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Sunday, Oct. 3
2 pm, Village Homes Community Center in Davis

 CURIOUS ABOUT CUBA? 

 

Report from the IFCO Pastors for Peace 21st Friendshipment Caravan

to Cuba delivering over 100 tons of humanitarian aid.

Presentation with photos from this year's Caravan

& video about Cuba and the history of the Caravan

Popcorn, veggies, chips, dips, and beverages

The event is FREE.  Directions to Village Homes Community Center at cuba726.org

For questions about this event: cuba726@gmail.com

For more information about the Caravan, IFCO and Pastors for Peace: www.ifconews.org/CubaCaravan

 


Thurs, Oct 7
4 pm, 1271 SSH

DAVID M. HERNANDEZ (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA)

"Obscured Incarcerations: Excavating Immigrant Detention"

Racial genealogy, juridical patterns, the prison industrial complex - how do these elements contribute to detention's obscurity in immigration

and prison discourses?  Hernandez examines how, overshadowed by the enormity of the U.S. prison system, treated as an exceptional enforcement mechanism due to various national crises, and obscured by its legal definition as an administrative process and not a form of punishment, the incarceration of immigrants remains a centuries-old enforcement system replete with abusive conditions, political manipulation, and dramatic growth today.

 

Sat, Oct 16
7 pm, International House
10 College Park, Davis
KAREN ANDERSON, Founder of EPES (Educación Popular en Salud, Chile)

Karen Anderson will explain the damage done by the earthquake and tsunami, and present the work EPES is doing in the area devastated by the February 27th earthquake that struck Chile.
Sponsored by ChileCAD and International House. 

 

Thurs, Oct 21
4 - 6 pm, 126 Voorhies
RICARDO DOMINGUEZ (UC San Diego)
"Transborder Disturbances: Dislocating Performatives and Aesthetic Strategies"

Ricardo Dominguez is the principal investigator for the Transborder Immigrant Tool, which is aimed at helping border-crossers make their way safely to the U.S.  See http://www.ocregister.com/news/border-220422-people-desert.html

Sponsored by: DHI's Technoscience Research Cluster, Cultural Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Science and Technology Studies, Performance Studies, the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Technocultural Studies, Theatre and Dance, and Boom: A Journal of California.

 

Thurs, Oct 28
9 - 3 pm, SSH 1271 (HIA conference room)
TINKER FOUNDATION SUMMER RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
UC Davis Graduate students

Summer research presentations by graduate students awarded Tinker Foundation grants.  Come hear about the latest research projects in Latin America.  Panels are from 9 - 10:15, 10:30 - 11:45 and 1:30 - 3 pm.  Drop in at any time.  Speaker schedule here
 

Sat, Oct 30
7-9pm  Davis Community Church Fellowship  Hall, 412 C Street, Davis
"Which Way Home"  View Trailer
Hosted by Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network
View Event Poster

Screening of an award winning documentary that  follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States.
Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided.
Free Admission, although donations will be gratefully accepted.

Thurs, Nov 4
YOLANDA CRUZ
4 pm, Wellman 6
 "2501 Migrantes: A Journey" (documentary)

Q and A with director-producer to follow film.

This feature-length documentary explores global migration through the beauty of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago.  Propelled by the shock of massive emigration from his village in Oaxaca, he decides to create a monumental installation art piece:  2,501 life-size sculptures, an homage to each and every migrant from his village. 

See trailer and more information here.


Thurs, Nov 4
Ana Patricia Rodríguez
4pm 3201 Hart Hall
 "Los 30": Documenting Thirty Years of the Salvadoran Diaspora, 1980-2010
Cosponsored by: Cultural Studies Graduate Group, Cultural Studies in the Americas Research Cluster, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

Fri, Nov 5
912 Sproul Hall
Euclides da Cunha: A Life Between the Disciplines - SYMPOSIUM

Click here to see program.

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis Library, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Davis Humanities Institute, DHI Environmental Studies Cluster, Department of History, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, HArCS.

Tues, Nov 16
Noon, Wellman Hall 216

holly
HOLLY WISSLER, ethnomusicologist/filmmaker
Kusisqa Waquashayku - "From Grief and Joy We Sing" (Documentary, 53 minutes)
Q & A to follow

This documentary on the Q'eros of the highlands of Peru is made from footage shot by Holly Wissler during her field research for a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from 2003 to 2007.


Thurs, Nov 18
Noon, SSH 1271
IGNACIO LOPEZ CALVO (Latin American Literature, UC Merced)
"Cardi's El American Way of Death: factography and the Cuban detective novel as Cold War ideology"

 

lopez calvo

http://www.ucmerced.edu/faculty/facultybio.asp?facultyid=120


Friday, Nov 19
7 pm, Wellman Hall 26

"Quién Dijo Miedo: Honduras de un Golpe" (Honduras/Argentina 2010 Documentary/ Spanish with subtitles)
followed by Q and A with persons recently returned from Honduras as delegates for Rightsaction.org.

honduras Click Here to View Poster

On June 28, 2009, a brutal coup d'etat replaced a National Constituent Assembly in Honduras.  The army abducted President Manuel Zelaya and had him flown abroad.  An unprecedented Honduras arises with the National Resistance Front of people who resist despite media bias, violence and death, and take to the streets to stand up for their rights.


Wed, December 1st
12:10- 1:00 PM
IGA  Reading Room
360 Shields Library

"Harvest of Death: Why Migrants are Dying in Record Numbers in Arizona's Deserts"
Margaret Regan
Author of  The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands,
Journalist and regular contributer to the Tucson Weekly

Sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Affairs

Monday-Thursday, December 6-8,
9:00am-4:00pm
SSH 1271

Study Hall
Study for your finals and relax with pizza and brain power snacks!!

Saturday, December 11
7pm
Davis Senior High School IPA Theatre
11a Serenata Colombiana
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of live Colombian folkloric music and dance!
This year's Serenade will pay homage to the 200 years of Colombian women who have fought for their rights, from struggles during
colonial times to modern-day challenges. profits from the Serenade will be donated to Women's Microcredit Bank in Chocó who seeks to empower female heads of household tobring their families out of poverty.

Tickets available at Avid Reader and Water Melon Music Davis. or by e-mailing:uep@uepage.org
Adults $12 (in advance) $15 (at the door)
Children $7 (in advance) $10 (at the door)

Sponsored by the UEPAGE FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that works on spreading the Colombian culture in the city of Davis, California.

 

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LATIN AMERICAN FILM SERIES

 

 

 FALL 2010

 

 

El Secreto De Sus Ojos (Argentina 2009)

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October  8

Haunted by one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unrequited
love with his supervisor Benjamín Espósito, a retired legal counselor,
writes a novel with the hope of finding closure.


Cartola: The Samba Legend (Brazil 2006)
(Musica para os olhos)
cartola Click to view poster
October 15
Cartola—The Samba Legend,

about one of the most important composers

of Brazilian music, is a history of samba and its relation to capoeira

 

(a Brazilian martial art/dance), the Olympia bar scene in Rio de Janeiro,

the favelas,

and the formation of the famous Samba Schools. Using

recreated scenes; reminiscences of musicians and people who knew

Cartola; early footage of Cartola playing, performing, and composing;

and fabulous found footage of early carnivals and parades, the film

fashions a love letter to the city of Rio and a powerful reflection on the

construction of national memory and identity. 

(Taken from http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/4136)

 

 La Nana (Chile 2009)
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October 22

After more than 2 years of service as a maid to a wealthy Chilean

family Raquel seeks to define her membership in the household and

embarks on a journey of rediscovering herself. La Nana, is an intimate

yet comical examination of the uncertainties that revolve servant living.

 

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Brazil 1964)

deus eo Click To View Trailer

November 5

Set in 1940's Brazilian sertao the film follows Manuel, an outlaw, through

his journey on the run where he must confront whether to follow his

own voice or a religious calling.


Arráncame La Vida (Mexico 2008)  **SORRY, BUT NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES FOR THIS FILM**

 arrancame Click To View Trailer

November 12

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General Andrés Ascensio is a man of power in 1930's Puebla, Mexico who seduces a young free-spirited
woman, Catalina Guzmán, who feels imprisoned by her marriage. It is not until she meets Carlos, a
handsome orchestra director, that she obtains her greatest desire as well as her curse as Carlos
transforms her conclusively.

 

Friday, Nov 19
7 pm, Wellman Hall 26

"Quién Dijo Miedo: Honduras de un Golpe" (Honduras/Argentina 2010 Documentary/ Spanish with subtitles)
followed by Q and A with persons recently returned from Honduras as delegates for Rightsaction.org.

honduras Click Here to View Poster

On June 28, 2009, a brutal coup d'etat replaced a National Constituent Assembly in Honduras.  The army abducted President Manuel Zelaya and had him flown abroad.  An unprecedented Honduras arises with the National Resistance Front of people who resist despite media bias, violence and death, and take to the streets to stand up for their rights.


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