Bolivia

Teach-In: “States of Exception in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia”

November 26, 2019
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Lillis Hall 111 

Department of Romance Languages has organized a Teach-In session to discuss “States of Exception in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.” These are pivotal moments in the contemporary history of Latin America, and we want to encourage our community to stay informed. I hope you can join us, send your students, and invite members of the community. 

Brief presentations (45 minutes) + Q/A (45 minutes) + poetry and music (20 minutes)

Chile: Yosa Vidal Collados, Ruth Vargas, Jesús Sepúlveda 

Ecuador: Jon Jaramillo, Erika Lincango 

Bolivia: Derrick Hindery, Javier Velasco, Magela Baudoin 

*This event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, Latin American Studies and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. Any questions, please contact Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, enjuto@uoregon.edu or Pedro García-Caro pgcaro@uoregon.edu 

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Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: Info Session

November 16, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Straub Hall, 245
1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Come talk with UO professor Derrick Hindrey about indigenous communities in Bolivia!

This program will focus on concrete contemporary topics, including indigenous peoples and climate justice; hydrocarbons development and conflicts on indigenous lands; legal developments and challenges; natural resource management in indigenous territories (e.g. community-forestry); development encroachment; transnational indigenous environmental movements; conservation of biodiversity related to indigenous peoples’ intellectual property rights; mining and dams; and finally indigenous agroecology.

Program Dates:

June 22 – July 13, 2019

Application Deadlines:

Priority – February 15 ($100 off your program)

Final – Marh 15

Find out more information and APPLY TODAY:

https://geo.uoregon.edu/programs/bolivia/indigenous-rights-and-environmental-justice-in-bolivia

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Grantee Presentation—Alejandra García: The Impact of Microfinance on Women’s Empowerment in Bolivia

May 17, 2012
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Alejandra Garcia helps facilitate a focus group session with microfinance clients in Sucre, Bolivia.

Hendricks Hall, 1st floor
Frazier Hearth Room
1408 University St.

CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Alejandra García Diaz Villamil (PPPM)

The Impact of Microfinance on Women’s Empowerment in Bolivia

How have communal banks in Bolivia impacted the empowerment of women entrepreneurs, particularly in terms of decision-making, leadership, participation in community associations, and self-esteem?

The focus of my research is to bring to light the efforts and struggles of indigenous Bolivian women in peri-urban areas. I provide testimony of some of the inequalities along gender lines in Bolivia. In particular, I focus on women’s struggle to become more independent by being entrepreneurs and clients of microfinance while still being able to be good wives and mothers. The resulting balancing act proves difficult when faced with wage disparity, discrimination, and lack of participation in business opportunities. Nevertheless, women find their calling when they begin a business using a micro loan and are part of a support group. Not only are they able to contribute to the household income, but their self-esteem drastically improves, and they feel greater equality to their male counterparts.

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