2013-2014 Events Archive

April 10, 11:40AM, KA 209, CELASA Brown Bag with Jorge Aquino

Pussy Riot: Indecent (Queer) Theology. Based on the work of Argentinian queer theologian, Marcela Althaus-Reid.

April 17, 11:40AM, KA 309, CELASA Brown Bag Presentation with Nadina Olmedo, 
Nadina will discuss her new book,
Ecos góticos en la novela del Cono Sur.

April 29, 4:35-6:20PM, K311, Luis Leon: Queer Machismo in Film

March 3, 9:40AM, LM 245, Queer Andes

Decolonizing Queer Space in the SouthernAndes: Race, Sexuality, and Sideways Relationality. A Presentation by Pedro di Pietro (UC Berkeley).

SPRING 2014 CELASA LECTURE

March 3, 6:30 PM, HANDLERY ROOM (LM 100), WOMEN and HUMAN RIGHTS: A CONVERSATION WITH NORA CORTIÑAS, 

Founding Member and Spokesperson, MADRES DE PLAZA DE MAYO (Línea Fundadora)

Presented in partnership with the Global Women's Rights Forum

February 13, 9:55-11:40AM, LM 355, Filmmaker John J Valadez,  

Film screening and discussion with the director of Prejudice and Pride, a film documenting the Chican@ movement. 

February 13, 6:30 PM, Fromm Maier Room, MUJER, MAÍZ Y RESISTENCIA,

(Women, Corn, and Resistance)

Portraits of Mexican Women Fighting to Protect Original Native Corn

A Visual Presentation by Photographer JULIO PANTOJA

March 1, 2:00 PM, Audrey Lorde Room, SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN'S BUILDING, LUCHADORAS SIN FRONTERAS: A Dialogue between NORA CORTIÑAS and OLGA TALAMANTE, 

November 11, 11:40AM, K-Hall 309, Brown Bag Lunch Lecture with Desiree D. Zerquera, School of Education
Serving the Students we Have or Serving the Students we Want?: Prestige-Seeking in Higher Education and Its Consequences on Latino Students
Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk with Desiree D. Zerquera, School of Education
This Brown Bag discussion presents findings on a study that challenges the system of education by highlighting trends over time in how institutions charged with serving underrepresented students are seeking prestige at the cost of serving Latino students.

October 31, 11:40 AM, K-Hall Amphitheater, Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

October 17, 11:40AM, K-Hall 209, Brown Bag Lunch Lecture with Elisabeth Friedman (Politics and Latin American Studies)


Latin American Lesbian Feminists in Latin America have used internet-based technologies to extend their counterpublics – arenas for constructing solidarity and challenging domination. Rather than reflecting the latest trends in technological development, “digital” counterpublics are intimately linked to community needs and challenges: in this case, ensuring a place for private exchange while enhancing the visibility of lesbian existence. This work-in-progress draws from original interviews and online evidence from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru to offer a perspective on the transformation of technology and movement.

Litquake October 11, 12:30, MCL 251, Litquake with Álvaro Enrigue and Valeria Luiselli


A special bilingual presentation of Mexico-born authors. 
Álvaro Enrigue is the award winning author of four novels and two books of short stories. He has been translated into several languages, including German, English and French. His story collection Hipotermia (Hypothermia) was published in the US by Dalkey Archive Press in 2013. He currently teaches at the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University.
Valeria Luiselli is author of the essay collection Papeles Falsos (Fake Papers) and the novel Los Ingravidos (Faces In The Crowd). She has contributed to Letras Libres and The New York Times, and has also written ballet librettos for the New York City Ballet. Born in Mexico City, she is studying for a PhD in Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

October 10, 4:00 PM, UC 503, Report Back From Cuetzalan

Students will share their summer experiences in Puebla and Cuetzalan, Mexico.

October 7, 5:00 PM Maier Room, Fromm, Fabiana Rousseaux

Fabiana Rousseaux is a psychologist and the director of the Center for the assistance of victims of human rights abuses, an institution of the National Secretariat of Human Rights of the National Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Argentina. One of the center’s main activities is to coach and support victims testifying at the current trials for crimes against humanity committed under state terrorism (1976-83).

October 3, 6:00 PM, MCL 251, Mirta Antonelli

The Mining Model & Societal Projects: Corporate Strategies and Socio-territorial Resistance in Latin America by Dr. Mirta Antonelli, Professor of Social Discurse Theories and Director of Research Projects (Category I), Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina.

September 30, 4:45PM - 6:30PM, MCL 251, Idle No More: Transgressing Bodies, Boundaries and Beauty

September 25, 3:30PM, MCL 252, Marco Williams

Filmmaker Marco Williams will be screening The Undocumented, which reveals the ongoing impact of immigration laws and economic policies and investigates the causes and effects of migrant deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border.

Ana Rivera FlyerSeptember 16, 9:15AM, K-Hall 363, Ana Rivera

Ana Rivera is a young political activist in Honduras. The US-backed coup overthrew the democratically-elected president, Manuel Zelaya in 2009. A resistance movement to the coup arose, and has formed a political party in just one year, LIBRE; their candidate for president is his wife, Xiomara Castro Zelaya. Ana is the official liaison to North America for the resistance and LIBRE. She will be discussing the November elections, and the increasing occurrences of violence among journalists, labor organizers, and LGBQT.