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Guillermo Gómez-Peña


February 11, 2021
7:00PM – 9:00PM

“A new solo performance keynote by Gómez-Peña in lockdown” combines theory, poetry and performance texts in the wake of the Trump administration under the throws of multiple pandemias. Throughout his life, GGP has been working in audio art across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, radical storytelling. This ongoing performance will present samples of previous work and new material written created during lock-down.


“Performances of Suffering in Latin American Migration: Heroes, Martyrs and Saints”

Latina/o Studies Lunch Workshop

March 4 – Ana Puga & Victor Espinosa

Date: March 4th, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

A lunchtime workshop with Latina/o Studies faculty affiliates Ana Elena Puga (Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Theatre, Film and Media Arts) and Victor Espinosa (Department of Sociology) as they discuss their new book Performances of Suffering in Latin American Migration: Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints.

Four copies of the book will be given away during the event!

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Jason Speaks at the Getty

Hostile Terrain 94:
Reflections on Immigration and Public-Facing Anthropology

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

4 pm – 5 pm PDT

Virtually, hosted by the Getty Center, Jason De León, will discuss the origins of the Undocumented Migration Project and share some of the team’s ongoing projects including Hostile Terrain 94. He will also highlight his career trajectory from a Getty Marrow intern in 1999 to professor of anthropology and Chicana/o and Central American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tune in!

FREE to all!

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April 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

Workshop leader: Annie Isabel Fukushima (Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Division—The University of Utah)
Moderator: Paloma Martinez-Cruz (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese—Ohio State)
Our final workshop incorporates research as praxis, where central to answering how one crosses into visibility — in particular, migrants cross into visibility as “victims” / “criminals” and trafficking subjects — requires the bridging of theory and practice. This workshop is informed by Fukushima’s own commitment to praxis, having worked at all levels of organizations — from volunteer to leadership roles, case worker, programs coordinator and as an expert witness for civil, criminal and immigration cases. This workshop will offer insights into local, national and transnational collaborations.

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Defiant Braceros:

A Discussion with Mireya Loza

Date: April 8, 2021

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Please join us Thursday, April 8, as Professor Mireya Loza of Georgetown University discusses the private lives of migrant men who participated in the Bracero Program (1942–1964), a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers to enter this country on temporary work permits. While this program and the issue of temporary workers has long been politicized on both sides of the border, Dr. Loza argues that the prevailing romanticized image of braceros as a family-oriented, productive, legal workforce has obscured the real, diverse experiences of the workers themselves.

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