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Ni una menos: Violence against women and justice in Guatemala

January 27, 2022
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Film Screening and Discussion

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Join this livestream event with the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS)! We will be screening and discussing the documentary film, Ni una menos: Violence against women and justice in Guatemala, on January 27, 4pm-5:30pm with film director, Gabriela Martínez (SOJC, WGSS, CLLAS), and her co-producers, Erin Beck (Political Science, CLLAS) and Lynn Stephen (Anthropology, CLLAS). Welcome and introductions by Sangita Gopal (CSWS) and Chris Chávez (CLLAS)

This documentary tells the story of Claudia Eunice Villegas González’s femicide case. Killed by her boyfriend in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, the film follows the journey of Claudia’s family seeking justice. Through this emblematic femicide case,  Ni una menos introduces the viewers to the long years of struggle in Guatemala for the protection of women and women’s rights, and the challenges and promises of the 2008 Law against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence Against Women.

Find the zoom event recording linked here.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2021 Events, Film No Comments

Watch the Air, Water, Land Symposium

The Air, Water, Land: Native/Indigenous, Black, and Afro-Descendent Relationalities and Activism symposium was a powerful intersection of activism and community. Thank you to all who made it possible! A recording is now available. If you were unable to participate or want to watch your favorite session again, please find it linked here.

Air, Water, Land symposium recorded video link

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Monday, November 15th, 2021 Event Videos, Events, Symposium, Uncategorized No Comments

Turning Latinas/os/x Into a Month: Mediatizing a Heterogeneous Culture

October 20, 2021
4:15 pmto5:30 pm

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Each September, corporations, educational institutions, and media outlets, invest heavily in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. While the effort is meant to acknowledge the unique contributions of Latinxs, it has, for some organizations, become a way to publicly assert their commitment to diversity without promoting any substantive change. In this panel discussion, three Latinx scholars discuss the role of Hispanic Heritage Month in contemporary society. As part of that discussion, panelists will explore the impact of such celebrations on the actual lived experiences of Latinxs, including which facets of Latinx life are considered worthy of public celebration, and which are obscured and left unaddressed.

Aztlan Topializti Mural, Erb Memorial Union

Watch this remote collaborative panel between CLLAS and the Department of Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois! Find the video here.

Dr. Angharad Valdivia (Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois) will lead a conversation with Dr. Audrey Lucero (Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Director, Critical & Sociocultural Studies program, Director, Latinx Studies Program), Ariana Cano (Doctoral Student in the Institute of Communication Research in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), and Chris Chávez (Director, CLLAS, Media Studies, Advertising, and Latinx Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, UO).

This was a remote event. Zoom login information is sent out via CLLAS emails. Please subscribe, or email cllas@uoregon.edu today!

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Watch the CLLAS Symposium

The 2021 CLLAS Symposium, Languages on the Move: Linguistic Diaspora, Indigeneity, and Politics in the Americas, was a great success! Recordings of each symposium session are now available. If you were unable to participate or want to watch your favorite session again, please find the panels, keynote address, and musical presentation linked below.

Panel One, Translational Research with and for Indigenous Language Communities

Keynote Address, Saberes Ancestrales, Arte y Mujeres Indígenas/Ancestral Knowledge, Art and Indigenous Women

Panel Two, Jewish Americas: The Many Diasporas and their Languages

Panel Three, Graduate Research Showcase on Linguistic Diasporas

Musical Presentations: Una Isu and Hip Hop Hoodíos

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Friday, April 30th, 2021 Event Videos, Symposium, Uncategorized No Comments

Shadow Suburbanism: Mexican Settlement and Immigration Enforcement in the Nuevo South

CLLAS Faculty Event

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View the video for this CLLAS Research Series Faculty presentation by John Arroyo (School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management), here.

Over the past 20 years, Mexican communities have bypassed historic, urban ethnic enclaves to settle in and physically transform suburban areas of U.S. South. Nowhere is this spatial “Latinization” phenomenon more acute than in small towns such as those in Gwinnett County (metropolitan Atlanta), one of the foremost frontiers of new immigrant destinations in America. Coinciding with the growth of predominantly undocumented Mexican immigrants in these regions have been popular state and county-level immigration policies —all of which have use explicit language to position states like Georgia to be a national pioneer of hyper immigration surveillance and a regional enforcement model for neighboring metropolitan areas. The culmination of these adverse effects has required Mexican residents to create covert, built environments. Findings from this research analyze the key reactionary anti-immigrant federalism policies that influence how Mexican immigrants reshape culturally-specific land use in suburban Atlanta. 

John Arroyo, PhD, AICP is an Assistant Professor in Engaging Diverse Communities and director of the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice at the University of Oregon. Previously, he was an The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Latino Studies at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. As a scholar and practitioner of urban planning and migration studies, Arroyo’s applied research and teaching agendas focus on inclusive urbanism. He is particularly interested in the social, political, and cultural dimensions of immigrant-centered built environments and neighborhood change in underrepresented communities. He received a doctorate in Urban Planning, Policy, and Design as well as a Master’s in City Planning and a Certificate in Urban Design from MIT. He is a governor-appointed member of the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation and serves on the boards of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities and the Public Humanities Network.

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Monday, April 12th, 2021 Events, Public Policy, Uncategorized No Comments


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