Spring 2018 Events
Thursday, January 18: Afro-Cuban Artist Erik Olivera Rubio, Opening Reception
4:10 pm Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Thursday, January 25: Joy Castro Reading
7:00 pm TBD
Tuesday, January 30: Daniel Alarcón
7:00 pm Central Library Community Room
Fall 2017 Events
Monday, December 4: Afro-Cuban Artist Erik Olivera Rubio
4:10 pm Kissam Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, November 8: Jerry Flores, "Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration"
4:10 pm Kissam Multipurpose Room
From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between “El Valle” Juvenile Detention Center and “Legacy” Community School reveal the accelerated fusion of California schools and institutions of confinement. The girls participate in well-intentioned wraparound services designed to provide them with support at home, at school, and in the detention center. But these services may more closely resemble the phenomenon of wraparound incarceration, in which students, despite leaving the actual detention center, cannot escape the surveillance of formal detention, and are thereby slowly pushed away from traditional schooling and a productive life course.
This event is sponsored by the Latino and Latina Studies Program, the Afro-Hispanic Review, the Department of English, The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence.
Friday, September 1: Bievenida for First-year and Transfer Students
4:30 pm Sutherland House Lobby
Thursday, September 14: iLENS Film: Sleep Dealer
7:30 pm Sarratt Cinema
Presented by Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English/Cinema and Media Arts, and Marzia Milazzo, Assistant Professor of English/Latino and Latina Studies
Set in a dystopian near-future where the US-Mexico border is walled off by a militarized government, with corporate bodies sourcing their labor from a virtual plug-in network of undocumented workers and even monetizing personal memories through a global digital platform, Sleep Dealer follows the story of Memo Cruz as he struggles to reclaim his humanity in a system that runs on technologically induced alienation and disenfranchisement. Mexico/USA (2008). Dir: Alex Rivera.
Presented in collaboration with Latino and Latina Studies. Spanish with English subtitles. 90 min. DVD.
INTERNATIONAL LENS, a film series with a global perspective, provides a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. International Lens endeavors to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political boundaries by encouraging conversation and greater cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series is a collaboration among Dean of Students of offices, and, departments, centers, and programs across the University.
Monday, September 25: Carlos Andrés Gómez
5:00-6:00 pm Workshop, Rand 308
7:00 pm Presentation, Sarratt Cinema
Monday, October 9: Día de la Raza
4:10 pm Sarratt Multicultural Student Lounge