“In Defense of Immigrants and Use of Art to Humanize ‘the Other,’” Alvero M. Huerta

April 23, 2020
3:00 pm

Location: TBD

Alvero M. Huerta

This event, cosponsored by CLLAS, is part of CLLAS’s two-year theme, “The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance.”

Angel Dorantes among those honored at 2020 MLK Awards ceremony

Angel Dorantes

CLLAS affiliated faculty Angel Dorantes, undergraduate advising and retention coordinator in the College of Education, was one of two people to receive the Outstanding Diversity Practitioner award at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. awards ceremony held this year on Jan. 16 in the Erb Memorial Union ballroom at UO. Celena Simpson, assistant director of Pathway Oregon in the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, also received this award.

From Around the O:

“The Outstanding Diversity Practitioner award recognizes and celebrates colleagues on campus whose primary responsibility is in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion, but who go above and beyond the scope of their role. They are recognized due to their relentless support, advocacy and overall impact, both on and beyond campus

“Dorantes nomination was spurred by his research, teaching and service, particularly on and for UO Latinx students, including co-authoring a peer-reviewed article used by university executives to ‘address issues, challenges and opportunities to better serve Latinx students at the UO.’

“He served as the inaugural faculty advisor for the Latinx Male Student Alliance, which has grown from 20 to 60 participants since 2017, and has held college information workshops for more than 500 Latinx high school students. In 2018, he was awarded the Professional Advisor of the Year award and was then appointed to the All-Campus Advising Association Executive Committee to enhance advising universitywide.”

To read more about the awards ceremony and others who won awards that day, go to: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/members-uo-community-honored-annual-mlk-awards

CLLAS Grad Colloquium, “Gender and Climate Crisis in the Americas”

April 21, 2020
12:00 pm

12 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room

CLLAS Grad Colloquium, “Politics and Justice in the Caribbean and Central America”

May 26, 2020
12:00 pm

12 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room

2020 Latino Roots Celebration

June 3, 2020
4:00 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room

Save-the-Date

Please join us at 4 p.m. at the Knight Library Browsing Room for the 2020 Latino Roots Celebration!  We will have special guest speakers, student project documentary showings, an exhibit of archived materials, and music.  

Winter 2020 CLLAS Notes

Winter 2020 CLLAS Notes

The 2020 winter edition of CLLAS Notes, our twice-yearly newsletter, is now available online. Print edition will be available after January 1.

Gabriela Martínez, CLLAS director and SOJC professor, revisits our fall events. Fall saw the kick-off of a new two-year theme, “The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance.” CLLAS organized several fall events, including partnering with the UO Common Reading program and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art this fall to host a brunch with Helena María Viramontes, author of Under the Feet of Jesus.

Read about award-winning poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s visit to UO on October 9, which included a poetry slam and a teach-in where guests teamed up to compose original poems. Learn about CLLAS-funded faculty and graduate research on topics ranging from agricultural practices in Amazonian Ecuador to gender-based violence in Brazil. 

The 2020 winter edition of CLLAS Notes, Volume 11, Issue 1, includes:

  • Letter from Director, Gabriela Martínez
  • “Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva a Big Hit with UO Students”
  • Graduate Research—“Transmission of Traditional Botanical Knowledge among the Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador”
  • Graduate Research—“Recalling Runaways: Studies of Slavery and Absenteeism in Cuba”
  • Graduate Research—“The Struggle Continues: Gender-based Violence and the Politics of Justice and Care in Urban Brazil”
  • Faculty Research—“Decolonial Environmentalisms: Race, Genre, and Latinx Literature”
  • News & Book Notes
  • Event Reports



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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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