OF THE TIMES: THE NARRATIVE OF CHICAN@ / LATIN@ STANFORD
LECTURE SERIES: Every
Thursday, 6-7pm, CASA Zapata Lounge
RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION" - NOBEL LAUREATE RIGOBERTA
Thursday, Oct, 20th,
2005 - Memorial Church, Stanford University - 12:15pm
CHICANO/LATINO STUDENT REFLECTIONS AND ALUMNI HOMECOMING OPEN
HOUSE - come meet the alumni
Friday, October 21, 1:30pm - El Centro Chicano Miranda Lounge
STANFORD MULTICULTURAL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Friday, October 21, 4:00pm - Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center
“If I Had Only Known… Surviving Grad
Join some of El Centro’s grad students as they share some practical
insight about the graduate school
application process. Come grab some food and helpful tips that we wish
we had heard.
When: Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30pm
Where: El Centro Chicano, Miranda Lounge
Brought to you by CLGSA & El Centro Chicano
help build the Altar for Dia de Los Muertos!
No experience needed! Commemorate the dead by helping with the completely
student-made altar. Stop by anytime between 2-8PM and stay as long as
you can. Bring pictures, toys, keepsakes, or anything that represents
your loved ones who have passed on. The building of the altar depends
on the community! Please be a part of this offering!
Where: El Centro Chicano
When: Friday October 28th
Join in all the Centro DDLM events!
*Monday, November 7, 2005. 7:00 PM
Confronting Katrina: Race, Class, and Disaster in American Society
Cubberly Auditorium located in the School of Education
*Wendesday, November 9, 12:10 PM Bolivar House
"Amores Peros and Crime in Mexico"
JOHN KRANIAUSKAS, University of London Professor John Kraniauskas
teaches at the University of London. He is a specialist in Latin
American literary and cultural studies, with
particular interests in relations between state and cultural forms. In
1992 and 1995 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Universidad
Iberoamericana, and in 1996 at Duke University. /Amores perros/
is a Mexican work of urban neo-naturalism with all the populist scope
will-to-representativity of a moving three-panelled mural. In this
talk, Kraniauskas will discuss each of the film's three parts with a view
to understanding their autonomous compositional principles and
themes, as well as their specific articulation to the film's narrative
as a whole.
*“Phantom” by Ilder Betancourt, Directed by Micaela
Post-Show Reception for “Phantom”
Thursday Nov. 10th, 9:30pm
Help kick-off opening night of a piece by one of our community's
*Fri Nov 11, 2005 @ 6:30 pm
Poet/activists Sonya Sanchez and Aya De Leon, Cubberly Auditorium
Art and Activism Fall Event by Black Graduate Student Association
(BGSA) Critically-acclaimed poets, activists, and educators, Sonia Sanchez
and Aya De Leon. These women creatively use spoken word to reflect on
issues facing communities of color. Through written and spoken word, they
status quo and highlight the individual's role in bringing about social
change. We hope that members of Stanford's campus - as well as the broader
Bay Area - will leave this event with a heightened awareness of issues
facing the Black community, a fresh way of thinking about activism, and
ideas about using art to create a voice for themselves and their communities.
*Friday, November 11, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Havana Room, Graduate Community
México: Nuestras Raíces (Mexico: Our Roots)
Learn about the cultures and traditions of Mexico at an event
by the Mexican Student Association. The event will include:
- Mariachi - Mexican appetizers - Arts and crafts - Tourist information
- Ballet Folclórico --
The Mexican Consul of San Jose will also be in attendance. At the
event, the Mexican Student Association will collect donations to assist
Latin American countries affected by Hurricanes Wilma and Stan. This
event is sponsored by Bechtel International Center, the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese, and the Consulate of Mexico in San Jose.
*Tuesday, November 15, 12:10 PM, Bolivar House
"Armed Clientelism: How Decentralization Complicated Colombia's Civil
KENT H. EATON, Associate Professor, Department of National Security,
Naval Postgraduate School
Kent Eaton is an Associate Professor in the Department of National
Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he teaches courses
on Latin American politics and economic development. His research and
writing focuses on political and economic reforms in developing countries.
He is the author of /Politics Beyond the Capital: The Design of Subnational
Institutions in South America /(Stanford
University Press, 2004) and /Politicians and Economic Reform in New Democracies:
Argentina and the Philippines in the 1990s/ (Penn State University Press,
2002). His current research examines the security
implications of decentralization and the politics of police reform in
Latin America. Talks in CLAS's Latin American Politics lecture series
are held about every six weeks on Tuesdays during the 2005-06 academic
year. Eaton's paper is available at http://comparativepolitics.stanford.edu/Papers2005-06/Eaton_15_Nov_05.pdf
*Wednesday, November 16, 12:10 PM, Bolivar House
"Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Misses and Mass Media in Venezuela"
MARCIA OCHOA, /Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Introduced by PURNIMA MANKEKAR, Associate Professor, Department of
Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University Marcia
Ochoa received her Ph.D. in cultural and social anthropology from Stanford
University. Ochoa's research focuses on Colombia and Venezuela,
gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, feminism,
and queer theory.
*Friday, November 18, 2:00 PM, Bolívar House
Oscar Aleman: A Swinging Life Directed by Hernan Gaffet
The legend of Oscar Alemán, the acclaimed Argentine musician,
dancer, film actor, and eccentric has largely been forgotten by history,
but he was a seminal figure in the history of the guitar in jazz, and
in Europe and South America. Yet behind his dazzling musical ability and
his flamboyant personality lies a story of personal tragedy and the will
to carry on that took Alemán on an incredible trajectory. This
homeless child rose to fame in South America and Europe, braving fascism,
obscurity, and tragedy by the sheer force of his brassy personality, goofy
sense of humor, and a breathtaking musical swing. This video
recaptures the engrossing tale of a forgotten musical legend. Argentina,
2002. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Documentary, 104 min.
November17th, 6pm-12am@El Centro Chicano, Grad Student Lounge
Mid-quarter stress finding you suddenly motivated to
hit the books more than ever? You are not alone!
Join your fellow grads in the lounge for book-worming
and a bite.
Post-Show Reception for “Phantom”
by Ilder Betancourt
Nov. 10th, 9:30pm
Help kick-off opening night of a piece by one of our
community's young playwrights.
TEMACHTIANI (MAESTRO) OCELOCOATL
Native American Cultural Center, noon
Chicano, 4:30 pm
about Indigenous language and Mexica Culture.