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Center for Latino Studies - Upcoming Events

2019 2020 events with Latinos in Mind logo

All events free and open to the public with refreshments provided, unless otherwise noted.

FALL 2019

Center for Latino Studies Welcome Week Open House

August 21, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Power of Our Words
August 22, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Latinas in Tech
With Power on Heels Fund
September 19, 2019

5 - 9 p.m.
Fondren Common Room, Colleges of Science and Technology

Distinguished Scholar in Latino Studies
September 23-27, 2019
A week-long residency featuring multiple events for students, faculty, staff and community members by renowned Mexican-American public historian and activist Dr. Yolanda Chávez-Leyva. With UH center for Public History and Houston Holocaust Museum.

Oral History Workshop I
September 24, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
UHD, N420

Latinx Public History
September 24, 2019
A seminar for Graduate Students
5 - 7 p.m.
University of Houston, Rockwell Room

"Seeking Refuge: Gathering Oral Histories in the Midst of Suffering"
September 25, 2019
A Discussion with Dr. Yolanda Chávez-Leyva
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UHD, Milam & Travis Rooms

Oral History Workshop II
September 26, 2019
10 - 11:30 a.m.

From behind the barbed wire: Uncaged Art from the Tornillo Children’s Detention Center
September 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Human Holocaust Museum Houston
Please arrive at 6 p.m. for a private tour of the New Human Rights exhibit.
Register To Attend

Latinas Achieve Mentor-Mentee Mixer
October 3, 2019 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Paint 'n' Sip
October 9, 2019
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Intermural Area

Latinxs, African Americans, and Civil Rights
A lecture by Dr. Sonia Lee
October 24, 2019
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Milam & Travis Rooms

2nd Annual Dead of the Dead Celebration & Poetry Competition
Write an original Calaverita (poem in humorous rhyme dedicated to death or memory of a loved one or famous person) in Spanish or English Submit to Dr. Nowak by Oct. 25th

Visit the Day of the Dead Altar Expo in the Spanish Lab N950 set up in honor of UHD Professor Dr. Padilla and Spanish Literature.

Altar Expo is open from Oct 22- Nov 2.
Snacks and winner results on Nov 1 @ 6pm in N950 Prized awarded for best poems!

Black and Brown Studies
A seminar for faculty with Dr. Sonia Lee

October 25, 2019
9 - 11 a.m.

Emerging Scholars of Color
October 29, 2019

10:00 a.m. - "Alternative Histories of Development in the East End"
Teaching Demo by Dr. Alvita Akiboh

11:30 a.m. - "Pocket-Size Imperialism: U.S. Designs on Colonial Currency,"
Teaching Demo by Dr. Alvita Akiboh
Room, TBA

Faculty & Staff:
2:30 p.m. - "Following Ninfa's Green Sauce: Metropolitan Landscapes of Ethnic Mexican Entrepreneurship,"
Research presentation by Angie Díaz
Room N1042

4:00 p.m. - "Material Culture and National Belonging in U.S. Overseas Territories"
Research Presentation by Dr. Alvita Akiboh
Room N1042

Scholarship Awards
November 1, 2019
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
With Power on Heels Fund

Latinas in the Military
A lecture by Dr. Valerie Martínez
November 12, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
TDECU Tour Room

"Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos"
Private exhibit opening and lecture by curator, Taína Caragol
November 14, 2019
6 p.m.
Houston Holocaust Museum, Exhibit opens to the public Nov. 15, 2019

Spring 2020

A Racial History of Trans Identity
A lecture by Dr. C. Riley Snorton
January 2020 TBA
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Room TBA

XV Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference
"Histories and Cultures of Latinas: Suffrage, Activism, and Women's Rights"
February 23 - 27, 2020
Conference schedule forthcoming
UHD, Rooms TBA

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