Porres lecture: Mr. Alfredo Corchado (10/26 at 7pm)

Porres lecture: Mr. Alfredo Corchado (10/26 at 7pm)

The Latin American Studies program invites you all to join us on Monday, October 26, at 7pm for our annual Porres lecture. For this lecture named after St. Martin de Porres, we invite a speaker to discuss issues relevant to Latin America and/or Latin American communities in the United States. This year, we are delighted to announce that our speaker is internationally-renowned journalist Alfredo Corchado. The title of his talk is “Border Disruption.” The event will be virtual. Click here to register.

Presentation on Dementia/Alzheimer’s among Latinas

Presentation on Dementia/Alzheimer’s among Latinas

People in Hispanic/Latinx communities have an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s. The Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring a virtual event to provide information especially for Latinas to prevent cognitive decline. Below is the agenda and flyer, as well as the link to register. This event is open to all. 10:10AM-10:30AM:   Risk Reduction presentation / Dr. Raul Vintimilla -Research Scientist UNT Health Sciences Center Fort Worth 10:30AM-10:50AM: The Ten Warning Signs / Nelly Garcia Educator and Founder…

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“Encountering América” Competition

“Encountering América” Competition

How have you encountered Latin America or the Latin American influence on the United States?  Perhaps in your community, at your dinner table, through your travels, through your family and your life story?  Over the next two weeks, the Latin American Studies Concentration invites you to reflect on those encounters and produce an entry for our “Encountering América” Competition.  The competition has two categories: Photography and Flash Fiction/Non-fiction (short writing). Rules This competition is open to all UD students.  Submissions…

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Mate Monday: Today at noon

Mate Monday: Today at noon

Just a reminder to join us today in the Serafy room at noon for this month’s Mate Monday! This month’s topic is Found in Translation: The Art of Translating Latin American Literature.  Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Languages, Dr. Janet Hendrickson, will lead us in a discussion of the ins and outs of translation.  She’ll share her insights, introduce some of her work, and open the floor to discussion of Latin American literature in general.  It’s a great way to learn…

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Mate Monday, new time!

Mate Monday, new time!

Please note the different time for March’s Mate Monday. We will be meeting in the Serafy room on Monday, March 9, at noon. We’ll have the typical refreshments (cookies and mate), and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. This month’s topic is Found in Translation: The Art of Translating Latin American Literature.  Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Languages, Dr. Janet Hendrickson, will lead us in a discussion of the ins and outs of translation.  She’ll share her insights, introduce…

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Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Please join us tonight for historian Alan Knight’s talk on Emiliano Zapata and the Mexican Revolution, which will take place tonight at 5pm in the Serafy Room (SB Hall).  This event is open to all and is hosted by the History Department and the Latin American Studies Concentration.  The talk will last 45 minutes, with time for questions afterwards.  I hope that you will consider joining us, and please spread the word.

Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action

We invite you to attend a talk tonight (10/8) at 6pm in the Art History Auditorium entitled “Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action.” Lucia Diaz, mother of a disappeared son, will be speaking about the organization she has founded, “Colectivo Solecito,” which is a collective of mothers from the Mexican state of Veracruz who search for information regarding their disappeared children. Researcher Matt Hone, PhD will be on hand to discuss the wider context of the…

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