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Past Events - 2010

December 6, 2010 Push for Peace
Monday, December 6th, 8pm
Cabot 205

Pedro Faro, representing the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center in Chiapas, is touring New England with the Mexico Solidarity Network, sharing the account of a struggle for peace. Founded in 1989, the Frayba Center is one of the few reliable sources on human rights abuses in a Mexican state repressed by paramilitary violence against indigenous groups. Pedro's discussion will shed light on the current human rights situation in Chiapas and Mexico, as well as the prospects for political changes in 2010. He will provide in-depth discussion and analysis about his work in promoting the indivisibility of human rights, respect for cultural diversity and the right of autonomous self-determination, integral justice as a prerequisite for peace, in addition to the development of a culture of dialogue, tolerance, and reconciliation. This interdisciplinary event, co-hosted by the International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Peace and Justice Studies, Latin American Studies, and Romance Languages departments promises to welcome a diverse audience to Pedro's notable presentation.
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November 15, 2010 Nahuatl language revitalization in Mexican Higher Education: the IDIEZ project
Monday, Nov. 15th
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Tisch 316
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November 4, 2010 expresArte
Digital Storytelling in Colombia
Thursday, November 4 at 8pm
Braker Hall, room 001
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October 2010 Latino Film Series
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October 19, 2010 A Lecture by JOHN MRAZ
Photography and Identity in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Tuesday, October 19th
Tisch Library 304
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October 13, 2010 Speaking the Truth, Seeking Justice: the struggle against impunity in Colombia
October 13, 7:00 pm
Barnum 008
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October 1, 2010 Symposium: Mexico Beyond Its Revolution
Friday, October 1, 9 am-5pm
An interdisciplinary one-day symposium that explores the cultural and political legacy of the Mexican Revolution from a contemporary perspective.  Scholars from Mexico and the US discuss the way visual, historical and political changes introduced by the revolution have shaped contemporary Mexico.

9am Coffee and Welcome Remarks
9:30-11:45 Visual Culture and National Imaginings
Raab Room

12-1:30 pm Break for lunch

1:45-3:45 Rethinking the Margins
4:00-4:30 Coffee break
4:30-6:15 Urban and Spatial Realities
Cabot, 7th floor

Buffet Dinner, 6:30-8:30
Cabot, 7th floor
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September 16, 2010
Public opening
Mexico Beyond Its Revolution
September 9-November 14, 2010

Mexico Beyond Its Revolution This thematic examination of Mexican art from the past century celebrates the centennial of the Mexican Revolution as well as the bicentennial of its independence from Spain. The exhibition is guest curated by Adriana Zavala, associate professor of art history and a specialist in modern Latin American art. The 38 works exemplify the ways that artists have historically lived and expressed the "revolution" in all its permutations, but also the ways in which art and the nation have transcended the Mexican Revolution. Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery, through November 14. Public opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30–8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. For information, call 617.627.3518 or go to Tufts Art Gallery website.
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May 5, 2010 LAS Year End Event welcomes Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
12 - 1:30 pm
Laminan Lounge - Olin Center

Come celebrate Brazilian culture with us!
Brazilian Food, Live Brazilian Music, Meet the LAS faculty, Learn about Portuguese courses
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March 16, 2010 Transnational Guinea Pigs: Food, Development, and Ethics in the Andes
Lecture by Maria Elena Garcia
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March 16, 2010 Ambivalent Multiculturalisms: Perversity, Futility, and Jeopardy in Latin America
by Jose Antonio Lucero, University of Washington
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Center for Humanities at Tufts University
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March 10, 2010 Majors Week Open House Event
12 - 1:20 pm
Eaton 102
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March 4, 2010 "La música del folklore latinoamericano (A Musical Lecture)"
with Héctor Martínez Morales
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Barnum 104
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