Reimagining Latino@ Studies in Higher Education
Please join us for the two-part event (lecture and workshop) of our year-long series.
On Friday 27, at 2:30 in Campus Center 803, distinguished guest Carmen Whalen (Professor of History and Latino/a Studies, Williams College) will give a lecture titled
"Looking for Work in a Globalizing Industry: Puerto Rican Women and New York City's Garment Industry,"
On Saturday, February 28, from 10am-1pm in Thompson 919 at UMass, we will be hosting a Latina/o Studies workshop with Professor Whalen for faculty and graduate students.
If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can receive a pdf of the reading that will anchor the discussion.
Looking for Work in a Globalizing Industry: Puerto Rican Women and New York City's Garment Industry - presented by Carmen Whalen
2:30PM, Campus Center Room 803
University of massachusetts amherst
The Politics of Migration: Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship
HADLEY ROOM (10TH FLOOR) & MARRIOTT ROOM (11TH FLOOR)
UMASS AMHERST CAMPUS CENTER
Please join the Umass Amherst Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department for its Spring 2015 conference. The keynote speakers will be Chandan Reddy, University of Washington Seattle, and Eithne Luibheid, University of Arizona. This event is free and open to the public. Please register online by February 18th. For questions or further details, please e-mail email@example.com.
Linguistic Inequality: Language and Power in the Americas
9:00-4:30, Cape cod lounge, Student union
university of massachusetts amherst
9:00am-9:15am: Breakfast and Introductions
9:15am-10:45am: Jennifer Leeman, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, George Mason University, “Inequality and the Representation of Latin@s in the Era of School Reform: Accent-Based Discrimination in Arizona”
11:00am-12:30pm: Nelson Flores, Assistant Professor of Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, “From Social Transformation to Official Antiracism: The Unexamined Whiteness of Bilingual Education”
1:30pm-3:00pm: José Del Valle, Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, City University of New York, “Post-Political Language Policies and the Erasure of Inequality”
3:15pm-4:30pm Workshop with Faculty and Graduate Students
"Gender, Migration, and 'illegality' in the new west"
4:00PM, Thompson 519, Research Colloquium series
Leah Schmaltzbauer, Amherst College
Afro-Colombian Women's Movement Information Session and Solidarity Networking
1:30-2:30PM, Thompson Hall, Room 522
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Territory is Life and Life Does Not Have a Price"
Learn about and get involved in supporting Black Women's defence of their ancestral lands, livelihoods, and families. Information session will feature a brief presentation, a mini-documentary, and a guided discussion about practical solidarity efforts. Hosted by the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies. For more information visit afrocolombian.org
Solidarity With Ayotzinapa
12:00-1:30pm, Du bois library, room 2601
university of massachusetts amherst
We are reaching out to students, faculty and the larger community of the 5 Colleges and the Pioneer Valley to stand in solidarity with the families of forty-three disappeared students of the school Ayotzinapa, Guerrero (Mexico). They were arbitrarily taken by police forces on September 26, 2014, when they were preparing to participate in the yearly commemoration of the Massacre of Tlatelolco, perpetrated by the Mexican armed forces on October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. Since the disappearance of the forty-three students, and murder of six more, family members and protesters have demanded that the disappeared be found alive and returned to their families. After forty-two days, protests intensified when, on November 7, the Attorney General informed that the students had been handed down by the police to a local drug gang that killed them, burned their bodies, and finally dumped their ashes in a river. Although there are compelling reasons why this could not have happened in the way the Attorney General declared, Mexican authorities behave as if the responsibility of the state had been fulfilled, and have threatened to use the force yet again if the protests continue.
This Thursday, we will have an activity in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa, joining the families of the victims and thousands of protesters around the world during a day of Paro Nacional (national strike). There will be a space for people to know about the happenings that triggered the recent crisis, and about the systematic use of state-sanctioned violence in Mexico. We will share audiovisual material, and speak with journalists reporting from Mexico. We will also collect donations to send to the families of the disappeared.
Please join us and stand in solidarity with Ayotzinapa. If you cannot attend the activity, please consider making donations (contact the Association of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino/a Students & Friends, ALACS: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Co-organizers: Association of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino/a Students, ALACS & Friends (UMass Amherst), Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino/a Studies, CLACLS (UMass Amherst), Violence and Conflict Research Laboratory, G.E.O., and Hampshire College.
Shameless Woman - Artivism With Magdalena Gomez
6:00PM, Faculty Lounge, FPH, Hampshire College
Magdalena Gómez, a Bronx native and Springfield, Massachusetts resident, is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ theater in Springfield, MA. She was the creator and facilitator of the Writing from the Belly series at the Women of Color Leadership Network at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and in 2007 Ms. Gómez was named an Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. For ten years, she performed nationally as a jazz poet with the late baritone saxophonist, Fred Ho. Ms. Gómez is a columnist for An African American Point of View newspaper, and a regular commentator for New England Public Radio.
For questions and event details, contact Dr. Wilson Valentín-Escobar: email@example.com
Fall 2014 Eqbal Ahmad Lecture: Hampshire College
Randall Robinson - "International Human Rights and the Need for Global Education"
november 6, 4:00PM
The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Professor Ahmad's faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work. Previous Eqbal Ahmad lecturers include Edward Said, Arundhati Roy, Kofi Annan, Seymour Hersh, Michelle Alexander, Amira Hass, Mustafa Barghouti, and KimberléCrenshaw.
For further information, please email jlcPR@hampshire.edu.