2011-2012 Events Archive

Carlos "Santiago" Consalvi

April 2, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, MCL 251

Carlos Consalvi, the legendary "Santiago", voice and soul of the revolutionary Radio Venceremos that accompanied the FMLN and inspired resistance to government sponsored oppression during the war in El Salvador. Mr. Consalvi, now the director of the "Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen" (MUPI) in San Salvador, brought a special exhibit to share with us: a curated selection from a collection of photographs taken by Monseñor Romero himself, kept hidden for more than 30 years. Our community partner, the Mission Cultural Center, featured "Santiago" on Sunday April 1st, at 2:00PM (in Spanish). On Monday, April 2nd, he presented at the unveiling of Monseñor Romero's photo exhibit (Kalmanovitz Hall Atrium), and later that same day, he lectured on "Radio Days in Times of War, Historical Memory in Times of Peace/ Dias de Radio en tiempos de guerra, memoria historica en tiempos de paz".






Spring 2012 CELASA Lecture: Cherrie Moraga

February 7, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, MCL 251

On the Road to Xicana Consciencia. Moraga is an artist, activist, scholar and one of the country's leading Chicana voices whose plays and publications have received national recognition, including a TCG Theatre Artist Residency Grant in 1996, the NEA's Theatre Playwrights' Fellowship in 1993, and two Fund for New American Plays Awards.  In 2007, she was awarded the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature; in 2008, a Creative Work Fund Award,  and in 2009, a Gerbode-Hewlett Foundation Grant for Playwriting.


Fall 2011 CELASA Lecture: Salomon Lerner Febres

October 31, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, MCL 252

Salomon Lerner-Febres was the president of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation commission, who is now directing the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Lima's (PUCP) Center for Democracy and Human Rights.


Lorna Dee Cervantes

October 26, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, LM 100

Lorna Dee Cervantes is both a major voice in Chicana poetry and a Bay Area native. Her work explores minority culture, gender roles, and the power of language and literature. Emplumada, her critically-acclaimed first book, won the American Book Award in 1982. Her latest project daringly plays with form – Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems came out this September.


Son Jarocho: Dance and Music Workshop

October 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, LM 151

Traditional Music from Veracruz, Mexico with Alfredo Herrera González





Carlos Alberto Torres

October 18, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Malloy Hall 129

Arrested April 4, 1980, Carlos Alberto Torres was convicted of seditious conspiracy and related charges, along with ten others, and sentenced to 78 years in prison. He was one of the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence. In 1999, as the result of a broad human rights campaign, President Clinton released most of the men and women he was arrested with, but he did not grant immediate release to Carlos Alberto.
Carlos Alberto was released on parole July 26, 2010, after serving more than 30 years in prison. He  discussed political prisoners in the U.S, human rights, the colonial status of Puerto Rico, and United States prisons.
Co- Sponsored by: Latin American Studies, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, and Masters in International Studies


Mexican Writers on Women in the Literary Arts

October 14, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, UC 222

As part of USF’s LitQuake events USF teamed up with the Mexican Consulate, the Center for the Art of Translation and Litquake for an lunch time panel with Carmen Boullosa and Pura Lopez Colome. 


Infinite Ciudad

October 4, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, MCL 250

The stories of the different tribes, day laborers and homies in the Latino Mission and elsewhere in San Francisco were shared by Infinite City collaborators Jaime Cortez and Adriana Camarena.


Students Report Back from Central America

September 14, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Fromm Hall

Student share their experiences from their summer course in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.