October 16, 2012
Ronald Lec, a Guatemala Maya and Director of the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute, will speak on the end of the current cycle in the Maya calendar, 12:00 pm, Taughannock Falls, Union, Ithaca College.
He will also speak about his work with the Permaculture Institute at 7:00 pm in Williams 225, Ithaca College.
October 3, 2012
Salgado Maranhao, the celebrated Afro-Brazilian poet, will discuss his life and work and read from his newly translated book of poems, Blood of the Sun, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 7:00 pm, Williams 225, Ithaca College.
He will also speak with a cluster of poetry classes in Williams 225 at 1:00 pm. Please contact Jennifer Jolly (email@example.com) if you would like to participate.
September 24, 2012
David Sheinen, Professor of History, Trent University, Toronto, will speak on popular support for the dictatorship in Argentina, "The Plot to Modernize Indigenous Peoples: Rethinking Human Rights Under Military Rule in Argentina, 1976-1983." September 24, 2012, Clark Lounge, Union, Ithaca College, 7:00-9:00 pm.
September 25, 2012
FILM: Ever wonder about how to begin to make sense of the long-standing conflict in Colombia? IC is hosting a showing of the film IMPUNITY: WHAT KIND OF WAR FOR COLOMBIA (2010). It centers on efforts toward transitional justice in Colombia, with a focus on the trial against paramilitary armies, and the connections of these groups with political and economic elites in Colombia and in the U.S.. It examines the question of whether the victims' families are doomed to stay victims forever or are they able to fight Impunity?
Film by JUAN JOSE LOZANO (Swiss and Colombian filmmaker) & HOLLMAN MORRIS: Colombian journalist who has spent more than 15 years covering Colombia’s internal armed conflict, with a particular focus on human rights issues). Film in Spanish, with English subtitles, 58 minutes.
The film will be introduced and given some background by guest speaker John Laun, from the Colombia Support Network, a national grassroots organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, created to provide support to Colombian communities and organizations in areas of conflict which seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violence means. He will also do a Q&A at the end of the film. Co-sponsored by Politics Dept, Latin American Studies minor, CUSLAR (Committee on US-Latin American Relations), and Colombia Support Network-Central New York Chapter. Textor 101, 7:00 pm
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations are asked to contact Patricia Rodriguez @ 607-2745714 as soon as possible.
April 2-3, 2012
Odilia Romero, Activist at the Bi-national Front of Indigenous Organizations (FIOB) in California and Mexico, focusing on indigenous migrants workers rights. You can read about the work of the organization here: http://fiob.org/en/about-us/ And about Odilia ere: http://www.executionchronicles.org/close-up24-romero.htm. Speaking engagements: At Cornell: Monday, Apr. 2, Latin American Studies Seminar Series, 12:15 pm, Uris Hall 153. At Elmira College: Monday, Apr. 2, 4:30 pm. At SUNY Cortland: Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2:50 pm. For questions please contactTim Shenk, Coordinator, Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) Tel. 607-255-7293, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cuslar.org
April 10, 2012
Simón Sedillo, Community rights defense organizer and film maker. He has spent the last 8 years documenting, producing and teaching community based video documentation in Mexico and the US. Through lectures, workshops, and short films, Sedillo breaks down the effects of neoliberalism, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and militarism on indigenous communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and Mexico. Sedillo is also an active member of the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, at Fort Benning, in Columbus, GA. See trailers of his films here: http://elenemigocomun.net/banda/simon/. Speaking engagements: At Cornell: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 7 pm. Showing of 2 of Sedillo's short films. Cornell Cinema. For questions please contactTim Shenk, Coordinator, Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) Tel. 607-255-7293, email@example.com, www.cuslar.org
February 12-13, 2012
Padre Alejandro Solalinde, Priest, human rights defender and director of a shelter for Central American migrants in southern Mexico. Many Central Americans now call him "the Oscar Romero of the migrants." Solalinde's theology is rooted in the believes migrants "are changing the world with their presence." Read Amnesty International's summary of Padre Alejandro's work here: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/activists-standing-justice-mexico-20100121. Speaking engagements: At Cornell: Sunday, Feb. 12, 6 pm, place TBA. Monday, Feb. 13, Latin American Studies Seminar Series, 12:15 pm, Uris Hall 153. Downtown Ithaca: Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 am. First Baptist Church, 309 N. Cayuga St. At Ithaca College: Monday, Feb. 13, 7 pm, place TBA. or questions please contactTim Shenk, Coordinator, Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) Tel. 607-255-7293, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cuslar.org
October 28, 2011
Small-Scale Farmers in Colombia: What to Expect from the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement?
John Henry Gonzalez, co-founder of the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibio-- (Small-Scale Farmers’ Movemement of Cajibio), will be discussing the impact of the forthcoming approval of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Rural Colombians already face huge problems such as massive internal displacement (5 million people), military/paramilitary and rebel violence against peasants, labor leaders, and communities in general, and unemployment; FTA will deepen these problems.
The speaker will discuss the ways in which the MCC is mobilizing and forging alliances to present local and national alternatives to neoliberal policies and the FTA so as to prevent further displacement and violence. As one of the main voceros (‘spokespersons’) of the MCC, John Henry Gonzalez is also at the forefront of an effort to engage in dialogue with local officials to develop effective emergency responses to human rights violations. MCC works to promote a decent and dignified life for small scale farmers, with water and food security and land ownership rights.
September 19, 2011
Aviva Chomsky to speak on Colombian labor, mining and solidarity.
Cornell University Event: SEPTEMBER 19th 12:15-1:30 pm “Labor, Environment, and Human Rights in Colombia: The Complexities of Solidarity” Uris Hall 153; 12:15pm
Ithaca College Event: SEPTEMBER 19th 2:00 pm “Labor and Economic Development: Historical Perspectives from New England to Colombia” –Klingenstein Lounge (Campus Center, IC); 2:00-3:00 pm
Evening Community Event: SEPTEMBER 19th; 7:30 pm
"Labor and Community Solidarity in the Colombian Coal Mines" Unitarian Church of Ithaca --306 N. Aurora St. (corner of Aurora St. and Buffalo St.)-parlor room; 7:30-9pm
*Chomsky’s talk will be followed by short discussion of recent confrontations in Cauca region of Colombia and impact on communities – by Patricia Rodriguez, member of Colombia Support Network- Central New York.
The talks are free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by: Ithaca College History and Politics Departments and Latin American Studies minor; Cornell University Latin American Studies Program and History Department; Social Justice Council of the Ithaca Unitarian Church; and Colombia Support Network-Central New York Chapter.
For more information about Aviva Chomsky go to www.ithaca.edu/latinamerican/news/20441/
September 13, 2011
Paradise Expeditions Adventure Travel, “Ecotourism in Belize: Prospects and Perils” September 13, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm, Six Mile Creek, Student Union, Ithaca College. Free and open to the public.
April 12, 2011
Women in Guatemala: the Struggle for Gender Equality, Representation, and Expression. Sandra Moran, Guatemalan activist, musician, women’s rights organizer, lesbian, and social movement leader. Sandra has worked with the Guatemalan women’s and feminist movement for the past 20 years. She lived in exile for 14 years, from 1980-1994; during that time, she built international solidarity for Guatemala, denouncing the grave violations of human rights (committed by the State of Guatemala in the 80’s).
March 3-5,2 011
Youth, Identities and Transnational Flows. The Latin American Studies Program, Latino Studies Program, Cornell Farmworker Program at Cornell University, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at Syracuse University, and Latin American Studies at Ithaca College presents "Youth, Identities, and Transnational Flows," March 3-5, 2011.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Guest Speaker Jesus Emilio Tuberquia, "Confronting War with Peace: The Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado," presented by the Latin American Studies Minor at Ithaca College. Taughannock Falls Room (campus center), 2:35-3:50 pm. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodating should contact Patricia Rodriguez at email@example.com or 607-274-5714.
March 3-5, 2011
The Latin American Studies Program, Latin Studies Program, Cornell Farmworker Program at Cornell University, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at Syracuse University, and Latin American Studies at Ithaca College presents: "Youth, Identities, and Transnational Flows," March 3-5, 2011. See the complete program at:
Monday, October 25, 2010
Patricia Hernandez, "Autonomous Education from Chiapas to Mexico City: Urban Zapatista Links," Monday, October 25, 2010, 5:00-7:00 pm, 253 Malott Hall, Cornell University.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Helena Maria Viramontes
Chicana author, Helena Maria Viramontes, will present and read selections from her novel Under the Feet of Jesus and several short stories that grapple specifically with migration and human cost. Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 pm, Klingenstein Lounge. Free and open to the public.
Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23, 2010
I Don't Have to Show You No Stinking Badges!
IC Teatro presents Luis Valdez's masterpiece "I Don't Have to Show You No Stinking Badges!" on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7:00 pm, Beeler Auditorium, James J. Whalen Center. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Donations accepted.
September 25, 2010:
Latino and Asian American Communities Join in Celebrating Immigrants
Women’s Community Building
100 W. Seneca St, Ithaca, NY
7:30pm to 12am
Free and open to the public
April 14, 2010
Columbian Journalist, Claudia Lopez, will speak about state and non-state violence in Columbia
Ithaca College, Klingenstein Hall
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 7pm
Free and open to the public
March 31, 2010
The Little School/La escuelita: The Adventures of a Book in Search of Justice
Argentine poet and activist, Alicia Partnoy
Ithaca College, Williams Hall Rm. 225
Wed. March 31st at 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
Argentine poet and activist, Alicia Partnoy, will share the "adventures" of her testimonial narrative, La Escuelita/The Little School, in which she tells of her experiences as a "disappeared" political prisoner in Argentina during the 1970s. Alicia Partnoy currently teaches Spanish at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and is a member of the Advisory Board of Amnesty International.
October 22, 2009
Why We Migrate
Stories of Mexico's Displaced; Paola Guitierrez Galinda Speaking Tour October 2009
Williams 225, Ithaca College Campus
November 19, 2009
Paul Gootenberg, SUNY Stonybrook, History will present on the history of cocaine in a global perspective.
(contact Jonathan Ablard)
November 5-6, 2009
Rosendo Carillo de la Rosa, Huichol Artist, various class visits and evening art-making workshop
(contact: Paula Turkon)
November 4, 2009, 6 pm
Arpillera Panel Discussion with Marjorie Agostin, Handwerker Gallery
(contact: Annette Levine)
November 3 and 4, 2009
eatrotaller performances of Desiertos, Cornell University
Sept. 24, 2009 (lecture), Sept 29 (project information) and October 1 (fundraising)
Operacion Wallacea: "we work with both students and faculty from over 150 universities in UK and North America doing tropical conservation research in areas of important biodiversity",
CNS room tba (contact: Paula Turkon)
September 24th, 2009, 4:00: Seminar session: James Saunders discussing Marine Conservation in Honduras
CNS room TBA (contact: Paula Turkon)
September 3, 2009, At 7 pm 'Sex and the Sandinistas' (How gay and lesbian people in Nicaragua battled for their own space inside the Sandinista Revolution) AND At 7:30 'Gay Cuba' (Gay Cuba casts a colorful and hopeful light on efforts to reform and to humanize a society often maligned for its calcified rigidity)
Founder of SOA WATCH, Father Roy Bourgeois, Speaks at Ithaca College
“The U.S. and Latin America: Recent Events in Honduras”
Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 10:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ Handwerker Gallery
Classical Guitar Recital of Latin American Music
with Pablo Cohen Ithaca College Music Professor
Sunday September 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Free and Open to the Public)
Hockett Recital Hall
The Latino Civic Association Presents Latino Heritage Month Celebration
September 15 – October 15, 2009
Art Exhibit, Theater, Poetry & Music and a Concert are scheduled.
All events are Free and Open to the public.
Latin American Film Series Spring 2009
Cornell University Latin American Studies Program and the Committee for U.S. Latin American Relations present the Latin American Film Series for Spring 2009. The films will be shown Wednesday nights from January 28 – April 8, 2009.
Wednesdays, 7:00pm, Free and Open to the Public
Uris Auditorium Cornell University Campus
The Latin Civic Association & the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Invite you to join senior docent Bernice Magee for a special tour to explore the museum's Pre-Columbian collection with objects from Mexico, Peru, & Ecuador
October 11, 2008 1pm
Cornell University Johnson Museum
Witness for Peace Mid-Atlantic Speaker Tour October 2008
Come hear Freddy Caicedo, a Columbian human rights organizer give insights into the Columbian Free Trade Agreement.
Not Free, Not Trade, Not an Agreement
October 13, 2008 7pm
Ithaca College Clark Lounge (Campus Center)
Two Latin American Films:
Presented by Ithaca College Latin American Studies Program and Cornell University Committee on U.S. — Latin American Relations (CULSAR).
At Ithaca College:
Sept 8: FRIENDS 202 7pm
The Last Zapatistas: Forgotten Heroes (2002) 90 min
In this engrossing piece of living history, director Francesco Taboada Tabone captures a group of men (all well into their 90s) who reminisce about their exploits during the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Through enthralling interviews, the film brings to life the testimony of these last 12 surviving revolutionaries of the storied Liberation Army of the South -- patriots who fought and bled alongside Gen. Emiliano Zapata.
Sept 10th: Uris Hall 7pm
Juchitan Queer Paradise (2003) Discussant: Billie Jean Isbell
This is fascinating portrait of Juchitan, a small Mexican city near the Guatemalan border. Here homosexuality is fully accepted; gays are simply a third gender. If a boy shows a predisposition to homosexuality his family will rejoice and be thankful for receiving what is considered a blessing. In Juchitan a man who wants to be a woman only has to dress like a woman to be considered and treated as a woman by the entire community. The film profiles three gay people: a teacher, a hairdresser and a shop owner. In other ways this is a truly unique society. The population of Zapotec Indians resist the homogeneous trends of globalization. While Indian languages are endangered everywhere else in the world, in Juchitan, the Zapotec language is spoken proudly at home, at municipal meetings, in poetry, song and theatre. Celebration plays a crucial role in this society. Fiestas called velas (candles) are held frequently and can last up to a week! The film concludes with the colorful fiesta, the "Vela des folles" which the gay men featured in the film organize each year.
Popular Resistance in Latin America
February 6, 2007
12:05-1:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Papa querido: A play by Aida Bortnik
November 14, 2006
7:30 p.m., Textor 103
Freddy Siso (Venezuelan film maker)
November 9, 2006
4:30 p.m., Clark Lounge
Felix Masud-Piloto (guest speaker)
April 20, 2006
7:00-9:00 p.m., Textor 101