LatinX Heritage Month

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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“The Border as a Way of Seeing,” by Alex Rivera

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PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK to view the 2020 CLLAS Distinguished Lecture with Alex Rivera. Rivera is a filmmaker who’s been telling ground-breaking Latinx stories for more than twenty years. His first feature film, a cyberpunk thriller set in Tijuana, Mexico, Sleep Dealer, won multiple awards at Sundance and was screened around the world.  Rivera’s second feature film, a documentary/scripted hybrid set in an immigrant detention center, The Infiltrators, won both the Audience Award and the Innovator Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  Rivera’s work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Open Society Institute, and many others.

Beni in Processing, an image from Alex Rivera’s latest film The Infiltrators (2019)

For borders to be enforced as sites of social and material control, there must always be an accompanying system of visual production.  Today, that system includes drones, infrared cameras, biometrics, and more.  For over twenty-five years Alex Rivera has been using the language of moving images to contest those systems with visions of a different kind of border. 

CLLAS invites you to view Rivera’s latest film, The Infiltrators (2019), before attending the CLLAS Distinguished Lecture. Find the streaming information at https://theinfiltrators.vhx.tv/checkout/university-of-oregon-presents-the-infiltrators/purchase. The code for free access is: CLLASFILM. It can be entered by checking the promo code box below the credit card inputs. Please note that you will have 72 hours to watch the film after opening the link.

The Infiltrators (2019) is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical Dreamers who are on a mission to stop deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri try to pull off their heist – a kind of ‘prison break’ in reverse – things don’t go according to plan.

These events are part of the CLLAS two-year theme (2019-2021), “The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance,” and are cosponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the new Latinx Studies minor.

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Melissa Lozada-Oliva: CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Events

October 9, 2019
10:00 amto11:00 am
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

A teach-in and poetry slam on campus

CLLAS Teach-In: Language and Poetry as Resistance, October 9, 10am-11am, Knight Library Browsing Room

CLLAS Latinx Heritage Month Poetry Slam by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, October 9, 4pm-5pm, 240C McKenzie Hall

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken-word poet, author, and educator. Her book Peluda (Button Poetry 2017) explores the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong. She performs her poems in hundreds of universities & venues across the country. She also does workshops on incorporating humor into poetry & general creative writing classes. Lozada-Oliva is the co-host of podcast Say More with Olivia Gatwood and her work has been featured in REMEZCLA, The Guardian, Vulture, Bustle, Glamour Magazine, The Huffington Post, Muzzle Magazine, The Adroit Journal, and BBC Mundo. She lives in New York City.

Sponsored by CLLAS. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and other UO units.

These events are part of the CLLAS two-year theme (2019-2021): “The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance.”

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LatinX Heritage Month: A festival of culture, history and traditio


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Sept. 25, 2018—From art exhibits to film screenings to operas to a celebration of life and death, this year’s UO LatinX Heritage Month honors the diverse LatinX community.

With events spanning late September to early November, LatinX Heritage Month at the UO and across the United States examines and affirms the culture, history, traditions and current issues of diverse Americans whose origins or ancestors are from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, or Central and South America.

Campus and community members can hear a gallery talk by artist Elsa Mora about her new exhibition, “Paper Weight: Works in Paper,” or see Diego Rivera’s “La ofrenda” and Rufino Tamayo’s “Perro aullando a la luna,” on loan for a year to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from the collection of Art Bridges.

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies will sponsor events with film director Peter Bratt, including a teach-in on film and activism and a film screening and discussion. Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker and the co-writer and director of “Dolores,” a feature documentary about the life of activist Dolores Huerta.

Also, the Wayne Morse Center and the UO chapter of Define American will show a screening of the award-winning documentary, “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” followed by a discussion. › Continue reading

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LatinX Heritage Month: 2017

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Events: https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/latinx-heritage-month

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