene-Springfield area for its third year, giving local families a look into local Mexican heritage, culture and history.

The cultural night event runs 3-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature food, music, dancing and more. There will be a Charrería exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by live music and an open dance floor until 10 p.m.

Charrería is the historic sport of horsemanship and cattle work that began in the mid 1500s after Spanish settlers decided to hire indigenous people as herdsmen. After nearly five centuries of roping, revolution and unification, the sport became the official sport of Mexico.

“In Lane County there’s supposed to be about 30,000 Latinos,” said Antonio Huerta, a UO admissions counselor. “The purpose of this event is to create spaces where families can come and enjoy a cultural event relevant to their background and heritage.” › Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 Art, Music & Culture No Comments

Producing Literature & Film for Queer Latinx Youth

October 13, 2018
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

EMU—145
Crater Lake South Room

Producing Literature & Film for Queer Latinx Youth

A Film Discussion and Book Celebration

Join us for a discussion of the groundbreaking new bilingual queer Latinx children’s book When We Love Someone We Sing To Them, and get a “sneak peak” of our new short film La Serenata. Light refreshments provided.

  • Maya Christina González, award-winning queer Chicana Illustrator, author, progressive educator and publisher. www.reflectionpress.com
  • Adelina Anthony, critically acclaimed and award-winning Two Spirit Xicana Lesbiana actor, writer, director, producer, and teaching artist.
  • Ernesto Javier Martínez, queer Chicano-rican educator and writer, ethnic studies professor at the UO.

Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

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Black Latina the Play

October 19, 2018
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Hope Theatre
Free admission

UO Latinx Strategies Group, UO Black Strategies Group, and UO Theatre Arts present:

Black Latina the Play on Friday, Oct 19th at 7:30pm at the Hope Theatre

BLACK LATINA IS one STORY OF BEING A BLACK LATINA IN THE U.S.

Performance followed by a conversation with writer and director Ms. Crystal Roman

Event information: blogs.uoregon.edu/blacklatina

Two workshops will be offered by CSI-Intersectional Events:

Black Latinidad in the U.S.A. ~ Thursday, Oct 18 @ 6:30pm in Crater Lake North, EMU, and 

Beauty: Double standards, Appropriation, and Reclamation ~ Friday, Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm in Mills International Center, EMU.

Cosponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, among others.

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Friday, June 15th, 2018 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

University Theatre season closes with lost comedy of New Spain

Editor’s Note: There is still time left to see this play recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro. The director is UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit, who is a 2018-19 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant awardee. Ticket info

From Around the O: University Theatre is putting on the first-ever English translation of a 1789 Spanish Enlightenment comedy that looks at Latino culture and racial classification in the New World.

The play, “Tricks to Inherit: A Nephew and his Uncle,” originally was written by Fermín de Reygadas in Mexico City and was recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro.

Shortly after its transcription, director and UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit translated the play into English and added a modern flair to illuminate the play’s complex themes.

“It’s part of reclaiming Hispanic history in California,” Sanchez Saltveit said. “I think it’s in keeping with the kind of theater that matters.”

Students and community members will be able to see Sanchez Saltveit’s adaptation, “Tricks to Inherit,” at Robinson Theater May 25-26, June 1-3 and June 8-9. UO students are admitted free by claiming tickets at the box office one hour before the show. › Continue reading

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