Hello Program of Latin American Studies students and faculty. Please come to our Day of the Dead Event this Thursday during "Dead Hours" The altar will also be open for the community to take a look at it for the rest of the week starting tomorrow. We are setting the altar up tonight.
Hope to see you there!
Yes, it is that time of the year again. Please, come to the Day of the Dead Altar and Exhibit on November 1st. to join us for a talk on the significance of Death as a philosophical concept for indigenous cultures in the Americas. We will have two speakers, Florencia Camacena, a Mixteco teacher and community member in Linda Vista, California; and José González, a very important voice in the indigenous migrant transnational community. To celebrate the multiple cultural heritage...s represented in the altar, the USD Mariachi Band will join us and play before the talk, so please come around noon, or just past noon. The talk will start at 12:30 until 2 pm.
The exhibit is open for the public to visit and admire the altar and art all day on November 1st from 10 AM to 5 PM, and November 2nd from 10 AM to 5 PM. All USD community members (and especially those in PILAS) are encouraged to participate bringing some piece or object of significance to the altar (a poem, a story, a drawing, anything significant for you). If you do not bring anything, you can still attend and enjoy the beautiful student art. This altar is organized by students of Communication 130 Intro to Media Studies at the LLC Social Justice. Students will explain the importance of festivals and celebrations as venues of representation for underrepresented groups in the public sphere.
Come and join us. If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Antonieta Mercado (email@example.com)
This afternoon, PILAS is proud to support this lecture and reception honoring Dr. Orlando Espín. Please attend if you are in town!: In 2016, Dr. Orlando Espin received the "John Courtney Murray Award" from the Catholic Theological Society of America — theology's highest and most prestigious recognition. Join us on October 5th for his brief lecture on Theology in a Catholic University, followed by a reception in his honor.
Today at 4pm at USD! The Program in Latin American Studies is proud to host a film screening of Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories this afternoon. We will be joined by one of the filmmakers for a discussion following the film. EVENT DETAILS:Monday, October 3 at 4 p.mUC Forum B
This collaborative documentary by a Habanero film crew tells of bicycling and community in Havana today, 20 years after the hardest time of the Special Period, when over one million Chinese bicycles ...were imported to aid survival on an island suddenly without Soviet petroleum. Rodando en La Habana: bicycle stories (30 min, Spanish with English subs, filmmakers Jaime Santos and Jennifer Hosek) premiered to sold-out audiences and intensive media interest at the most recent Havana Film Festival. Jennifer Ruth Hosek will be present for discussion.Co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, MA in International Relations Program, Changemaker Hub and Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.
Our panel at USD on Decolonizing Universal Thought on October 12, was well attended. Students asked the organizers and panelists to do follow-up conversations about decolonization involving students and the wider campus community. Many thanks to Professor Julia Medina, Director of the Program in Latin American Studies at USD for doing the hard work of organizing the panel.
Two great events coming up in Latin American Studies:
1) a Brown-Bag Lunch with the new TBI Director, Dr. Ev Meade and 2) we're co-sponsoring a talk with Languages and Literatures by writer Ignacio Padilla...Check out our website for details!
Tonight! Latin American Jewish Film Series Free and Open to the public.
Thursday March 6th at 6PM:
Please join us for a talk by Dr. Daniela Gleizer (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-México): "Unwelcome Exiles: Mexico and the Jewish Refugees from Nazim".
Reception at 5:30 PM--Co-Sponsored with the Mexican Consulate and the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego.