Job Opening in Support of the Latinx ARC

Please share the following position with qualified students that you might know. They should be apply through the joinhandshake site: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4044111

Latinx Scholars ARC Academic Support Assistant Position

The Academic Support Assistant (ASA) position is a part-time, live-out student employee who assists the ARC partners in developing residents as active and engaged learners and socially and civically responsible community members. ASA facilitates individual study sessions and facilitates extracurricular involvement associated with the ARC.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Commit to position for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • ASA(s) will maintain at least part-time student status for the duration of position.
  • ASA will support the ARC recruitment efforts, as needed.
  • ASA will plan and facilitate weekly Tarea Time study sessions for students of the ARC (two hours per week, on different days, one in Justice Bean Hall in the ARC pod).
  • ASA will adhere to and role model (on and/or off campus) University policies.
  • Commit to 6-8 hours per week.

Position Expectations:

  • Identify barriers to satisfactory academic success and make appropriate referrals to partners as required.
  • Assist residents with questions regarding academics and refer to respective resources.
  • Help create safe, welcoming, accessible, and accessible environments that actively include and engage everyone.
  • Support conversations around systems of oppression related to identity, including but not limited to: sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism.
  • Support student learning about culturally relevant topics.
  • Think critically and communicate effectively about issues/topics and encourage ARC Scholars to do so.
  • Connect for a 1:1 with Faculty Director on a weekly basis (class prep, feedback from students, etc.).
  • Communicate with DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi, Coordinator of Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success, regarding possible participation with the IMPACT program.
  • Meet monthly and collaborate with Latinx Scholars ARC RAs to organize and implement at least three programs per term.
  • Create, maintain, and share calendar of UO community events of interest to the Latinx ARC Scholars
  • Commit to supporting the academic and social success and wellness of scholars.
  • Research and identify scholarships and grants and other opportunities that the Latinx Scholars could apply for individually or as a group (UO, local, state-wide, national, etc.)
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Statement of Solidarity with and Accountability to Black Lives in the UO Community and beyond

The UO Latinx Strategies Group is a dynamic alliance of students, staff, and faculty that works to address issues of importance to Latinx members of the University and the greater Eugene-Springfield community. In all that we do, we recognize our limitations and strive to do better.

Joining our voices to the resounding cry, the UO Latinx Strategies Group also believes that
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER:

• As members from the UO community, we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Black Strategies Group, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, and the Black Academic Excellence Team.

• As a fellow Strategies Group, we pledge to listen more attentively and actively seek
collaboration with and support the activities of the Black Strategies Group.

• We support the list of demands the Black Student Collective has put forward and believe seeing these demands come to fruition will make great strides to making our campus a more equitable and inclusive space.

• As part of working against anti-Blackness on a larger scale, we recognize that our Latinx
community has often displayed hatred and systemic anti-Blackness towards Afro-Latinx
members within our own community. Building upon available resources, we are engaging in a series of activities to teach ourselves about this situation and will design activities to address these issues on a larger scale in the UO community next year.

Being supportive of the BLM movement means listening to Black voices without speaking for them. As the Black Strategies Group reminded us, this conversation has long existed and will continue. We are listening and want to partner in the positive change that needs to come. We call upon the administration to take the necessary steps to do the same.


In solidarity,
Latinx Strategies Group

 

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Bilingualism: Myths Abound!

Bilingualism: Myths Abound!
February 13, 2020
6pm-8pm
New Venue: Gumwood Room EMU 245

Bilingualism (and multilingualism) are prevalent across the United States, yet myths about its development, value, and role in educational spaces continue to spread. Join faculty researchers from the College of Education and the Department of Linguistics as we share our research related to bilingualism at all stages of the lifespan, and dispel some of the common misconceptions you may have heard.

ed by: Lillian Durán, Associate Professor of Special Education

Featuring the Following Presentations:
Childhood multilingualism – challenge or opportunity?
Lauren Cycyk & Stephanie De Anda, Assistant Professors, Communication Disorders and Sciences

“But how can kids learn English if they’re in bilingual education programs?”
Audrey Lucero, Associate Professor, Education Studies

Myths about bilingualism & bilingual education: Repercussions for education policy
Ilana Umansky, Assistant Professor, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership

What’s in a label?: Acknowledging linguistic diversity
Gabriela Pérez Báez, Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Myths about understanding accented speech
Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor, Linguistics

This event is cosponsered by the College of Education and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This event is part of CLLAS’ two-year theme (2019-2021), The Politics of Language in the Americas: Power, Culture, History, and Resistance

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Líderes bilingües: SHL Leadership Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Líderes bilingües: SHL Leadership Program

Spanish Heritage Language Program, Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Our vision is to empower and support Spanish heritage language (SHL) students at the University of Oregon. The SHL Leaders will foster connections with Spanish-speaking communities on campus and in Oregon while they develop professional profiles based on their unique skills and abilities. As active agents of linguistic social justice, SHL Leaders will promote the recognition, validation, and study of the Spanish language as it is used in the U.S. context and in the broader Spanish-speaking world.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: Working closely with the SHL Program Coordinator, SHL Assistant and with each other, SHL Leaders will reach out to current and potential UO students (individuals and student groups) to create awareness about the SHL program and foster a campus environment that embraces linguistic diversity. SHL Leaders will work paid hours ($15/hr) during the academic year and during part of the summer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Successfully complete paid training on campus and community engagement, the SHL Program mission and concepts of linguistic social
  • Participate in campus and community engagement through tabling, social media, visiting student groups or community groups, promoting and attending SHL events, occasional SHL event planning (poster-making, brainstorming).
  • Research needs of and avenues for outreach on campus and in the larger
  • Attend periodic meetings with SHL Coordinator to reflect on experiences, questions, ideas as related to SHL Leadership
  • Collaborate on quarterly newsletter/blog on SHL program activities, participants and
  • Present a session at the annual Raíces Unidas Youth Conference (RUYC) at UO for Oregon high school participants and/or other outreach

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have earned a B or higher in at least two courses in the SHL program (SPAN 218, SPAN 228, SPAN 308, SPAN 312, SPAN 348, SPAN 428, SPAN 448)
  • Must have freshman, sophomore or junior status (be an active UO student for spring term 2020 through spring term 2021)
  • Establish a demonstrated commitment to the values of the SHL program (see https://rl.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/shl/)
  • Be available to work at IntroDUCKtion Sessions (late June – early August) [preferred]
  • Undocumented and DACA students are eligible to apply

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested students should submit the following via email with the subject line “SHL Leadership Program application” to herencia@uoregon.edu by Friday, Feb.21 at 5pm. All attached files should be in .pdf format and include your last name at the beginning of the file name.


  • One-page statement of purpose demonstrating your commitment to the values of the SHL program
  • One letter of recommendation from UO Faculty or Staff, to be submitted via email to herencia@uoregon.edu by Friday, February 21st at 5pm with the subject line “student name SHL Leadership Program ”
  • Current résumé
  • Current unofficial UO transcript
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Parrillada-barbikiú-asado-barbacoa with the Spanish Heritage Language Program

Spanish Heritage Language students; students interested in SHL clases; SHL advocates on campus! We invite you to celebrate our community with una parrillada-un barbikiú-un asado-una barbacoa!

Please join us for food, fun and a chance to vote on designs for our SHL T-Shirts. The barbecue will take place at Many Nations Longhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 3 -5 p.m.

Please RSVP (and questions) to mplescia@uoregon by Thurs. Jan 23!

Staff and faculty: we invite you to bring a bag of chips, salsa or a non-alcoholic drink to share.

El programa de español como lengua de herencia (https://rl.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/shl) es diseñado para estudiantes que tienen una conexión personal, familiar o comunitaria con la lengua. Si tus abuelos, mamá, papá, tíos, vecinos o babysitter te hablaron en español en tu niñez y/o ahora, o si aprendiste la mayoría de tu español fuera de la escuela, nuestros cursos pueden ser una excelente oportunidad para ti. Los profesores de SHL usan una pedagogía que reconoce y utiliza las muchas destrezas y conocimientos lingüísticos y culturales que tienes para apoyarte en tu proceso y relación con el español. Reconocemos, validamos y estudiamos los muchos modos en que se usa el español en los Estados Unidos y creamos conexiones con la comunidad hispanohablante local.

The Spanish Heritage Language Program (https://rl.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/shl/) is designed for students who have a personal, family or community connection to the language. If your abuelos, mamá, papá, tíos, vecinos or babysitter spoke Spanish to you while growing up and/or today, our courses might be an excellent opportunity for you. Our SHL instructors and professors use a pedagogy that recognizes and builds off of the linguistic and cultural knowledge and connections you have to support you in your process and relationship with the Spanish language. We recognize, value and study the many ways Spanish is used in the U.S. and create meaningful connections to the local Spanish-speaking community.

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Soñando el Futuro, 1/16 5-8 PM

Soñando en el Futuro: Options for Everyone

This is an event open to the public in which students and families will be assisted with college applications, financial aid, and the admissions process. The event will be in Spanish with English translation available. Students and families attending should bring last years taxes, FAFSA, and ORSAA documents if available. The event will take place on Thursday 01/16 from 5-8pm at the Eugene 4J District Office ( 200 N. Monroe St. Eugene, OR). Please see flyer for more information.

The event is open to all and child care will also be available.

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Soñando en el Future: Opciones para Todos

Este es un evento abierto al público en el que los estudiantes y sus familias recibirán asistencia con las solicitudes para la universidad, ayuda financiera y el proceso de admisión. El evento será en español con traduccion al ingles. Los estudiantes y familias que asistan deben presentar los documentos de impuestos del año pasado, FAFSA y ORSAA del año pasado si están disponibles. El evento se llevará acabo el lunes 16 de enero entre 5-8pm en las oficinas del distrito escolar Eugene 4J (200 N. Monroe St. Eugene, OR). Por favor vea el volante para más información.

Todos estan bienvienidos y habrá servicio de guardería para los niños gratis.

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Almudena Carrecedo, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Visits UO Campus


Labor, Migration, and Human Rights Film Screenings with Award-Winning Filmmaker Almudena Carrecedo

Emmy and Goya-award winning documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo is coming to campus for two special screenings of her critically acclaimed films. Carracedo will present the films and hold a Q and A.

Made in LA
Screening: 156 Straub Hall | Jan 13, 6pm
Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

The Silence of Others
Screening: 156 Straub Hall | Jan 14, 6 pm
The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy.

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Graduate Research Symposium, includes work on Latinx Issues at the Border

Please join us for the
Winter Graduate Research Colloquium
a CLLAS Research Series event

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

January 21, 2020, 12:00-2:00 | Knight Library Browsing Room

“The Role of Inner Exile in Racial, Sexual, and Gendered Minority Community Formation and Sustenance in Chile And Argentina”
Jon Jaramillo, Romance Languages

“LGBTQ+ Migrants: Strategizing Survival and Love at the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Polet Campos-Melchor, Anthropology

“’A Luta Continua:’ Gender-based Violence and the Politics of Justice and Care in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”
Emily Masucci, Anthropology

Moderated by Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication
Light refreshments to be served

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Strategy Group Community Gathering


In collaboration with DEI leadership, we are reaching out to invite you and members of your strategy and/or working groups to join an informal, BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Strategy Group Community Gathering on November 22nd from 11:30-1pm in the EMU Miller Room.

This will be an agenda-free lunch with simple goals: meeting each other, creating opportunity for grassroots collaboration, and gauging folks’ interest in future connection opportunities. We hope to hold a community gathering next term as well, shaped by the interests that arise during the November 22nd lunch.

To RSVP and/or provide input electronically regarding future connection opportunities please click this link:  https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QVNsCu0X1GcMxT

For accommodation requests, please contact Sara sclark6@uoregon.edu 541-346-0848.

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Teatro Milagro performs “Judge Torres”

The Latinx Scholars ARC is proud to present JUDGE TORRES ~ a bilingual performance based on the life of Oregon judge, the Hon. Xiomara Torres, created by Teatro Milagro:

“An immigrant. A dreamer. A survivor. This is the story of Xiomara Torres. Milta Ortiz’s Judge Torres recounts the inspiring story of one of Oregon’s finest judges, woven together with magic realism and Mayan folktales from her home of El Salvador.”

MONDAY, Nov. 4th @ 7pm
@ Berwick Hall

School of Music & Dance
FREE

Hace un clic aqui para saber mas:

Guia de Estudio en Español (pdf)

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