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Events: Upcoming

Sept. 29

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos and Cultural Literacy in Practice

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Building, Ballroom
Description: Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a free professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused on Día de los Muertos. Using culturally relevant resources, participants will learn how to integrate Día de los Muertos into their classrooms through art and literacy based activities that explore the history and practices associated with this tradition.
Sponsors: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 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.Please see the event flyer for reference
Oct. 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 around Albuquerque come together 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 October, we're reading the 2016 Américas Award-winning title, Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope-Pérez, a YA historical fiction novel that offers a gripping and mesmerizing account of small town racial tension and love in 1930s Texas.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit our related blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see our printable list of 2016 Fall titles and dates.
Oct. 13

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos - Papel Picado, Shrines, and Sugar Skulls

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Building, Ballroom
Description: Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a free professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused on Día de los Muertos. Led by artist and educator Arturo Olivas, participants will learn the history behind papel picado, shrines, and sugar skulls, before delving into hands-on instruction in all three elements.
Sponsors: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 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.Please see the event flyer for reference
Oct. 19

CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series: Jami Núñez: Cozy or Crowded? The Effect of NGOs on Citizens' Contact with Government

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Max Salazar Building, Room 202
Description: Join the CNM and UNM Latin American Studies programs for our Fall 2016 Speaker Series. In this presentation, Núñez addresses how the challenge of building responsive local governments capable of delivering poverty-alleviating services has heightened with the development of the Sustainable Development Goals. The new goals renew the debate on whether non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaging in service delivery facilitate government engagement in similar services or crowd them out of the service delivery sector. This paper explores whether interactions with NGOs affect the demands made of government for goods and services. Using a mixed methods approach, she draws on original data gathered in the Peruvian Amazon in poor rural communities. Through household surveys, she finds no evidence for the claims that demand for government services decreases as a result of support from service-delivery NGOs and instead find that some types of contact with NGOs are associated with greater interaction with government. Extending these findings with interviews with community leaders, governments and NGOs, Núñez identifies mechanisms through which NGOs actually facilitate contact with government. The conclusions are generally supportive to NGOs but also suggest opportunities to further strengthen local government responsiveness.
Sponsors: CNM Latin American Studies Program, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer.
Oct 28

Field Research Grant Colloquium and Reception

Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: LAII, Conference Room
Description: Join the LAII for our second annual Field Research Grant (FRG) colloquium and reception. FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations. Afterwards, all FRG recipients and members of the LAII community are invited to come and mingle to learn more about the exciting research initiatives of UNM's Latin Americanist graduate students. All are invited and encouraged to attend this event.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Nov. 9

Free Film Screening and Workshop: Tatyana Klein: Una Vida, Dos Países

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Description: Join us for a free screening of the documentary Una Vida, Dos Países, to be followed by a presentation and discussion with director Dr. Tatyana Klein.
In the last five years one million Mexicans residing in the US have returned to Mexico, including children and youth who were born or raised in the US. Una Vida, Dos Países presents the stories of these transborder youth, highlighting their experiences living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems, and exploring their parents’ decisions to return to their home country after living undocumented in the US. The 30-minute film is multilingual in Spanish, English, and Zapotec with subtitles throughout. Also available is an accompanying curriculum for secondary schools in the US and Mexico, as well as a guide for teachers of transborder students in Mexico.
Tatyana (Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University) is an Associate Professor in the Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL at The City College of New York (CCNY). During the 2014-15 she was President of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education and a Fulbright scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico. At CCNY she is the faculty advisor of the college’s DREAM Team (a student club of undocumented students and their allies).
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Nov. 14

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 around Albuquerque come together 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'll read The Book of Unknown Americans by Christine Henríquez, an accessible adult novel that weaves together characters' stories as "testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Central and Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart."
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit our related blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see our printable list of 2016 Fall titles and dates.
Nov. 17

CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series: After the Degree: LAS-Informed Careers (An Alumni Panel)

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Max Salazar Building, Room 202
Description: Join the CNM and UNM Latin American Studies programs for the final presentation in our Fall 2016 Speaker Series. This event will feature three alumni of the UNM Latin American Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. They will speak about their current work in the Albuquerque community and offer ideas and thoughts about how their LAS experiences inform their practice.
Sponsors: CNM Latin American Studies Program, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer.
Dec. 12

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 around Albuquerque come together 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'll read The Farming of Bones, a young adult novel by Edwidge Danticat, an acclaimed Haitian writer who explores the history of the island of Hispaniola as she offers this "sobering novel about 'two different peoples trying to share one tiny piece of land.'"
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit our related blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see our printable list of 2016 Fall titles and dates.