Fall 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009; “The Other Side of Immigration;” A Documentary Film and Q&A with Director Roy Germano; Floyd Theater; SAC; 7:30pm. Co-sponsors: Book-in-Common Program, LALS, and Student Activities.

Monday, September 14, 2009; “Señorita Extraviada”; Film Screening and Discussion of common themes found in the Book-in-Common The Devil’s Highway; Chao Auditorium; 5:00-7:00pm.  Co-sponsors: Book-in-Common Program, LALS, and PEACC.

Thursday, September 17, 2009; 2-3:30 pm; Hum. 300; Information Session for the 2009 Downtown Day of the Dead Celebration. LALS will sponsor a campus information session on creating Day of the Dead altars for the downtown celebration.

Thursday, September 24, 2009; Lecture by Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway, the 2009 First Year Initiatives Book-in-Common. Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, 6:00 pm.  Co-sponsors: the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Cultural Center, First Year Initiatives, LALS, McConnell Center, PEACC, and Student Activities Board.

Friday, October 2, 2009; Campus visit of Dr. Luis Felipe Guerrero Agripino, Rector de la Universidad de Guanajuato; 11:00-11:50am; Hum. 202; Dr. Guerrero Agripino will give a presentation in Spanish about the University of Guanajuato and the city of Guanajuato.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009; The 8th Annual LALS Heritage Lecture “Sociocultural Issues in Intra-Caribbean Migration;” 4:30-5:30pm; Chao Auditorium. Dr. Lancelot Cowie, founding Director of the Center for Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of West Indies, will lecture on Social Justice in the Caribbean. Co-sponsors: LALS, the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Cultural Center, Pan African Studies, and the Sociology Department.

Monday, October 12, 2009; Latino/Multicultural College Fair; Multipurpose Room in the SAC; 9:00-2:00pm. Volunteers needed! Co-sponsors: UofL’s LALS Program and the Cultural Center, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Kentucky State University, & Kentucky Migrant Education.

Thursday, October 15, 2009; Screening and Q&A with Alex Rivera, Director of the film “Sleep Dealer.” Speed Museum Auditorium; 5:30pm.
Prior to screening, Mr. Rivera will screen and discuss his documentary, “The Sixth Section”, a film about transnational Mexican immigration from 1:00-2:15 pm in Chao Auditorium.  Co-sponsors: the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, LALS, Book-in-Common Program, Speed Art Museum, and the Louisville Film Society.

Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, November 8, 2009;
“The Women of Michoacán: Art and Artists” in University of Louisville, Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall, Louisville, KY. Reception October 29, 2009; 5:00-7:00 pm, in Hite Galleries.  Co-sponsors: KIIS and the Ministry of Culture of Michoacán, the Hite Art Institute, and LALS.

Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, November 7, 2009; Downtown Day of the Dead Celebration.
LALS will co-sponsor this celebration in collaboration with the UofL Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative and the Hite Art Institute. Altars will be erected at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the Louisville Science Center, Frazier International History Museum, and 21c Hotel Museum.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009; “The Struggle for Sexual Rights and the Transgender Community.”
Elaine Chao Auditorium; 3:00-4:15pm; Lecture by Silvia Martínez, Coordinator of the L.A. and Caribbean Trans Network (Red LAC Trans) and Vivian Stromberg, Executive Director of MADRE.  Women’s and Gender Studies lecture series on Representing Sex and Gender.

LALS Co-sponsorship with Cultural Center Events: "Let's Talk Lunches", "A Colloquium on Diversity, Over Lunch!", and International Teas