Updates for Lectures/Workshops and Films
from 02-26-2014 to 03-04-2014
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Doors open at 6pm
On Wednesday, February 26, Ellis will host a screening of the documentary film Las Martas, which issues of race, class, history, and gender roles for Mexican-American girls and young women living in Laredo, Texas.
The film screening is part of a collaboration by Ellis, WQED, and The Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-cinema-las-marthas-tickets-9895760486?aff=eorg
The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country. The festival lasts an entire month and coincides with George Washington's birthday. For more than a century the city's coming-out celebrations have involved intricate paeans to America's colonial past.
In 1939, the Society of Martha Washington was founded to usher each year's debutantes (called "Marthas") into proper society at the Colonial Pageant and Ball. The girls' attendants also dress as figures from America's colonial history and participate in traditional ceremonies.
The Ellis School
6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Body and Community Mapping Workshop
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 3800 Posvar
For more information: Marcela González Rivas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited—RSVP to email@example.com
Professor Elizabeth Sweet of Temple University will be leading the workshop. Her research uses these approaches as a methodology in women's focus groups for issues of gender violence in Latin America and in immigrant communities. Community mapping is a commonly used participatory methodology to assess a neighborhood or a community created by the community itself. Body mapping is the process of creating maps of the human body using art techniques with the goal of representing people's social experiences.
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Readings from the Forthcoming Book on the Death of Roque Dalton
By Horacio Castellanos Moya (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa)
Date: March 3, 2014
139 in the Cathedral of Learning
Note: As you know, Horacio Castellanos Moya will be reading from his work about the death of Roque Dalton, and asks that attendees look at the portions of this project that he has published so far in the online journal he helps edit at the University of Iowa: http://thestudio.uiowa.edu/iowa-literaria/?p=2119
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Department Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies.
Subjects or Citizens: West Indian Migration to Cuba
By Graciela Chailloux
University of Havana
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
History Department Lounge
3702 Posvar Hall
Contact person: Professor Larry Glasco, History Department.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of History, Sociology Department, Hispanic Department and the Center for Latin American Studies
For other events please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/calendars and “click” on the February Calendar.
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260