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Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

ONE Archives Exhibition to Explore “Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.” as Part of PST: LA/LA Thanks to two generous grants from the Getty Foundation, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries will present Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the ONE Gallery, West Hollywood, and the Museum of Contemporary Art

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Professor Maria Elena Cepeda quoted in New York Times Article

Latina/o Studies Professor María Elena Cepeda has been quoted in “Declaring ‘That’s Me,’ and Empowering Latinas,” published in The New York Times. You can read the article by clicking here.

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Afro-Latinidades Symposium

AFRO-LATINIDADES IN THE UNITED STATES Wege Auditorium, Science Center Saturday, November 5, 2016 SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE  8:00–9:00  am LIGHT BREAKFAST (ECO CAFÉ)  9:00–9:30  am WELCOME  9:30–11:00 am SESSION I Jennifer Jones, “From Nuyoricans to Afro-Mestizos: Making the Invisible Visible and the Importance of Afro-Latino Diasporas.” Sebastián Pérez, “Aesthetics of the Get Down: New York Rican Photography

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The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media

The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media, co-edited by Professor of Latina/o Studies Maria Elena Cepeda and Dolores Inés Casillas, provides students and scholars with an indispensable overview of the domestic and transnational dynamics at play within multi-lingual Latina/o media. The book examines both independent and mainstream media via race and gender in its theoretical and empirical

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Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement

    Associate Professor Jacqueline Hidalgo’s new book, Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement, was released this month by Palgrave MacMillan. Bridging the fields of Religion and Latina/o Studies, this book fills a gap by examining the “spiritual” rhetoric and practices of the Chicano movement. Bringing new theoretical life to biblical studies

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Professor C. Ondine Chavoya at Bisagra

Professor of Art, C. Ondine Chavoya, will present a talk at art space Bisagra in Lima, Peru on January 15. Exhibiendo ASCO ONDINE CHAVOYA El curador e historiador del arte C. Ondine Chavoya introducirá el trabajo del grupo de performance y arte experimental chicano ASCO (1972-1987) y explorará sus intervenciones públicas tempranas así como sus

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Our Roots are Our Pride and Power

Join VISTA as we host Dr. Roberto Lint Sagarena an associate professor at Middlebury College and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. Professor Sagarena will expand upon the theme for Latino heritage Month—”Our Roots are Our Pride and Power“—by engaging in discussions regarding ethnic, racial, and regional identity formation.

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Who Works? Who Benefits? To Whom Are We Accountable?: Questions About Cultural Democratization and Transformation

Please join Veronica Ramirez, María Alexandra García, and Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz from Immigrant Movement International Corona (IMI Corona), for a conversation about the questions that arise and guide their cultural organizing work with the immigrant community in Queens, NY. The conversation will take place on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm in Griffin 7.

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Luis Leon | Remythologizing Cesar Chavez

Remembering the 1965 grape strike during its 50th anniversary year, historian of religion Professor Luis Leon, University of Denver, examined the power of the myths that surrounded Chavez. Fifty years ago, in 1965, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta led the predominantly Mexican National Farmworkers Association to join Larry Itliong’s predominantly Filipino Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee

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Martin Espada | Poetry Reading and Book Signing

  Called by Sandra Cisneros “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” Martín Espada is a published poet, editor, essayist and translator. His forthcoming collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Others include The Trouble Ball, Alabanza, and The Republic of Poetry— a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The poem “Alabanza,”

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