2013-2014 Events Archive

Brownbag ZequeraNovember 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

The Idle No More grassroots revolution catalyzed people across the globe within weeks! This Indigenous lead movement initiated by women, asserts Indigenous sovereignty and calls for the protection of land and water. INM builds more allies daily as people come to consciousness about the impacts of colonialism on sexuality, gender, race, ability, and how these are interconnected to the ongoing exploitation of humans, other species, and our environment. This session will discuss the genesis of the movement and the continuing impacts of colonialism. The time is now for change, hope and love.
Sheelah McLean, PhD candidate in integrated antiracist anticolonial education at the University of Saskatchewan. As one of the four founders of the Idle No More Movement, she recently received the Carole Geller Human Rights Award.
Erica Lee, is a political studies and philosophy undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. She spoke at the first “Idle No More” teach-in, held at Station 20 West in Saskatoon and has been named an Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar by the American Philosophical Association and the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.
Alex Wilson, Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre and at the University of Saskatchewan. As an INM organizer, Alex uses education and Cree philosophy to intervene in ongoing practices of colonialism, oppression, and the destruction of land and water.
In Conversation With Community Members:
Susana Cáceres currently works for El/La Para TransLatinas, a nonprofit in the Mission of San Francisco that provides resources and a safe space for transwomen, most of whom are monolingual immigrants.
Susana is a queer embryonic immigrant (made in El Salvador and born in Los Angeles). She speaks her truth trough poetry and recently completed a short documentary honoring her grandparents.
Celia Herrera Rodríguez is a painter and installation and performance artist, originally from Sacramento, California. She teaches Xicana Indígena art theory, history, and practice in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Diversity Studies program at California College for the Arts in Oakland, California. Her work is permanently housed in a number of private and public collections, including the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Gorman Museum of the University of California, Davis.
Moderator, USF Faculty Sandra Alvarez

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.