Art, Music & Culture

 “Now I am Your Neighbor,” a theatrical play about immigrants

Sept. 22, 23, 24
Friday & Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 2 pm
Stage Left / Very Little Theatre
2350 Hilyard St.
Eugene. OR
Sliding Scale

Now I am Your Neighbor play

This play tells the true stories of Lane County immigrants and seeks to raise awareness about the issues immigrants face and to build community with and appreciation of all our neighbors! In the wake of the repeal of DACA this week, this play is a timely contribution toward understanding others. 

Produced by CALC, in partnership with Minority Voices Theatre (MVT), the play was inspired by an original piece created and performed 20 years ago, as part of the “We Are Neighbors” project of CALC and Network for Immigrant Justice, which included the play, a photography exhibit and quilt, all featuring Lane County immigrants. › Continue reading

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

LatinX Heritage Month Event “Penelope’s Loom: A Public Reading”

October 27, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

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

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH: Join us for a public reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project! A public reading that follows the Oct. 20 Creative Writing Workshop led by Ana-Maurine Lara.

This public poetry reading of the Penelope’s Loom Project features creative writing by people of color and migrants in the Pacific Northwest. They engage personal experiences of migration, memories of home, and everyday social marginalization and belonging.

Come hear award winning poets Ana-Maurine Lara and Claudia F. Savage, alongside Penelope’s Loom workshop participants. Accommodations available upon request. For any concerns or questions, contact Prof. Alai Reyes-Santos at

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

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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

Two events with Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell

October 19, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Conversation (Q/A) with Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell at Crater Lake North, Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 146, 1222 E. 13th, UO campus.
Please, sign up for this conversation (Q/A) by sending Cecilia Enjuto Rangel an email at There is a limited space for this event and we want to know how many students, faculty members and members of the community are able to attend. Everyone is invited, please spread the word.

Public Lecture (free and open to everyone): “Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art,” by Antonio Martorell, Puerto Rican artist, 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Lecture Hall, 1430 Johnson Lane, UO campus.

Sponsored by: Teaching Engagement Program: Community Engagement Grant. Co-Sponsored by: Oregon Humanities Center, Latin American Studies, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Romance Languages, and Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.

Antonio Martorell is a visting artist at Linfield College. His exhibition, “Rain/Lluvia” can be seen at the Linfield Art Gallery, opening October 16 and continuing through November 18. It is his first exhibition in the Pacific NW.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events No Comments

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda “The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín” 

November 7, 2017
4:30 pmto5:45 pm

Global Scholars Hall
Room 131
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Presented by Latin American Studies

“The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín”

A Talk by Walescka Pino-Ojeda

Walescka Pino-Ojeda is a visiting scholar from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

 This presentation is free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. 

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A Conversation with Indigenous Hip Hop artist, Una Isu

November 15, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm



Room 178
Frohnmayer Music Building
961 E. 18th
UO campus

Miguel Villegas is a trilingual Ñuu Savi (Mixteco) rapper. His artistic name, Una Isu, means Eight Deer in Mixtec; a tribute to the legendary Mixtec leader Eight Deer Jaguar Claw. He has worked as a community organizer, interpreter, coordinator of cultural projects with the Binational Center for Indigenous Development Oaxaqueño (CBDIO).  

He is currently deputy state coordinator for the Indigenous Front of Binational Organization (FIOB), in California.  Miguel is a student of a university-college where he hopes to specialize in linguistics to continue preserving his native language.

In addition to writing his music, he also practices the traditional dances of Nùù Yúku, The Dance of the Diablitos and Daza de Los Chareos.

You can listen to some of Miguel’s songs at:

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Mexican Revolution Day, Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

November 16, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm



110 Fenton
1021 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
Music & Refreshments
Free & open to the public

Mexican Revolution Day

Documentary “LOS ULTIMOS ZAPATISTAS: Héroes Olvidados”

Sponsored by UO Department of Romance Languages and cosponsored by Eugene ArteLatino, Latin American Studies, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), and Latin America Solidarity Committee.

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Film No Comments

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.



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