Letras Latinas to convene in Ohio alongside national poetry organizations

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, will join leaders from national poetry organizations for its annual convening, taking place this year from November 2 – 4. They will gather in Kent, Ohio to learn about the Wick Poetry Center and how its innovative public poetry programs impact the community, as well as ways in which the center will help commemorate the 50th

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2018 Fornés Playwriting Workshop Winners Announced

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is proud to announce the writers who have been selected to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago, from June 25 to July 3, 2018. Led by award-winning playwright and Fornés protégée Migdalia Cruz, an alumna of Fornés’ Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory at INTAR, the workshop will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students by professional actors in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.…

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ILS Director speaks about his experience at Harvard

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Director, Luis R. Fraga, discusses his time as part of the "Harvard 15" with Leslie Sanchez of CBS news. Fraga was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and believes his admission to Harvard resulted from a decision made by the university "to admit small numbers of low-income students, first-generation-to-college students, and to see what that would be like."…

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Tatiana Botero: 2018 Indiana Spanish Teacher of the Year

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Congratulations to Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and ILS Faculty Fellow for being awarded the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, its 2018 Indiana Teacher of the Year in the University Category. Tatiana Botero is a dedicated and passionate teacher, who is devoted to the success and advancement of her students inside and outside the classroom, by incorporating ILS guest lectures, community based learning, and field trips to South Bend and Chicago.…

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Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, Visits the University of Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Public Lecture: April 17, 2018 at 4:30 P.M., 210-214 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame

 

NOTRE DAME, IN – April 9, 2018 – The Institute for Latino Studies is honored to host Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center on April 17, 2018 for a community lecture.  McCarthy will be speaking on Due Process and Access to Justice: The Immigrant Reality. This lecture is free and open to the public.…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

June 25 to July 3, 2018

224 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago.…

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Karla Burgos-Morón awarded the 2017-2018 Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Karla Burgos-Morón, class of 2019, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. Mike Harper in 1995 and is awarded annually. Mr. Harper created this award to honor Lou Holtz because of the high level of respect he has for Coach Holtz’s leadership capability. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scholarship recipients to develop their own leadership qualities, which are so exemplified by Lou Holtz.

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"All the Breath We Can Hold", a New Exhibition by Maria Tomasula, ILS Faculty Fellow

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Faculty Fellow, Maria Tomasula's work is currently being displayed in a new exhibition titled, "All the Breath We Can Hold", at Forum Gallery in New York, New York through April 7th. 

Soo Y. Dang, Professor of Art History at Chicago State University speaks about Tomasula's exhibition, stating that Tomasula "has spoken about her fascination with the colonial Baroque decorations in the Mexican Catholic Churches she attended as a child. She also vividly remembers the idealized figures of saints, who were presented in scenes of horrific martyrdom that were abundant in those churches as well. This is the genesis of her flower still lives, which, although beautiful in overall appearance, are actually revealed to be tortured upon close examination, as the pieces are strenuously tied, pulled and pierced by nails, hooks, and strings, the recurring instruments of affliction in Tomasula's oeuvre."…

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University of Notre Dame Press Releases 2018 Latino Studies and Literature Catalog

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The University of Notre Dame Press 2018 Latino Studies and Literature Catalog was recently released.  This series of books meets the mission to foster scholarship by and about Latinos and the issues that affect them, in 2001 the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame launched a book series in collaboration with the Press. The series publishes work on the cutting edge of scholarship, general works that can be used as college textbooks, and reprints of classics. Titles in the book series address issues in the area of Latino spirituality and religion; border affairs, immigration, and globalization; Latino arts and culture; and social sciences and public policy.…

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Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies to Host Award Winning Writer in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in partnership with Duende District Bookstore, is pleased to welcome award-winning poet, Javier Zamora, who will be in Washington, D.C. from February 26 through March 1. While in Washington Zamora will give a public reading, take part in a colloquium with university students, spend time with students at a bilingual elementary school, and dialogue with students in a college-level writing workshop.…

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The Institute for Latino Studies Mourns the Tragic Loss of Mayra Martinez and Her Husband Jeremy

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The Institute for Latino Studies is mourning the tragic loss of Mayra Martinez, who died along with her husband Jeremy, in a car accident in France on August 6. Mayra touched everyone she met with her brilliance, compassion, and joyfulness. Mayra graduated in 2015 with majors in Anthropology and French and a minor in Latino Studies. She also participated in the Institute’s summer internship program, CCLP

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Notre Dame partners with the University of California for an event with U.S. Poet Laureate in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS)—in partnership with the University of California Washington Program (UCDC)—is pleased to present “A Poet Laureate’s Journey: a conversation and reading with Juan Felipe Herrera.” The evening event will take place on Monday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. at the University of California Washington Center.…

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to present an evening with Rigoberto González. Author and editor of seventeen books in multiple genres, and winner of numerous awards, González will be reading from his work on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium with a pre-event reception to take place at 6:15 PM in the west lounge on the second floor of McKenna Hall.…

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Poetry and migration event to take place at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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SOUTH BEND — Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to be partnering with Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program to present, “Because We Come From Everything: a night of poetry and community.” This campus event will feature students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, who will all be sharing poems on the theme of migration. The reading will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM in the banquet hall in the basement of McKenna Hall.

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ILS Co-director Luis Fraga quoted on Today's Catholic in regards to the area's first Catholic School Immersion Track

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies' Co-director Luis Fraga has been working in collaboration with the Alliance for Catholic Education and Holy Cross grade school to initiate the area's first Catholic school Spanish-English immersion program.  

 

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ILS collaborates in launching the area's first Spanish-English Immersion program at Holy Cross Grade School

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

New Immersion Track at Holy Cross Grade School holds March 15 Open House

SOUTH BEND —In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and the Alliance for Catholic Education, Holy Cross Grade School is launching a Spanish-English Immersion program this Fall at the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten levels.…

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ILS faculty member named finalist for national prize

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the Institute for Latino Studies’ literary initiative, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, given by Split This Rock, a national poetry organization based in Washington, D.C. Aragón is one of four finalists who will be honored at a gala ceremony and reading at the Arts Club of Washington on the evening of April 21. The winner will be announced the week of March 13.…

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FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago.

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