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2017-2018 Events

Spring 2018 Events

Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15: "Hermanas in Crime" Symposium

Wednesday, March 14

7:00 pm         Central Library Community Room, reading and book signing

Thursday, March 15

1:10 pm         Central Library Community Room, panel discussion

7:00 pm         Commons Multipurpose Room, reading and book signing

Featured Authors: Joy Castro, Terea Dovalpage, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, and Lucha Corpi

Hermanas in Crime Symposium

Thursday, January 25: Joy Castro Reading

7:00 pm         Buttrick 101

Tuesday, January 30: Daniel Alarcón

7:00 pm         Central Library Community Room

Daniel Alarcon

Thursday, January 18: Afro-Cuban Artist Erik Olivera Rubio, Opening Reception

4:10 pm         Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Erik Olivera Rubio Opening

Fall 2017 Events

Monday, December 4: Afro-Cuban Artist Erik Olivera Rubio

4:10 pm          Kissam Multipurpose Room

Erik Olivera Rubio

Wednesday, November 8: Jerry Flores, "Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration"

4:10 pm         Kissam Multipurpose Room

Jerry Flores Poster

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

Bienvenida 2017

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

Sleep Dealer

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

 Carlos Andres Gomez

Monday, October 9: Día de la Raza

4:10 pm         Sarratt Multicultural Student Lounge