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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

Politics, Childhood and Soccer during the Brazilian dictatorship

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2014 HIA Travel Award Research Presentations

Join us and our 2014 HIA Graduate Student Travel Awardees while they present their findings after returning from their summer pre-dissertation research excursions which spanned across much of Latin America.

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HIA Book Presentation: Black Saint of the Americas by Celia Cussen

In May 1962, as the struggle for civil rights heated up in the United States and leaders of the Catholic Church prepared to meet for Vatican Council II, Pope John XXIII named the first black saint of the Americas, the Peruvian Martín de Porres (1579-1639), and designated him the patron of racial justice. The son of a Spanish father and a former slavewoman from Panamá, Martín served a lifetime as the barber and nurse at the great Dominican monastery in Lima. This book draws on visual representations of Martín and the testimony of his contemporaries to produce the first biography of this pious and industrious black man from the cosmopolitan capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The book vividly chronicles the evolving interpretations of his legend and his miracles, and traces the centuries-long campaign to formally proclaim Martín de Porres a hero of universal Catholicism.

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HIA Movie: Carandiru

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience and mainly stories the tragic stories of hideous crimes which landed scum there and passionate dramas adding otherwise decent people. Just when he believes to leave the prisoners happy with a soccer tournament, a silly clothing line argument kick-starts a politically opportune revolt repression.

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2014 Spring Quarter STUDY HALL

Join us for our study hall. We will stock our air-conditioned conference room with goodies so that you can study in a quiet place. See flyer below.

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Emily Berquist - Bishop Martínez Compañón and the Products of Utopia in Trujillo, Peru

Amid the push for natural history investigations in the late Spanish Empire, one extraordinary man engineered a massive project of scientific research that preserved an unparalleled data set on the plant life, Indian customs, and pre-Hispanic cultures of colonial Trujillo, Peru. Join HIA as we bring Emily Berquist, CSU Long Beach, to campus for this interesting talk.

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Sergio Navarrete Pellicer - Community & Citizenship: Brassbands in Oaxaca, Mexico

Join us for the Native American Studies Department Brown Bag Lecture Series hosting of a talk by Sergio Navarrete Pellicer, PhD, CIESAS-Pacífico Sur & Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz. This event is Co-Sponsored by the Department of Native American Studies, the Department of Music, the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA), and the Indigenous Research Center of the Americas (IRCA).

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The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

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