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Events: Upcoming

Jan 24

LAII Winter Welcome Back

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: LAII, Conference Room
Description: Join the LAII for a Winter Welcome Back celebration, an open house for all our campus community to join us in kicking off the spring term. Come for this informal opportunity to get to know the LAII better. This is your chance to meet our staff (we're here for you!) and to meet other undergraduate and graduate students who are in the Latin American Studies program, who are thinking about joining the program, or who just have an interest in Latin America. We'll have hot chocolate on the stove and sweet and savory munchies.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the event flyer.
Jan 25

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Theatre of the Oppressed

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Latin American & Iberian Institute, Conference Room
Description: Join us as we explore the Theatre of the Oppressed. Based in the work of Brazilian educator and activist Paulo Freire, Theatre of the Oppressed was developed by Brazilian dramatist and activist Augusto Boal who sought, in his words, to "turn non-actors into actors, in the theater and in society." The practice is intended to engage with and empower communities.
The first half of the workshop will be led by Dr. Ricky Lee Allen, Associate Professor in the UNM College of Education, who will provide a brief overview of Paulo Freire's life (1921-1997), historical context, and major ideas.
The second half of the evening will be led by UNM graduate student María José Ramos, who will provide an overview of Theatre of the Oppressed and offer concrete examples of the ways in which it has been used to address issues in communities and K-12 classrooms. Attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on demonstrations./td>
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: Certificates of professional development will be provided to participants. Dinner will be served. Registration is required for this free event. We ask that you PLEASE ONLY REGISTER if you are confident you will attend the workshop. Visit our registration website to confirm your space. It hinders our ability to plan if we cannot gauge attendance. Please see the event flyer for reference.
Jan 26

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar: Javier Lorenzo - Transcription and Edition of Musical Scores of the Manuel Areu Collection

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zimmerman Library, Waters Room
Description: Join the LAII and University Libraries for a presentation with Dr. Javier Lorenzo, a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar. Committed to the promotion of Latin American music, Lorenzo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been a teacher, conductor, and choirmaster since 1984. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at University of New Mexico. He has conducted in several Latin American countries and the United States. Among other accomplishments, in 2013-2014 Lorenzo occupied the “Garrey Carruthers Distinguished Chair” in the Honors College at UNM. In this position, he began the direction of a research project based on the “Collection of Spanish composer Manuel Areu” (1845-1942), that included among many personal documents and music sheets a set of nineteenth century Zarzuelas. The project of selecting and preparing unpublished scores for their world premiere has been expanded to historical research of the legacies left by Areu and the historical contexts of their work in four different countries. Currently, Lorenzo continues working on this research and transcription of music with UNM Honors students as Honors Distinguished Fellow in the UNM Honors College.
Sponsors: LAII, University Libraries
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Feb 1

Field Research Grant Help Session

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII, Conference Room
Description: Please join us at the LAII for a session to review application guidelines, learn tips for writing research proposals, and ask questions about the LAII's field research grants. All first-time applicants are encouraged to attend.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to all.
Feb 13

DEADLINE: FLAS Fellowship Application

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Description: Please note that all FLAS Fellowship applications are due on this date by 5:00 p.m.. For questions or concerns, contact Amanda Wolfe at akwolfe@unm.edu.
Feb 13

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 the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. 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 February, we're reading Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos.
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 reference, see the PDF of Spring 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.
Feb 15

LAII Lecture Series: Anna M. Nogar - The Challenge of National Literary Historiography: The Case of Mexican Literature

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII, Conference Room
Description: Join us for the first presentation in the Spring 2017 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses the challenges posed by the project of writing a history of Mexican literature for the 21st century. This discussion follows the publication of A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016), a collaborative publication that involved pulling together authors from across Mexican literary studies. Nogar will discuss the complex work of framing and populating the sections on colonial Mexican literature, Indigenous literature, and Mexican American literature.
Nogar is associate professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico: Literary and Cultural Inquiries (University of Arizona Press, 2014), A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul (University of New Mexico Press, 2017) and the forthcoming Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, 1628-2015 (University of Notre Dame Press). She specializes in colonial Mexican literature and culture, and Mexican American literature and culture, with an emphasis on New Mexico.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Feb 24-26

Sin Fronteras Film Festival hosted by SOLAS

Time: Varies
Location: The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Avenue
Description: The Sin Fronteras Film Festival is a student organized event devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. Each year the festival is organized by a group of students from various departments who are members of UNM's Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS). The festival has been generously funded by a variety of UNM groups and academic departments. Thanks to the time and money donated by various students, staff, faculty, and community members 2017's festival is a COMPLETELY FREE event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community.
All screenings will be held at the Guild Cinema, and space is limited so arrive early to get a seat! If you have any questions please contact us at SOLAS@unm.edu. We hope you can join us!
Sponsors: The Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) in partnership with many other departments and organizations.
Notes: For more information, please visit the SOLAS website
March 13

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 the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. 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 March, we're reading Dancing in the Rain by Lynn Joseph.
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 reference, see the PDF of Spring 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.
April 10

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 the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. 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 April, we're reading The Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli.
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 reference, see the PDF of Spring 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.

May 22

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 the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. 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 May, we're reading Echo by Pam Muñoz-Ryan.
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 reference, see the PDF of Spring 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.