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April 2022

“Chile’s Constitutional Convention: Challenges and Triumphs”

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Javier Couso Salas About the presentation: In 2019, after weeks of massive protests both peaceful and riotous, the government of Chile announced that the country would hold a constitutional convention to replace the 1980 constitution,…

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“The Retornados Speak: The Politics of (Non)Belonging Confront Portugal’s Reimagined National Identity”

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Professor Ana Catarina Teixeira About the presentation: In the aftermath of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, from May 1974 until the late 1970s, over half a million Portuguese citizens were forced to leave Portugal’s ex-African…

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K-12 Educator Event: “World Cinema Day 2022!”

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shannon Hall, 800 Langdon Stret
Madison, WI 53706
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After a COVID-related hiatus, World Cinema Day is back as part of the annual Wisconsin Film Festival! World Cinema Day brings middle and high school students and teachers to Madison for a special FREE screening…

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K-12 Educator Event: (VIRTUAL) Global Learning Summit 2022: Glocal Learning Inside-Out

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at UW-Madison are co-sponsoring this special FREE event! *The first 80 teachers from Global Scholars Program sites will receive a…

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“Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair and Resistance in Brazil after the Pink Tide”

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the presentation: Brazil has undergone tremendous socioeconomic and political changes during the past decade. The new book, Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair and Resistance in Brazil after the Pink Tide (Rutgers University Press,…

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Film Presentation: “Maya Land; Listening to the Bees”

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the presenter: Kata Beilin is a researcher, fiction writer and documentary film director. She holds the position of a Professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and…

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Lecture: “An Elegant Radical: The Border Journeys of Luisa Moreno”

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pyle Center, Room 235, 702 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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About the presenter: An immigrant from Guatemala, Nave Visiting Scholar, Luisa Moreno, was one of the most prominent women labor leaders in the United States. From 1930 to 1947, she mobilized seamstresses in New York’s…

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Imagination’s crucial role in confronting the menace of civilizatory collapse/El papel crucial de la imaginacion ante la amenaza de colapso civilizatorio”

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Miguel Brieva Presented (in Spanish with live interpretation) by: Miguel Brieva, Spanish cartoonist/graphic-artist About the presentation: Homo sapiens is the only animal whose main guide is not instinct, but the ever changing ways in which he…

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Lecture: “Museums and Human Rights: The Constitutional Controversy Presented by the University of Guadalajara to the Mexican Supreme Court”

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Dr. Eduardo Santana Castellon About the presentation: On August 2021, the governor of the state of Jalisco, México, decided to remove 140 million pesos from the congressional previously-approved budget of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG)…

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May 2022

“Gente de la Tierra: a Fotoblog Project to Connect Youth, Communities, and Stewardship of the Earth”

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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About the presentation: The "Gente de la Tierra" project, supported by  LACIS SEED funding, further developed and assessed a photoblog platform, which was originally created by a team of UW-Madison colleagues along with their collaborators…

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