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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Film Screening: El Mar La Mar

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Location: Browning Cinema

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An immersive journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, this documentary channels the vibe of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of what travelers encounter and leave behind. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while a border patrolman spins a similarly bizarre tale of man versus beast. A sonically rich soundtrack adds to the eerie atmosphere as the call of birds and other nocturnal noises invisibly populate the austere landscape that has become the stage for a timely and pressing national human rights discussion echoing international discussions of how we give care to the restless, to those who migrate, to the travelers of our world. Director J.P. Sniadecki will present the film and lead discussion following the film. Tickets are available at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC)  box office. Cosponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies and the Center for Social Concerns.…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Latino Studies Major/Minors Welcome

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Location: 204 McKenna Hall, West Lounge

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Let's Celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year!  Join Karen Richman, Director, Undergraduate Studies, Institute for Latino Studies, fellow Latino Studies Majors and Minors, and Latino Studies Faculty members for a Welcome Back Night.  Refreshments will be provided.…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Latino Film Series: Selena

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Location: Browning Cinema

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The Institute for Latino Studies will be screening the film Selena as part of their Latino Film Series.  The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.  This event is part of the Institute's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Public Lecture: The Tower of Antilles by Achy Obejas

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

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ACHY OBEJAS is the author of the critically acclaimed novels RuinsDays of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation. She currently serves as the Director of the MFA in Translation

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Book Release: Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño and Panel Discussion

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Location: Salon A, Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

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Book Release: Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño & Panel Discussion with Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame; Charles Briggs, Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; and George Lipsitz, Professor in the Department of Black Studies and Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.…

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