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April, 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Our Roles in the Conceptualization and Writing of Popol Wuj: Nueva Traducción y Comentarios

Dr. James Mondloch , Latin American and Iberian Institute

Join us for a presentation in the Spring 2019 LAII Lecture Series as Dr. James Mondloch presents on conceptualizing and writing his most recent publication, Popol Wuj: Nueva Traducción y Comentarios.


Friday, April 05, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Perspectives from Nicaraguan Student Activists

Lesther Alemán, Georgina Capetillo, and Jeancarlo López

Join the LAII, SOLAS, and Fort Lewis College partners for a student-activist panel presentation on the state of democracy in Nicaragua.


Friday, April 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics: Uses of Spanish and English in the Narration of a Mexican Immigrant Woman

Dr. Eduardo Hernández-Chávez , UNM Professor Emeritus of Linguistics; Former Director of Chicana/o Studies

Join us for a presentation in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics as Professor Emeritus Eduardo Hernández Chávez discusses the uses of Spanish and English in the narration of a Mexican immigrant woman, his mother.


Monday, April 08, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

On the Road with the Migrant Caravan

Alice Driver , Journalist

Join us for a presentation with Alice Driver, a bilingual journalist based in Mexico City whose work focuses on migration, human rights and gender equality. She writes for National Geographic, Time, Longreads and CNN and is currently producing a radio story for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Monday, April 08, 2019 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

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.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Proyecto Jaranera & Las Brujas Jaraneras

Ana Zarina Palafox Méndez

Conferencia con Ana Zarina Palafox Méndez y video documental 'El Fandango Jarocho'. Dentro de la lírica popular que está ligada a los estilos de son tradicional en México, durante el S. XX la imagen de la mujer se admitió solamente como bailadora y objeto de piropo, ya sea por usos y costumbres en las poblaciones o, en otros casos, porque los estereotipos en los nacientes medios de comunicación masiva allí la colocaron. Comenzando el S. XXI, un par de convocatorias/publicaciones reunieron a mujeres que escriben décima, la mayoría de forma personal, casi clandestina, y detonaron interesantes procesos de valoración, revitalización y análisis.


Friday, April 12, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Asylum Seekers' Journey: Challenges along the Path

Dr. Kimberly Gauderman and Attorney Rebecca Kitson

Anti-immigration rhetoric and immigrant surveillance, detention, and deportation are defining features of U.S. politics and federal policy and practice. Attorney Rebecca Kitson and Professor and expert witness Kimberly Gauderman will discuss the recent and ongoing challenges that refugees face in the asylum process.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Embodying Fandom: Chanting in Twentieth-Century Argentine Soccer

Eduardo Herrera , Rutgers University

Argentine soccer fandom involves a nuanced set of bodily practices and a vast repertoire of chants based on radio hits and broadcast advertisement. This talk demonstrates how chanting brings together sounds and bodies in an affective public practice that incites intense feelings of social cohesion and belonging meaningful beyond what is being said with words.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 05:45 pm - 07:30 pm

Binational Banking and Financial Markets in New Mexico, Texas, and Chihuahua

Patrick Schaefer , Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness

Please join us for a practical and timely presentation that not only maps the regional and binational banking and financial markets in the New Mexico, Texas, and Chihuahua region, but also addresses the challenges and opportunities these regional markets hold for New Mexico and its neighbors.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Semana Cervantina

Join the Cervantine Week from April 23rd to April 27th. Dates, times, and locations for each event can be found in the event flyer.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Poesía eres tú - Children´s Poetry Contest - XIX edition

Since 2000, the LAII and the Spanish Resource Center have partnered to produce this elementary school student poetry contest. Elementary school kids (from first to fifth grade) recite a poem in Spanish in the most artistic and beautiful way in front of a crowd of over 300 people.


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Drugs and War: What is the Relationship?

Peter Andreas , Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Join us as Dr. Peter Andreas tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of six psychoactive drugs: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine.


Friday, April 26, 2019 | 01:30 pm - 02:45 pm

Cuentistas 2019 - XV edition

Since 2003, the Spanish Resource Center of Albuquerque (SRC) has overseen the Cuentistas contest, an essay contest in Spanish for New Mexico high school students. Non-native and native Spanish speakers are encouraged to submit creative writing samples for consideration in the contest. All are encouraged to participate to help demonstrate that the Spanish language is alive and thriving in New Mexico.


Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 09:00 pm - 05:00 pm

NHCC Children's Bilingual Book Festival

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque will host its first annual NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival. Coinciding with National Poetry Month; Children’s Day, Book Day; Arbor Day; and Semana Cervantina/Poesía eres tú, this festival will celebrate children’s books written in Spanish and English and Native languages and English.