October, 2020

Monday, October 05, 2020 | 04:00 pm

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The Pushback Screening and Q&A

The first of two Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, Veronica Escobar, and the only African-American woman to run for city council in Austin in 2018, Natasha Harper-Madison, lead a diverse group of progressive voices across Texas as they fight decades of institutional racism and policies of discrimination along the border. The battle over immigrant rights, land seizures to build the border wall, and the troubled racial history of the state form the backdrop to a film that explores how a place once known for its reactionary politics is becoming more liberal, more diverse — and more at risk for violent conflict.

Monday, October 05, 2020 | 05:00 pm

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2020 (Virtual) Américas Award Celebration: Book Talk with Author Mitali Perkins: Between Us and Abuela

Mitali Perkins

Join the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Library of Congress for a virtual conversation with Mitali Perkins, author of 2020 Américas Award winning children’s book “Between Us and Abuela.”

Thursday, October 08, 2020 | 03:30 pm

Discussion with fronteristxs collective: Ongoing collaborative work in the abolition movement

hazel batrezchavez and Bernadine Hernández

In this presentation the fronteristxs collective will discuss their ongoing collaborative work in the abolition movement. They will talk about the historical violence of the US immigration system and its relationship to racism in the criminal justice system.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 02:00 pm

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A Conversation with Distinguished Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell on Art, Politics, and Society

Martorell is a renowned printmaker, painter, illustrator, sculptor, draftsman, installation artist, stage and costume designer, performer, writer, and teacher. He has been at the forefront of Puerto Rico’s artistic conversations for more than half a century. Martorell is one of the most prolific Puerto Rican artists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, and a direct heir of the graphic tradition initiated by the masters of the island’s “Fifties Generation.”

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 04:00 pm

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2020 Américas Award Virtual Ceremony

Susanne Schadl, Tony Johnston, Mitali Perkins, Rebecca Balcárcel, Aida Salazar, and Zeke Peña

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Diálogos con Elena Garro: Entrevistas y otros textos

Patricia Rosas Lopátegui, Estela Leñero y Gerardo Bustamante Bermúdez

A los escritores los conocemos a través de su obra, sus diarios o sus memorias, pero pocas veces nos acercamos a ellos por lo que comentan y analizan en las entrevistas que conceden a lo largo de su vida. Diálogos con Elena Garro. Entrevistas y otros textos, Edición, estudio preliminar y notas de Patricia Rosas Lopátegui (Editorial Gedisa-México, 2020) reúne los encuentros periodísticos que sostuvo a lo largo de su periplo existencial la “última hada sobre la tierra”, como llamó Margarita Michelena a la dramaturga mexicana. Esta obra con más de 1600 páginas en dos volúmenes contiene entrevistas, textos complementarios, iconografía de 172 imágenes y algunos materiales inéditos para comprender mejor a Elena Garro (1916-1998), una de las escritoras más importantes del siglo XX.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Las Madres de Berks Screening and Talkback with Michelle Angela Ortiz

Join us for a free screening and talkback of “Las Madres de Berks” short documentary created by Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz. ”Las Madres de Berks" shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Master's in Latin American Studies Info Session

UNM continues to be one of the best places in the country for Latin American-focused scholarship. Join the Latin American Studies program for an information session to learn more about our MA program.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Rethinking Afro-Latino Culture in Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and Brazil

Dr. Doris Careaga (Chicana & Chicano Studies), Dr. Paulo “MC” Dutra (Spanish & Portuguese), and Dr. Kathy McKnight (Spanish & Portuguese)

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Doris Careaga from Chicana & Chicano Studies and Dr. Paulo “MC” Dutra and Dr. Kathy McKnight from Spanish & Portuguese to discuss Rethinking Afro-Latino Culture in Mexico, the US Southwest, and Brazil.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 03:30 pm

Horses and Humans in the Americas: Archaeology and Indigenous Horse Use from the North American West to Argentina

Juan Bautista Belardi, Emily Lena Jones and William Taylor

In this interactive panel discussion we will explore what we know about horses and people in western North America and in Argentina, what changes the its introduction brought, the methods we have developed for answering questions about the use of the horse by Indigenous societies, and some of our preliminary results.

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 03:30 pm

LAII K-12 Afro-Latinidad Teacher Workshop Series: Cultural Traditions

Join the LAII for the Institute’s first-ever teacher workshop series on Afro-Latinidad! Throughout the series, we’ll discuss a variety of Afro-Latinx cultures across Latin America, a range of spiritual and cultural Afro-Latinx traditions, and a diverse selection of historical Afro-Latinx figures. We'll spend our first workshop discussing resources for curriculum about the Afro-Latinx traditions of Bomba, Santeria, and Carnaval. Lessons will include reading, video, music, and podcast components and will include content in both English and Spanish. Participants will receive certificates of professional development and curriculum resources.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Retrieving the Real History: Exploring the Margaret Randall Archives at UNM

Naomi Ambriz (American Studies), Dr. Jessica Frazier (University of Rhode Island), Barbara Korbal (CSWR Fellow), Gabriela Silva (Mexican Independent Scholar), Dr. Roberto Tejada (University of Houston), Margaret Randall and Gioconda Belli

Organized as part of University Library’s annual Willard Lecture series, these events will feature Margaret Randall’s conversation with Nicaraguan revolutionary and writer Gioconda Belli, as well as readings from Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home. This conversation will be preceded by a panel of scholars discussing Randall’s poetic, scholarly, and photographic archives, which are held at the Center for Southwest Research.