PCUN-UO Partnership, Latino History, Celebrated at Knight Library, Monday, June 6

June 6, 2011
5:00 pmto7:00 pm



From the UO Libraries website

The University of Oregon’s emergence as a partner with Oregon’s growing and vibrant Latino population will be celebrated in an event on Monday, June 6, at 5 p.m. at the University of Oregon’s Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene.

“The PCUN-UO Partnership” will celebrate the donation of the historic papers of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) to the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, which will preserve, organize, and make the papers available for research projects conducted by students, faculty, and others.

The event will also showcase videos made by UO students who have taken a sequence of Latino Roots courses facilitated by the UO’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and taught by UO faculty members Gabriela Martínez and Lynn Stephen. The courses offer students a theoretical, documentary, and ethnographic understanding of the processes of Latino immigration and settlement in Oregon during the past 150 years, while teaching them how to produce video documentaries from oral history interviews.

Also on display will be work completed by UO students involved in the CLLAS’s Latino Roots Project in 2009-10. The project resulted in a collection of photographic panels, a booklet, two documentary films, a website, and a digital archive that tell the stories of seven Latino immigrant families as they established their lives in Lane County.

The PCUN-UO partnership and the Latino Roots project and courses exemplify and animate the building of community through scholarship in a time of demographic shift. The collaboration will make available to researchers, educators, students, and the public in Oregon and beyond a rich array of documents, photographs, posters, and audio and video recordings that capture the evolution of Oregon’s largest Latino organization and the state’s growing Latino population.

The festivities will include remarks from UO President Richard Lariviere, PCUN President Ramón Ramírez, and other partnership stakeholders; a signing of the deed of gift for the PCUN papers; a display of items from the papers; video screenings; exhibits; and music by the Jimmie G. Review (with Assistant Vice President for Equity and Diversity Emilio Hernandez).

“The PCUN-UO Partnership” is sponsored by Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, UO College of Arts and Sciences, UO School of Journalism and Communication, UO Department of Anthropology, UO Latin American Studies Program, and UO Department of Ethnic Studies, with assistance from the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education.

For more information, contact Eli Meyer, cllas@uoregon.edu.

See related articles:

Univeristy of Oregon Website: Latino group enters partnership with UO

Statesman-Journal: Partnership shares Latino history

OPB News: Farmworker Union Donating Historical Records to University




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