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When We Love Someone We Sing to Them

Producing Literature and Film for Queer Latinx Youth

October 13, 2018 — On Saturday, 13 October 2018, the Ethnic Studies Department hosted a book celebration and film discussion in honor of the groundbreaking new bilingual queer Latinx children’s book, When We Love Somebody We Sing to Them (2018, Reflection Press), and the short film that it inspired, La Serenata (soon to be released).

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Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón is the 2018-2019 ASUO president. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

Get to Know the ASUO President: Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón

September 24, 2018 — By Emily Matlock, Daily Emerald.On the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street last spring, Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and a team of Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hopefuls campaigned in lavender T-shirts with the words “Ducks Together” printed in yellow block letters, surrounded by the same phrase in various languages in dark purple. They stopped passers-by to discuss the upcoming ASUO elections, for which Gallegos-Chacón was running for president.

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Dr. Ernesto Martinez

Professor Ernesto Martínez Wins 2018 UO Faculty Excellence Award

June 19, 2018 — The Ethnic Studies Department congratulates our colleague, Ernesto Martínez, for winning a prestigious 2018 Faculty Excellence Award! Each year, fellow faculty, the deans, and the provost select a small group of faculty members to recognize for their “world-class research and teaching.” Awardees win $20,000 salary supplement or $26,100 for research support.

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Ali Wong performing at Toronto’s Winter Garden theater. Ken Woroner/Netflix

Ali Wong Stuck With the Major Your Mom Told You to Drop and Here She Is Today

May 17, 2018 — By Jamilah King, Mother Jones.“It was not supposed to go down like this,” comedian Ali Wong says toward the end of her latest Netflix special, Hard Knock Wife, which premiered this past weekend. Her husband works as vice president of a tech company and “graduated from Harvard Business School,” Wong laments, riffing on the fact that her sudden rise to relative fame has lifted the burden to provide off his shoulders. “I have a B.A. from UCLA,” she says. “In ethnic studies.”

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ES Summer 2018 schedule

Ethnic Studies Classes for Summer 2018

May 7, 2018 — Students! Registration for Summer term opened May 7th.

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Dr. Charise Cheney

Ethnic Studies Professor Dr. Charise Cheney Awarded the Tykeson Teaching Award for 2018

April 25, 2018 — On April 24, Dr. Charise Cheney was awarded the 2018 Tykeson Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, on behalf of the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences.Dr. Cheney has been a faculty member since 2009, having served as an academic advisor as well as teaching numerous courses within the Ethnic Studies Department. The department has nine core faculty members.On Tuesday afternoon, Phil Scher, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, surprised Cheney during her Intro to African American Studies class.

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Maria Gallegos (center), a presidential candidate for the ASUO goverment elections, and her running mates, Imani Dorsey (left) and Ivan Chen (right). Mar. 12, 2018. (Madi Mather/Emerald)

Congratulations to Three Ethnic Studies Majors and Next Year’s Leaders of ASUO

April 16, 2018 — Congratulations to 3 Ethnic Studies majors, and next year’s leaders of ASUO: Maria Gallegos (President), Ivan Chen (External Vice President), Imani Dorsey (Internal Vice President). We can’t wait to witness your activism next year! This win reminds us that ethnic studies is more than a major, it is a conscious decision to fulfill your potential in creating a more just world.  Read the article in the Daily Emerald 

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Boy in Puerto Rico amid Maria destruction

Ethnic Studies Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos Is Featured in Around the O for Her Class’s Work in Puerto Rico

April 13, 2018 — By Emily Halnon, University Communications.  UO ethnic studies professor Alaí Reyes-Santos made a major revision to the curriculum for her “Race, Ethics, Justice” course last fall: She added a trip to Puerto Rico. Read more here.

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Ethnic Studies Course Line-Up for Spring 2018

March 3, 2018 — Ethnic Studies invites you to check out our exciting course line-up for 

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HB 2845's FIRST public hearing. Willamette Week.

Oregon Is Now the Only State to Have Required Ethnic Studies Curriculum for K-12 Students

July 1, 2017 — By Sophia June, Willamette Week. A coalition of seven local groups making up the Ethnic Studies Coalition—have made crucial gains this week, ensuring K-12 ethnic-studies curriculum is required for students, not only the whitest large city in the country, but for students in the entire state.Read the full story in Willamette Week.

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