2014 Spring Semester Events  https://www.facebook.com/NIULatinoStudies https://twitter.com/NIULatinoCenter

  • Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Mario Sifuentez,
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
    School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:00 PM Latino Center Room 121
    Lecture: "By Forests or By Fields: Immigrant Labor and Foundations of Modern Farmworker Unionism"

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:00 AM Latino Center Room 121
    Seminar:"Methods of Oral History with a Special Focus on Latino Subjects"
  • Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza
    Associate Professor, University of California, Merced
    School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:00 AM Latino Center Room 121
    Seminar: "Fourteen Months, Four Countries and Three Kids: Tales from the Field"

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:00 PM Latino Center Room 121
    Lecture: "Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism in the 21st Century."


  • 2014 Latino Film Festival
    Inocente
    Wednesday, April 9 7:00pm
    Faraday Hall. FW. 45. LaTourette Hall (formerly Faraday West).
    Sponsored by:Women's Studies & LGBT Studies and The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

    Basura o Recurso? and Recycled Life
    Monday, April 14th 7:00pm
    Wirtz Hall Room 101 
    Sponsored by:  Center Latino and Latin American Studies
     
    The Undocumented
    Wednesday, April 16th 7:00pm 
    LaTourette Hall 200 (formerly Faraday West).
    Sponsored by: DREAM Action NIU and The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies



2013 Fall Semester Events 

  • Area Studies Open House
    Wednesday, August 28
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    College View Court ( Street between Latino Center and Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
  • Latin Jazz Dance Party
    Thursday, September 19
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
  • Motorcycle Diaries (Film Screening)
    Tuesday, September 24
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Cole Hall 100

2013 Spring Semester Events

All events are free and open to the public
  • Victor Garcia Performance
    Tuesday, March 26th
    11am-12pm
    Music Building
    A 50 minute presentation that will feature Victor Garcia performing and speaking about his engaging Latin Jazz Dance music.

  • Colloquium Speaker: Laura G. Gutiérrez,
    Associate Professor and Director of graduate
    studies of Spanish and Portuguese at the
    University of Arizona. 

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    6:00 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121 
    515 Garden Rd. DeKalb, IL
    Lecture: "The Transnational Body Politics in Art & Peformance"

    Friday, March 29, 2012
    10:00 a.m., HSC, Room 505
    Seminar: "Rumberas in Motion (Pictures): Transnational Movements in the Archive of Mexican 'Classic' Cinema" 
    Performing Mexicanidad Chapters 1 and 2

  • Sponsoring Departments: Center for Latino and
    Latin American Studies, Department of Foreign
    Languages and Literatures, Women's Studies
    Program
  • Latin Dance Jazz Party 
    Monday, April 8th 
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Music Building
    Featuring Victor Garcia and the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble

     
  • 2013 Latino Film Festival
    April 9-18, 2013
    Pecados de Mi Padre, (94 min) Tuesday, April 9th - Cavan Auditorium 7:30pm
    Tropa de Elite, (120 min) Thursday, April 11th - Douglas Smart Classroom 30 7:30pm
    Maria Full of Grace, (101 min) Monday, April 15th - Cavan Auditorium 7:30pm
    City of God, (130 min) Wednesday, April 17th - Cole Hall 7:30pm
    Miss Bala, (113 min) Thursday, April 18th - Cole Hall 7:30pm

    Funded by: Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, FLRP/International House, Women's Studies, and the Department of Sociology.
    Sponsored by: Mujer a Mujer, Women's Rights Alliance, SóL, DREAM Action NIU 

2012 Fall Semester Events

  • Area Studies Open House (pdf)
    Thursday, August 30
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    College View Court ( Street between Latino Center and Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
  • NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party
    Thursday, September 27
    7:30 p.m. - 10:30p.m.
    Music Building

  • AbUSed: The Postville Raid
    Tuesday, October 9
    7:00 p.m.
    Jack Arends Hall (Art Building) 100

  • Eric Van Young
    Thursday, October 11
    10 a.m - Seminar - "'In Mexico There are No Mexicans:' Decolinization and Modernization, 1750 - 1850."
    5 p.m. - Lecture- "It's Nor Your Grandpa's Revolution: The Social and Cultural History of Mexican Independence."
    Latino Center 121, 515 Garden Rd.

2012 Spring Semester Events  

Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series

  • Brodwyn Fischer, Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University.
    Seminar: March 7th, 3:00 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121 “Inequality from the Margins: Social Difference and Social Politics in Abolition-Era Recife”
    Lecture: March 7th, 7:30 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121 “The Dirty Politics of Shantytown Radicalism: Murder, Slander, and Associational Life in mid-twentieth century Rio de Janeiro”
    Sponsoring Departments: Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Graduate School
  • Susie S. Porter, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Utah
    Lecture:  March 26th, 4:30 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121 “Of Suffragists and Secretaries: commercial education, women’s networks, and female empowerment in Mexico   City”
    Seminar: March 27, 2012; 10:00 a.m., Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center “Of workers, señoritas, and secretaries: women, office work, and class identity in Mexico City, 1890-1920”
    Sponsors: the Department of History, the Graduate School, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, and the Women’s Studies Program
  • Charles Walker, Professor of History and the Director of the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas at the University of California at Davis.
    Lecture: April 10th, 6 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121 “Natural Disasters and Society: Some Lessons from the 1746 Earthquake/Tsunami in Lima, Peru” Seminar: April 11th, 10:00 a.m., Latino Center, Room 121 “Kill the Puka Kunkas (Red Necks): Violence in the Tupac  Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783”
    Sponsors: Department of History, the Graduate School, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, and Genocide and Human Rights Institute

2nd Annual Latino Film Festival

  • Maquilapolis: City of Factories Film Screening and Discussion
    Tuesday, March 27th, 6 p.m.
    Latino Center, Room 121
    Join us for a screening of this award-winning documentary. The film examines two women's struggle to improve working conditions in maquiladoras, or multinationally-owned factories, that lie on the border between Mexico and the U.S. Vanessa Segundo, Research and Project Specialist for NIU's Latino Resource Center, will lead a discussion after the screening.
    Sponsors: Women's Studies Program, The Center for Latino & Latin American Studies, and The Latino Resource Center

  • Precious Knowledge” Film Screening and Discussion
    Wednesday, March 28th, 6:30-8:40 p.m.
    Montgomery Hall 

    Meet and Greet with the director, Eren McGinnis, from 4:30-5:30 p.m at the Latino Center.  The documentary Precious Knowledge interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of education success, with on average, 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college.

    The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative social justice curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged, informed, and active in the their communities.

    As of January 10, 2012 the program has been eliminated, the students and teachers continue to fight for the program.

    Sponsored by:  Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations and The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, and the Women’s Studies Program.

  • Even the Rain” Film ScreeningTuesday, April 3rd, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    GA 126, Cavan Auditorium
    Even the Rain (Spanish: También la lluvia) is a 2010 Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín about Mexican director Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and executive producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who travel to Bolivia to shoot a film depicting Christopher Columbus’s conquest. Sebastián and Costa unexpectedly land themselves in a moral crisis when they and their crew arrive at Cochabamba, Bolivia, during the intensifying 2000 Cochabamba protests, which their key native actor Daniel (Juan Carlos Aduviri) persistently leads.
    Sponsored by: The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

 

NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party

  • Thursday, April 5th, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
    Altgeld Hall Auditorium

    Join students, staff, and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 8:30 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be served.

    Sponsored by School of Music and Center for Latino & Latin American Studies  


2011 Fall Semester Events

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All events are free and open to the public

  • 2011 Latino Heritage Month Calendar of Events (pdf)
  • Area Studies Open House
    Wednesday, August 24th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.College View Court  (Rain Location: Latino Center)Please join the Center for Burma Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Center for Latino and Latin American Studies for music, games, food and fun!!
  • Eddie Gómez Trio Concert
    Wednesday, September 7, 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Concert Hall,
    Music Building
    Legendary bassist Eddie Gómez will be playing with his trio including Stefan Karlsson on piano and NIU's very own, Rodrigo Villanueva on drums. 
    Sponsored by the
    School of Music and the Center for Latino & Latin American Studies
  • Guest Speaker: Emilio Kourí
    Wednesday, September 21
    Seminar: “The Zapatista Land Reform in Morelos and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920”       Latino Center 4:00 p.m.
    Lecture: “Imaginary Communities: Indians and Campesinos in Mexican Social Thought”
    Latino Center 7:30 p.m.
    Emilio Kourí is Professor of History and Director of the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of A Pueblo Divided: Business, Property, and Community in Papantla, Mexico (Stanford, 2004), which won the Bolton-Johnson Prize for the best book published on Latin American history in 2004.
    Sponsored by Graduate Colloquium Committee and Center for Latino & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). 
  • Guest Speaker: Ana Castillo
    Monday, October 3
    Jack Arends Hall (Art Building) 100, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
    Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work has been critically acclaimed and widely anthologized in the United States and abroad. Some of her works include the novel So Far From God, which earned her both the 1993 Carl Sandburg Literary Award in Fiction and the 1994 Mountains and Plains Bookseller Award, and a work of non-fiction, Massacre of the Dreamers: Reflections on Mexican-Indian Women in the United States 500 Years After the Conquest. Castillo received a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1991. Castillo was born and raised in Chicago.Sponsored by Center for Latino & Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Latino Resource Center (LRC), Student Association, and Women’s Resource Center (WRC).
  • NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party
    Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.–Midnight
    Holmes Student Center, Diversions Lounge
    Bring your friends and join students, staff, and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 8:30 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be served.
    Sponsored by School of Music, Center for Latino & Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Campus Activities Board (CAB), and Latino Resource Center (LRC).
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Nolan L. Cabrera
    Tuesday, October 11, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
    Gable Hall, Cavan Auditorium 126     
    Dr. Cabrera is an Assistant Professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Dr. Cabrera graduated from UCLA where he worked on Dr. Sylvia Hurtado’s NIH-funded project regarding diversifying the sciences. Dr. Cabrera’s primary research interests include race/racism in higher education, whiteness formation, diversity, and affirmative action.
    Sponsored by Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Center for the Interdisciplinary Study on Language and Literacy (CISLL), Latino Resource Center (LRC), and Unity in Diversity.
  • Guest Speaker: Louis A. Pérez
    Monday, October 17
    Seminar: “National Character Reconsidered: The Cuban Case”
    Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room 10:00 a.m.
    Lecture: “The Cultural Context of the Cuban Revolution”
    Latino Center  7:00 p.m. 

    Dr. Louis A. Pérez, Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of over ten books on Cuban history, including Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos (Chapel Hill, 2008), and On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture (Chapel Hill, 1999), which won the 1999 Bolton-Johnson Prize for the best book published on Latin American history.
    Sponsored by Graduate Colloquium Committee and Center for Latino & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). 

 

2011 Spring Semester Events

  • Dream Walkers: Journey for a Cause
    Feb., 17, 7:00 p.m. Cavan Auditorium (126 Gabel Hall) Come out and learn about what it took these individuals to push through their 1,500 mile walk from Miami to D.C. in their efforts to fight for the Dream Act. Felipe Matos and Juan Rodriguez from the Dream Walkers will share their experiences. Sponsored by: Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Dream Action NIU, Latino Resource Center, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies For more info visit: www.trail2010.org

Latino Film Festival 

Discussions to follow screenings
  • "On The Edge" Feb., 23, 7:30 p.m. Cavan Auditorium (Gabel Hall)
    (Co-Sponsored by Women's Studies)

Colloquim Speakers Series

  • Katharine M. Donato
    March 8, time and location TBA“How Many Women? How Many Men? Gender in International Migration.”March 8, time and location TBA“Researching Women’s Immigration Patterns.”Sponsored by:  Women’s Studies Program, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Latino Resource Center, Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Political Science, Division of International Programs.

Chris Washburne

  • Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Latino Center, Room 121
    Lecture by Latin Jazz Musician
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2010 Fall Semester Events

  • November - December 4 
    Day of of the Dead Artist Invitational. Artist and community members will be invited to create Day of the Dead altar pieces in honor of deceased loved ones. http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/upcoming.shtmlLocation: NIU Art Museum

  • Tuesday, November 16“Frida” film showing and discussion night with NIU Professors Michael Gonzales and Linda
    Sáborio.Location: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street, DeKalbTime: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  • October 28, 2010
    Historian Ramón Gutiérrez—an award-winning author and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago—will deliver the seventh annual W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture.Location: Altgeld Hall AuditoriumTime: 7:00 pm For more photos visit our Fanpage - photos Ramón Gutiérrez reception and lecture
  • October 6, 2010
    Guest Speaker : Sandra Cisneros
    Author of The House on Mango Street, first published in 1984, won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award in 1985, and is required reading in middle schools, high schools, and universities across the country. It has sold over two million copies since its initial publication and is still selling strongly.
    Location: Jack Arends Hall (Art Building) Rm. 100
    Time: 6:00 -7:30 pmSponsored by: LRC, Women Studies Program, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), Student Association, and Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL)
    For more photos visit our Fanpage- photos Sandra Cisneros
  • September 16, 2010
    Latino Heritage Month at NIU will kick off with El Grito
    Location: Latino Center
    Time: 4:00 -7:00 pm
    Sponsored by the Latino Resource Center (LRC) and Alpha Psi Lambda
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For event information call: (815) 753-1531, or email: latinostudies@niu.edu