Fall 2019 Race and Indigeneity Speaker Series

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall*

FALL 2019:

September 24: “Panel on Indigenous Studies” / Presented by Jessica Hurley, LACIS Adjunct Professor of Yucatec Maya, Reynaldo Morales, PhD Dissertator, and Armando Muyolema, Lecturer, Quechua, UW-Madison.  Moderated by Kata Beilin, LACIS’ Faculty Director.

October 29: “The Jakalteko Language of Guadalupe Victoria: Documenting an Endangered Dialect of the Mayan Language Jakalteko-Popti’ in Chiapas, Mexico” / Presented by Grant Armstrong, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison.

November 5: “Attending to the Pulses of the Territory: Local Officers, National Parks and Indigenous Territories in Colombia” / Presented by Paula Ungar, Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá, Colombia.

December 10: Music of Paraguay from the Inside/Mba’epu Paraguai mbytete guive* / Featuring Pedro Oviedo, Graduate Student and Conductor of the All-University String Orchestra at the UW-Madison, Daniel Luzko, Music Instructor at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, CA, Ramiro Miranda, Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, and Magdalena Sas, cellist and UW-Madison PhD candidate.  — Please note that this individual event will take place in Collins’ Recital Hall, 740 University Avenue. 5:30 p.m.

About the series: An important goal of these series of talks is to engender a rigorous and respectful understanding of Indigenous peoples’ and other ethnic communities’ languages, knowledges, cultures, histories, politics, arts, sciences, and intellectual traditions from within rather than exogenously.  As a result, this series aims at providing an opportunity to think about, and with, the Indigenous, and other Ethnic knowledges, and through race-related struggles in creative, transformative and critical ways. We hope to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue by also incorporating perspectives of different academic disciplines. We hope to shed light on some of the most urgent problems that need to be addressed for the planetary benefit, – how to think, how to live, how to grow food-, by focusing on survival and resurgence of ethnic and indigenous cultures.