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Mayor's Week of Service with Doors to Hope

Apr 16 - Apr 24

In conjunction with the Mayor's Week of Service (April 16-24), the Latin American and Latino Studies Program & Club is leading a donation drive starting this week for Doors to Hope, which is in great need of any gently used or new children's books (bilingual-Spanish/English or Spanish).

Donations can be dropped off at the LALS Offices in Stevenson Hall 304-306, our offices are open Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5pm. To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate, please...

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The 4th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at 4th Street Live!

Sunday, May 8, 1 pm
Fourth Steet Live!

As a new official Kentucky Derby Festival Event, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a celebration of Mexican heritage and history. You can expect live performances from very best Latino bands in Louisville: Appalatin, Cosa Seria and Sala Rhythms, not to mention a piñata contest and balloon art.

 

Food and fun will be in abundance, so you don't want to miss out!

 

Volunteers are desperately needed for this event. Volunteers are not obligated to stay for the entire...

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"How Women's Rights Became a Global Norm: Reflections on the CEDAW" a Presentation by Dr. Lisa Baldez

Thursday, Mar 31, 2:30 pm
W104 in Ekstrom Library

Dr. Lisa Baldez of Dartmouth College, will discuss the emergence of the UN women's rights treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a case study of basic disagreements about how human rights treaties work.

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The LALS & KRM Winter Coat Drive

Nov 11 - Dec 7
Stevenson Hall, 304-306

Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in need of winter coats for newly arrived refugee families. If you have any gently used blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, hats, and new or gently used winter coats please drop them off to the LALS offices in Stevenson Hall, 304-306.

We will be accepting donations now through December 7th!

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3rd Annual SoFo Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday, Nov 6, 5:30 pm
South Fourth Street, between the Brown & Seelbach Hotels

Live music, fire performers, flamenco & folkloric dancing!

COME DRESSED AS YOU FAVORITE FRIDA KAHLO OR SKELETON

Sugar skull and tissue flower workshops, face painting and public altars

 

volunteers needed!

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Cumbia All Stars with Trio Brasileiro & Appalatin

Sunday, Sep 27, 7 pm
The Clifton Center (Corner of Payne & Clifton Streets)

Trio Brasileiro returns to the Clifton Center as one of the world's greatest performers of choro, the Brazilian traditional music that has been described as a cross between ragtime and bluegrass. Thanks to our friends at the Clifton Center who were generously sponsored by Old National Bank and Strothman & Co. there will be FREE tickets available for students! To reserve free students tickets and verify student status, please email ktidwell@cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480,...

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"El Sur Shall Rise Again: How Latino Immigrants are Saving the South"

Wednesday, Oct 14, 4:30 pm
Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library

The 14th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture: "El Sur Shall Rise Again: How Latino Immigrants are Saving the South" will be presented by Gustavo Arellano. This lecture will focus on how Latinos have changed the South over the past 20 years, based on the stories of Mexican restauranteurs in Louisville that Mr. Arellano has documented in oral histories for the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Books will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the...

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Ask a Mexican about ¡Ask a Mexican!

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2 pm
Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Gustavo Arellano, author of the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which uses humor to tackle serious issues involving immigration, labor and Mexican culture in the United States, will give a presentation about the history of his controversial column, from questions to methodology, to lightning round.

Free and open to the public.

14th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture to follow shortly after.

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Advanced Screening of Bordertown

Wednesday, Oct 14, 12 pm
Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Bordertown is a new animated TV series by executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and scheduled to premiere in January 2016 on FOX. Award winning author and journalist, Gustavo Arellano is one of the consulting producers for the series.

View the official trailer here!

There will also be two other events with Gustavo Arellano following the screening, a short talk and then the 14th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture.

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Better Living through Critical Thinking at Hotel Louisville's Homeless Shelter

Wednesday, Sep 9, 12 pm
Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Drs. Edna Ross and Nina Moseley, Chief Operating Officer of Hotel Louisville, will discuss collaborations between UofL and Hotel Louisville and ways in which students, faculty, and staff may volunteer.

The LALS Program will erect a Day of the Dead altar in the lobby of Hotel Louisville and plan other volunteer activities.

Pizza will be served.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Rhonda Buchanan at rhondabuchanan@louisville.edu or 502-852-2034, or visit...

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2014 Winter Coat Drive

Nov 3 - Dec 4
LALS Offices in Stevenson Hall, rooms 304-306

With these chilly mornings and moving into winter, Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in need of winter coats for newly-arrived refugee families. They are in need of warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves, and new and gently used coats. The Latin American and Latino Studies Program will be collecting these items and delivering them to KRM. Household items and toys are welcome as well.

Please drop off items to LALS Offices in Stevenson Hall rooms 304-306 from

November...

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"Argentine Culture, Study Abroad, and Career Opportunities" a Presentation in English by Dr. Fernando Opere

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2 pm
Davidson Hall Room 207

Join the LALS Program in welcoming Dr. Fernando Opere, Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. Dr Opere is the author of 14 books of poetry, which deal with the topic of the journey and its impact on the traveler or pilgrim.

This event does not require an RSVP.

"Poetry and Theatrical Recital", a Presentation in Spanish by Dr. Fernando Opere

Wednesday, Nov 19, 1 pm
Davidson Hall Room 204

Join the LALS Program in welcoming Dr. Fernando Opere, Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. Dr Opere is the author of 14 books of poetry, which deal with the topic of the journey and its impact on the traveler or pilgrim.

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On Final de Novela en Patagonia, a Presentation in Spanish by Dr. Fernando Opere

Tuesday, Nov 18, 4 pm
Humanities Building Room 220

Join the LALS Program in welcoming Dr. Fernando Opere, Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. Dr Opere is the author of 14 books of poetry, which deal with the topic of the journey and its impact on the traveler or pilgrim.

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"Patagonia: Myth and Reality" a Presentation in English by Dr. Fernando Opere

Tuesday, Nov 18, 12 pm
Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library

Join the LALS Program in welcoming Dr. Fernando Opere, Director of Latin American Studies and Professor of Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia. Dr Opere is the author of 14 books of poetry, which deal with the topic of the journey and its impact on the traveler or pilgrim. In this lecture, Dr. Opere will speak about his travels in Patagonia and the evolution of that extensive and unknown land, from mythical to a touristic attraction in the time of globalization.

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2014 Sofo Day of the Dead Celebration & First Friday Trolley Hop Night

Friday, Nov 7, 5:30 pm
South Fourth Street between Brown & Seelbach Hotels

LIVE MUSIC! FIRE PERFORMERS! FLAMENCO & FOLKLORIC DANCING!

Sugar Skull and Tissue Flower Workshops, Face Painting, & Public Altars

Day of the Dead Merchandise Sold at Most South 4th Street Retailers!!

Guests Are Encouraged to Wear Costumes and Masks!

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Food, Beer & Margaritas

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