Lecture Series

Directed by Reuben Aronson and produced by the Amazon Aid Foundation, this film documents the apocalyptic destruction being wrought today by illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon. This film viewing will be followed by a discussion.

Recipients of the CLACLS Summer Pre-Dissertation Research Award

Martha Balaguera, Political Science

"Intersecting Transitions: Migration, Confinement and Gender at the Limits of Sovereignty"

Carlos Valderrama Renteria, Sociology

"Imaging Black Community Sites and Forms of Black Politics in Colombia of 1970s"

Manuela Borzone, Comparative Literature

"Traveling Guachos: The Calender Illustrations of Florencio Molina Campos in Argentina and the United States"

Guest Speakers: Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, former head of the Bar Association of Puerto Rico, currently serves on the Advisory Council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch -“PROMESA: I Promise that I will Treat you as my Colony and my Property”
Ian J. Seda-Irizarry, Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay College, CUNY- "The Self-Inflicted Crisis and the Junta in Puerto Rico"

*****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2016*****

Quinn Kepes, Program Director of VERITÉ, and CLACLS alum, will discuss groundbreaking research on human trafficking in Latin American.

David Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies at Mount Holyoke College. This lecture will address the government practice of detaining migrants in “family residential centers” during deportation and asylum hearings.

A film screening and discussion with documentary film director, Alicia Calderón, and Natividad Guerrero, mother of a missing daughter.

"In the Mexican narco-war, thousands of mothers search for their missing sons and daughters. In Portraits of a Search, the stories of Natividad, Guadalupe and Margarita intertwine to convey the different forms of confronting the search and uncertainty: one turns to the FBI, another obtains the Nation’s president’s personal promise, and the other tries to return to her routines so as to save her grandson. A portrait of Mexico today."

This Lunch & Learn is facilitated by Julio Capó, Jr., Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Commonwealth Honors College, to celebrate and acknowlegde Latin@ Heritage Month and National LGBT Center Day. Part of Culturas que Perduran/Enduring Cultures

A film showing and conversation with critically acclaimed director, Luis Argueta.

"ABRAZOS tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to  meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for nearly two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity."

Footage from a lecture delivered by CLACLS Fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar on Brazil, Marco Aurelio Maximo Prado. This lecture was on Gender Norms and Transgender Experience in Brazil and was held on 9/25/15.

Presented by Carlos Suarez-Carrasquillo, Political Science, Umass

 

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