Human Rights

Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights: “The Migrant’s Path”

May 3, 2018
5:30 pmto7:00 pm



Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Room 180
1415 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Annual Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture on Human Rights

“The Migrant’s Path / El Camino del Migrante”

by Father Alejandro Solalinde

Cosponsored by the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

For information about the Writing Migration Conference May 3 – 4, 2018, go to:

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights– “Bartolomé de las Casas: First Critic of Modernity

April 14, 2017
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

William W. Knight Law Center, Room 110
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Enrique Dussel will present Bartolomé de las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights

Bartolomé de las Casas: First Critic of Modernity”

Keynote address for the second day of the LALISA (Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian Studies Association of the PNW) Conference. 

For more about the LALISA conference

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Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Events, Human Rights No Comments

“Presente! Art and the Disappeared in Latin America,” with Stephanie Wood and Carlos Aguirre

March 10, 2017
12:30 pmto1:30 pm



Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Dr. Stephanie Wood will give a presentation about the open-access digital collection called ¡Presente! Art and the Disappeared at the JSMA on March 10, 2017. Prof. Carlos Aguirre will provide an introduction.

Stephanie Wood (Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education) and Carlos Aguirre (History), along with June Black (formerly of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art), are three members of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies “Research Action Project for Human Rights in Latin America” who have undertaken research into the intersection of art and human rights in Latin America, with research funds provided by CLLAS. › Continue reading

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Curriculum workshop: Human Rights and Genocide Prevention

February 19, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Curriculum-WorkshopKnight Library 122
Collaboration Center

This workshop is intended for faculty and graduate students who are interested in incorporating human rights and genocide prevention into their teaching.

Topic 1: “Gender, Violence and Impunity in Latin America and South Asia,” led by Dr. Lynn Stephen (Anthropology) and Dr. Lamia Karim (Anthropology).

Topic 2: “Teaching Human Rights in Latin America: Problems, Sources, and
Methods,” led by Dr. Carlos Aguirre (History) and David Woken, History & Latin American Studies Librarian.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 Academic Courses, Academics, Events, Human Rights No Comments

“The Right to Culture as a Human Right: Noise, Gender Violence, and the Cultural Defense”—Alison Dundes Renteln

January 29, 2014
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

renteln_posterBen Linder Room
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.

Presented by Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy, University of Southern California

Immigrants often have to give up their customs to conform to the standards of their new society. But should newcomers to the U.S. be expected to discard their traditions, even though the right to culture is a basic human right? What are reasonable limits on the right to culture?

Should immigrants be prohibited from eating a dog because Americans consider the animal a “pet”? Should symbols of religious identity like headscarves be allowed in public schools? Should the loud religious sounds such as the call to prayer be exempt from noise laws? How should the law handle traditions like child marriage and honor killing? While cross-cultural understanding is crucial, the question is how much weight courts should give culture when customs clash with the law. This lecture discusses how to draw the line. › Continue reading

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Sunday, September 1st, 2013 Art, Music & Culture, Events, Human Rights No Comments



Upcoming Events

5/3, 330-430pm, JFI Fellows Talk: Quechua women’s home gardens and climate change adaptation labor Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, Location TBD

5/11, 2-3pm, Graduate Student Research Presentation: Body Mapping: A decolonial method towards intergenerational healing, Location on Zoom

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