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Click to Visit: Cuba's Tv Serrana

Cuba's  Tv Serrana

April 15th 2011, 1:00pm-2:00pm--Cervantes & Velasquez Conference Room

Carlos Rodriguez, award-winning Cuban filmmaker and member of the renowned Cuban community television project TV Serrana (TVS) will be touring, along with Alexandra Halkin, a documentary filmmaker and Founding Director of the Americas Media Initiative-Cuba Media Project. Halkin is also the Founding Director of the Chiapas Media Project, a media initiative that works with indigenous communities in Southern Mexico. The Americas Media Initiative-Cuba Media Project is a new organization focused on the distribution of Cuban independent and community media in the United States. Read more about this project by clicking here.

Special session for Border Stompers following event.


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Click to Visit: New Directions in Feminism

New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights

Thursday, April 21, 20119:30 AM - 3:45 PM · Charles E. Merrill Lounge
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM · Cervantes Velasquez Rm, Bay Tree Bldg (Keynote-location change)
Art Exhibit and Reception to follow Keynote-Ethnic Resource Center Lounge
Bay Tree Building, 3rd floor Room 339

Having past the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, feminists are at a critical juncture to re-envision and re-engage in a politics of human rights. Such endeavors underscore the creative display of grassroots resistance by women globally and affirm transnational feminist solidarity. This event features new research from around the world that reveals the transformative potential of a feminist human rights praxis.

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Click to Visit:  Peace Internship


Tuesday, April 26 at 12 Noon - Cervantes & Velasquez Rm, Bay Tree Bldg  

Excel in a global work environment by participating in a PEACE internship! Interns learn experientially alongside staff members, gaining tremendously valuable work experience and bettering communities throughout Mexico. Click here to see a video on PEACE.

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Click to Visit: When Human Beings Becom Illegal

When Human Beings Become Illegal 

Thursday April 28th, 4 PM, 210 Humanities 1

Drawing on migrant testimony, Dr, Schmidt Camacho will discuss the implications of governemnt refusals to recognize and protect the mobility of poor people who are in pursuit of economic survival. Migrants routinely experience grave abuses at the hands of both state and criminal actors along the North American migratory circuit. This violence arises from transformations in the nature of sovereign power-- consequences of economic restsructuring and democratic state failure. The increased use of force in immigration law enforcement is symptomatice of a pronounced rise in state violence during the last decade, roundly legitimatated by governements as defending the rule of law.

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Click to Visit: El Centro's 15 Year Anniversary


El Centro's Quinceañera

Saturday, April 30th -- University Inn

ES LA HORA...El Centro is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and you are invited to attend an evening program and our annual Pachanga that will coincide with the celebration. We are utilizing the cultural tradition of the Quinceañera as a marker for this important location of our history on the University of California, Santa Cruz. Like the quince metaphor, this is our "coming of age" and an excellent time to reground ourselves in visioning the next 5-10-15 years as a Resource Center comitted to serving Raza on campus.

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Cruz Reynoso: Sowing Seeds of Justice

CRUZ REYNOSO: Sowing the Seeds of Justice 

Thursday May 5- May 14, 2011

During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only sha ped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all. We encourage you to attend the film screening during the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and although their schedule is not out yet, the link above will make times available soon.

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Click to Visit: Manlio Argueta Event Page

May 10 at 4:00 PM Cervantes and Velasquez Room, Bay Tree Building, 3rd Floor

 Malio Argueta is a Salvadoran writer, critic, and novelist born in 1935.  Although he considers himself first and foremost as a poet, he is known in the English speaking world for his book:

Un día en la vida, One Day of Life.

Argueta will be addressing his new projects as a writer and his recent travel experiences; his role as a literary leader and as a Director of El Salvador's National Library and ways to confront violence in El Salvador through literature.  He will also be speaking on the realities afflicting El Salvador since the FMLN took office in 2010 and his visions for children and young adult writers in El Salvador.

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Click to Visit: Homeboy Industries

PAN DULCE FRIDAY: A close Look at  Homeboy Industries

Friday, May 13 at  12 Noon - 2 PM

Director Jim McSherry, along with Spanish filmmaker Elsa Gonzalez,  tackled a new project in the debut film, Homeboy.  It chronicles three former East Los Angeles (LA) gang members whose lives have always been entrenched in that culture-as they share their dignity in the struggle to leave their violent lives behind through the triumph of the human spirit.  To read more about this film click here 

For more information or for accommodations call 459-5449 or email elcentro@ucsc.edu. Pan Dulce and Beverages to be provided.

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Click to Visit: La Carta Film Screening

LA CARTA Sagrario nunca has muerto para mí (click here to see trailer)

May 19, 2011 · 7:00 - 9:00 PM · Merrill College Cultural Center

Directed by Rafael Bonilla, the film documents the life and efforts of Paula Bonilla Flores and her struggle for justice on behalf of her daughter and other murdered and disappeared women. (70 min., Documentary English subtitles) Q & A with Paula Bonilla Flores, Director of Fundacíon María Sagrario from Ciudad Juárez; and Dr. Hector Domínguez-Rubalcaba, theUniversity of Texas at Austin.

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Click to Visit:: Terrorizing Women: Feminicide In the Americas Book Talk

Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas

May 20, 2011 · 12 Noon - 2PM · Namaste Lounge, College Nine

A book presentation with Hector Domínguez-Rubalcaba (University of Texas at Austin), Eva Arce (Ciudad Juárez), Alma Gómez (Centro de Derechos Humanos, Chihuahua City), Patricia Blancas Ravelo (CIESAS), and Cynthia Bejarano (New Mexico State University) and Rosa-Linda Fregoso (LALS, UC Santa Cruz). Interview with Fregoso and Bejarano.


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Click to Visit: 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Convocation



Wednesday, May 25 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

College Nine and Ten Multi-Purpose Room

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Father Gregory Boyle

Director and founder of Homeboy Industries and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Learn more about Father Boyle and Homeboy Industries by clicking here.   Short Trailer on a Documentary on Homeboy Industries click here.

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Chicano Latino Year End Ceremony


This year marks the 39th annual Chicana/o Latina/o Year End Ceremony!

This is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the outstanding achievement of the ever-growing UCSC Chicano/a Latino/a communities. The celebration offers Chicana/o Latina/o students to be embraced and recognized by their families, friends, students allies, faculty, staff, and all who have contributed to their academic success.  Chicano Latino students and allies are invited to participate in celebration.  


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