Lecture | November 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín
Guadalupe Rivera y Marín, Ph.D., the daughter of Diego Rivera, will dissect her father's impact on the culture, politics, and society of post-revolutionary Mexico. Recalling the Mexico of her father, she will examine his interaction with the world around him.
Film - Feature | November 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040
The tranquil existence of a live-in housekeeper, who has served a middle class Brazilian family for more than a decade, is turned upside down when her estranged daughter arrives. The Second Mother is a fresh, contemporary spin on class in Brazil, wrapped in a deeply moving story of what belonging and family mean. 111 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Otra democracia es posible: Aprendizajes para una democracia radical a partir de la experiencia política de Cherán, México: Mexico at the Crossroads
Lecture | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Orlando Aragón Andrade, UNAM-Morelia
Reading - Nonfiction | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room
In 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, Brazil was booming. But readying this beautiful and deeply flawed city for international scrutiny was a tall order. Journalist and author Juliana Barbassa examines Rio during this moment of flux, introducing the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes.
Lecture | November 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94602
Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Boston University
Deception played a significant role in the Nazis effort to obscure their genocidal intentions toward the Jews. This lecture explores a particularly cynical instance of Nazi deceit: a ruse devised in 1942 by Adolf Eichmann that promised elderly Jews still living in Germany accommodation in a retirement home located near Prague, thereby exempting them from the evacuations" to the East. In fact,... More >
Lecture | November 12 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler
Beatriz Sarlo is a scholar of Latin American literature and culture and one of the most important Argentine literary and cultural critics of the last 40 years. Her Unas Lecture will examine populism in relation to Borges work, to the paintings of the distinguished artist Daniel Santoro, and to its most recent avatar, found in post-pop political populism.
Culture and Politics in Latin America: Another Art of Transition?: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Francine Masiello
Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Writers, artists, and scholars from Latin America and the U.S. gather for a two-day symposium exploring 21st century Latin America with an emphasis on the transitions and crises that have marked the cultural field.
Lecture | November 17 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 (Geballe Room)
Alfredo Arreguín; Laura Elisa Pérez, UC Berkley
Mexican-born artist and world-renowned master pattern painter Alfredo Arreguín will speak about his unique style, which captures the landscapes and cultures of both his native Michoacán, Mexico and his U.S. home in the Pacific Northwest. UC Berkeley Professor Laura Pérez will moderate the conversation.
Film - Feature | November 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040
Mr. Kaplan, Uruguays submission for the 2015 Foreign-Language Oscar, is a comedy about a Jewish retiree living in Uruguay after fleeing Europe because of World War II. When he becomes convinced that a German café owner is a former Nazi, the 76-year-old secretly hatches a plan to kidnap and bring him to justice in Israel. 98 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
The Word in the Woods: Written and directed by Jeffrey L. Gould and Carlos Henriquez Consalvi (United States, 2012)
Film - Documentary | November 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 160
Jeffrey L. Gould
In the early 1970s, hundreds of impoverished people living in remote Morazán, El Salvador, decided to emulate early Christian communities by working the land together, studying the Bible, and building villages based on solidarity. As their numbers grew, the Salvadoran government came to see them as a threat. The base communities organized to resist the repressive tactics of the National Guard in... More >
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