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Loren Chavarria-Bechtel (Instructor Spanish for Heritage Speakers) and Daniel López-Cevallos took students from ES416/516 Migrant Health class and Loren’s Spanish for Heritage Speakers program, to PCUN, Capaces Leadership Institute and Radio Movimiento on Friday May 25th, 2018. Students learned from Jaime Arredondo (Executive Director, Capaces Leadership Institute), Reyna Lopez (Executive Director, PCUN) and Martha Sonato (Deputy Director, Acción Política Pcunista) about the important work that each of these organizations do on behalf of farmworker and Latinx immigrant families. We toured the facilities and canvassed farmworker homes in the vicinity, promoting an upcoming workshop on pesticide safety, on behalf of PCUN. In addition, two groups of Spanish-speaking students were interviewed for the Lazos Universitarios OSU program at Radio Movimiento.
David Lewis, a professor at Oregon State University and consultant to the Oregon Geographic Names Board, said name changes require time for research and tribal collaboration.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Luhui Whitebear (Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation), assistant professor at Oregon State University and Center Director of Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, committed to finding creative ways to decolonize the classroom.
Shortly after the end of the inaugural workshop to incorporate Indigenous studies into Oregon outdoor education, a Portland-area educator approached the presenters.
History-based video games allow their players to engage with the past in completely new ways. But like every medium, the genre still has limits.