Local Event! The Construction of Racial Politics in Education

We are very excited to announce our last presentation in the Fall 2014 LAII Lecture Series which will focus on education. Dr. Nancy López and Dr. Ricky Lee Allen will offer a joint presentation which collectively considers the construction of racial politics in education. López, an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, will address this through a presentation titled “Interrogating Inequality? The Politics of Mapping and Interrupting Intersecting Race, Gender and Class Inequalities in U.S. Schools.” Dr. Allen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, will address this through a presentation titled “Whiteness, Race, and the ‘Good’ School.” The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB), Santa Ana B. For reference, see the event flyer.  See below for more detailed information about the event.

Please share with anyone who may be interested! We hope to see you there!!

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Local Event!! Guest Lecture~Colorblindness, Anti-Racism, and Education: Lessons from Mexico

FINAL_2014-03-25_Lecture_Christina-SueJoin the Graduate Student Association of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, the Latin American and Iberian Institute and the Student Organization of Latin American Studies for a special lecture with Dr. Christina A. Sue on Tuesday March 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the University of New Mexico, Student Union Building, Ballroom A.

Dr. Sue is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her talk, “Colorblindness, Anti-Racism, and Education: Lessons from Mexico,” will explore a number of important themes and questions relevant to both our teacher education programs and k-12 classrooms.  Continue reading

Local Events with Marjorie Agosín

We are very excited to announce a number of events taking place this week with Marjorie Agosín!

Agosín is an award-winning self-described “poet, human rights activist, literary critic…interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.” Those of you who attended our workshops on the history of Chilean arpilleras are already familiar with some of Agosin’s work.  The collection of arpilleras displayed at the NHCC exhibit belongs to Agosin, and we featured some of her poetry in our curriculum guide “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”

Below we’ve included information on her three different speaking engagements taking place this week. I’m really excited for Saturday’s reading from her new young adult book I Lived on Butterfly Hill. It looks absolutely beautiful.  Continue reading