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2010 Events Archive

Cuba: Present and Uncertainty Presentation by Jorge Aquino & Roberto Varea

April 13, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, MCL 252

A conversation led by Professors Jorge Aquino and Roberto Varea about the present situation in Cuba, as the island nation begins to transition into a new economic model, in the midst of a continuous US embargo, and raising dissident voices.

Rainbow Pedagogy

April 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, MCL 250

Conversation by Brazilian community leader, Dagmar Garroux, who directs an after-school educational center for children and the youth in one of the most violent areas in the periphery of São Paulo.

Pro-Busqueda: Working for Peach and Justice in El Salvador

April 19, 12:45 - 2:00 PM, MCL 251

Pro-Búsqueda is an association in the human rights movement that carries out the search for children who disappeared as a result of the armed conflict in El Salvador, that promotes their rights, the awareness of the truth, access to justice, to complete reparations for disappeared people and their families.

TV Serrana

April 14, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Fromm: Berman Room

TV Serrana is the award winning community media project that trains youth from the Sierra Maestra in video production so they can tell the stories of their communities and culture. In the 17 years since it’s founding, TV Serrana has produced close to 500 documentaries that have won numerous national and international awards.

Argentina 1976 - 2011: Remembering State Terrorism 35 Years After the Military Coup

March 24, 12:00 - 2:30 PM, CO 107

Talk by Susana Kaiser about the current struggles for memory and justice followed by the screening of Death and the Maiden [UK/USA/France, Dir. Roman Polanski, 1994, 103min].

Susana Kaiser Presents " Argentina 2010: Torturers and Assassins on Trial"

November 18, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, Fromm: Berman Room

Kaiser reported on the hearings of the current trials for human rights abuses committed during the last dictatorship (1976–1983).

Bicentennial Celebration

November 17, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, LM 100

The Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, the Consulate General of Chile, Colombia and Mexico and the Pan American Society celebrated the Bicentennial with a forum from 5:00–7:00 p.m., followed by performers and a reception from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Jesuits: The Conscience of El Salvador Remembered

November 16, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, MCL 250

Dr. Charlie Clements is a public health physician and human rights activist who directs the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. In the early 1980s he provided health care to 10,000 Salvadoran peasants, who were bombed, or rocketed daily by American supplied aircraft. A few years later he was leading Congressional fact-finding missions to El Salvador, which he says "always included the Jesuits as the clearest moral voice in the midst of fog and propaganda of war." Charlie was a special guest at the signing of the 1992 Peace Accords, which ended the twelve year civil war that claimed the Jesuit leaders of the University of Central America amongst its 80,000 victims. Last year Charlie was a special guest at the inauguration of Mauricio Funes, the president elected by the FMLN, the political party formed by the guerrillas and their supporters following the Peace Accords. Charlie is the author of Witness to War (Bantam 1984), which describes his journey of conscience from pilot in Vietnam to doctor in El Salvador. He reflected on the Jesuits' role as conscience of that nation and their continuing influence today.

Cosponsored by the President’s Office, The Lane Center, University Ministry, Latin American Studies, CELASA, School of Education, Politics,and  the Pan American Society.

Patricia Isasa

October 14, 11:40 AM - 12:45 PM, CO 106

Isasa discussed the latest trials in Argentina and her work for Papel Prensa, an alternative newspaper, in which she is part of the investigation commission on human rights.

Cosponsored by Latin American Studies, University Ministry, Performing Arts and Social Justice, Theology and Religious Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Media Studies, The McCarthy Center, and Politics.

Photo by Shawn Calhoun

Susan Katz, Professor of International & Multicultural Education

October 13, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, UC 222

Based upon fieldwork supported by a Fulbright fellowship, Susan Katz researched bilingual-intercultural teacher training among the Shuar, a powerful indigenous group in the Amazon of Ecuador, and the degree to which their schooling promotes - or stifles - a strong indigenous identity.

Photo by Shawn Calhoun

Screening of "Quien Dijo Miedo" Discussion and Q&A with Director Katia Lara

October 5, 12:45 - 4:25 PM

Film presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Translation will be provided during the discussion.

Marina Garone Presents: Women Printers in Latina America: Mexico, Puebla, Guatemala y Lima's Case (XVI - XIX Century)

September 27, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, KA 309

Students Report Back from Summer Internships in Nicaragua

September 20, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, UC 222


Fr. Yvez Voltaire

September 13, 12:15 - 1:30 PM, MCL 251

Haitian professor and Catholic priest Yves Voltaire will speak on the earthquake’s devastation and the efforts underway to rebuild a higher education system in the unique context of Haitian religion and culture.

Photo by Shawn Calhoun

Isabel Allende

September 9, 5:45 - 7:00 PM, Fromm: Xavier Hall

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of nine novels, four memoirs, and a trilogy of children’s novels. After her debut novel, House of the Spirits, her books have been best sellers translated into twenty-seven languages. Allende sets ner newest work in the Age of Revolution and slave revolts during which a beautiful slave and concubine makes her leap for freedom.

Photo by Shawn Calhoun


Guadalupe Rivera Marin

August 30, 12:15 - 1:15 PM, Fromm: Xavier Hall

Rivera Marin, the daughter of painter Diego Rivera, is the author of several law books, as well as three books about her father: Un Rio dos Riveras, Encuentros con Diego Rivera, and her most recent book, My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and his Art. Guadalupe discussed her father’s life as well as his work as an artist. She focused on the mural he originally painted in 1933 for the Rockefeller Center in New York called, “Man at the Crossroads.”

Co sponsored by: LAS, CELASA, USF Reading Project, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Mexican Consul.

Photo by Shawn Calhoun


Marathon Reading

August 24, 1:00 - 3:30 PM, K-Hall Amphitheater

Pedro Lange Churion lead a marathon reading of Elena Poniatowski's book, Querida Diego, te abraza Quiela (in Spanish and English).

Photos by Shawn Calhoun