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September 2020

Film Screening “After Norma/Despues de Norma”

September 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About the film screening: When Andres knows the diagnosis of Norma's terminal illness, his mother, he is urged to hold on to his camera, record his family and rescue the childhood memories that show fragments…

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Lecture “Contemporary Colombian Cinema: A Conversation with Producer and Director, Jorge Andres Botero”

September 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the film/presentation: We'll talk about how much Colombian cinema has grown in the past 20 years; a cinematography developed by a young generation of filmmakers who has been selected in the festival circuit with…

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“Julia Pastrana and The Eye of the Beholder”

September 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the presentation: Victorian Mexican Indigenous mezzo soprano Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) was billed as ¨The Ugliest Woman in the World¨, a title given to her by her manager-husband Theodore Lent. Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Julia…

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October 2020

“Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y Megaproyectos en el Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico/Indigenous Rights and Megaprojects in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico”

October 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the speaker: Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez is a Mexican human rights defender and member of the Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory, in the Santa…

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“Frontiers, Conservation and Armed Conflict in the Colombia Amazon”

October 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Professor German Palacio. Professor Palacio is fall 2020 UW Tinker Visiting Professor. Dr. Palacio teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, campus Amazonia (in Leticia). He has a PhD from Florida International University-Miami.…

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“Women’s Voices. New Approaches to Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis”

October 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Lucía Melgar (@luciamelp) is a cultural critic and professor of literature and gender studies. After completing her PhD in Chicago and teaching at Princeton University, she returned to Mexico, where she has combined…

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November 2020

“Covid in Brazil: political and institutional effects”

November 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Jean Vilbert: Jean Vilbert holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in Laws (Fundamental Rights). He used to serve as a judge in Brazil, but then he decided that he would seek further education and…

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“SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic”

November 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Amy Moran-Thomas Presented by: Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT.  Professor Moran-Thomas is interested in questions of ecological change and ethnographic approaches to science, technology, and chronic conditions. She received a PhD in…

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“Renewable Energy and More-than-Human Worlds: A Case Study in Mexico”

November 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the presenter: Cymene Howe is Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Her books include Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua (Duke 2013), and Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene…

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December 2020

“Narracion oral escenica de la literatura peruana”

December 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: WillaqCuna which is a group of Peruvian grandmothers and grandfathers that share oral traditions through storytelling and live musical performance. Lili Cuadra Leoncio Mendivel Almida Alida Castaneda Guerra Victor Gonzales      …

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