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What an amazing Dartmouth Latin@ Heritage Month 2013!
While we’ve had Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in the past, this month marks our inaugural year of hosting our unique Dartmouth Latin@ Heritage Month. This was an entire, full month of activities from Oct. 3rd to Nov. 2nd.
Thank you to all the individual students, faculty, staff, student groups, departments, programs, and offices, for your support, sponsorship, collaboration and event coordination!
This was such an incredible effort by the entire community of which we can all be proud!
As a reminder of all of the great work that went into this month here is a calendar of most of the events connected to the month (please write to me if we’re missing any!):
Oct. 3rd – Obama’s Second Inaugural poet Richard Blanco:
Writing workshop at LALACS
Public Reading and Q&A
Oct. 5th – “The Dream Is Now” Documentary Screening
Oct. 15-16th – Poet Wendy Guerra
Bilingual Poetry Reading
Public Reading and Lecture
Oct. 15th – OPAL’s Week in Community –
Playing with Bias (The Psychology Behind Stereotypes)
Oct.16th – What Are You (Latino Identity Discussion)
Oct. 18th – Pulitzer Prize Winner: Junot Diaz
“This is How You Lose Her”
Reading, Lecture, and Q&A
Oct. 19th – Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Fraternity Inc. –
Noche Dorada: “Immigration Reform”
Oct. 21st – Cathleen Caron ’92-
“Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker”
Oct. 22nd – LAPS & Prof. Doug Irwin
“A Tale of Two Countries and Two Policies”
Chile and Venezuela, Neoliberalism and Economic Populism
Oct. 24th – Cuban filmmaker Marilyn Solaya –
“In the Wrong Body”
Oct. 31st – Prof. Louise Walker –
“Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968:
History of Economic and Political Crisis”
Nov. 1st – Dia De Los Muertos Altar Ceremony
Nov 2nd – Latin@ Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
Special thank you to the various sponsors and organizers for these events, including:
The Latino American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, the History Department, the Women and Gender Studies Department, the Center for Professional Development, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Center, SPEC, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, La Alianza Latina @Dartmouth, Latin American Political Society, Voces Unidas, Teach for America, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the LGBTQ Advising Office, the Office of Latina/o Student Advising, the Latina/o Community Interns, and the Latin@ Advisory Council
Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra
Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra.
Reception at La Casa to follow.
Author Junot Diaz – Reading and Book Signing
MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winner will be conducting a reading of his new book, Q&A, and signing to follow. 10/18, Filene, 5pm.
MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) and the short story collection This Is How You Lose Her (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award.
Mr. Diaz will be conducting a reading, Q&A and book signing on Friday, October 18, in Filene Auditorium.
Sponsored by LALACS and Office of Pluralism and Leadership
RSVP encouraged but not required: http://doodle.com/rhntwxu2m32ty3h5
The 16th Annual Noche Dorada — La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated- Psi Chapter
Noche Dorada is the name of LUL Fraternity’s annual banquet style event. It is a staple in the Dartmouth Communities as a time when many cultures come together for food and celebration. In hopes of expanding the understanding and tolerance towards Immigration Reform in the United States, the keynote speaker will be Angelica Salas, Director of the Coalation of Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles.
RICHARD BLANCO; TEACHER AND POET
Poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
THE DREAM IS NOW; Documentary Screening
The moving story of those directly affected by a broken immigration system, the undocumented children of immigrants who yearn to contribute more to the country they call home.
Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociology Dept. Chair at Duke Univ., will deconstruct whites’ post-racial or color-blind talk & suggest this is the new, dominant prejudice in the U.S.
Post-racial arguments did not emerge in 2008 with the election of President Obama. White America has believed a version of post-racialism since the early 1980s. In this talk, Professor Bonilla-Silva will address three things related to this subject. First, to be able to clearly discuss racial matters, he will begin by defining what racism is all about. Second, he will be devote some time to characterizing the nature of and describing the practices associated with the racial regime of Post-Civil Rights America. Third, the bulk of the talk will revolve around the examination of “color-blind racism” or whites’ race talk in the contemporary period. He will conclude his talk with suggestions of what is to be done to prevent color-blindness from sealing the (white racial) deal in America.
Co-Sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program.
Originally submitted by: Judy A. Danna