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Decolonizing Joteria through Films

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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A showcase of original short films produced by Xamuel Banales that examine the ways in which members of the emerging Joteria movement of the US Southwest challenge Euro-imperial hierarchies of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality. Read more

Guest Lecture: Xanath Caraza

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

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 Xánath Caraza is an Award Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Multicultural' category of the 2013 International Book Awards. Her book, Conjuro, was awarded second place in the ‘Best Poetry Book in Spanish’ category and received honorable mention in the ‘Best First Book in Spanish, Mariposa Award’  Read more

Jewish Music: The Soul of a People

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Michael Stein

Hazzan (Cantor) Mike Stein will present an overview of the history and development of Jewish music by playing the guitar, violin, oud and shofar. Read more

Ann Taves: Angels, Aliens and Apparitions of the Dead

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Ann Taves

The presence of non-ordinary entities plays a central role in religious traditions. In this talk, Taves discusses how historians can tease apart the stories of angels and apparitions to try to understand the process that people went through as they struggled to understand what was happening and considers how groups, including those that eventually become new religions, stabilize interpretations of these ambiguous events. Read more

Screening: When Will the Punishment End?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:45pm

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Directed by Chicana/o studies and Gender and Women’s studies professor Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, When Will the Punishment End? tells the story of formerly imprisoned women after they have left jail and their fight to regain their lives. A Civil Discourse and Social Change Event. Read more

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The Racialized Criminalization of Life

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Oviatt Library

Panel with Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho, Humberto Guizar, and Armando Gudiño to address the racial discrepancies in the criminal legal system, which incarcerates predominantly people of color. Read more

Regina José Galindo

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am

Regina Jose Galindo

Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City, where she resides. She is an internationally renowned contemporary artist specializing in performance art. Her work explores the ethical implications of social injustice, racial and gender discrimination, and inequality. She has shown her work at the Venice Biennale, at the Graphic Design Biennale of Ljubljana, as well as Read more

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Distinguished professor, author, and Nobel Prize for Literature finalist, the many-sided intellectual Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist. Ngũgĩ burst onto the literary scene in East Africa with the performance of his first major play, The Black Hermit, at the National Theatre in Kampala. Read more