latin american studies

Ricardo Paul-Llosa: A Bilingual Recital

This November 4th at the Niles Gallery @ 4PM join us for a Poetry Recital by Ricardo Pau-Llosa, the most prominent Cuban-American poet today!

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery

Impact of Spanish Conquistadores on Modern Mexico

A new assessment of the lasting impact of Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Empire’s conquest of the Aztec Empire will be discussed at “New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest and Empire: From the 16th to the 21st Centuries.”

Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de Estado.

This Sunday, October 16, the Late Night Film Series in conjunction with the LACLS program will be showing the documentary Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de Estado. Memorial Hall, 6:00 pm.

Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall
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New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest & Empire: 16th-21st Centuries

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Margaret King Library

Ayotzinapa Memory Event

Come and learn about the disappeared Mexican students and teachers and the campaign to bring them back! 

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Miller Hall Lawn across from Patterson Office Tower

Symposium: “The Intersections of Violence in Latin America”

​We will begin at 9:30 am with a presentation by multimedia artist Diana Kahlo,Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (The Missing Women of Juarez) followed by Francisco Goldman's lecture Ayotzinapa: Mexico Hits Bottom at 11:00 am and we will end with a panel on the Intersections of Violence and Human Rights across Time and Space from 2:00 to 4:30 pm with the participation of Rosa Linda Fregoso, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, Cecilia Menjivar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas and Tiffiny Tung, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Location: 
West End Room, POT 18th floor

Enforcing equality: court rulings, indigenous women, and political participation in Oaxaca, Mexico

Within the last decade, Mexico´s federal electoral courts have taken unprecedented steps to promote affirmative action in favor of women´s political participation. At the federal, state, and municipal levels, this has largely meant rulings that support legislation on gender-based quotas for public posts.  A stumbling block to this affirmative action initiative has been the predominately indigenous municipalities that hold local elections through tradition and custom instead of universal suffrage and secret ballot. Legally recognized as part of indigenous people´s collective right to self-determination, election through custom and tradition has been difficult to fit into existing juridical logics of gender equality.  In the past three years, however, a growing number of electoral conflicts appealed to the federal courts have brought the question of indigenous women´s political participation to the forefront. I examine several of these cases to explore how the courts mediate between the question of collective self-determination and individual women´s rights, how they seek to promote a liberal notion of gender equality, and how women and communities are responding to their rulings in unexpected ways.  I argue that what is at stake is more than just women´s political participation; rather, these rulings reflect contemporary contestations over gender, indigeneity, modernity, and democracy in Mexico more broadly.  
Holly Worthen is a Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociológicas at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.  She received her Phd in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her work focuses on gender, migration, development and indigenous politics.
 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
231 White Hall Classroom Building
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Miguel Alvear Presents: Beyond the Mall: A Documentary About Popular Video Films in Ecuador

Miguel Alvear Presents: 
Beyond the Mall: A Documentary About Popular Video Films in Ecuador

Miguel Alvear is an Ecuadorian filmmaker. His recent movies are Más allá del Mall (2010) and Blak Mama (2009). He studied in Belgium and at the SFAI (California). His movies have been recognized with the Award DocTV in 2010, the prize for best Ecuadorian movie in 2008, and in the “Festival der Nationen”, Austria, 1996.

Sept 24th 4-6:30 pm 
White Hall Classroom Building 234

Sponsored by the International Studies Program, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Kentucky,Sociology Department University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Department of Hispanic Studies

 

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
White Hall Classroom 234

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