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NWWS “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

May 6, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

 

 

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

5th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

Friday afternoon Panel: “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

This panel will focus on the memoir The Distance Between Us, featuring Reyna Grande reading sections from her work, with comments by community educators and University of Oregon faculty.

the-distance-between-usReyna Grande’s novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies, were published to critical acclaim and have been read widely in schools across the country. In her memoir The Distance Between Us (Atria Books, 2012), Grande writes about her life before and after her undocumented border crossing as a young child from Mexico to the United States. A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, this book was hailed by Los Angeles Times reviewer Hector Tobar as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

Panelists include:

  • Reyna Grande, novelist and memoirist, keynote speaker.
  • Moderator: Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS).
  • Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Eugene School District 4J
  • Lidiana Soto, UO alumna; community activist
  • Carmen Urbina, Program Development and Outreach Coordinator, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership Program, UO College of Education.

This panel will be immediately followed by a light reception. › Continue reading

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“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents

May 3, 2016
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Cuentos-para-dormir-poster180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

UO Department of Education Studies (COE) presents: Guest lecture by Sophia Sobko

“Cuentos para Dormir” — Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents (DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana A.C.)

Public lecture, display of books, binational book reading with DREAMers Moms and students from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Cuentos para Dormir (Bedtime stories by deported parents) is an original book series of children’s books written by deported Mexican parents living in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. All the books in the series are original books written by the parents for their children. The books describe the first hand experiences of deportation and family separation, as experienced by the parents. The books are beautifully illustrated and tell very poignant stories of parents yearning to be reunited with their children.

Cosponsors􀀂: Division of Equity and Inclusion • UO Libraries • College of Education • Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) • Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) • Department of Ethnic Studies • English Department • Latin American Studies Program

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Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America

March 11, 2016
11:30 amto1:00 pm
Dr. Charles Martinez

Dr. Charles Martinez

 

 

119 Lokey Education Bldg
1571 Alder St.
UO campus
Lunch provided

Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership (EMPL) is pleased to announce the colloquium “Miles de Manos: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Informed Youth Violence Prevention Program for Central America,” with Dr. Charles Martinez, University of Oregon, Professor and Department Head

The countries of Central America provide a compelling lens through which to examine educational and social systems at their most challenged. Devastated by decades of civil wars, natural disasters, and economic paralysis, as well as military, social, and drug trafficking violence, many Central American countries face enormous challenges as they strive to develop and sustain educational systems for their children. Yet, many of the schools in communities in Central America also include tremendous strengths, not the least of which is deep caring and love for children, and commitment to improve conditions for the next generation. › Continue reading

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Photographs & video recordings for “Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice”

Photos by Mickey Stellavato
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Links for UO Channel video recordings of the CLLAS-organized event held Oct. 15, 2015, Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10205

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10209

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Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice

October 15, 2015
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

K-12-Education_large_poster_Final_redoFord Alumni Ctr
1720 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR  97403

In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion bring together new Eugene School District 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and scholar Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, for an informative session on public school education K-12 for Latina/os in Oregon. Dr. Gándara is the Visiting Distinguished Scholar at UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the College of Education during fall term 2015.

Meeting at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Ave. on the UO campus on Thursday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this session offers an opportunity for the K-12 education community, the community at large, and the university community to talk about the state of education for Oregon Latina/os. The gathering will feature talks by the two principal speakers, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. › Continue reading

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Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO

October 26, 2015
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Analisa-Taylor-FINAL-compressedLawrence Hall Rm. 166
1190 Franklin Blvd.
a Latin@ Heritage Month event

A CLLAS faculty collaboration grantee presentation, with Analisa Taylor

Join us for an update on research to assess how Latin@ students at the University of Oregon perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural barriers they face on campus.

This faculty research project was funded by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) for 2014-15 and carried out by Latin@ Strategy Group (Los Patos) members Angel Dorantes (Education Studies); Claudia Holguin (Romance Languages); Audrey Lucero (Education Studies); Luz Romero Montaño (Romance Languages); and Analisa Taylor (Romance Languages).

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CLLAS Common Reading Brunch with author Helena María Viramontes / Photos by Mike Bragg / Courtesy of the UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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