October, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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An Evening for Educators Día de los Muertos

Spend a lively evening exploring Día de los Muertos celebrations, arts, and history at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Take back hands-on activities for your students that will give them a better understanding of this important cultural holiday. This is a free event for educators. Register at nhccnm.org

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 02:00 pm

North-South Encounters: the Inter-American beginnings of community development programs

Thiago Lopes , Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar

In this presentation, Thiago Lopes will discuss some of the findings of his postdoctoral research project on the history of social-scientific exchanges and rural development policies in the Americas in the 1940s. Drawing on his recent research experience at the Center for Southwest Research/University of New Mexico, he will focus on the role played by U.S. rural sociologist T. Lynn Smith in the agricultural cooperation policies of the Roosevelt Administration for the Americas. Smith’s diplomatic and scientific missions to South America, allowing him to engage in meaningful intellectual dialogues with Latin American thinkers such as the Brazilian writer Oliveira Vianna, were a key factor in his own reformist efforts of strengthening communitarian forms of life amid the negative effects of capitalist development in the countryside. According to Thiago Lopes, Smith’s work gives us an opportunity to reexamine traditional narratives in Scientific and Intellectual History concerning the flow of ideas and developmental models from the Global North to the Global South while also inviting us to investigate theoretical and methodological ways of addressing power asymmetries in the global production/circulation of knowledge.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 03:30 pm

Peace Corps Info Session

David Abundis , Peace Cops Recruiter

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 04:00 pm

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Remembering in Community: A Chat with Ofelia Esparza & Rosanna Esparza Ahrens

Award-winning Chicana artist and educator doña Ofelia Esparza has been creating Day of the Dead altars for decades. She has been covered by the LA Times, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a National Heritage Fellow, and has received the prestigious United States Artist fellowship. Her daughter Rosanna Esparza Ahrens is a Chicana artist with 15 years experience in graphic design and production art. Rosanna, along with her mother and other community members of East Los Angeles, is a co-founder of the creative wellness center, Tonalli Studio. This venue is the first female-owned wellness/art space in East Los Angeles. Together, Ofelia and Rosanna are widely recognized for sharing with the public the healing power of commemoration in many diverse spaces. For instance, both currently teach prisoners through altar-making, as part of the Arts in Corrections program of the non-profit organization, Alliance for California Traditional Arts.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 02:00 pm

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The Field Research Grant Colloquium

LAII Field Research Grants provide graduate students with the ability to conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations in Latin America. Join us for presentations from the grant recipients. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://laii.unm.edu/funding/student-field-research-grants.html

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 05:30 pm

Distringuished Feminist Research Award, Lecture & Reception

Bernadine Hernández

The Feminist Research Institute at the University of New Mexico invites you to attend the 5th Annual Distinguished Feminist Research Lecture. This year’s recipient of this award is Dr. Bernadine M. Hernández, associate professor in the Department of English Language & Literature. Since 2016, the Feminist Research Institute has recognized a UNM faculty member whose scholarly record of research and publication embody and reflect the mission of the Feminist Research Institute. Dr. Bernadine Marie Hernández’s scholarly profile, teaching and community activism demonstrate her commitment to women of color feminisms and advances an understanding of gender as necessarily linked to race, sexuality, and other social formations. The Feminist Research Institute is thrilled to honor Dr. Hernández’s achievements and invites the UNM campus community and beyond to learn about her recently published book, Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2022). The event will feature a lecture given by Dr. Hernández on her recent book, Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2022). There will be copies of the book available for purchase with a book-signing immediately following the lecture. We also invite guests to a reception at Draft & Table in the SUB.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 06:00 pm

Called To Action: A Panel Discussion with The Founders of Artists Call

Please join us for a lively discussion with the founders of Artists Call. In this historic and unprecedented conversation, the founders will discuss how the movement formed, its successes and failures, what it meant to organize against the US government in solidarity with Central Americans in the mid-1980s, as well as what the exhibition, Art for the Future, indicates about art and activism now. The panel includes the venerable New Mexican art critic, historian, and activist Lucy Lippard; Salvadoran poet and filmmaker Daniel Flores y Ascencio; as well as artist and educator Douglas Ashford, Professor of Art at The Cooper Union. The conversation will be led by Abigail Satinsky, co-curator of Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities. Major support for this event was provided by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund, with additional support from The University of New Mexico Department of Art’s Gale Memorial Lecture Series, and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM.

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 12:00 pm

LAII and CCS Día de los Muertos Open House

Come and learn about academic offerings, funding, and other resources offered to students through UNM CCS and the LAII as we celebrate Dia de Los Muertos by honoring our ancestors and traditions. Join us for the Dia de Los Muertos fun activities we have prepared and learn about the traditions! Hot beverages and snacks will be served!

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 03:00 pm

Climate Friendly Agriculture in The Face of Water Scarcity

Dr. Gary P. Nabhan

A renowned agricultural ecologist and ethnobotanist, Dr. Gary Nabhan is considered a pioneer in the local food movement. Dr. Nabhan of the University of Arizona's Southwest Center will examine sustainable food systems amid worsening water scarcity. His talk will be followed by a Q & A session and discussion.

Saturday, November 05, 2022 | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

K-12 Educators Workshop: Reimagining the U.S.-Mexico Border

In this hands-on workshop, educators will learn how to incorporate the concepts of Latinx Futurisms, imagination, and the reality of the US- Mexíco border into their classroom teaching. Curricula and hands-on activities will be offered using the art of the current 516 ARTS’ exhibitions MIGRATORY and When The Dogs Stop Barking as an inspiration. All participants will receive a resource guide on these topics after the workshop.