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FW: Updates for Lectures/workshops and films from 02-26-2014 to 03-04-2014

Updates for Lectures/Workshops and Films

from 02-26-2014 to 03-04-2014



Las Martas

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: marcela@gspia.pitt.edu

Space is limited—RSVP to ras167@pitt.edu

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

12:30 pm.

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: lud3@pitt.edu

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

12:00 p.m.

History Department Lounge

3702 Posvar Hall

Contact person: Professor Larry Glasco, History Department.

Email: LAG1@pitt.edu


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

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199




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