Teach-In on the Effects of Hurricane Maria will take place Friday, January 19th from 3-5 p.m. in the Jaime Escalante Room of Hewett and Manchester halls at Illinois State University. The event is free and open to the public. Professor Juliet Lynd, interim director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Illinois State University, will moderate the teach-in, which will include presenters Daynali Flores and Krista Cardona of Illinois Wesleyan University, Maura Toro-Morn and Yohanna Cuenca-Carlino of Illinois State University and Stephanie Rodriguez from The Daily Vidette.
A Benefit Concert to raise funds for hurricane relief will be at 7 p.m., Monday, January 22, at the Normal Theater. This event is also free and open to the public. The evening will be filled with music and performances by local student groups who will share their passions and their talents to raise funds for relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico.
International Film Series (IFS) Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium
IFS Jan 18 Biutiful Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010
IFS/3D Series Feb 1 14 kmts Dir. Gerardo Olivares, 2007
IFS Feb 22 Vacas/Beiak Dir. Julio Medem, 1994
Wednesday, March 21st, World Poetry Day Celebration 12:00 to 1:00PM Art Atrium
Thursday, April 5th, "Te con Lorca" Event 12:00 to 1:00 Art Atrium Hosted by Prof. Ferradáns and Spanish 418
Thursday, April 12th "The New Spanish Citizen Exhibit" 12:00-1:00PM Art Atrium
Interactive Games. Bring your lunch and play! Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:00PM in Turfler Room
Dance lessons (date and location TBA)
Latin American Studies Colloquium: Fall 2017
Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador
Monday, October 30th 2017 -- 4:00 pm -- Davidson Room (Memorial Center)
In her talk Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador, guest speaker Ellen Moodie, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) shares fragments of conversations with three Salvadorans, each in some ways representative of generational differences among contemporary activists (post-post war) in El Salvador, their parents (war-era) and their older siblings (post-war). Dr. Moodie draws from her ethnographic fieldwork carried out in San Salvador between 2012 and 2015 among young middle-class activists who have little or no memory of the war that defined El Salvador political imaginaries. Taking a common global middle-class anti-politics stance, this new generation of activists rejects “dirty,” organized politics, and revolutionary activism. Neither Marxist utopianisms nor “disappointed” revolutionaries (Greenberg 2014), Dr. Moodie calls them hopeful democrats, still lurching toward a better future. Free and open to the public, invite your friends!
Presentation by students who studied abroad
Wednesday September 20, 4 p.m. in Buck 108
International Film Series (IFS)
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium
Thursday, September 14
Even the Rain
, Spain, Bolivia 2010
Thursday, September 21
Butterfly, Spain 1999
Thursday, September 28th
Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories
(Spain, México, Portugal, and Senegal). Dir. M. Angel Rosales, 2016.
Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. in State Farm Hall 102
Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series
On Accents and Cultural Identity . Facilitated by Profs. Joanne Diaz (English Department) and Carmela Ferradáns (Hispanic Studies Department)