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Poetry Reading
May 6th, 2014
Student Center Theatre
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Father Forgive me for I Have Sinned
April 3rd, 2014
Monroe Hall Theatre
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Violence against Latina Immigrants: Inheriting, Reproducing and Challenging Inequalities
Wednesday, March 12, Common Hour (11:15-12:45)
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
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Up South: The Great Migration in Sound & Movement
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 5 p.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
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"Two slices of the Salvadoran Diaspora: Pupusas with Pizza and Pupusas with Collard Greens"
Monday, November 18, 2013
4:30-6:00p.m.
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Wednesday, November 13, 11:15-12:45p.m, Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Panel presentation: "The Challenges of Emancipation in the Atlantic World"

Benjamin Talton, Associate Professor, Temple University: “Defending the Political Kingdom: Capitalism, Humanitarianism, and the Limits of African Sovereignty in the Twentieth Century”

Enrique Martino, Researcher, Humboldt University of Berlin: “Enduring Atlantic Economies in the Twentieth Century: Nigerian Indentured Labour on the Plantation Island of Fernando Poo”

Christopher Schmitd-Nowara, Professor, Tufts University, “Defending Slavery in an Age of Emancipation: Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico in the Early Nineteenth Century”

Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center. For further details please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669, Benita Sampedro or Brenda Elsey.

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Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-8:30p.m., Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Presentation: "Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town." On November 2008 in Patchogue, New York a 37-year-old undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers who had decided that night to go hunting for what they referred to as “beaners.” After Lucero’s murder, Patchogue was placed in the eye of a political storm regarding immigration, hate crimes, and tolerance in small towns. As we approach the 5-year anniversary of Marcelo Lucero’s death, it is important to recognize that hunting season isn’t over.

Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Columbia University professor, author of the book Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town


Wednesday, October 23, 12:50-2:10p.m, Room 246 East Library Wing (as part of the Day of Dialogue)
Panel presentation: “After Chavez: The Latin American Left, Social Movements and U.S. Policy.” What is the future of the Latin American left now in the wake of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez? Are recent mass protests in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico indications of a renewed energy of Latin American social movements, which go beyond electoral politics? This panel will examine some of these issues, with an eye on how recent developments will impact U.S. policy in the region. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, LACS.


George Ciccariello-Maher, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drexel University.
María Luisa Mendonça, Brazilian activist.
Book signing, following the event, of George Ciccariello-Maher’s We created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution (Duke UP, 2013): http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=19397
Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. For further details please contact Brenda ElseyMario Murillo or Benita Sampedro


Wedneday, October 23, 11:15 - 12:30 p.m., Plaza Rooms (As part of Day of Dialogue
Latino Heritage Month Reception. Sponsored by the Multicultural and International Student Program Office, MISPO.


Wednesday, October 16, 11:15-12:40p.m, Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
“Latino Voices in American Politics: Are the Political Parties Listening?” with the following panel participants:
Howard Dean, Kalikow Center Senior Presidential Fellow
Ed Rollins, Kalikow Center Senior Presidential Fellow
Erica Gonzalez, Executive Editor of El Diario-La Prensa. 
Co-sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Hofstra Cultural Center.
For further details please contact Meenekshi Bose or Mario Murillo.


Monday, October 21, 4:30-7:00p.m, Breslin 112
Screening of the film “Deputized,” produced and directed by Susan Hagedorn in 2013. “Deputized” is a raw, nuanced account of the 2008 killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero, who was attacked by a group of Patchogue teens in one of Long Island’s most notorious hate crimes. This bilingual documentary explores the crime, and environment in which it occurred, from multiple perspectives. The director will speak following the screening. Sponsored by Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations; Radio/TV/Film; Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Civic Engagement. For further details please contact Carol T. Fletcher.


Monday, October 7, 6:30-8:00p.m, Breslin 205
An afternoon of poetry as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month: Poetry reading in Spanish by the two well-known Puerto Rican poets Etnairis Rivera and Madeline Millán. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Program. For further details please contact Miguel-Angel Zapata.


Monday, September 30, 4:30-5:55p.m, Breslin 112
“Ni frailes ni conquistadores: Archiving the Spanish Diaspora in the US, 1898-1936”, a presentation by James D. Fernández, Professor at New York University, and head of the multidisciplinary project Traces of Spain in the United States: http://tracesofspainintheus.org/. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the European Studies Program, and the Center for Civic Engagement. For further details please contact Benita SampedroBrenda ElseyCarolyn Dudek or Constantine Alexandrakis.


Wednesday, September 18, 4:30-5:55p.m, Breslin 103
“Hispanic New York and the Latinization of the United States”, a presentation by Claudio Iván Remeseira (Columbia University), author of Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook (Columbia U. Press, 2010), and the recipient of the 2011 International Latino Book Award. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Center for Civic Engagement. For further details please contact Benita Aampedro or Brenda Elsey.


  • December 8, 2011
    Gun Hill Road
    4 p.m.
    Breslin 211
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  • December 5, 2011
    Design and Management of Public Spaces in a Mediterranean City: Learning From Good and Bad Practices
    2:55 p.m.
    Breslin 103

    On December 5, at 2:55 pm, Dr. Antonia Casellas of the Department of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona will present a talk entitled, “Design and Management of Public Spaces in a Mediterranean City: Learning From Good and Bad Practices.” She will also discuss and take questions on current economic turmoil in the Eurozone and Spain. The talk will be in Breslin Room 103.

    Dr. Casellas is a noted Catalan urban planner, with extensive international planning experience. She has published widely in international planning and geography journals, with a focus on high-tech urban development initiatives and on promoting tourism for economic development. She has been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the University of Toronto, a visiting researcher at the Bonn International Center on Conversion, a research fellow at the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, and had academic appointments at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah and the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University.

    The talk is jointly sponsored by the Department of Global Studies and Geography, the National Center for Suburban Studies, European Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
  • November 16, 2011
    Juan Carlos Marset
    “La triada órfica: Zambrano, Lezama y Valente”
    CALKINS 332/ 1- 2 PM
    Poetry Reading and dialogue
    Davison 016/ 3- 4 PM
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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Latin American Democracy, Indigenous Resistance and Popular Mobilization
    4:30 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
    Building Development Center (BDC) 246
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  • Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
    Day of Dialogue IX: Power, Resistance and Democracy.
    1:55-2:50pm
    The New Economics of Latin America: The Case of Peru and the Andean Region Speaker:Dr. Gerardo Renique, Professor of History, City University of New York, co-author of Peru: Time of Fear.Sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean StudiesModerated by Dr. Conrad Herrold, Professor of Economics, Hofstra University.Room: BDC 246
  • Wednesday,October 19, 2011
    Lorena Wolfman
    Lecture (in Spanish) and bilingual poetry reading
    Location:Calkins 332 and Davison 016
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  • Saturday, October 15, 2011
    Latino Media Conference II
    Innovative Communication Within and Across Communities
    Location:Breslin Hall Room 211 and Dempster Hall Studio A Hofstra University
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  • Friday, June 10, 2011
    Symposium: Humanities and Humanitarianism
    A Hofstra / Harvard collaboration
    Location: Hofstra Hall Parlor
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  • Thursday, May 5th, 2011
    Of Bananas and Other Demons: Historical, Social and Political Perspectives on a Colombian Banana Plantation
    Featuring Mauricio Salazar, Environmental and Sanitary Engineer
    Time: 12:45-2:10
    Location: Roosevelt 107
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  • Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
    Performance/Lecture/Demo by Carmelita Tropicana
    With interview by Antonio F. Cao
    From Performance Art to Theatre: Experience Performance Art live, and on DVD
    Time: 6:00-7:30
    Location: Berliner Hall 114
    A reception will follow the event
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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    "Immigrant Women's Fight for Fair Pay"
    Featured speakers:
    Norma Murillo:UNITY Housecleaners ;
    Tracey Walters: author of From Margin to Center:
    Latin American Domestics & Stony Brook Prof;
    Lauris Wren: Hofstra Law Professor
    Time: 2:20 - 3:45 p.m.
    Location: Cultural Center Theater
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  • Thursday, March 24, 2011
    "Why Our Clothes Are Still Made in Sweatshops, and What to Do About It"
    A Discussion With Charles Kernaghan
    Director of The National Labor Committee
    Time: 2:20 - 3:45 p.m.
    Location: Greenhouse, Lower Level
    Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    An Evening of Leadership with Rosa A. Clemente
    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: Student Center Plaza rm Middle
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  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Unwanted Witness (Testigo Indeseable)
    Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
    Location: Breslin Hall 211
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