Nov. 11, Guatemala Association of Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) President Anselmo Roldan spoke to HIST 153 students about the historic trial held last March brought by AJR against former Guatemalan dictator and general Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity. Thanks to Viterbo Alumn Melinda Van Slyke for helping this Talk to happen on campus.
Oct. 25, Human Rights activist Francisco Cerezo, from Witness for Peace, spoke to SPAN 310 class on Human Rights situation in Mexico, and the US involvement in Mexican policies regarding this issues.
Tango Fire, Oct. 16, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Main Theater. Buy tickets here
Analytical Teaching and Philosophical Praxis (ATPP) Journal Vol.33 (2012) published several article on Liberation Theology and Philosophy in Latin America. Read the articles here
Wisconsin Premier of
"AbUSed. The Postville Raid"
October 5, Viterbo University,
Collins Auditorium, NRC 196, 7 PM.
Followed by a Discussion Panel with Luis Argueta, Filmaker,
and Rockne Cole, Immigration Lawyer.
Event sponsored by: The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership,
and the Latin American Studies Program
October 6, NRC 196, 10 AM: A Talk by Tomas Gómez Membreño, from Honduras,
where he works for the non-profit Indigenous rights organization COPINH (Civic
Council of Popular Indigenous Organizations). Gomez is a member of the Lencan
people, an indigenous community in the southwest of Honduras. He has long
been an active member of COPINH, using adult education and community radio as
tools for mobilizing indigenous communities. Gomez has been part of a vibrant nation-wide
network of organizations representing small farmers, women, afro-descendants
and members of the LGBTQ community. COPINH's website is http://www.copinh.org.
April 27-28. Third La Crosse Area Latino/a Collaborative (LALAC) Workshop on Teaching, Service and Research. More info here.
April 27, 4 p.m.. Todd
Wehr Memorial Library. The Hard Light: The Art Works of Emilio Sanchez Exhibition, and Book Presentation by Rafael Diazcasas, City University of
New York (CUNY)
April 25, 10 a.m., MC
404: Katharina Dechert from the Kickapoo-Guatemala Accompaniment Project
will present on her experiences working in Guatemala.
April 23, The Dahl School
of Business and
Latin American Studies are excited to invite you a talk by Genie
of Farma International in Miami, FL, on Monday, April 23. She will speak
to students, and the La Crosse community from 7– 8:30 p.m. in
November 11. Seven River Symposium. Panel presentation
on Latino/as in the United States, NRC 207, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation "Bartolome de las Casas: crisis and contemplation", 3:35,
November 3rd: Priscilla Ruiz Guillen presents: Human Rights in the Indgenous communities of Chiapas
. MC 378, 2 p.m. Ruiz Guillen is a member of the Bartolome de las Casas Center in Chiapas, Mexico.
Saturday, September 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Never Forget You: The Saga of Sefarad.
1 p.m., Fine Art Recital Hall: Feature Presentation of Adio Kerida
(2002). A personal documentary directed and produced by Ruth Behar
about the search for identity and memory among Sephardic Jews with roots
in Cuba. A Q&A session with Film Director will follow.
7:30 p.m. Soprano
Ann Schoenecker, pianists Judy Stafslien and Mary Ellen Haupert, and the
Viterbo Concert Choir under the direction of Jean Saladino, will
capture your imagination with words, rhythms, and melodies that recount
the ongoing saga of the Spanish diaspora. Tickets for this concert can be ordered here.
September 15 - 2 p.m. - 03:20 p.m., Murphy Center, Room 378. This talk with part of SPAN 312. Hispanics Cultures.
Magda Montiel: A 10 + Year Kiss.
Davis, a former democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in south Florida,
in 1994 traveled to Cuba on invitation of the Cuban government, met with
Fidel Castro on several occasions and her life has not been the same
since. She is the author of Kissing Fidel, a
nonfiction account soon to be published of the political harrasment she
suffered at the hands of her Miami-Cuban compatriots.Her literary work
has been published by The Bellevue Literary Review, The Miami Herald and The Sun Sentinel.
Magda Montiel Davis is
the founder and senior partner of Montiel Davis and Fonte, PA, an
immigration law firm established for over thirty years with offices in
Miami, Florida and Iowa City, Iowa. Montiel was the first recipient of
the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Pro Bono Award and has been selected by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America.
April 29. MC 404: 1:40-2 p.m. Jocelyn Lutes: “Borges and I: examining duality in the human identity”, 2-2:20 p.m. Scott C. Gibson-Ubele: “Alejandro Korn and Values”, 2:20-2:40 p.m. Graham Donahue: “Francisco Romero on Intentionality and the Evolution of Consciousness”
April 1-2. Latin American and Latino Teaching Workshop. Community and Service at UWL. More info here