SELCO Community Credit Union Extends Latino Roots Sponsorship


April 2014—For the next three years, SELCO Community Credit Union has agreed to continue to be the community sponsor for the Latino Roots Project. This generous grant continues an ongoing relationship between SELCO Community Credit Union in support of this project administered by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and in support of Diversity Excellence Scholarships for UO students.

The exhibit, which was originally displayed at the Lane County Historical Museum in 2009-2010, was duplicated two years ago using funds from SELCO Community Credit Union. The portable exhibit features 15 panels containing information on Latino history and demographics in Oregon, photographs, and stories about seven immigrant families. The program offers schools videos and bilingual curriculum materials as well.

Panel-1-Latino-Roots-IMG_2021Audiences from La Grande to Springfield have continued to connect with the exhibit and the rich material it offers. “We’re proud of the fact that Latino Roots has provided a means of sharing these vital stories from immigrant families who contribute to the fabric of our communities,” said CLLAS director and UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen. “We’re grateful to SELCO Community Credit Union for its ongoing commitment.”

SELCO’s support has allowed the exhibit to be displayed at the UO Knight Library, Lane Community College, the Eugene Public Library, Springfield High School, Willamette High School, the Eastern Oregon Multicultural Center, the UO Oportunidades Family day, Eastern Oregon University, and various schools throughout Portland and Eugene.

Latino Roots in Oregon: Exhibit, Products, and Courses

The Latino Roots Project includes an exhibit composed of 15 portable wooden panels containing photographs and stories about seven immigrant families; a booklet that captures these same stories and photographs; classes at the University of Oregon; 36 video documentaries; and a website and digital archive. All materials are bilingual in Spanish and English. The Latino Roots Project is administered through the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For further information on the project please write to

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Upcoming Events

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