Resources for Under the Feet of Jesus (2019-2020 Selection)

2019-2020 Common Reading Book:

Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes

These resources are curated to supplement and complement your reading of Under the Feet of Jesus. The teaching guide below has been developed by faculty and graduate students at the UO.  It is an excellent resource for engaging students in the themes and content of the book in curricular and co-curricular settings. It provides discussion prompts, suggested activities, and sources for further study.

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About the book and author:

About Under the Feet of Jesus

About Helena María Viramontes


Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism:

Environmental Protection Agency “Get Involved”

What is Environmental Justice?

Graduate Study in Environmental Justice 

Environmental Protection Agency 2020 Action Agenda

History of the Social Movement of Environmental Justice

Definition and Examples of Environmental Racism

The Sociology of Environmental Racism

Ethics and Environmental Racism

Lived Experiences of Environmental Racism in Houston, Texas

Flint, Michigan and Environmental Racism

Related Materials on Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism

UO Coalition Against Environmental Racism

Beyond Toxics: Environmental Justice in Eugene, Oregon


Farm Labor:

Child Labor in the Food Industry 

Factory Farm Workers

Produce and Farm Workers

Working Conditions in Slaughterhouses

Food Labor Workers

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United/PCUN) Digital Exhibition at the UO


Food Justice:

Food Justice and Environmental Racism

What is Food Justice

Issues within Food Justice

History of Slave Labor in Food Industry

Animal Rights in Food Justice

Making Ethical Food Choices

Eating Well at the UO


Latinx in the Pacific Northwest:

History of Latinx in Oregon

UO Latino Roots Digital Exhibition

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC) video describing conditions for farmworkers within work camps. FHDC is a model organization for environmentally progressive farmworker housing.

History in Latinx in Washington

Activism in Portland

Hispanic vs Latinx

Resources/Related Material in Oregon

Latinx in Lane County

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United/PCUN) Digital Exhibition at the UO


Belonging, Immigration, and Citizenship:

Description of Immigration Policy

US Policy on Immigration and Citizenship

US Application for Citizenship

US Deportation Policy

American Immigration Council Information About DACA

US DACA Policy

About ICE

Impact of ICE

Knowing Your Rights

About US Border Patrol Agency

The Birth and Growth of Racism Against Mexican-Americans (Preview)


Coming of Age:

What Does Coming of Age Mean?

 Family Obligations for Immigrant Children

The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families


Chicana/x Identities:

Latinx and Chicanx: Meaning, Difference, and Terminology

History of Chicano Movement

Poster Series of Chicanx Identity and Experience

Chicana Feminism

Politics in Chicanx Identity and Chicana Feminism

Chicana Feminism and Postmodern Theory