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Diasporic Chinese Entrepreneurship - Presented by Dr. Min Zhou

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Dr, Min Zhou

Entrepreneurship has been an integral part of the long-standing history of Chinese emigration and a central force in diasporic development. In this presentation, Dr. Min Zhou offers a historical overview of diasporic Chinese entrepreneurship, highlighting the divergent patterns of Chinese business development in North America in contrast to those in Southeast Asia, the center of the Chinese Diaspora. Read more

5th Annual Student Social Justice Conference

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

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The keynote speaker at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM will be geographer Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, who co-founded Critical Resistance (http://criticalresistance.org) and is one of the preeminent scholar-activists on prison abolition. Dr. Gilmore will speak on her upcoming book Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1597-change-everything). The keynote speaker at 4:00 - 5:30 PM will be Chamorro environmental justice lawyer Julian Aguon, author of memoir/manifesto The Properties of Perpetual Light (https://www.julianaguon.com Read more

Dr. Josefina Bittar: How Guaraní-Spanish societal bilingualism challenges contact research

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Josephina Bittar

Guaraní and Spanish are languages that belong to different families, with dissimilar linguistic systems. Colonization placed these two languages together in a small country in Latin America: Paraguay. Furthermore, the rather isolated character of the location, and the social dynamics among colonizers and indigenous peoples made Guaraní (and not just Spanish) the language spoken by the majority of the population. This unique scenario makes Paraguay a prime setting to study language contact phenomena. In this presentation, Dr. Bittar will discuss characteristics of Guaraní-Spanish bilingualism in Paraguay, the challenges of documenting linguistic practices in the country, and the broader impact of language contact research for bilingual communities. Read more

AL-ÁNDALUS AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF EUROPE: REVISITING THE “CONVIVENCIA” IN AMÉRICO CASTRO’S WORK

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Javier Garcia Fernandez

Join us for a fascinating discussion about the historical period called “la Convivencia” or the peaceful “co-existence” of Catholics, Jews, and Muslims before 1492 in Muslim Spain. Come and gain a new view of Europe and its relationship with the East. Guest Speaker renowned decolonial historian: Javier Garcia Fernandez, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Arts, University of Granada, Spain Read more

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