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Race, Racism and Resistance in Latin American lecture series

Blackness and Producing the Black Subject in Mexico

Blackness and Producing the Black Subject in Mexico
October 7, 2020
4:30 PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/s/95127438729

Featuring Dr. Anthony Jerry

Dr. Jerry studies the relationships between race and citizenship and investigates the influence that regional discourses of race and racism have on citizenship practices and overall access to citizenship. This lecture will explore how the concept of citizenship allows for a richer understanding of blackness in Mexico, the relationship of the black subject in the construction of mestizaje, and the manner in which a perceived Afro culture serves as the basis for the Mexican state’s control over Black identities.

 

Resilience and Hope in Colombia

Resilience and Hope in Colombia
October 21, 2020
4:30 PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/s/95127438729

Featuring Oscar Quintero and Danny María Ramírez Torres

This lecture will explore the roost of colonial racism in Colombia, and trace the history of Black struggles for liberation through local practices of resistance in San Basilio de Palenque and other Afro-descendent communities throughout the country. The speakers will also share contemporary experiences of Afro-Colombian resistance in the midst of Colombia’s armed conflict, and the militarization of black bodies as targets and weapons in the war.

 

Afro-Brazilians Struggle for Citizenship

Afro-Brazilians Struggle for Citizenship
November 18, 2020
4:30 PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/s/95127438729

Featuring Abner Francisco Sotenos, Monique Paula, and Watufani Poe

Abner Francisco Sotenos’ research examines Afro-Brazilian political activism in Cold War-era Brazil and state surveillance apparatuses during the same period. Monique Paula’s research analyzes political trajectories of Black congresswomen in Brazil through social media visibility and their role in the political arena. Watufani Poe’s research focuses on Black LQBTQA+ activism in the United States and Brazil to understand Black queer and trans social and political activism in both countries.

 

Indigenous Women and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon lecture series

Policy and Politics for the Environment

Policy and Politics for the Environment
October 5, 2020
12PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/93034862502

A panel discussion on ecology, deforestation, and policy. Featuring Adriana Ramos and Dr. Ane Alencar, moderated by Dr. Erika Robb Larkins.

 

Climate Challenges and Territorial Protection

Climate Challenges and Territorial Protection
October 12, 2020
12PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/93034862502

A panel discussion on national and village-based activism, featuring Sinéia do Valle and Marizate de Sousa and moderated by Dr. Leda Leitão Martins.

 

COVID-19 in Indigenous Amazonia

COVID-19 in Indigenous Amazonia
October 26, 2020
12PM PST
https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/93034862502

A panel discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic featuring Valeria Paye and Martha Fellow Dourado. Discussion to be moderated by Dr. Heloísa Vizcaino.

 

Recent News

Student Research Symposium

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Symposium and to our award winners:

  • Ivette Lorona, President’s Award
  • Paola Díaz de Regules, Provost’s Award: Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Hannah Sandoval, Provost’s Award: Arts and Letters

Below are the titles of our students’ projects, for more information and the project abstracts see the SRS official website.

Establishing a Qualitative Understanding of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico
Alexandra Fox, Environmental Health/Latin American Studies

Implementation of Ethno-Studies Curriculum in Barranquilla, Colombia: Towards Inclusivity of the Afro-Colombian Populations
Hannah Sandoval, Latin American Studies

A Qualitative Understanding of the Migration Experience in Mexico
Martín Ibarra, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies

Nongovernmental Organizations in Mexico:Impacts on Food Policy
Paola Díaz de Regules, Public Administration/Latin American Studies

The Right to Health Care: Central American Asylum Seekers in Chiapas, Mexico
Ivette Lorona, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies

Examining Organizational Readiness Determinants Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) Framework in FQHCs to Implement Health Promotion Programs
Sophia Rodriguez, Public Health/Latin American Studies

Medical Pluralism and Factors Influencing Health Care Decision-Making in a Rural Paraguayan Community
Jennifer Schneider, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science/Latin American Studies

Perceptions and Attitudes on the Increase of Caesarean Section Within Oaxaca
Amelia Torres, Public Health/Latin American Studies

U.S. Students of Indigenous Descent Returning into the Mexican Educational System
Luis Betancourt, Latin American Studies

Three students at SRSLeft to right: Martín Ibarra, Ivette Lorona, and Alexandra Fox

Amelia presenting at the SRS: Perceptions and Attitudes on the Increase of Caesarean Section Within Oaxaca
Amelia Torres

Student and two friends at SRS
Left to right: Jennifer Schneider, Sophia Rodriguez, and Friend

Hannah presenting at the SRS: Implementation of Ethno-Studies Curriculum in Barranquilla, Colombia: Towards Inclusivity of the Afro-Colombian Populations
Hannah Sandoval

 

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