Latino Roots in Lane County, Oregon: Exhibit Panels


We’re pleased to announce a $12,500 grant from SELCO Community Credit Union in support of the Latino Roots project administered by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and in support of Diversity Excellence Scholarships for UO students.

On display for more than a year at the Lane County Historical Museum (January 2009 through March 2010), these fifteen bilingual (Spanish/English) panels (approximately three feet wide and five feet tall) were part of the exhibit “Changing Demographics: The People of Lane County.” The Latino Roots panels feature a timeline of Latino presence in what is now the state of Oregon beginning in the 1700s, maps, demographic information, information about Latino youth, and the stories of seven families who came at different times to Lane County from California, Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Chile. A research team led by CLLAS director Lynn Stephen (Anthropology, Ethnic Studies) created the panels. The team included Gabriela Martínez, Patricia Cortez, Guadalupe Quinn, Mauricio Magaña, Sonia de la Cruz, Kate Williams, Lukacs Nguyen, and Magali Morales.

These panels have been displayed since in several locations, including the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, the EMU, and the HEDCO Education building. They are available to schools and libraries by request and arrangement. For more information, contact

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 Latino Roots, News



Upcoming Events

8/13 - Latino Roots exhibit at PK Park
8/26 - Latino Roots exhibit at Father Bernard Youth & Retreat Center (Mt. Angel)