Spring 2016 

Wednesdays, 11:30am - Dugout **

Cafecitos (Spanish Conversation Hour) with IES Exchange Student Claudia Quevedo-García. Look for a 'cafecitos' sign at one of the tables. Stop by for a 15-minute conversation in Spanish, no need to stay the whole hour.


January 21, 7pm - CNS C101

The Spanish Club presents the film Frontera  (2014, USA) directed by Michael Berry: "A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever". This film is part of the International Film Series and the IWU theme "Nation(s) Divided?". 


January 28, 7pm - CNS C101

Dr. Ferradáns will present the film El  laberinto del fauno [Pan's Labyrinth] (2006) written and directed by Guillermo del Toro: "In 1944 Spain young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother's new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising". This film is part of the International Film Series. In Spanish with English subtitles.


February 3, 11:30 - Atrium of the School of Art

Dr. Ferradáns will lead "Te con Lorca: A Festival of Poetry and Music" in conjunction with her Spn 418 students. 


February 18, 7pm - CNS C101

Dr. Lehr will present the film Buen Día, Ramón [Good morning, Ramón], (2015) written and directed by Jorge Ramírez Suarez: "The film tells the heartwarming story of a young man from a small Mexican town who travels to Germany to find work to support his family and becomes stranded without shelter or money". This film is part of the International Film Series. In German and Spanish with English subtitles.


February 19, 2-4pm - ISU, William Halls 314

Dr. Flores-Rodríguez will present TransCaribbean Narratives and the Latin American Imaginary as part of the ISU Latin American and Latino Studies Program "Conversando entre nosotros" Brown Bag Series. The presentation explores how Caribbean writers living in the US challenge ideas of power, violence, and identity commoditized in the Latin American dictator novel through their reinterpretation of Caribbean dictatorial regimes. Their narratives alter ideological mappings of the Caribbean based on the discursive legacy of social revolution and political hegemony and empower individuals to take an active role as architects of the Trans-Caribbean space. 


February 20, 6:30pm - Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center 

Join the Spanish and Latino Student Association for their biggest event of the semester! This year they will be celebrating the rich culture of the following countries: Chile, Honduras, Peru, and Panama. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and food will be served at 7 pm. Come hungry as we will be having delicious food from each of the represented countries. (Remember: Food is 1st come 1st served!). Bring your dancing shoes! We will have several dancing performances as well as some lessons so you may dance the night away. Sponsoring Organization - SALSA. Contact Email - yjuarez@iwu.edu


March 7, 12pm - Turfler Room

Dr. Flores-Rodríguez will present The Case of Puerto Rico during the Non-Org, bring your own lunch, session.


March 28, 4pm - SFH 202

Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of Latin American Studies at Illinois State University will give a public lecture titled "Migration and Gendered Webs of Obligation: Caring for my Elderly Puerto Rican Mother in a Transnational Context". This event is sponsored by the IWU Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Free pizza will follow.


March 31, 7pm - Hansen Student Center

MacArthur Fellow, Juan Salgado ('91), will give the Student Senate "Do Good" lecture on March 31st at 7pm in the Hansen Student Center. Juan Salgado is the president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, which creates educational and workforce opportunities for Latino Communities in Chicago.   Salgado was recognized as a 2011 White House Champion for Change for Social Innovation. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Excellence in Community Service Award. Read more here.


April 6, 12pm - Poem in a Pocket**

Please stop by the atrium of the School of Art after Honors Convocation to celebrate National Poetry Month. Bring your favorite poem to share with students and colleagues. For more ideas on how to celebrate poetry, please visit the poets.org page where we found "Poem in Your Pocket" celebration day: https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day. Sponsored by the departments of English & Hispanic Studies. For more information, please contact Profs. Joanne Diaz jdiaz@iwu.edu or Carmela Ferradáns  cferrada@iwu.edu


April 30, 11-1pm - Bloomington Public Library

Join us in the Children’s Department for our 9th annual El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros celebration. 


**not eligible for the Spn 101 and Spn 201 extracurricular activity requirement


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