LatinX Heritage Month: A festival of culture, history and traditio


from Around the O

Sept. 25, 2018—From art exhibits to film screenings to operas to a celebration of life and death, this year’s UO LatinX Heritage Month honors the diverse LatinX community.

With events spanning late September to early November, LatinX Heritage Month at the UO and across the United States examines and affirms the culture, history, traditions and current issues of diverse Americans whose origins or ancestors are from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, or Central and South America.

Campus and community members can hear a gallery talk by artist Elsa Mora about her new exhibition, “Paper Weight: Works in Paper,” or see Diego Rivera’s “La ofrenda” and Rufino Tamayo’s “Perro aullando a la luna,” on loan for a year to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from the collection of Art Bridges.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will sponsor events with film director Peter Bratt, including a teach-in on film and activism and a film screening and discussion. Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker and the co-writer and director of “Dolores,” a feature documentary about the life of activist Dolores Huerta.

Also, the Wayne Morse Center and the UO chapter of Define American will show a screening of the award-winning documentary, “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” followed by a discussion. › Continue reading

Clark Honors College historian Mark Carey earns fame as a mountaineer

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/clark-honors-college-historian-earns-fame-mountaineer

from Around the O, Sept. 19, 2018—Mark Carey never saw it coming, but his 20 years of research in a region of South America strongly affected by glaciers have elevated him into international mountaineering fame.

Carey, a historian in the UO’s Clark Honors College and director of the Environmental Studies Program, received the King Albert Mountain Award during ceremonies Sept. 8 in Pontresina, Switzerland. The honor goes to “persons or institutions that have distinguished themselves in some way in the mountain world.”

Carey was joined at the winner’s podium in the King Albert I Memorial Foundation’s 13th award ceremony by Iranian female mountain explorer Nasim Eshqi, Swiss filmmakers who documented a cross-country skiing trip on the Silk Road, and representatives of Italy’s Val Grande National Park.

“I was pretty surprised. I was in shock when they got in touch with me,” Carey said. “I appreciate this award because it values the historical context that I bring into research on glaciers, climate change and natural hazards. And it recognizes the fundamental importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations, which I have increasingly put at the forefront of my research practices with concepts like hydro-social modeling and integrated disaster prevention.” › Continue reading

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

January 23, 2019
1:30 pmto3:00 pm
3:15 pmto4:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

CLLAS Research Series: Graduate Grantees

  • Session I: “Latinx and Latin American Cultural Production & Meaning-Making,” 1:30-3:00pm, Knight Library Browsing Room
  • Session II: “Gendered Violence, Scientific Diplomacy & the State: Comparative and Global Contexts,” 3:15-4:30pm Knight Library Browsing Room

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

January 31, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

“Why Gwarayos Sing: Conservation of the Cultural and Natural Environment through Musical Ethno-education” 

presented by Ed Wolf, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, and Derrick Hindery, Associate Professor, International Studies and Geography

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

April 11, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Ford Lecture Hall
JSMA

CLLAS Research Series: Faculty Collaboration Research Grant

“Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience Through Album Cover Art: 1940-1990,” 3-5:30

presented by Philip Scher, Anthropology, and Cheryl Hartup, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

CLLAS Research Series: Inaugural Latinx Studies Seed Grant — Ernesto Martinez

March 7, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Ernesto Martinez

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union

CLLAS Research Series: Inaugural Latinx Studies Seed Grant

“A Child Should Not Long for Its Own Image: Literature and Visual Media for Queer Latinx Youth” 

presented by Ernesto Martinez, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies




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