jueves, 14 de octubre de 2010

Upcoming October Latino Heritage Month Events

Upcoming October Latino Heritage Month Events


Thursday, October 21

Latinos En Pittsburgh

Diversity Dialogue & Reception

5 pm

Mudge House Piano Room

Join the members of the CMU Hispanic Alumni Association, campus organizations and the Pittsburgh community in a conversation about the Latino community in Pittsburgh.  This is a great networking opportunity for all students, faculty and staff.



Migration and Interculturality

George Yudice, Thursday, November 4, 2010

4:30pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

Dr. George Yudice, Professor of Modern Languages, University of Miami, received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1977. He was recently Director of the Title VI Center for Latin American Studies at New York University. His research interests include cultural policy; globalization and transnational processes; the organization of civil society; the role of intellectuals, artists and activists in national and transnational institutions; comparison of diverse national constructions of race and ethnicity; contemporary Central America.

He is the author of Vicente Huidobro y la motivación del lenguaje poético (Buenos Aires, 1977); Cultural Policy, co-authored with Toby Miller (Sage Publications, 2002); The Expediency of Culture (Duke UP, 2004). He has in press Música, tecnología y experiencia (for Editorial Gedisa, 2007), and Cultura y política cultural en América Central: 1990 a 2007 (for Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica). He is also co-editor (with Jean Franco and Juan Flores) of On Edge: The Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1992) and co-editor of the "Cultural Studies of the Americas" book series with the University of Minnesota Press. He has done consultancies for the U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture; the Mexican President's Council for Culture and Art; the Associação Internacional Arte Sem Fronteiras-São Paulo; UNESCO; the Asociación Cultural InCorpore, Costa Rica; the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport; the Salvadoran President's Council for Culture and Art; the UNDP, El Salvador; and several other organizations. He has been an editor of the journal Social Text and is currently an advisory editor for Cultural Studies, Found Object, and Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.

Co-sponsored by the Literary and Cultural Studies Colloquium of the Department of English


 An Evening with Omara Portuondo

Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7 pm at Byham Theater

Legendary Havana singing sensation Omara Portuondo gained international acclaim as the female star of "The Buena Vista Social Club". She has had an extraordinary career, from her early work as a dancer in the famed Cabaret Tropicana to her lush vocal styling for the Cuarteto d'Aida and Orquesta Aragon. Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness of one of Cuba's greatest musical ambassadors. Visit www.pgharts.org for more information about the event.


Past Events in September/early October


Noche Latina

Saturday, September 25, 2010

9 pm to Midnight

University Center, Wean Commons

Sponsored by CMARC, UC Late Night and Student Affairs


The Humanities Center Lectures, 2010-11:
Identities in Conflict: The Recognition of Migrants

Constructing Latinos as a Threat to the Nation

Leo Chavez, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

4:30pm, Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)


Professor Chavez's research examines various issues related to transnational migration, including immigrant families and households, labor market participation, motivations for migration, the use of medical services, and media constructions of "immigrant" and "nation." His books include Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992, 1997 2nd edition), which provides an ethnographic account of Mexican and Central American undocumented immigrants in San Diego County, California. Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation (University of California Press 2001) examines representations of immigrants in the media and popular discourse in the United States through the lens of magazine covers and their related articles. His newest book is The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and the Nation (Stanford University Press 2008), which examines issues of anti-Latino discourse, struggles over the meaning of citizenship, and role of media spectacles in society in relation to the politics of reproduction, organ transplants, the Minuteman Project, and immigrant marches and protests. Recent medically related articles include "Beliefs Matter: Cultural Beliefs and the Use of Cervical Cancer Screening Tests;" and "Immigration and Medical Anthropology" (2003). See also, "Culture Change and Cultural Reproduction: Lessons from Research on Transnational Migration" (2006); and "Commentary: The Condition of Illegality" (2007).

Leo Chávez is Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine.



Friday, October 8, 2010

International Festival Event: Keynote Lecture & Lunch


Enrique Morones - 'Border Angels: Border Realities and Immigration Today'

Rangos Ballroom, University Center

Internationally-acclaimed human rights activist Enrique Morones is President and Founder of Border Angels, an all-volunteer group he established in 1986 that places food, water and other provisions in the desert on the border areas to help save migrant lives. Lunch will be provided to all in attendance at the keynote lecture.



Friday, October 8, 2010

International Festival Event: Culture Fusion: A Multicultural Late Night Event


Rangos Ballroom, University Center

All are welcome and encouraged to attend an evening showcasing performances, food, dancing and cultural nuances. Global Beats will begin the evening with live music from 8:00–9:00pm, featuring a 4-piece band playing some lounge tunes in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. The evening will continue with a DJ featuring dance sets from Brazil, India, the Middle East and Latin America. After the performances, the dancers will invite interested guests to the dance floor for a chance to learn, dance and mingle. Carnegie Mellon's own International Student Union (ISU) will add to the evening by showcasing costumes and artifacts from different nations. ISU will also provide dessert drinks from nations around the world along with free desserts.


Thursday, October 14, 2010
8pm – Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium, 4141 Fifth Avenue
John Perkins, NY Times Bestselling Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Economic Hit Man Details His Experiences Exploiting Latin America & the Middle East

Corporate greed, corruption, and irresponsible policies were the forces that guided the work John Perkins did as an "Economic Hit Man" in the developing world. Perkins visits Pittsburgh for the first time to discuss how he went from the Peace Corps to brokering deals that left the developing world's rich richer, while the poor were further marginalized. His work across Latin America and the Middle East will provide great insight to students—prospective policy makers, industry leaders, and social agents of change—on the very issues that continue to plague our geopolitical climate. Today, Perkins donates all proceeds from his speaking engagements to his nonprofit work which includes environmental sustainability efforts and human rights initiatives in the Amazon rainforest region. Some key topics Perkins will cover include corporate responsibility, ethics in both the public and private sector, and sustainable environmental practices.

Event sponsors are: University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration, International Business Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, David Berg Center for Ethics & Leadership, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Graduate Professional Student Assembly, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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