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October 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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"Immigration in Oregon" at the Library

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Learn about the history of immigration in our state - and the present.

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 Latino Americano.