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Fall 2009

Fall 2009

"Ethnic Markers"
Dr. Diana T. Sanchez (Psychology, Rutgers University) a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation spoke on her study of how specific ethnic markers influence ethnic minorities' self-perceptions and the perception of others.
Monday, November 30th
The Latin American Film Series
The Latin American and Latino Studies Institute is excited to announce the inaugural semester of its Latin American film series. The aim of the series is to highlight the diversity and richness of Latin American cinema by showing some of the most recent critically acclaimed films from the region.Each semester, LALSI will show three critically acclaimed films from Latin America in Spanish/Portuguese (with English subtitles).
Free refreshments accompany each screening.

Below, please find information on the showings for this past semester's series:

Central do Brasil (Central Station)
To view the trailer, please click here
Tuesday, November 17th

El baño del Papa (The Pope's Toilet)
To view the trailer, please click here
Tuesday, November 3rd

Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)
To view the trailer, please click here
Tuesday, September 29th
Sleep Dealer
A film screening with award winning filmmaker Alex Rivera
Filmmaker Alex Rivera presented and discussed his latest film Sleep Dealer a 2008 winner at the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Amnesty International Award at the Berlin Film festival. 
Tuesday, 10 Novembe
"Global Latin America: Writers in Conversation"
LALSI welcomed to Fordham four Latin American novelists who spoke about their work: Mayra Santos-Febres, Fernando Iwasaki, Edmundo Paz-Soldán and Cristina Rivera Garza
Friday, October 30th
abUSed: The Postville Raid
A film screening with award winning filmmaker Luis Argueta
Critically acclaimed director Luis Argueta (The Silence of Neto)
presented his work-in-progress abUSed: The Postville Raid, a documentary on the most brutal, most expensive and one of the largest Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the U.S. By weaving together the personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town directly affected, the film presents the human face of immigration, the socioeconomic forces which fuel migration, and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional and human rights.
Wednesday, October 21st

For more information and to view an 8 minute trailer of abUSed: The Postville Raid, please click here.
"On Life, Love and the Academy, or the two things we are the most passionate about . . ."
Arancha García del Soto, Ph.D and Hugo Benavides, Ph.D
Moderated by Luke Nephew, FCRH '05

Thursday, October 1st
"Pictures of Havana"
Photographer Cathryn Griffith presented her new book Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage, which documents the history, preservation and present uses of Havana's most important buildings and urban spaces.
Monday, November 30th
"The Social and Economic Outcomes of Latino Males"
Dr. Edward Fergus, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education of NYU discussed the challenges faced by black and Latino males in the areas of health, education, employment and criminal justice. 
Wednesday,  November 18th
"The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang"
For almost 40 years, Sr. Dorothy Stang workedin solidarity withpoor farmers in Brazil.
In February of 2005, whie working to protect the rights of family farmers threatened by illegal loggers, Dorothy Stang was assassinated in Anapú, Pará.
Author and activist Binka Le Breton discussed her recent book on Sr. Stang that weaves personal narratives from Stang's family and close friends.

Wednesday, November 4th

Author Binka Le Breton is the co-founder and director of the Iracambi Research Centerin the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil, which works on biodiversity, conservation, sustainability and human rights.
"White Gypsies: Racing for Modernity in SpanishPopular Musical Film"
Eva Wood Peiró, Ph.D (Vassar College)
Wednesday, October 28th
Spanish-language mass in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Sunday, October 4th

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