Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latest Events 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/news/ Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University clacs@msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/ <![CDATA[An Iconic Space and Its Silences: On the Transition to Neoliberal Urbanization in Chile]]> In the 1970s, Chile was a pioneer in the general, worldwide transition to neoliberalism. Chilean neoliberalism was also infamous for its violence and repression, as it was instituted under the bloody military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).  The violent repression of the dictatorship underscores the anti-democratic nature of neoliberalism's free market fundamentalism and its radical state retrenchment.  Yet even in Chile, neoliberalism's path was neither entirely straightforward nor free from popular pressure.  This talk explores the transition to neoliberalism through an examination of an iconic and controversial site in Santiago, Chile, the Parque Arauco.  This area was initially designed as a modernist, working class neighborhood before the dictatorship and subsequently became a high-end shopping mall following neoliberal reforms.  The trajectory of the Parque Arauco reveals both why Chile deserves its iconic status as a trailblazing model for neoliberalism and how neoliberalism must also be understood as contingent and partially responsive to social pressures.    

Ed Murphy, Associate Professor of History and Global Urban Studies

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2017-01-13T09:01:06-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49198 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Beyond the In-Between: Mestico, Hafu, and Self-Recognition of Mixed-Race Japanese Brazilian Identiti]]> A lecture by Zelideth Maria Rivas

This lecture is part of the 2017 Global Perspectives Colloquium:  Arts & Aesthetics in Archipelagic Contexts.

This colloquia centers artistic and scholarly works emerging from Oceania, East Asia, Africa, and Caribbean archipelagos. This archipelagic perspective will enable an engagement with the global impact and influence of what are often thought of as insular and isolated islands. With sustained attention to migration and diaspora, music and literary productions, and geopolitical symbolism and empire, this colloquia infuses archipelagic experiences into contemporary understandings of culture and society.

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2017-02-16T16:14:21-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49340 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Beyond the In-Between: Mestizo, Hafu and Self-Recognition of Mixed-Race Japanese Brazilian Identiti]]> Zelideth Maria Rivas, Assistant Professor Marshall University

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2017-02-28T09:04:41-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49366 Yomaira Figueroa website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Biutiful]]> Mexican film in Spanish with English subtitles, sponsored by RCS GSA-Troos

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2017-01-03T09:09:55-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49374 GSA Tropos website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[CLACS Graduate Student Conference]]> MSU graduate students present their research related to the region.

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2017-01-13T09:05:42-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49200 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[David Gonzalez Slam Poetry]]> 2017-02-03T08:45:27-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49381 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/ <![CDATA[An Evening with Ana Castillo]]> Part of the Women of Color Initiative Lecture series.

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2017-03-15T09:37:12-04:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49450 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Chouk Bwa Libete Concert]]> A traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin—roots music—band brings rhythmic vocals and percussion to life with spiritual dance and chants. The source of the ensemble's music is the essential elements of Haitian Vodou: rhythm and dance. These are the roots, torn from Africa, and secretly replanted in a new land. The songs are a blend of traditional songs and original compositions by Jean Claude Sambaton Dorvil. 

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2017-03-17T10:41:43-04:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49455 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Chouk Bwa Libete percussion workshop]]> 2017-03-17T10:50:32-04:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49456 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/ <![CDATA[Workshop: Transformative Justice 101]]> Transformative Justice Speakers Series: Transformative Justice 101

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

12:40 – 2:00 PM

Snyder C202

MIA MINGUS, Community Organizer and Educator
This workshop will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about what TJ is and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence.  Mia Mingus is a writer, public speaker, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child
sexual abuse. She is a queer physically disabled transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living in Northern California. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.

CO-SPONSORED BY: Philosophy, African American and African Studies, Lyman Briggs College, Decolonial Feminist Collective, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and The Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities.

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2017-03-02T12:38:52-05:00 2017-03-23T02:16:29-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49307 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/