Mariko Plescia and Daniel Foley will
give a presentation titled "And Now Here at Home: Immigration in Oregon - Where We've Been and Where We Are Today."
Discussing the history and present of immigration in Oregon, they will explore questions including: “How can Oregon’s settler colonial past
help us understand the dynamics of immigration in our state? How has the ‘good
immigrant/bad immigrant’ narrative affected Oregon’s history? What’s race got
to do with it?”
Mariko Plescia is a Ph.D. candidate in
the Department of Romance Languages at University of Oregon. Her research
focuses on contemporary Latin American documentary film and collective
memory. She is also a founding member of
the Define American UO chapter and co-taught the course “Define American” with
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics chair, Jose Antonio Vargas.
Daniel Foley is a recent graduate from the
University of Oregon with a BA in Sociology and minor in Spanish. His work with
Centro Latino Americano and Integration Network has focused on immigrant
community outreach and advocacy.
This talk is presented in partnership by Eugene
Public Library, Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County, and Centro
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