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November 2021 

  

 

In Defense of Our Ancestral Territories: Resistance and Criminalization of Maya Q’eqchi’ Women in Guatemala

November 3, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2021 

  

 

Illegal Political-Economic Networks

October 21, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021 

  

 

A Talk by Drs. Rosaura Sánchez & Beatrice Pita on The California Testimonios

March 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2020 

  

 

Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory and the Neoliberal University Symposium

March 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2019 

  

 

Loving, Loathing and Leaving Honduras: Coups, Militarization and Displacement in Honduras in the Trump Era

December 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2019 

  

 

Building Academic Skills Workshop Series

Multiple Dates

 

 A Talk by Heidy Bacá (Maya-Ixil) on Memory in Guatemala and Creating Community Cinema

 October 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

September 2019 

  

 

Genocide in Guatemala: A Crime of International Significance and a Danger to Humanity

September 4, 2019

 

Sacred Body, Sacred Land:

(Re)Connecting to Our Healing Ways 

September 24, 2019

 

 

 

 

April 2019 

  

 

A Lecture and Poetry Reading by Manuel Tzoc Bucup (Maya-K'iche'): "Indentities: Mobile Borders"

April 17, 2019

 

A Poetry Workshop with Manuel Tzoc Bucup (Maya-K'iche')

 April 17,2019

 

 

 

March 2019

  

 

A Lecture by Professor Rigoberto Quemé Chay on the Role of Indigenous Peoples in the Political Processes of Guatemala

March 25, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2018

Remembering Quinten and Resisting Violence

  

 

Remembering Quinten and Resisting Violence

November 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

October 2018

México Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies

  

 

México Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies

October 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018

Una Casa para Abya Yala

 Genocide and the Search for Justice in Guatemala Why You Should Stop Saying "Mass Incarceration"

 

Una Casa para Abya Yala: Historical Background and

Objectives of the Program on Indigenous Cultures at the

Jaime Gómez Triana

Casa de las Américas 

April 16, 2018

 

Genocide and the Search for Justice in Guatemala: A Talk by Professor Máximo Ba Tiul (Maya-Poqomchi) 

April 10, 2018

 

 Why You Should Stop Saying "Mass Incarceration": Carceral Reform as Mandate for [Racial/Anti-Black] Domestic War

April 28, 2018

Tlatelolco Massacre Lecture by Surviving Mexican Activists

  

Tlatelolco Massacre Lecture by Surviving Mexican Activists

April 23, 2018

 

 

 

 

March 2018

Revolutionary Scholars Open House

  

 

Revolutionary Scholars Open House

March 5, 2018

 

 

 

 

February 2018

 A Presentation by Tzutu Baktun Kan on Maya Hip Hop A Talk by Oscar López Rivera


SOMOS Social Justice Art Workshops with Artist Ana Teresa Fernández

February 19, 2018

 

A Presentation by Tzutu Baktun Kan on Maya Hip Hop

February 12, 2018

 

 A Talk by Oscar López Rivera

February 6, 2018

 

November 2017

From the North/South to the South/South: La Bestia

  


From the North/South to the South/South: La Bestia, Transmigration and Central America Collective Identity

Dr. Maritza Cárdenas

November 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

October 2017

"Question de Cheran": A Talk by Mexican Civil Rights Lawyer Samuel Ramos

  


"Question de Cheran": A Talk by Mexican Civil Rights Lawyer Samuel Ramos on the Chelan Governing Popular Assembly

October 23, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

April 2017

Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance

Border Crossings: Migration, Survival, and Resistance

 

 

Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance

Dr. Yajaira Padilla

April 10, 2017

 

Border Crossings: Migration, Survival, and Resistance

Alejandra Díaz and Fabrizio Flores

April 17, 2017

 

 

March 2017

Immigration Policy Update and Organizing for Transformative Change

Invisible Latinidades: Afro-Latinos and Indigenous Communities in the U.S. Public Sphere

 

 

Immigration Policy Update and Organizing for Transformative Change

Bernardo López and Jorge Gutiérrez

March 1, 2017

 

Invisible Latinidades: Afro-Latinos and Indigenous Communities in the U.S. Public Sphere

Ana Niria Díaz Albo

March 8 and 9, 2017

 

February 2017

A Gathering with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

 Blaxicans: The Afro-Latino Experience in the US and Mexico  Film Screening and Discussion: 13th  Dr. Melina Abdullah


A Gathering with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

February 16, 2017

 

Blaxicans: The Afro-Latino Experience in the US and Mexico

A Documentary Screening of Nana Dijo

February 16, 2017

 

 Film Screening and Discussion: 13th

Dr. Melina Abdullah

February 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

December 2016

 Roundtable Discussion on Cuba and the Revolution

  


A Roundtable Discussion on Cuba and the Revolution

Dr. Martha Escobar, Dr. Alicia Ivonne Estrada, and Dr. Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial

December 5, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

Memory Arte: A Critical Reflection on the Guatemalan Peace Accords

 Caravan Against Repression in Mexico Book Talk -- Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy


Memory Arte: A Critical Reflection on the Guatemalan Peace Accords

November 30, 2016

 

Caravan Against Repression in Mexico

November 15, 2016

 

Book Talk -- Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy

Dr. Iris D. Ruiz

November 10, 2016

October 2016

Borrando la Frontera/Erasing the Border

Mexican State Violence and Resistance

Ayotzinapa: Struggle for Justice


Borrando la Frontera/Erasing the Border

Artist Ana Teresa Fernández

October 26, 2016


Mexican State Violence and Resistance

A Conversation with Nestora Salgado and Felícitas Martínez Solano

October 20, 2016

 

Ayotzinapa: Struggle for Justice

Juan Eduardo García Maganda

October 13, 2016

September 2016

Queer Necropolitics: Everyday Death Worlds and Shifting Domains of Struggle

  

 

Queer Necropolitics: Everyday Death Worlds and Shifting Domains of Struggle

Dr. Silvia Posocco

September 19, 2016

  

April 2016

A War Without End and the Disobeying Signs of the Central American Diaspora: On Survival and Resistance

Nativism, Environmental Privilege, and the Construction of Immigration as an Ecological Threat

Queer Migrations: Moving Toward Transformative Change

 

A War Without End and the Disobeying Signs of the Central American Diaspora: On Survival and Resistance

Dr. Oriel María Siu

April 27, 2016

 

Nativism, Environmental Privilege, and the Construction of Immigration as an Ecological Threat

Dr. Lisa Sun-Hee Park and Dr. David Naguib Pellow

April 20, 2016

 

Queer Migrations: Moving Toward Transformative Change

Bamby Salcedo and Jorge Gutiérrez

April 7, 2016

West Coast Tour: Familias Unidas Por La Justicia in Solidarity with La Alianza de San Quintin

 

 Are Latin American Immigrants of Asian Descent Asian Americans or U.S. Latinos?

 

 

West Coast Tour: Familias Unidas Por La Justicia in Solidarity with La Alianza de San Quintin

April 6, 2016

 

Are Latin American Immigrants of Asian Descent Asian Americans or U.S. Latinos?: The Intersections of Nation/Race/Ethnicity in the Global Imaginary of Immigration

Dr. Junyoung Verónica Kim

April 4, 2016

 

March 2016

Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

Historicizing Environmental Justice Failure

Casualties of the Drug War: Forced Migration, Enforced Disappearances, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Mesoamerica

 

Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

Dr. Martha D. Escobar

March 30, 2016

 

Historicizing Environmental Justice Failure

Dr. Laura Pulido

March 16, 2016

 

Casualties of the Drug War: Forced Migration, Enforced Disappearances, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Mesoamerica

SOA Watch and Voces Contra el Olvido

March 1, 2016

February 2016

Town Hall with Environmental Justice Activists

 

 

 

Town Hall with Environmental Justice Activists

February 17, 2016

 
 

November 2015

Our América: A Collection of Photo Essays by Chicana/o Studies Students on Migration and Community Formation in Los Angeles

A Conversation with Mario Carranza on Cuban History, Revolution, and Guatemalan Solidarity

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta


Our América: A Collection of Photo Essays by Chicana/o Studies Students on Migration and Community Formation in Los Angeles

November 18, 2015

 

A Conversation with Mario Carranza on Cuban History, Revolution, and Guatemalan Solidarity

Mario Carranza

November 17, 2015

 

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta

Director John J. Valadez

November 2, 2015

October 2015

Power in the Classroom: Teaching Ethnic Studies from Theory to Policy and Practice

CESPA Roundtable Discussion on Cuba

 

 

Power in the Classroom: Teaching Ethnic Studies from Theory to Policy and Practice

Assembly Member Luis Alejo, Dr. Christine Sleeter, Dr. Theresa Montaño, José Lara

October 28, 2015

 

CESPA Roundtable Discussion on Cuba

Dr. Gabriel Gutiérrez, Dr. Martha Escobar, Dr. Alicia Estrada, Dr. Francisco Tamayo, Dr. José Prado

Moderated by Dr. Jorge García

October 14, 2015

 

April 2015

Possibilities and Limitations of Immigration Executive Action

 

 

 

Possibilities and Limitations of Immigration Executive Action

Susan Bibler Coutin, Emily Ryo

April 23, 2015

 

 

March 2015

Book Talk -- Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

Ayotzinapa

 

 

Book Talk -- Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

Dr. Gabriel Gutiérrez

March 27, 2015

 

Ayotzinapa

March 19, 2015

 

February 2015

 MONO Lake Committee Outdoor Experiences Program Manager

Megaprojects, Hydroelectric Dams, Human Rights and Maya Activism in Guatemala

 

 

MONO Lake Committee Outdoor Experiences Program Manager

Santiago M. Escruceria

February 4, 2015

 

Megaprojects, Hydroelectric Dams, Human Rights and Maya Activism in Guatemala

Concepción Santay Gómez and Giovanni Batz

February 2, 2015

 

April 2014

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva

 

 

 

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva

April 25, 2014

 

 

 

March 2014

AMLO at CSUN

 

 

 

AMLO at CSUN

Mexican Presidential Candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador

March 28, 2014

 

 

 

2013

Building Chicano Studies

 

 

 

Building Chicano Studies

Hosted by Jorge García and Oscar Castillo

April 27, 2013

 

 

 

 

2012

Criminalization of Our Urban Communities

 

 


Criminalization of Our Urban Communities

April - May 2012

 

 

 

 

2010

Erasing Race: White Supremacy & The Politics of Imagery

 

 

 

Erasing Race: White Supremacy & The Politics of Imagery

Dr. Enrique de la Cruz, Dr. Gabriel Gutiérrez, CHS Graduate Students

April 28, 2010