Hendricks Hall
Jane Grant Conference Room 330
UO campus

Presenters: Edward Olivos, Department of Education Studies and Gerardo Sandoval, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management

This public participation course exposed students to community engagement strategies and tools for encouraging public participation in low-income and ethnically diverse communities. The course examined key theories in public participation and traced the history of public engagement between planning institutions and underserved communities. Students learned about outreaching to Latino communities by speaking to practitioners and learning of their success and challenges. The field experience in Oregon exposed students to Latino immigration integration efforts taking place in regions of Oregon that have witnessed significant immigration growth during the last 10 years—Woodburn/Salem, Hillsboro/Portland, and Eugene/Springfield. Significant focus was placed on how local planning institutions and schools serve as community resources in immigrant integration efforts for immigrants as well as community organizations whose goal it is to assist immigrant communities in their new country.

The University of Oregon Americas in a Globalized World Initiative would like to invite you to this free, public grantee presentation. For more information on this and other events please contact the Americas Initiative at uoamericas@uoregon.edu or visit http://uoamericas.uoregon.edu.