Fall 2008

Public Lecture: “Ritos y mañas en la novela caribeña;” by Puerto Rican Author Carmen Montañez; Tuesday, November 18, 2008; 4:30-5:30pm; Humanities 202. Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies.

“Rebuilding Local Food Economies”; Presented by Rodrigo Lopes of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement; November 5, 2008, 10-11 a.m., UofL Ford Hall, Room 407; Co-sponsored by Agricultural Missions, Community Farm Alliance, World Hunger Year, Grassroots International, Latin American and Latino Studies, Brazilian Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

Day of the Dead Celebration;
November 3, 2008; U of L Red Barn, 10:00-2:00; Altar Installation in Ekstrom Library; October 27 to October 31, 2008. Organized by the Spanish Division of the Department of Classical and Modern Language. Co-sponsored by the The Modern Languages Fund, Latin American and Latino Studies, the Spanish Club, the Lewis Educational Fund, the Brazilian Studies Program, Al Día en América, and Arco Iris Latino.Downtown Louisville Day of the Dead Altar Installation and Celebration; The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and 21c Museum; November 1-8, 2008. Co-sponsored by the A & S Committee on Communities and Cultures, Department of Fine Arts, Latin American and Latino Studies, 21C Museum Hotel, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

Fourteenth Ibero-American Film Festival!
October 23-25, 2008; UofL Belknap Campus and Bellarmine University; Co-sponsored by The Spanish Section of UofL’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Bellarmine University’s Department of Global Languages and Cultures, the Lewis Education Fund, the Modern Languages Fund, the Spanish Club, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

Lecture by Dominican-American Writer Junot Díaz;
Thursday, October 23, 2008; Elaine Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library; 7:30p.m. Co-sponsored by the Axton Reading Series; English Department, and Latin American and Latino Studies.

Simón Sedillo International Film Tour: “Effects of Globalization in Oaxaca, Mexico”; Presented by the Human Rights Documentary Filmmaker Simón Sedillo;
Friday, October 10, 2008; 7:30 pm; UofL’s Floyd Theater; Co-sponsored by the Anthropological Student Association (ASA) and the Anthropology Department, Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, Latin American and Latino Studies, KY Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean (KITLAC), Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA).

The 7th Annual LALS Heritage Lecture: “Fair Trade: Transforming Globalization in Latin America”; Presented by Dr. Laura Raynolds, Co-Director, Center for Fair & Alternative Trade Studies and Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University;
Wednesday, October 1, 2008; 4:30-5:30; Elaine Chao Auditorium; Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the College of Business, The Cultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Sociology Department.

Concert by Ecuadorian Classical Guitarist Terry Pazmiñ;
Thursday, September 25, 2008; Humanities Rm. 100; 7:30-8:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Center, Kentucky Humanities Council, the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Modern Languages Fund.

“Dream Chasers: The Art of Living on the Backside”;
April 14 - December 31, 2008; Exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum; Latin American and Latino Studies collaboration with the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Klein Family Learning Center