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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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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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Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Kohnjehr Woman” a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”

Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!

For a complete list of finalists: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/lambda-literary-award-finalists/

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LatinX Heritage Month: 2017

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Events: https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/latinx-heritage-month

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LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop”

October 20, 2017
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

111 Alder Building
Alder Conference Room
818 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
University of Oregon

Penelope’s Loom: A Creative Writing Workshop

In this workshop for people of color and migrants, participants explore personal narratives having to do with migration, memories of home, and experiences of social marginalization and belonging. Facilitated by Dominican-American award winning poet, novelist, and UO professor, Ana-Maurine Lara.

Please confirm attendance by October 18th, 2017 at alai@uoregon.edu. No experience required. No cost. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at alai@uoregon.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies; cosponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Conversation & poetry reading in Spanish with Chilean poet Raúl Zurita

September 26, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
September 27, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Raul Zurita

 

 

 

CONVERSATION IN SPANISH/EN ESPAÑOL with Chilean poet, Raúl ZURITA
TUESDAY Sept 26, 12-1:30pm
Lease Crutcher Lewis room, EMU 023
* Contact Prof. Cecilia Enjuto Rangel (enjuto@uoregon.edu) for a reservation for the Q/A session. We will meet at noon, so if you want to bring a brown bag lunch, you can.

POETRY Reading (in SPANISH)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 27, 4pm-5:30pm
Browsing Room, Knight Library (Q/A in Spanish and English) › Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Books, Events No Comments



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