September 30, 6:00PM, Intercultural Center
Latino Heritage Reception
Palabra, Poetry and Possibilities with performance by Poet Baruch Porras-Hernández and USF Students
October 1, 11:30AM, UC 504 O
Idle No More Workshop
Presenters will workshop best practices for organizing and taking action.
September 30, 4:45PM, MCL 252
Idle No More Presentation
organized by Chican@ Latin@ Studies
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 is a third generation settler living in the Treaty 6 Territory of Canada. She has taught in secondary and adult education and is currently an instructor at the University of Saskatchewan. Sheelah is a PhD candidate in integrated antiracist anticolonial education and works as an antiracist activist through various research projects and community events which challenge the impact of racism, patriarchy and hetero-normativity.
Dr. Alex Wilson is Neynoway Inniniw from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. She is an Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre and at the University of Saskatchewan. Her academic and community work and passion focus on Indigenous land-based education and social -ecological justice. As an organizer, Alex uses education and Cree philosophy to intervene in ongoing practices of colonialism, oppression, and the destruction of land and water.
Erica Violet Lee is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) from Saskatoon. She is a political studies and philosophy undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. In November 2012, Erica spoke at the first “Idle No More” teach-in, held at Station 20 West in Saskatoon. Since then, she has been recognized as an international youth leader with the movement, drawing attention to the need for social and environmental justice for First Nations in Canada.
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30, Cultural Centers/UC 4 Lounge
Chisme y Comida with Professor Daniel Solórzano
Daniel Solórzano, Ph.D., is the director of UC/ACCORD and a a professor of social science and comparative education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department and Women’s Studies. His teaching and research interests include critical race and gender studies on the educational access, persistence and graduation of underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Solorzano has authored more than 60 articles, book chapters and reports on issues of educational access and equity for underrepresented minority populations in the United States. In 2007, he was awarded the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award. Solorzano received his Ph.D. in sociology of education from Claremont Graduate School.
Student seminar with Dr. Solórzano (1 of 3).
Dr. Solórzano's introduction to student community (2 of 3).
Dr. Daniel Solórzano (3 of 3).
Thursday, October 25- 29, Studio Theater
Heroes and Saints
Heroes & Saints, written by acclaimed Chicana playwright Cherrie Moraga, directed by Roberto Varea. In this searing drama set in California's central valley, Mexican immigrants work for survival wages in fields poisoned by pesticides. As the effects of mounting toxicity push the town to the edge, one extraordinary woman stages a dramatic protest to reclaim health and humanity for her community.
Friday, October 12, 12:15-2:15, LM 100
Lit Quake with Yuri Herrera and Heriberto Yépez
Tuesday, September 25, 5:30PM, UC 4th FL
The Chican@ Latin@ Studies department hosted the screening of the award winning film, Precious Knowledge.