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April, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Creating the Sisters in Blue: History, Legend and Place

Anna Nogar • Enrique Lamadrid • Amy Córdova

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Anna Nogar, Dr. Enrique Lamadrid, and Amy Córdova as they share the process behind creating Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul: Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México, a bilingual children's book that weaves together New Mexican history, legend, and place.


Thursday, April 05, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Resolana con Simón Romero

Join the UNM Spanish as a Heritage Language student organization, Resolanas, as they welcome journalist Simón Romero.


Friday, April 06, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Spring 2018 C&J Colloquium: Citizen Made Alien: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Politics of War

Dr. Lisa A. Flores , University of Colorado Boulder

Join the Department of Communications & Journalism for a presentation with Dr. Lisa A. Flores, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, as she discusses gender, race, and violence in the politics of war.


Saturday, April 07, 2018 | 10:30 am - 03:00 pm

25th Annual César Chávez March and Fiesta

Join the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee for their 25th Annual Marcha de Justicia and fiesta honoring the life and legacy of Chávez and farm workers.


Monday, April 09, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Multi-Actor Conflict and Violence in Colombia

Dr. Javier Osorio , University of Arizona

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Javier Osorio, an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, as he discusses multi-actor conflict and violence in Colombia.


Monday, April 09, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: How I Became a Nun

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Photographic: A Reading and Signing with Author and Illustrator

Isabel Quintero • Zeke Peña

Join us for a special evening with author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña as they discuss their newest collaboration, the amazing graphic novel, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Segundo Encuentro Jaranerxs Burqueño 2018

Patricia Hidalgo • Esther Cruz Marantos

Join us for a week of community building with two Son Jarocho musicians from Veracruz Mexico, Patricio Hidalgo and Esther Cruz Marantos. As keepers and experts of AfroMexican folk music, they will be sharing historical knowledge of Son Jarocho and host zapeatedo (dance), lyric writing and jarana workshops. This fabulous week is open to anyone that is interested in learning about the Afro Influences in Son Jarocho and a great opportunity to learn how to play an instrument.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Haciendo justicia desde la comunidad: A Discussion with Peruvian Artists and Activists

Adelina García • Wari Zárate • and Rosalía Tineo

Meet Peruvian artists and activists Adelina García, Wari Zaraté, and Rosalia Tineo whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth, justice, and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using their traditional folk arts of Ayacucho, they give testimony to the stories of individuals and communities who endured violence. The discussion will take place in Spanish with English interpretation.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Spanish Women Sound Artists: Sound Creations for Piano with Extended Techniques, Electronics, and Multimedia

Carmen Morales Moreno

Join us for a presentation in the Spring 2018 Musicology Colloquium and Music of the Americas Concert Series as pianist Carmen Morales presents on Spanish women sound artists.


Friday, April 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LAII PhD Colloquium

Join us for an afternoon with our LAII PhD Fellows, doctoral students from around campus whose work relates to Latin America, as they discuss their ongoing research.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: The Rise of the Latin American New Middle Classes in Brazil and Colombia: A Cultural Story

Diego Bustos , UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for a presentation in their Spring 2018 LAS Lecture Series as graduate student Diego Bustos shares his research on looking at the rise of the Latin American new middle class.


Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Political Participation in “Post-Conflict” Colombia: Social Movements, Community Radio and the Challenge of Implementing the 2016 Government-FARC Peace Accords in the Countryside

Mario A. Murillo , Hofstra University

Join us for a presentation with Professor Murillo of Hostra University as he addresses questions regarding political participation in "post-conflict" Colombia.


Monday, April 23, 2018 | 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

3rd Annual Semana Cervantina

To commemorate the “International Day of the Book” and the “Day of the Spanish Language” on April 23rd, Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque organizes a week of events in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Spanish Resource Center, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute, and the Consulate of Mexico.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Writing Resistance Symposium

Join us for "Writing Resistance," a mini-symposium focused on the theme of writing resistance and featuring Brazilian author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Prêmio Jabuti award Natalia Borges Polesso and literary and cultural critic Leonardo Tonus.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Mezcal, Tequila & Sotol: A Conversation About Supporting Mexican Craft Spirits in the Global Economy

Graciela Angeles - Ricardo Pico - William Scanlan, III - Clayton Szczech , Distillery Representatives

Join us for a panel presentation with invited speakers who represent a range of organizations producing craft spirits in Mexico.