Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Immigration and economics roundtable kicks off CLAS' September calendar of events

Multiple events at Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies in September, starting today:

Jorge Durand
Tuesday, September 7
“Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”; featuring CLAS Visiting Resource Professor Jorge Durand; Conexión Américas and the Mexico Institute Woodrow Wilson Center; 5pm reception; 6pm roundtable; First Amendment Center, 1207 18th Avenue.

Wednesday, September 8
Visiting Resource Professor Graduate Workshop: Jorge Durand, professor of anthropology at the University of Guadalajara, Co-Director of the Mexican Migration and Latin American Migration Projects, and visiting resource professor at CLAS, will present a paper in Katharine Donato’s new migration seminar that discusses shifts in outmigration from Latin America.  Open to graduate students and faculty.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP by Tuesday 9/7 to Norma Antillón at 2-2527; 12pm; 123 Buttrick Hall.

Friday, September 10
Brown Bag Lunch with Patricia Arias: “Revisando Debates: Migración Feminina, economía campesina, solidaridad y ciclo de vida en el campo mexicano.” 12:10pm; Butrick 222.  Lunch will be served; RSVP to Norma Antillón at norma.g.antillon@vanderbilt.edu

Tuesday, September 14
“200 Años de Independencia de México- 200 Years of Mexican Independence”; Play by Destellos Culturales; 6:30pm; Sarratt Cinema.

Wednesday, September 15
CLAS Teacher Workshop: “What Moves Them: Immigration and the Push Factor”; 9am-3pm; Vanderbilt campus.  Click here for more info on registration.

Thursday, September 16
Lecture by Leonard Folgarait  “Images and Imaginings of the Mexican Revolution: 100 Years and Counting”; 4pm; 134 Featheringill Hall. (see attached flyer, feel free to distribute).

Friday, September 24
Graduate Student Roundtable; 3pm; Buttrick 123

Saturday, September 25
CLAS Storytelling with the Nashville Public Library on Mexican Independence; 11:30am; Nashville Public Library; 615 Church Street.

Elsa Tamez
Jorge Durand, professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Guadalajara, is in residence at CLASuntil mid-September.  Durand is co-founder of the Mexican Migration Project, a bi-national research effort with the aim of furthering understanding the complex process of Mexican migration to the US.  Read more about this project here. While on campus Dr. Durand will teach a seminar with Dr. Katharine Donato (Sociology), and be featured at the Tuesday, September 7 roundtable on immigration (see above for details).  Dr. Durand will also lead a K-12 Teacher Workshop as part of the CLAS Outreach program.

As part of the CLAS Liberation Theology series, Elsa Tamez will be on campus Oct.3-9.  Tamez is a native of Mexico who has resided for many years in Costa Rica.  She is a major voice in biblical criticism in general and feminist criticism in particular, and author of Bible of the Opressed. Tamez will participate in a roundtable on Monday, October 4 “Understanding Liberation: Theology, Poverty, and Education”; 4pm; School of Divinity Reading Room, with reception to follow at Tillett Lounge.

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