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Events: October 2017

Oct. 3

LAII Lecture Series: Virginia Garrard - Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join us for a campus presentation with invited speaker Dr. Virginia Garrard as she presents "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia." Garrard received her Ph.D in History from Tulane University and has been on the faculty at the University of Texas since 1990. She is Director of LLILAS Benson and a professor in Latin American history. Her most recent work, which she co-edited with Stephen Dove and Paul Freston Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America, was published in April, 2016. She is author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982-1983 (Oxford, 2010); Terror en la tierra del Espiritu Santo (Guatemala: AVANCSO, 2012); Viviendo en La Nueva Jerusalem (Guatemala: Editorial Piedra Santa, 2009), Protestantism in Guatemala: Living in the New Jerusalem (University of Texas Press, 1998). She is co-editor, along with Mark Lawrence and Julio Moreno of Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War(University of New Mexico Press, 2013). She has also edited On Earth as it is in Heaven: Religion and Society in Latin America (Scholarly Resources, 2000) and co-edited with David Stoll, Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America (Temple, 1993). . She is also co-author, with Peter Henderson and Bryan McCann, of the History of Modern Latin America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). Her research interests include: historic memory and human rights during the Cold War in Latin America, archives and digital humanities, and contemporary Central American history. She is equally interested in religious movements and ethnic identity in Latin America, Pentecostalism and other Protestant movements, and the intersection of religion, culture, and politics in Latin America.
Sponsors: CNM Latin American Studies program, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer for the entire term.
Oct. 3

CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series: Virginia Garrard - Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) Hall, Room 103/104
Description: Join us for the second presentation in the Fall 2017 CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series as invited speaker Dr. Virginia Garrard presents "Archives, Historical Memory, and Human Rights in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia." Garrard received her Ph.D in History from Tulane University and has been on the faculty at the University of Texas since 1990. She is Director of LLILAS Benson and a professor in Latin American history. Her most recent work, which she co-edited with Stephen Dove and Paul Freston Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America, was published in April, 2016. She is author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982-1983 (Oxford, 2010); Terror en la tierra del Espiritu Santo (Guatemala: AVANCSO, 2012); Viviendo en La Nueva Jerusalem (Guatemala: Editorial Piedra Santa, 2009), Protestantism in Guatemala: Living in the New Jerusalem (University of Texas Press, 1998). She is co-editor, along with Mark Lawrence and Julio Moreno of Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War(University of New Mexico Press, 2013). She has also edited On Earth as it is in Heaven: Religion and Society in Latin America (Scholarly Resources, 2000) and co-edited with David Stoll, Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America (Temple, 1993). . She is also co-author, with Peter Henderson and Bryan McCann, of the History of Modern Latin America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). Her research interests include: historic memory and human rights during the Cold War in Latin America, archives and digital humanities, and contemporary Central American history. She is equally interested in religious movements and ethnic identity in Latin America, Pentecostalism and other Protestant movements, and the intersection of religion, culture, and politics in Latin America.
Sponsors: CNM Latin American Studies program, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer for the entire term.
Oct. 4

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Piñatas: From Historical Traditions to Popular Symbolism

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Building, Ballroom
Description: Join us for this special professional development workshop featuring independent artist and educator Isaías D. Rodríguez, aka the Little Piñata Maker. Rodríguez visits New Mexico from California in conjunction with the National Hispanic Cultural Center's "The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!)," which celebrates piñatas as a popular art form with over 175 examples from Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. Building on the exhibit, Rodríguez will share with teachers the importance of this historical art form and also lead participants in a hands-on activity to demonstrate how they can bring mini piñatas into their classroom. Rodríguez is an independent multimedia artist, educator, and entrepreneur.
Sponsors: National Hispanic Cultural Center, LAII
Notes: Certificates of professional development will be provided to participants. Dinner will be served. This event is limited to practicing K-12 educators; there will be other opportunities for members of the public to interact with Rodríguez. All practicing educators are welcome, including pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, and educational aides. Registration is required for all teachers. We ask that you PLEASE ONLY REGISTER if you are confident you will attend the workshop. It hinders our ability to plan if we cannot gauge attendance. Visit our registration website now to confirm your space.
Oct. 6

LAII Lecture Series: Alison Brysk - Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join us for a campus presentation with invited speaker Dr. Alison Brysk, who will present on "Contesting Violence Against Women: Constructing Human Rights at the Frontiers of Globalization." It is estimated that one out of three women in the world suffers gender-based violence. "One billion women are missing" from human rights. In some semi-liberal regimes, violence seems to be rising despite development and social modernization-yet so is resistance. Human rights models for reform can help us to understand this process, but they must be supplemented with feminist critiques and emerging understandings of "private wrongs." We will discuss how a dynamic combination of global governance and grassroots protest is transforming law, policy, and norms towards violence against women in the "BRICS and beyond"-including Brazil, Mexico, India, South Africa, the Philippines, and Turkey.
Brysk is the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author or editor of eleven books on human rights, including From TRIBAL Village to Global Village, Human Rights and Private Wrongs, and Speaking Rights to Power. Professor Brysk was a Fulbright Professor in 2007 (Canada) and 2011 (India), a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2013-2014, and the International Studies Association Distinguished Scholar in Human Rights 2015-2016. She has lectured and held visiting professorships throughout Europe, Latin America, South Asia, South Africa, and Australia.
Sponsors: Feminist Research Institute, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 9

Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th St NW
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members come together at the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. to discuss adult and young adult books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In October, we're reading Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see the PDF of Fall 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.
Oct. 18

An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS -Informed Careers

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join us for a special opportunity to hear from local Latin American Studies alumni. This event will feature three alumni of the UNM Latin American Studies graduate programs. They will speak about their current work in the Albuquerque community and offer ideas and thoughts about how their LAS experiences inform their practice. We will hear from Julia Youngs of Creative Startups, Melissa Leonard of The Grant Plant, and Sarah Leister of UNM Hospitals.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 24

Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2017-18: Decolonizing Methodologies in Art :: Muriel Hasbun

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: UNM Museum of Art
Description: Join the UNM Department of Art for a presentation in their 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on "Decolonizing Methodologes in Art." Muriel Hasbun, a Salvadoran photographer, was professor of photography at Corcoran College of Art for many years. Her work deals with family archives, memory, identity, and exile-that of her parents (Palestinian Christian and Polish Jew) who in exile settled in El Salvador, and her own exile from the war in El Salvador to the US. Her mother owned the only art gallery in El Salvador during the war, and after her recent passing, Hasbun inherited her house, archive, and art collection, which she has turned into an artist's residency in El Salvador titled Leberinto projects.
Campus Sponsors: College of Fine Arts, Latin American Collection, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Africana Studies, Theatre and Dance, American Studies, Art & Ecology, The Feminist Research Institute, and LAII
Community Sponsors: Working Classroom, The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, The Southwest Organizing Project, and NM Con Mujeres
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer.
Oct. 25

LAII Lecture Series: Patricia Lopategui - CRISTALES DE TIEMPO: Los poemas transgresores de Elena Garro

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join us for the LAII Lecture Series as Dr. Patricia Lopategui shares a presentation on "CRISTALES DE TIEMPO: Los poemas transgresores de Elena Garro." Lopategui is an Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Chicano and Chicana Studies, where she teaches courses on Literature and Journalism in Mexico, Chicano and World Cinema, and Transgressive Women in Mexican Literature, among others. Her work focusese on the preservation and publication of the writings of Mexican women authors, particularly that of Elena Garro. Her published work includes the recent biography, El asesinato de Elena Garro. Periodismo a través de una perspectiva biográfica (2014), among others; and the compilation Óyeme con los ojos. De Sor Juana al siglo XXI. 21 escritoras mexicanas revolucionarias (2010), among others. In this presentation, Lopategui will address the poetry of Elena Garro, a transgressive and pioneering Mexican author whose feminist writings confronted patriarchy in 20th century Mexico.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 26

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Frida Kahlo

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: UNM Art Museum
Description: Join the LAII and the UNM Art Museum for the second of two special professional development opportunities for K-12 educators. We'll focus on the UNM Art Museum's current exhibit, Frida Kahlo - Her Photos. This is an international, raveling exhibition featuring a rare and extensive selection of Kahlo's personal photographs. Curated from a collection of 6500 images that lay hidden in the Blue House Archive for 50 years, it offers a uniquely intimate glimpse into the life and work of a beloved cultural icon. Frida Kahlo Her Photos contains over two hundred previously unseen images, including work by Kahlo, as well as photographs by such creative luminaries as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Nickolas Muray, and Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, among many others. The exhibition promises to reveal new insights into Kahlo's rich and deeply personal world, and tells a fascinating story of an artist, a place, and an era.
Sponsors: LAII, UNM Art Museum
Notes: Certificates of professional development will be provided to participants. Dinner will be served. Registration is required for this free event. We ask that you please only register if you are confident you will attend the workshop. All educators are welcome, including pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, and educational aides. Registration for this event is not yet open. Check back soon for more information and to confirm your space.
Oct. 30

LAII Lecture Series: Javier Corrales - The Collapse of Venezuela and the Strange Longevity of the Maduro Administration

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: LAII Conference Room
Description: Join us for a presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as invited scholar Dr. Javier Corrales presents on "The Collapse of Venezuela and the Strange Longevity of the Maduro Administration." Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His research as a whole focuses on democratization and political economy of development. His work on Latin America has focused on presidential powers, political parties, economic reforms, international relations, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. He is the co-author with Michael Penfold of Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chávez (Brookings Institution Press, 2015), now in its second edition; with Daniel Altschuler, The Promise of Participation: Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala (Palgrave/Macmillan 2013), and with Carlos A. Romero, U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats (Routledge, 2013). He is also the co-editor with Mario Pecheny of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on GLBT Rights (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), and author of Presidents Without Parties: the Politics of Economic Reform in Argentina and Venezuela in the 1990s (Penn State University Press, 2002). His research has been published in academic journals such as Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, World Development, Political Science Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Democracy, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Studies, Current History, and Foreign Policy. He is also working on a book manuscript on constitutional reforms in Latin America.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 31

CNM•UNM LAS Speaker Series: An Alumni Panel: After the Degree - LAS -Informed Careers

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher (SB) Hall, Room 103/104
Description: Join us for the third and final presentation in the Fall 2017 CNM•UNM LAS Lecture Series featuring local Latin American Studies alumni. Three alumni of the UNM Latin American Studies graduate programs will speak about their current work in the Albuquerque community and offer ideas and thoughts about how their LAS experiences inform their practice. We will hear from Julia Youngs of Creative Startups, Melissa Leonard of The Grant Plant, and Sarah Leister of UNM Hospitals.
Sponsors: CNM Latin American Studies program, LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For reference, see the series flyer for the entire term.