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“Mundos Andinos,” Series of Lectures, Film Screenings, and Performances, Hosted by Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies—March 22-April 11

March 6, 2012
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New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will present “Mundos Andinos,” a series of lectures, film screenings, and performances related to the Andean Region of South America, from March 22 through April 11 at venues around the NYU campus.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8683. For a complete description of events, which will be in English and/or Spanish, click here.

The series is sponsored by the Andean Initiative and Quechua Language Program of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU and the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, and co-sponsored with NYU’s Native Studies Forum and the Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Cinema Studies.

Thurs., March 22, 6 p.m.
Marcelo Fernández-Osco, a professor at Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, on “Conceptions and Visions of ‘Buen Vivir/Suma Qamaña’ in the Context of the Plurinational State” (in Spanish)
19 University Place (at 8th Street), Room 222

Tues., March 27, 12:30 p.m.
Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, lecturer and head of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent, presents her new book, The Caudillo of the Andes: Andrés de Santa Cruz (Cambridge, 2011)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Room 404W, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Fri., March 30, 12:30 p.m.
Screening of the docu-drama Los Danzantes de la Montaña Sagrada (2002), and presentation of the book Pachakuteq: Una aproximación a la cosmovisión andina (2nd ed., 2010), with film director Federico García and producer Pilar Roca, co-authors of Pachakuteq (in Spanish)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Room 404W, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Mon., April 2, 11:30 a.m.
Rocio Avila, officer of the Extractive Industries Program at Oxfam South America, and Sofia Vergara, lead organizer of the Extractive Industries Program of Oxfam America, will show a brief video and lead a roundtable discussion, “The Case of the Doe Run Foundry in La Oroya, Peru,” which will look at the consequences of this company’s actions in terms of health, human rights, social effects, and environmental impact. (in Spanish and English)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Room 701, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Monday, April 2, 6 p.m.
Screening of Kuntur Wachana (1977), followed by a conversation with Peruvian film director Federico García and Miryam Yataco, a faculty member in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (film in Spanish and Quechua, and conversation in Spanish)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, auditorium, first floor, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Tues., April 3, 6 p.m.
Screening of Túpac Amaru (1984), followed by a conversation with Peruvian film director Federico García and NYU historian Sinclair Thomson, director of NYU’s CLACS
(film in Spanish with English subtitles, conversation in Spanish)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, auditorium, first floor, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Wed., April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Activist Julieta Paredes Carvajal performs “From the Ancestral Red to the Red of ‘Suma Qhamaña,’ ” an exploration of community involving poetry and body movement
(presentation in Spanish)
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Room 612, Performance Studies Studio, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Pl.)

Fri., April 6, 7 p.m.
Odi Gonzales, a Quechua instructor at NYU, will discuss “Philosophy and Language Use of Quechua: How Certain Cultural Categories of the Andean World are Expressed through Grammatical Forms” (in Spanish)
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, auditorium, first floor, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Monday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Marcela Echeverri, a historian at CUNY-Staten Island, will deliver “Agents of Empire: Subaltern Politics in the Age of Revolution,” a presentation of her work on Indian and slave politics during the independence period in the southern Colombian region of Popayán.
(in English)

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, auditorium, first floor, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Closing Celebration: “Quechua Night”
The evening will include Pan-Andean Poetry reading, One-Year Anniversary of Rimasun Quechua podcast series, student presentations, and a live performance by the Ecuadorian musical group, Rupay.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, auditorium, first floor, 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

 

 

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

“Mundos Andinos,” Series of Lectures, Film Screenings, and Performances, Hosted by Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies—March 22-April 11

NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will present “Mundos Andinos,” a series of lectures, film screenings, and performances related to the Andean Region of South America, from March 22 through April 11 at venues around the NYU campus. All sessions are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8683.


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