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October, 2018

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Photograph of Tlatelolco

LAII Lecture Series: 50 años de la masacre de Tlatelolco: Elena Garro y el 68: violencia y persecución del Estado mexicano

Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, Dr. Miguel López, Dr. Irene Vásquez , Departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Spanish & Portuguese

Join the LAII and the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies for a special event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the massacre of Tlatelolco.


Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Día de los Muertos

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

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.


Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Mexico, the U.S., and the Politics of Mobility in the Trump Era

Faculty of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH)

Join El Centro de la Raza, the Global Education Office, and the LAII for a special roundtable discussion with visiting faculty from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) as they discuss US-Mexico relations in the era of the Trump administration.


Saturday, October 06, 2018 | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Poesía in the Classroom

Join us for a free workshop focused on poetry in bilingual K-12 classrooms. This will be an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn more about how to celebrate the Spanish language and inspire a love of poetry in the classroom.


Monday, October 08, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Women in Coffee and Chocolate

Mayra Orellana-Powell and Karla McNeil-Rueda

Join us as we welcome special visiting guests from the coffee and chocolate industry, Mayra Orellana-Powell and Karla McNeil-Rueda, as they discuss their work as women of color entrepreneurs in the global supply chain industry of specialty coffee and cacao.


Monday, October 08, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Central America: Visual and Cultural Literacy

Muriel Hasbun

Join us for an evening of free professional development as Muriel Hasbun, artist and founder of Laberinto Projects, facilitates a three hour visual literacy workshop for middle and high school teachers on using Central American art to foster dialogue about migration, and to better understand the history and culture of El Salvador.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

9th Annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture

Héctor Armienta

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the UNM Department of English hosts the distinguished Héctor Armienta as the featured speaker for the ninth annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest.


Friday, October 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Expert Practices: Ethical Considerations in Disseminating Findings About Indigenous and Politically-Non-Dominant Languages

Dr. Catherine Rhodes and colleagues

As part of an effort to foster in-depth conversation on critical topics, the LAII has invited UNM faculty and graduate students to convene and examine “expert practices,” discussing the ethical considerations in disseminating findings about indigenous and politically non-dominant languages.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series: Indigenous Andeans: Race and Ethnicity from Colony to Nation

Laura Powell , PhD Student, UNM Department of History

Join the UNM and CNM Latin American Studies programs for the second presentation in their Fall 2018 LAS Lecture Series as UNM graduate student Laura Powell shares her research concerning Indigenous people of the Andean region.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Trying to Resolve Political Issues Through Law: The Spanish State and the Catalan Conflict

Dr. Bruno Aguilera Barchet , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Join the LAII and UNM School of Law for a presentation with Dr. Bruno Aguilera Barchet, Visiting Professor with the School of Law, as he discusses the recent political uprising in the Catalan region of Spain.