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Thursday, April 2, 2015

UC Berkeley community welcomes students and parents from Ayotzinapa

Miscellaneous | April 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Park

2151 M.L.K. Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Event to welcome parents and students from Ayotzinapa who will be visiting UC Berkeley on April 2-3, 2015.


Film - Documentary | April 2 | 6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 160

Isha Ray, UC Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies

The 2014 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award-winning documentary “H20mx” highlights the economic, political, and geographical difficulties that stand between Mexico City’s 22 million residents and a safe, reliable water supply. 90 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“a good-looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary” —Alissa Simon, Variety

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ayotzinapa: Mexico at the Crossroads

Information Session | April 3 | 1-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Ethnic Studies

Conversation with two parents of the normalistas from the Escuela normal “Raúl Isidro Burgos” from Ayotzinapa and two of the students from there (one of them a survivor of the events of September 26-27).

Vigil for Ayotzinapa

Information Session | April 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Ethnic Studies

Vigil to honor the 43 forcibly disappeared students from Ayotzinapa and the struggle of their parents and classmates to find them. A group of 2 parents and 2 students will be there to talk to the UC Berkeley community.

Monday, April 6, 2015

ATC Lecture - José Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga "Reality Environments: Persons as Things, Things as Persons"

Lecture | April 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

José Carlos Martinat, Artist; Enrique Mayorga, Artist

Center for New Media , David Brower Center

José Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga present a series of projects carried out since 2003 where, through the use of software, programming, mechanics, objects and sculptural interventions, they analyze and question the performances of individuals and the contexts in which they operate.

About the Artists:

Jose Carlos Martinat (Lima-Peru) lives and works in Lima, Peru. Martinat creates art...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Presumed Guilty

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040

Roberto Hernández

Center for Latin American Studies

This Emmy Award-winning documentary is a taut exposé of Mexico’s dysfunctional criminal courts. “Presumed Guilty” follows a young man wrongfully convicted of homicide as he pursues justice in a system where guilt is presumed and there is a 95 percent conviction rate. 87 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“a compelling tale of corruption and sloth” —John Anderson, Variety

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mexico's New Criminal Courts According to the Convicted

Lecture | April 8 | 4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

Roberto Hernández

Center for Latin American Studies

Mexico has one of the most notorious criminal justice systems in the world. Most crimes, even egregious ones, go unpunished and mistreatment of suspects and witness coercion run rampant. Will the new criminal courts, embracing transparency and adversary trials, improve policing or is any hope for judicial transparency misplaced?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

Presentation | April 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

Carla Hesse, Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley; Tom Leonard, University Librarian, UC Berkeley; Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Molly Van Houweling, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Authors Alliance, Authors Alliance

Townsend Center for the Humanities

Scholars are often so busy with current research projects and other matters that we don't think about how best to preserve our intellectual legacies. But it is worth asking: Will future generations of scholars appreciate our contributions after our books go out of print? Or when the physical bookshelves on which they are stored must compete with virtual bookshelves, full of new electronic...   More >

Faculty, Students - Graduate

All Audiences

RSVP by April 8 online.

“La biblioteca latinoamericana de Próspero”

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall

Antonio José Ponte, Distinguished Writer

Spanish and Portuguese, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of History


Una de las mayores tentaciones hermenéuticas latinoamericanas del siglo XX consistió en procurar en La Tempestad de Shakespeare ciertos mitos capaces de describir la colonización y el imperialismo. Rubén Darío, inaugurador de esta tentativa, José Enrique Rodó, George Lamming, Aimée Césaire, Roberto Fernández Retamar y otros apelaron, alternativamente, a las figuras de Ariel y...   More >