Culture and Community Events

Friday, February 05, 2021 | 03:30 pm

K-12 Educator Workshop: Afro-Latinidad in Mexico

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 last workshop discussing resources for curriculum about the Afro-Latinidad in Mexico. We'll discuss Afro-Mexicans and the fight to be recognized on the census, the Afro-Latinx towns of Veracruz and Costa Chica, the historical impact of Gaspar Yanga, and more.


Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 02:00 pm

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Field Research Grant Information Session

Texanna Martin, Dominic Baca and Phillip Salazar, UNM LAII

The LAII FIELD RESEARCH GRANT provides graduate or professional students the opportunity to conduct preliminary research in Latin America for their degree projects, as well as faculty the opportunity to begin fieldwork on new projects or add a comparative dimension to previous research. Restrictions apply. Applications are due Friday, March 12, 2021.


Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 02:00 pm

North American Language Assistant Program Info Session

Do you want to go to Spain for a school year as a language assistant? Attend this info session to learn more!


Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Justicia for the Children

Saray Argumedo, Amalia Mondragon, Virgil Esquivel, and Gloria and Ismael Gonzalez

Join us for a discussion moderated by Jorge García, Senior Program Manager at UNM El Centro De La Raza, with video producer Saray Argumedo, musician Amalia Mondragon, community organizer Virgil Esquivel , and video elders Gloria and Ismael Gonzalez on their important organized work. Amalia Mondragon will also treat participants to a live musical performance with Celia Aguilar and Angel Otero.


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.


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 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.


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.”


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 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.


Friday, September 25, 2020 | 03:00 pm

Border South: A Documentary Film and Q & A

Directed by Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and Produced by Jason De León, Presented by the Undocumented Migrant Project in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94

To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory. Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from southern Mexico to the US border. Gustavo’s gunshot wounds from Mexican police, which have achieved abundant press attention, might just earn him a ticket out of Nicaragua. Meanwhile anthropologist Jason painstakingly collects the trail’s remains, which have their own stories to tell. Fragmented stories from Hondurans crossing through southern Mexico assemble a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.


Friday, September 25, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Writing, Researching and Reading Bilingual, Regional Children's Literature

Dr. Anna M. Nogar, Department of Spanish & Portuguese,The University of New Mexico

Do you remember reading or being read children's books?  Were they about leyendas y mitos, historias or places you had been near home?  ¿Was there a vaivén between languages? In this talk, Dr. Anna M. Nogar will discuss the research involved in creating illustrated, bilingual books with a regional focus for children; how such books are written; and what is involved in their reading for young audiences. Teaching and working with current students in an online undergraduate class on "La vida juvenil bilingüe" in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Nogar shares that experience and helps us think about what these books mean for their audiences and for us.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 03:00 pm

Apply Your Skills to a Career in Diplomacy: Meet UNM Diplomat in Residence Laura Gritz

UNM Diplomat in Residence Laura Gritz will hold a discussion about internships and careers in the Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State and how the skills you develop with Latin American coursework could lead to an exciting career in diplomacy. The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. You can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State. The Department offers internships, fellowships for graduate school, funding for study abroad, jobs, and careers. All majors and backgrounds are welcome.


Tuesday, September 08, 2020 | 03:00 pm

Researching Paraguayan Guarani: The Minoritized Language of the Majority

Josefina Bittar, PhD candidate and LAII PhD fellow

Paraguayan Guarani, one of the native languages of Paraguay, is spoken by more than 80% of the country’s population. However, despite government and societal efforts, Spanish remains the language of prestige, required for education opportunities and social mobility. In this presentation, Josefina Bittar will discuss the characteristics of Guarani-Spanish bilingualism in Paraguay, the importance of documenting linguistic practices in the country, and the role of researchers in challenging the population’s internalized prejudices about languages and their speakers.


Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 11:30 am


Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 02:00 pm


Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Musicology Colloquium Series: Arab Musicking on the US Mexico Border

Dr, Andrea Shaheen Espinosa, University of Texas, El Paso

This talk explores the relationship between trauma and identity by examining Arab music performance on the U.S.–Mexico border. Drawing on the musicking of Syrian and Mexican migrant communities, I interrogate theories of cultural and psychological trauma and borderland epistemologies to explore how border tensions influence the often-fraught views of identity.


Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 02:00 pm

LAII Lecture Series: Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elias Calles y Fernando Torreblanca Digital Collection

Fátima Del Angel Guevara

Join the LAII for a presentation on The University of New Mexico’s Center for Southwest Research Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elias Calles y Fernando Torreblanca Digital Collection. The collection is is part of a collaborative preservation and access project designed to create, secure and provide open access through New Mexico Digital Collections to digital surrogates of documents held physically at the FAPECFT in Mexico City.


Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 03:00 pm

Car Trunk: A Multimodal Migration

Melisa Garcia

"Car Trunk: a Multimodal Migration" is an exhibition of the reconstruction of the car trunk that Melisa’s mother, as a young child, migrated to the United States inside of. The installation utilizes multimodality, testimonio, art, and storytelling to reconstruct the memory and experience of her journey to the United States in the late 1970’s when she escaped the civil war in El Salvador with her mother and two sisters. The nature of the art project is so that through the model of the testimonio others are able to also interact, engage with the art pieces at a technological intimacy. This means that participants will be able to read about the emotional, political, and traumatic history of El Salvador through QR codes that will be on the car trunk. As well, social media will be utilized to have the participants experience surpass the installation state and reach others.


Monday, March 02, 2020 | 10:00 am

Cultural Appropriation and Assimilation in the New Global Context

Loga Roman Torkian and Azam Ali (from Niyaz)

Having an understanding of Cultural Appropriation, Assimilation and Appreciation will help us to contextualize the way we interact with other cultures. Tourism, business practices, food, fashion, festivals, concerts and consumption on social media have far-reaching consequences on global communities due to America's cultural and economic dominance in the world. We will address the delicate balance between the need for commercial viability, community impact, and representation when choosing artists and promoting events. The panelists will discuss the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation as a way to understand the various stakes involved in selecting an International artist. As diaspora becomes a more common lived experience for people around the world, the importance of using terminology that reflects the nuances of cultural fluidity, becomes tantamount when categorizing music and artists.


Friday, February 28, 2020 | 06:30 pm

Language Concordance, Heritage Language Health Professionals, and Latino Health

Glenn Martínez, PhD

Health communication researchers agree that language concordant (LC) health care encounters significantly impact health care quality, health outcomes and health care relationship for language minority populations in the United States. While the health protective benefits of LC care have been well documented, relatively few studies have sought to describe the discourse characteristics of LC encounters. These studies point to significant differences between LC encounters with an L2 Spanish-speaking provider and with an HL Spanish-speaking provider. In this presentation, I will present the results of a study that compares LC interactions between L2 and HL providers, point out the discourse features of these interactions and demonstrate the impact of these interactions on health and behavioral outcomes of Spanish-speaking patients. Finally, I will consider the implications of this research for the teaching and testing of Spanish heritage language health professionals in the United States.


Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 03:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Film Screening: The Resurrection of Victor Jara

Dr. Juan Carlos Vallejo, Associate Producer of the film

This film documents the extraordinary life and legacy of iconic Chilean singer-songwriter, Victor Jara, executed in 1973 following a right-wing military coup. Join the LAII for a special film screening followed by a Q+A with the Associate Producer of the film, Dr. Juan Carlos Vallejo.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 07:30 pm

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Music from the Americas Concert Series: Low Frequency Trio

Low Frequency Trio: Antonio Rosales, Juan José García, José Luis Hurtado



Friday, January 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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LAII Field Research Grant Info Session

Join us for an information session about the LAII Field Research Grants! These grants provides graduate students the opportunity to conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations in Latin America for a thesis or dissertation proposal, as well as faculty the opportunity to begin fieldwork on new projects or to add a comparative dimension to field research conducted previously.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:00 am

Spanish Language and Culture Assistants Program Info Session

Mariola Sánchez Cascón, Education Advisor, Embassy of Spain

Would you like to spend a school year in Spain, getting to know its culture and people while improving your Spanish and collaborating with other foreign language teachers in school tasks? Join us for an info session to learn more about the Language and Culture Assistants program!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 05:00 pm

K-12 Educator’s Workshop: Winter Celebrations in Latin America

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for an evening of free professional development as we explore winter holidays celebrated in Latin America!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12:30 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.


Friday, November 15, 2019 | 03:00 pm

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.

Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diazhas a remarkable résumé, having formerly served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, he served as one of the nation’s principal representatives in the negotiations leading to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Dr. Martinez-Diaz will give a presentation entitled “Global Climate Change Policy”, based on his recent book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 02:00 pm

Music, Power, and Signification: A Phenomenological Reading of Race in New Spain

Jesus Ramos-Kittrell, University of Connecticut

In New Spain, an institutional structure of merit and promotion hinged on the idea of reason as an intrinsically European attribute. This attribute differentiated 'Europeans' from people of mixed race claiming European status based on their skin complexion. Given the effective impulses permeating ideas about reason in New Spain, this paper considers reason in light of musico-phenomenological strategies that racialized subjects used to re-write their bodies. Such process problematizes the philosophical purview of the Enlightenment's civilizing mission, and the historical narrative of its political project.


Thursday, November 07, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Resistencia y Movimientos Armados de los Pueblos Indígenas en Michoacán: Reflexiones Históricas de una Lucha Viva

Dr. Lorena Ojeda Dávila, UNM Mexico Studies Chair

Esta charla analizará los principales movimientos de lucha y resistencia indígena que se han desarrollado en el estado de Michoacán, México, poniendo especial énfasis en el pueblo purépecha y la experiencia del pueblo de Cherán. Se hará un recuento histórico de las principales problemáticas que han enfrentado estos pueblos, fundamentalmente después de la reforma agraria, así como de las estrategias que sus habitantes han implementado a lo largo del tiempo para contrarrestarlas.


Tuesday, November 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm

Humanities, Digital Humanities, and Latinx Studies: Exploring the Interstices in Academic Libraries

Dr. Margie Montañez, Central New Mexico Community College

Centering her own navigation through a humanities doctorate, archival research, and a postdoc in academic libraries, Dr. Montañez will forefront the importance of humanities in emerging digital and scholarship trends. From Chicano/a Studies to Latin American post-custodial projects, this talk will explore the interstices and possibilities of the digital humanities to bridge the North-South information divide, ask new questions, and engage new modes of knowledge production.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 03:00 pm

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Car Trunk: A Multimodal Migration

Melisa Garcia

"Car Trunk: a Multimodal Migration" is an exhibition of the reconstruction of the car trunk that Melisa’s mother, as a young child, migrated to the United States inside of. The installation utilizes multimodality, testimonio, art, and storytelling to reconstruct the memory and experience of her journey to the United States in the late 1970’s when she escaped the civil war in El Salvador with her mother and two sisters. The nature of the art project is so that through the model of the testimonio others are able to also interact, engage with the art pieces at a technological intimacy. This means that participants will be able to read about the emotional, political, and traumatic history of El Salvador through QR codes that will be on the car trunk. As well, social media will be utilized to have the participants experience surpass the installation state and reach others.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 12:30 pm

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5th Annual Field Research Grant Colloquium

Join us for the LAII's fifth annual Field Research Grant Colloquium, where we will highlight graduate student scholarship. Recent FRG recipients will share their respective research experiences and findings in a series of presentations.


Friday, October 25, 2019 | 03:00 pm

Climate Vulnerability & Conflict in the Central American Dry Corridor

Join the LAII, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and the Department of Political Science for a panel discussion to explore how vulnerability to climate change in Central America is driving violence, migration, and other social changes throughout the region.


Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:30 am

Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy

Dr. Christy Thornton, John Hopkins University

Join the LAII, Department of History, and the International Studies Institute for a presentation with Dr. Christy Thornton, assistant professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, as she discusses her current manuscript project, “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.” This talk will uncover the hidden role of politicians, diplomats, and economists from post-revolutionary Mexico in shaping the governance of the global economy.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 05:30 pm

LAII 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute! The evening will include a performance from Mariachi Juvenil and a casual presentation with alumni from each of the last four decades on how the LAII has positively influenced their professional trajectories.


Monday, October 21, 2019 | 05:30 pm

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Linguistics: Switching On and Off Spanish Grammatical Gender in Bilingual Scenarios

Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita-Couto, Leiden University

Gender agreement in Spanish is relatively transparent (Roca 1989). Spanish-speaking children acquire gender agreement before the age of five (Mariscal 2009) and adult speakers do not generally show any difficulties with agreement. However, what happens in bilingual situations when a speaker of Spanish also speaks another language that lacks a grammatical gender distinction? This talk will report a series of production and acceptability tasks designed to explore the behavior of Spanish grammatical gender when Spanish is spoken alongside a language that lacks grammatical gender (English, Purepecha, Basque, Papiamento). Dr. Maria del Carmen Parafita-Couto will focus on two linguistic phenomena.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 03:30 pm

“They Say the Bones Talk”: Enforced Disappearances and the Archives of State Terror in Past and Present Mexico

Dr. Alexander Aviña, Arizona State University

Join the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Alexander Aviña, associate professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Aviña’s talk will discuss the history of enforced disappearances in the southwestern state of Guerrero during the 1970s, as different state agents used this terror tactic to sap popular support for radical political movements and peasant insurrection.


Monday, September 23, 2019 | 05:30 pm

The Consulate of Mexico in NM: 170 Years of Presence and Consular Protection

Join us in celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate in New Mexico! Three panelists will talk about the consular presence in New Mexico, the protections offered to families in both countries, and policies implemented throughout the consulate’s history that have promoted empowerment of immigrants and their families.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 06:30 pm

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Root Causes of the Central American Exodus

What is going on to drive so many families from their homes and risk everything to come to the United States? Panel discussion led by local academic leaders with experience in Central America including Dr William Stanley, director of the Latin American & Iberian Institute.


Friday, September 13, 2019 | 01:00 pm

Apply your Skills to a Career in Diplomacy: Meet Diplomat in Residence Southwest Laura Gritz

Laura Gritz , Diplomat in Residence Southwest

The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. You can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State. The Department offers internships, fellowships for graduate school, funding for study abroad, jobs, and careers. All majors and backgrounds are welcome. 


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm

LAII Fall 2019 Welcome Back Reception

Each fall, the Latin American & Iberian Institute welcomes its community of faculty, students, and staff back to campus with a celebratory reception. Join us on Tuesday, August 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bosque Brewing in Nob Hill. We will share in food and drink, mingle, and look forward to the semester ahead!


Friday, July 19, 2019 | 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

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Camina el Autor: The Iconography of Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, Peruvian/Quechuan Chronicler

Camina el Autor showcases the extraordinary work of Guaman Poma; explores the history of the indigenous people of Peru, Andean civilization, and Spanish conquest; and broadens our understanding of Peruvian culture and history.


Monday, May 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Border Doors: Niños en jaulas (Kids in Cages)

Summer 2019 brings the return of Border Doors: Niños en jaulas (Kids in Cages) to The University of New Mexico. Created by students at Sandi Prep, this art exhibit features full-size doors covered in multimedia collages, all intended to raise awareness and educate the public about how US government policies continue to sanction human rights violations against migrants coming to the United States.


Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and The Americas

A full week of films, music, food, exhibits and lectures highlighting the extraordinary journey of the Jewish people to Spanish-speaking countries.


Friday, May 03, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Mariachi Magnífico - Inaugural Spring Concert

Join the campus community at the SUB for a spectacular concert presented by the Mariachi Juvenil de la Universidad de Nuevo México featuring the Mariachi Herencia de Atrisco Heritage Academy HS.


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.


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.


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 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, March 01, 2019 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

SOLAS Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Maya Art and Archaeology Tour - Information Session

Robyn Côté, LAII

Please join us for a *RESCHEDULED* information meeting to learn more about our upcoming international program on Maya Art and Archaeology of Mexico (May 11-20, 2019).


Friday, January 25, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Braceros Exhibit

Drawn from the archives of Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations, this stunning collection of black and white photography explores the Bracero Program as it was seen by the men and women who lived it.


Friday, January 25, 2019 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Braceros Exhibit: Opening Reception

Drawn from the archives of Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations, this stunning collection of black and white photography explores the Bracero Program as it was seen by the men and women who lived it.


Friday, September 07, 2018 | 02:30 pm - 03:45 pm

¡Cine Magnífico! Screening: Los adioses

Join us as the 2018 ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival comes to campus with a free screening of Los adioses, a moving drama based on the life of renowned Mexican author and poet Rosario Castellanos.


Thursday, September 06, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

¡Cine Magnífico! Screening: Al otro lado del muro

Join us as the 2018 ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival comes to campus with a free screening of Al Otro Lado del Muro, an emotionally gripping documentary about a Honduran family living with looming deportation fears and family separation in Mexico City.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

LAII Fall Welcome Back Reception

Join the LAII for its annual Fall Welcome Back reception, where new and returning students, staff, faculty, and community members to gather together and celebrate the start of a new school year.


Friday, August 24, 2018 | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

SOLAS Welcome Back Happy Hour

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for a welcome back happy hour.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

From Standing Rock to Colombia: Christian Solidarity, Nonviolence and Accompaniment

Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Join us for a presentation with Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, as she speaks about PPF's nonviolent accompaniment work from Standing Rock to Colombia.


Friday, May 11, 2018 | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

LAS Convocation

The Latin American Studies (LAS) program will hold its Spring 2018 Convocation, honoring those undergraduate and graduate students who will receive LAS degrees in May and August.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Friday, March 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

LAII Open House

Join students and faculty affiliated with or interested in Latin American Studies for an open house at the LAII, where we can get to know one another informally over coffee and more.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

SOLAS Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival

Join the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) for their annual Sin Fronteras Latino Film Festival, a completely free event open to the UNM and greater Albuquerque community.


Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Film Screening: Chavela

Join the LAII, Instituto Cervantes, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a FREE film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Chavela.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

The LAII is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present ¡Hora de Cuentos!, a bilingual storytime for children.


Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

¡Cine Magnífico¡ Albuquerque Latino Film Festival

The LAII is pleased to be a 2017 educational partner with the ¡Cine Magnifico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival, whose vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community.