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March 30th, 2011 - April 13th, 2011

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Loyola University

Latino-America: A forum on how Latinos influence contemporary U.S. politics
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Three outstanding Loyola alumni return to their Alma Mater to discuss the role of Latinos in contemporary U.S. politics. Issues discussed will include immigration, political representation, and the future political landscape in the U.S.

Panelists:
Dr. Gary Segura ’85
Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies
Stanford University

Dr. Jason Casellas ’99
Assistant Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Betina Cutaia Wilkinson ’04
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Wake Forest University

Moderator:
Dr. Sean Cain, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola University

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and the Alumni Association. In collaboration with the Department of Political Science.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at uquesada@loyno.edu

Art, Community, and Non-Violence: A Forum
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
A forum on “An Artist’s Rage,” an art exhibit on crimes against humanity by Colombian-New Orleanian artist Gustavo Duque. This forum explores the role of the arts in helping reduce urban violence, highlighting the experience of Medellin, Colombia on social transformation through cultural initiatives and urban development.

Panelists:

Gustavo Duque, artist

Alvaro Alcazar, Ph.D., Latin American Studies, Loyola University New Orleans

Patricia Chandler, art curator for the Sydney and Walda Virlane Foundation

George Gattoni, architect and urban planner

Moderator:
John Estrada, MD, Chair of the Forum For Equality Foundation

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.
Free and open to the public

For more information on Gustavo Duque’s exhibit “An Artist’s Rage” please visit “http://www.gustavoduque.com/anartistsrage.html”

Clauida Yelin: “Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo”
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Multimedia Room II, Monroe Library
Claudia Yelin will present her book Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo

Argentinean writer and psychologist, Claudia Yelin, will highlight her own experience of the hope and loneliness that comes when one is forced to leave their country of origin because it ceases to be a place of refuge and nourishment. Yelin’s current research focuses on the immigration process and its effect on individuals and families.

Presentation will take place in Spanish.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CASA Argentina and the Hispanic American Medical Association of Louisiana.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at uquesada@loyno.edu

A lecture by Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera: “The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration”
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Salsa Music is one of the most exciting cultural expressions in the Americas, with deep and complex roots connecting the Caribbean and the U.S. Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera, one of the most respected specialists in Salsa Music, will explore the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects behind this joyful musical rhythm.
Dr. Quintero-Rivera is a Professor at the Social Science Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico. He has published extensively on the historical sociology of Caribbean societies, mainly his own country of Puerto Rico. His work centers on the Sociology of Culture, Music and Popular festivities, Urban Studies, and Social Movements.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Free and open to the public.
For additional information contact Dr. Leopoldo Tablante at tablante@loyno.edu

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.