Calendar of Events

March 06, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Spring 2019 CLACLS Faculty Meeting

Welcome to the Spring 2019 Semester CLACLS Faculty!

Join us for a faculty meeting this semester. 

The meeting will take place on WednesdayMarch 6th, 2019 from 11:30am-1:00pm in the CLACLS seminar room in Machmer Hall Rm. W-31D.

A light lunch will also be provided.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

February 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

CLACLS Pre-Dissertation Award Report and Research Presentation

Please join us for our upcoming event:

CLACLS Pre-Dissertation Award Report and Research Presentation

There will be a presentation by Anamary Maqueira Linares, a Ph.D. student at the Economics Department, UMass Amherst.

Her presentation is titled: "Untangling post-90s Cuban economic and social model from a social reproduction lens: preliminary considerations"

There will also be a presentation by Eliana Bedoya, an auxiliary professor of Psychology at the University of Valle in Cali, Colombia.

Her presentation is titled: "Memory of Armed Conflict in an Afro-Colombian Community"

October 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Bilingual Education and Inclusion Policy in Mexico

Indigenous education in Mexico is characterized today as a highly centralized educational system. A national curriculum is compulsory for elementary education (general and indigenous) throughout the country. Although official educational and language policy supposedly promotes intercultural language maintenance education, Hispanicization (castellanización) prevails in most indigenous schools, i.e., submersion or fast transitional programs. The conference with a focus on the "T'arhexperakua – growing together" grassroots project of two P'urhepecha schools in the Michoacán highlands in central Mexico where teachers developed their own curriculum based on mother tongue education. They teach all subject matters and skills including literacy and mathematics in P'urhepecha. Spanish is taught with a specific L2 program. A documentary will be exhibited (Spanish & P'urhepecha with English subtitles) that covers more than ten years of collaborative action research. It shows how the specific curriculum and teaching practice facilitates the transfer of decontextualized and cognitively demanding skills from L1 to L2 and acquire significantly higher literacy skills in both languages than students in submersion programs.

SPEAKERRainer Enrique Hamel, Department of Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, México, D.F. 

Program Director: Indigenous Community and Intercultural Bilingual Education / Coordinator of the Project Language Policy in Latin America (Linguistics and Philology Association of Latin America)

TIME AND PLACE: Fri. Oct. 19th 12pm-2pm, Furcolo Hall Rm. #101, College of Education

 

A LIGHT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

October 11, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Critical Methodologies Seminar Series: Nolan Cabrera- Appropriating the Master's Tools: Critical Quant Analyses and the Fight For Ethnic Studies

Please join us for an event we are co-sponsoring with the College of Education as a part of their Critical Methodologies Seminar Series. This seminar is with Nolan Cabrera who will focus on Appropriating the Master's Tools: Critical Quant Analyses and the Fight For Ethnic Studies. The seminar is taking place Thur. Oct. 11th 11:30am-12:45pm in Furcolo Hall Rm. #101

See flyer for event info.

September 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

“Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action” (Symposium & Dialogue)

Join us for a day of presentations and dialogue between local community leaders/partners, faculty, staff and students who are developing social justice approaches to university-community partnerships within Latinx communities in Western Massachusetts. Community members will be co-presenting with their academic collaborators, and each panel will highlight the importance of developing collaborative pedagogies that recognize Latinx communities as specific sites of creative and dynamic civic engagement. 

This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You may register for the entire day or for specific panels.

For more details and the registration link, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/bKjJkhGPfkj1XqE72

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS: TUESDAY 9/18

The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/468614106970286/

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FRIDAY 9/21 ITINERARY:

9:00 – 9:30: Coffee/pastries & Welcome

9:30 – 10:45: Panel 1- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING

Panelists: Dana Altshuler: Holyoke Public School ethnic studies coordinator / Joel Ariel Arce: UMass Amherst College of Education doctoral student / Dr. Laura Valdiviezo: Associate Professor, UMass Amherst College of Education / Director of UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies / Gloria Penagos: Migrant Program Coordinator, Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start Inc. / Raúl D. Gutiérrez: Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies & Spanish, Holyoke Community College

11:00 – 12:15: Panel 2- POLITICS OF PLACE: BELONGING AND PLACE-KEEPING IN HOLYOKE MA

Panelists: Maria Salgado-Cartagena: Program Coordinator, Community Partnerships fo Social Change, Hampshire College; People's Historian of Holyoke's Puerto Rican Diaspora / Vanessa Rosa: Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College / Nelson Rafael Roman: Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza; Ward 2 Holyoke City Councilor / Joseph Krupczynski: Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Department of Architecture; Director of UMass Civic Engagement & Service-Learning

12:45 – 1:30: Lunch Workshop: STUDENT BRIDGES- YOUTH-CENTERED AND ASSET-BASED APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

1:45 – 3:00: Panel 3- HURRICANE MARIA / ONE-YEAR LATER: CHALLENGES AND IMPACTS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS  

Panelists: Vanessa Pabon: Community Engagement Director, WGBY / Mari Castañeda: Professor and Chair, UMass Amherst Department of Communication; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) / Tara Parrish, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Project / Emily Rodriguez, Organizer Pioneer Valley Project / Jen Sandler: Lecturer, UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology; Director, UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT)

3:15 – 4:00: CLOSING REFLECTION

Ginetta Candelario: Associate Professor of Sociology, Smith College; Director of the Program in Latin American and Latina/o Studies; faculty affiliate of the Study of Women and Gender Program

Also join us that evening from 5-7 PM for a reception from “Building Bridges,” a public art project by Joseph Krupczynski at the University Museum of Contemporary Arthttps://fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BuildingBridges

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The symposium/dialogue is generously sponsored by: 
The UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)

Co-sponsored by: 
UMass Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) and Department of Communication

Contact: Joseph Krupczynski: jkrup@umass.edu
or Mari Castañeda: mari@comm.umass.edu

September 19, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

First CLACLS Faculty Meeting

Welcome back CLACLS Faculty!

Join us and the new Director of The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Laura Valdiviezo, for our first faculty meeting of the academic year. 

The meeting will take place on Wednesday September 19th, 2018 from 11:30am-12:30pm in the CLACLS seminar room in Machmer Hall Rm. W-31D.

A light lunch will also be provided.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

April 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

La Peña de UMass: A Creative Space for Community, Self-expression, and Resistance in these times

Besides meaning rock, a peña (pron: pen•ya) is a creative, dialogical space where people can express themselves and bear witness through sharing experiences, poetry, stories, music, ideas, and news that help the effort of resistance. Come to La peña de UMass to find community and build resistance creatively! All are welcome. Además de significar roca, una peña es un espacio creativo de diálogo, donde la gente puede expresarse y atestiguar compartiendo vivencias, poesía, historias, música, ideas y noticias que contribuyen a la resistencia. ¡Ven a La peña de UMass para crear comunidad y resistir con creatividad! Todos son bienvenidos. Sponsored by the Caribbean, Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UMass Amherst and Puentes Latinos.

April 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Neoliberal Law, Governmentality and De-democratization as Disaster "Management" in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

A Talk by:

César Pérez-Lizasuain, Instructor of Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

He will discuss topics surrounding law, government, and the process of "de-democratization" in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

*Refreshments will be served

April 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Rethinking Cuba: Feminisms, Revolution and Women

A Talk by:

Ailynn Torres Santana, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Ecuador

A leading Cuban social scientist and feminist scholar PhD. Social Sciences. She will discuss topics surrounding feminism, revolution, and women in Cuba.

The talk will be conducted in spanish with translaton services available for non-spanish speakers.

April 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Undergraduate Student Social

Join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 4-6pm in Machmer Hall Seminar Rm. W31-D (the third floor seminar room on the Westside of the building) for an undergraduate social for students interested in the minor, certificate program, or who just want to learn more information! 

This is a chance to meet department faculty, mingle with other students with similar interests, and talk with advisors in a causal setting. We will have flyers with information for you to take.

Pizza, salad, and various refreshments will be served as well!

 

 

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