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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.

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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.

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"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!

ALSO

Food, Beer & Margaritas

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Latin American Film Festival Reel Ecuador

Oct 16 - Nov 3

Check out this website for a complete schedule!

http://medina502.com/reelecuador/index.php

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General Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Stevenson 307

Come learn about our Day of the Dead Celebration and volunteer opportunities in the community and on campus!

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Day of the Dead Planning Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 3, 3:30 pm
Stevenson 307

Downtown Day of the Dead Celebration, Nov 2, 2012; 6pm mass, 7pm-10pm celebration at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1406 E. Washington St. 583-7401). Volunteers are needed to assist with activities for children. Installation of LALS altar to Father Thomas Merton: October 27, 2012 at 10:00am. Altars in Ekstrom Library will honor UofL student Anthony Flaherty, and two icons of Mexican culture: Chavela Vargas and Carlos Fuentes. Installation: Oct. 29 @ 9:00am.

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LALS Internship Poster Session

Wednesday, Nov 28, 3:30 pm
Shumaker Research Building Room 139

Special presentations about student work in Peru.

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Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday, Nov 2, 6 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church (1406 E. Washington St.)
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Lecture in Spanish by Dr. Alberto Ruy Sanchez

Thursday, Oct 25, 5:30 pm
Hum 202
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11th Annual LALS Heritage Lecture "Elusive IDentites: The Arabic Presence in Mexican Culture"

Wednesday, Oct 24, 4:30 pm
Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library

Presented by Dr. Alberto Ruy Sanchez

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Savoring the Day of the Dead, lecture by Dr. Alberto Ruy Sanchez

Tuesday, Oct 23, 11 am
Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library
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