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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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Winter 2018 CLLAS Notes now available

Winter 2018_CLLAS_Notes

In the latest CLLAS Notes, you can learn about three field research projects carried out by CLLAS’s first round of Tinker Foundation grantees, including doctoral candidate Evan Shenkin’s study of indigenous land struggles in eastern Bolivia; master’s candidate Emily Masucci’s intergenerational look at indigenous women’s organizing in Manaus, Brazil; and master’s candidate Brenda Garcia Millan’s fascinating and timely investigation of contemporary displacement patterns and responses of Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes includes an article about CLLAS’s Town Hall conversation between activist journalist José Antonio Vargas and SOJC professor Chris Chávez. 

CLLAS director Gabriela Martínez highlights the many fall events sponsored by CLLAS, including a teach-in on Puerto Rico in response to the tragic hurricane season that devastated the island and its inhabitants. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Books, News, Publications No Comments

Puerto Rico Teach-In

On November 21, 2017, CLLAS sponsored a teach-in titled, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” featuring professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages) and Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy). They engaged in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

We are now making available the PDF, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” put together by Professor Enjuto-Rangel.

For more information about that event, go to: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/puerto-rico-history/

President Michael Schill: Making hostages out of Dreamers in a battle over borders (Guest opinion)

Read UO President Michael Schill’s opinion piece in The Oregonian:
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/making_hostages_out_of_dreamer.html

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 Human Rights, News, Public Policy No Comments

Teach-In: “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

November 21, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Condon Hall Rm 260
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Teach-In

“History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US”

PDF: Puerto Rico Teach In 2017Enjuto Rangel

CLLAS invites you to a Teach-In with professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages), Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy), and Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) to engage in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Boricuas and Allies in Action in Oregon!
#PuertoRicoStrong #PuertoRicoRelief › Continue reading

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Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

Alaí Reyes-Santos

CLLAS Editor’s Note: Alaí Reyes-Santos is a member of the CLLAS Executive Board and an associate professor in the University of Oregon’s Department of Ethnic Studies.

Source: Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico

By Alaí Reyes-Santos

For The Register-Guard

SEPT. 28, 2017—Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the Caribbean and a U.S. territory since 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, serve in the U.S. military and have contributed to the economic growth and defense of the United States. Yet most Americans on the mainland ignore Puerto Rico’s existence and its significant place in U.S. history.

This is dangerous at a time when Category 4 Hurricane Maria has left the island and the U.S. Virgin Islands devastated — without electricity or water; with limited access to food, water, medicines and transportation; with thousands of people displaced from their homes; and with floods and ruptured dams that threaten its most vulnerable populations. Public health and safety are compromised more by the minute. › Continue reading

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