The UndocuPeer training is a two-hour virtual interactive program facilitated by currently and formerly undocumented students that focuses on increasing educators, counselors, and administrators’ knowledge and skills for supporting undocumented students and advocating for institutional changes to ensure access, safety, and belonging for all students regardless of immigration status. Developed by undocumented students, trainers provide […][Read More]
Country Mexicans: Sounding Love, Life and Belonging in Country Music 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Other ZoomCountry Mexicans: Sounding Love, Life and Belonging in Country Music
Presented by Nadine Hubbs from University of Michigan
Co-sponsored by El Instituto and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program
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What's In the Name Latinx?2:00pm
Thursday, March 18th, 2021
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Other ZoomTerms to describe the Hispanic population have evolved over the years. Some of the changes reflect the growing diversity of the Latino/a population; other changes are illustrative of burgeoning social movements that insist on interrogating language used to identify marginalized populations. This panel discussion will examine the various terms that have been used to refer to the Latino/a population in the United States, the history behind the terms, and the current debate over the newest term, Latinx.
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Puppet And Spirit: Living Gods, Demonic Snakes, Robotic Buddhas, And Migrant Relics7:00pm
Thursday, March 25th, 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Other OnlineProfessor Ana Martinez, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, who will speak about "Relics, Artifacts, and Bones: Activating Migrancy's Traces Through Performance."
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Health Care As A Technology Of Sociopolitical Revolution In Chávez’s Venezuela11:00am
Monday, March 29th, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Other OnlineSociocultural Colloquium presented by UConn department of Anthropology presents "Health care as a technology of sociopolitical revolution in Chávez’s Venezuela" by Amy Cooper. Who is is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Saint Louis University.
Dr. Amy Cooper goes beyond the headlines to describe the realities of everyday life in Venezuela over the past 20 years from the point of view of poor and working-class Venezuelans. Her research as a cultural and medical anthropologist focuses on one of the most important shifts in Venezuelan society under socialist leader Hugo Chávez: the transformation of its health care system. Though rarely mentioned in media reporting on Venezuela’s leftist leadership, health care reform improved people’s lives and reshaped the political landscape in the country in ways that are still being felt today. Cooper discusses her in-depth research with Cuban doctors, patients in public clinics, community health activists, and others in the years before the current crisis began. Her work adds nuance and depth to our understanding of Venezuela and offers lessons from one of the most ambitious experiments in universal health care in recent memory.
Contact Information: Andrea Booth, firstname.lastname@example.orgMore
A Conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio7:00pm
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Other OnlineA Conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Join the conversation with the author of The Undocumented Americans, co-sponsored by El Instituto and the Connecticut Democracy Center, Old State House
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