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Events: Upcoming

Sept 9

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos and Papel Picado

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building, 1701 4th St. SW
Description: Join us for an evening of discussion about Día de los Muertos in the K-12 classroom. We'll focus on papel picado as an important yet ephemeral part of this celebration. Local artists/educators Chris Baca and Mary Carmen Sánchez will explore the history of papel picado, demonstrate hands-on techniques for creating it using traditional and contemporary methods, and offer ideas for how to integrate it into the classroom using math-based exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own papel picado to take home, and will receive certificates of professional development along with copies of relevant curriculum materials. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsors: LAII, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Notes: The event is free and open to all K-12 educators, but registration is required. Please RSVP at the event registration website. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook.
Sept 10

Presentation: Ethnomusicologist Alejandro Madrid - "Secreto a voces: Excess, Vocality, and Jotería in the Performance of Juan Gabriel"

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zimmerman Library, Waters Room
Description: Juan Gabriel is arguably the most successful Mexican singer, songwriter, and producer of the last decades of the twentieth century. One could begin measuring his success through the numerous Billboard, Grammy, Latin Grammy, and MTV awards, and more than 1500 Golden, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Records. The excesses one witnesses in Juan Gabriel's commercial success are analogous to the stylistic excesses one observes in his vocality and the performance of his musical persona. This paper focuses on these excesses and examines them in relation to mainstream ideas about masculinity in Mexico and Latin America. Relating Juan Gabriel's symbolic excess in performance to the Marxist idea of surplus, this paper takes the singer's vocality as a case study to theorize the notion of jotería as a libidinal economy of excesses that puts in evidence the contradictions, silences, and absences of the Mexican and Latin American heteronormative fantasies.
Dr. Alejandro L. Madrid received his PhD in musicology and comparative cultural studies from the Ohio State University. His research focuses on the intersection of modernity, tradition, and globalization in music, dance, and expressive culture from Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border, the Circum-Caribbean, and among Latinos in the U.S. Madrid's publications have received numerous awards; among others, the Robert M. Stevenson and Ruth A. Solie awards from the AMS, the Béla Bartók Award from the ASCAP Foundation, the Woody Guthrie Award from IASPM, and the Premio Casa de las Américas. Currently, he is associate professor of ethnomusicology at Cornell University.
Sponsors: UNM College of Fine Arts, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, please see the event flyer.
Sept 14

LAII Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members from all over Albuquerque come together at our wonderful local bookstore, Bookworks, to discuss young adult and older books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In September we're reading Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero.
Sponsors: LAII, Bookworks
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For a reference, see a list of 2015-2016 Selected Titles.
Sept 24

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Mexico at the Hour of Combat - The Revolution

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Latin American and Iberian Institute, Conference Room
Description: Join us for an evening about the Mexican Revolution. This professional development workshop will feature a private tour of the Maxwell Museum's current exhibit, "Mexico at the Hour of Combat," which focuses on Sabino Osuna's photography of the Revolution. Participants will hear background information about the Revolution, engage in hands-on strategies for including Mexican history in middle/high school clasrooms, and receive relevant curriculum materials to help explore the topic more fully with students. Refreshments will be served. We will meet first at the LAII and then walk together to the exhibit.
Sponsors: LAII, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Notes: The event is free and open to all K-12 educators, but registration is required. Please contact Amy Grochowski at amygro@unm.edu to reserve your space. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook.
Oct 3

Early Childhood Educator's Workshop: Matemáticas y Juegos

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Main Campus, Ken Chappy Hall, Room 113
Description: Join us for a morning with early childhood educator Eva de Andrés as she draws on over 16 years of experience in bilingual classrooms to discuss mathematics in early childhood education. Children are naturally curious in their first 5 years. The best time to introduce mathematics to young children is at this time while their brain is rapidly developing. During the workshop we'll provide proper use of mathematical talk; activities to engage children in purposeful play; and ideas to support the development of counting and create math connections by using open-ended questions. The workshop is offered entirely in Spanish without English interpretation. Materials, certificates of professional development, and refreshments are provided at no cost.
Sponsors: LAII, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque
Notes: The event is free and open to all early childhood educators, but registration is required. Please RSVP at the event registration website. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook. For those unfamiliar with CNM, see our driving and parking instructions.
Oct 5

LAII Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th St. NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members from all over Albuquerque come together at our wonderful local bookstore, Bookworks, to discuss young adult and older books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In October we're reading Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For a reference, see a list of 2015-2016 Selected Titles.
Oct 13

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos - Posada and Printmaking

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building, 1701 4th St. SW
Description: Join us for an evening discussing Día de los Muertos in the K-12 classroom. We'll focus on the significance of death in Mexican culture, José Guadalupe Posada and the role of satire in social critiques, and printmaking as a form of resistance. The evening will be co-led by educator Mike Graham de la Rosa and artist Carol Sanchez. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own design for printing on repurposed materals, and will receive certificates of professional development alongside copies of relevant curriculum materials. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsors: LAII, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Notes: The event is free and open to all K-12 educators, but registration is required. Please RSVP at the event registration website. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook.
Oct 17

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos - Teaching ESL and GLAD Strategies

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Main Campus, Max Salazar Hall, Room 214
Description: Join us for a morning of discussion about Día de los Muertos in the K-12 classroom. This workshop will focus entirely on curriculum and strategies. Through discussion and hands-on exercises, we will highlight how to use ESL strategies modeled after the GLAD teaching method. We will emphasize ways to actively engage your students in the topic. Materials, certificates of professional development, and refreshments are provided at no cost.
Sponsors: LAII, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque
Notes: The event is free and open to all K-12 educators, but registration is required. Please RSVP at the event registration website. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook. For those unfamiliar with CNM, see our driving and parking instructions.
Nov 2

LAII Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members from all over Albuquerque come together at our wonderful local bookstore, Bookworks, to discuss young adult books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In November we're reading Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario.
Sponsors: LAII, Bookworks
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For a reference, see a list of 2015-2016 Selected Titles.
Nov 3

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Máscaras de Michoacán: An Evening with Maskmaker Felipe Horta

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Latin American and Iberian Institute, Conference Room
Description: Join us for a special evening with Mexican maskmaker Felipe Horta, an internationally-renowned mascarero from Tocuaro, Michoacán, who has dedicated himself since the age of 12 to producing masks for the pastorela (Shepherd's Tale) danzas and other ceremonies celebrated in his community and throughout Mexico. Blending allegory with symbols and scripts from popular culture, these dynamic performances discuss and depict faith, sin, and salvation, and also comment upon the joys and struggles of everyday life in contemporary Mexico. Horta has introduced innovative, fine sculpting techniques into the thriving, vibrant art of mask making, and his exquisite masks are embraced and sought after by dancers and others in his community. Participants will hear from Horta (in Spanish, with English interpretation), paint their own masks under Horta's guidance, and receive copies of relevant curriculum materials and certificates of professional development. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: The event is free and open to all K-12 educators, but registration is required. Visit the event registration website to RSVP. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook.
Nov 14

Early Childhood Educator's Workshop: ¡Qué dramático es aprender!

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), South Valley Campus, Room SV 55
Description: Join us for a morning with early childhood educator Clara P. de Sandoval as she draws on over twenty years of experience in the classroom to discuss theater for young children. Children are the most natural actors that exist, from the moment that they begin to have consciousness about their first acts. The acquisition of physical and linguistic abilities, alongside the development of recognition in the child, is all the more interesting and fun when combined with the practice of dramatization. This kinesthetic practice allows the child to become fully integrated in the experience of savoring the pronunciation of the words, touching the softness of the costumes, listening to wordplay and repetition, moving to the rhythm of the music and dance, and letting their creativity and imagination soar. If the child is able to fully embrace the experience, the memory will be difficult to forget for it will bring with it a confidence that will accompany him or her into the coming years.The workshop is offered entirely in Spanish without English interpretation. Materials, certificates of professional development, and refreshments are provided at no cost.
Sponsors: LAII, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque
Notes: The event is free and open to all early childhood educators, but registration is required. Please RSVP at the event registration website. For reference, see the event flyer or join the event on Facebook. For those unfamiliar with CNM, see our driving and parking instructions.
Dec 7

LAII Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Clair Winery, 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members from all over Albuquerque come together at our wonderful local bookstore, Bookworks, to discuss young adult books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In December we're reading American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For a reference, see a list of 2015-2016 Selected Titles.