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Monday, November 6, 2017

When Conflicting Racisms Converge: Race, Nation and Segregation: Lecture with Rebecca Herman

Lecture | November 6 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room


Rebecca Herman

Center for Latin American Studies


During World War II, workers from across Latin America and the Caribbean traveled to the Panama Canal to work on defense construction projects for the U.St. When they arrived, they encountered a binary system of segregation. that did not accord with their racial constructs and identities. This talk will consider how race, nation and segregation divided Allies engaged in a purported war for democracy.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

500 Years: Life in Resistance: Cine Latino

Film - Feature | November 8 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall


Center for Latin American Studies


Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 Years is told from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and explores their struggles in the country’s growing fight against impunity. 105 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Octavio Paz, Mexican Politics, and the Media: Lecture with Priscila Dorella

Lecture | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room


Priscila Dorella

Center for Latin American Studies


The writing of Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) reflects a constant engagement with social questions of his time. His ideas about the role of intellectuals, politics, and the media are expressed in poems, essays, radio programs, and television. In this lecture, Professor Dorella will present some of the controversies that were generated by Paz’s political position in the media.


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Humanizing Deportation

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall


Robert Irwin, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis; Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Berkeley Center for New Media, Digital Humanities at Berkeley


This digital storytelling project aims to make visible the range of humanitarian issues that proliferate in our current regime of mass human displacement. This UC-MEXUS funded collaboration between UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (with additional participation of colleagues from other institutions, including UC Berkeley) has assisted community members in producing a bilingual open...   More >

Monday, November 20, 2017

Denise Dresser: Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election: Democracy in Danger?

Lecture | November 20 | 6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)


Denise Dresser

Center for Latin American Studies


Denise Dresser is a political analyst, columnist, and academic who writes for Reforma and Proceso, and teaches at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Dresser is the author of numerous publications on Mexican politics and U.S.-Mexico relations and was recently named one of the 50 most...   More >


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