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[CLAC_Events] CLAC Events! Week of March 2-9

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Thu Mar 1 13:01:03 EST 2018

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CLAC EVENTS!  This weekly news blast promotes community-wide events targeting students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Rutgers University. Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.

SYMPOSIUM: Rutgers Latino Studies Research
Friday March 2, 2018 10AM‐2PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 411
*Panel I (10:15—11:30)
Yalidy Matos, Adiós a ‘pie seco, pie mojado': Changing US Immigration Policy Toward Cubans
Melanie Plasencia, “No Tengo Dinero, Pero Tengo Mucha Gente”: A Qualitative Exploration of How Older Latino Immigrants Age in an Ethnic Enclave
Natalie Saldariaga, The American Immigrants
Ulla Berg, Making the Road (Back): Deportation, Personhood, and the Right to Mobility Across the Americas
*Panel II (11:45—1:00)
Carlos U. Decena, Indecent Conocimientos: A Queer of Color Peregrinaje
Kathleen Lopez, The Rutgers Latino and Caribbean Community Memory Project
Jason Cortes, El Muerto Parao’ (Debt, Haunting, Disposability)
Lilia Fernandez, A Black Judge, Two Mexican Defendants, and White Backlash: The Erasure of Latinos in Criminal Justice History
Presented by the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies. For more information please contact:  Lilia Fernandez lf393 at<mailto:lf393 at> or Aldo Lauria Santiago alauria at<mailto:alauria at>

WORKSHOP: Solo en Español Spanish Conversation Program

Tuesdays, March 6, 8-9 PM

College Avenue Student Center, Spirit Room 109, CAC

Looking for opportunities to use Spanish outside the classroom? Practice your Spanish with us! Activities will include dance workshops, games, and poetry night as well as other theme-based activities. ¿Estas listo?

For more information, email at< at>.

WORKSHOP: Café con Leche with AEROTEK

Wednesday, March 7, 6-9 PM

College Avenue Student Center, Red Lion Cafe

In the process of clarifying your career path? Interested in preparing for internships and job opportunities? Join us for Café con Leche, our career-focused conversations with alumni professionals. This week featuring AEROTEK, the leading staffing and recruiting services provider for the aerospace, architecture, automotive, financial, and healthcare industries and more.

For more information or to register, visit at< at>.

FILM: Dolores

Wednesday, March 7, 8-10 PM

CLAC @ 172 College Avenue (CAC)

With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film Dolores (2017) reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87! Produced by Carlos Santana and directed by Peter Bratt. Join us for a free screening and refreshments!

Presented on occasion of Women’s History Month and co-hosted by the Mexican American Student Association (MASA).

For more information, contact CLAC at at< at>.

LECTURE: Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Mayan Literature

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Rutgers Academic Building, West 2125

15 Seminary Street (CAC)

Arturo Arias (University of California-La Merced) is an award-winning writer and scholar whose work focuses on Guatemala, Central America, and indigenous culture. He is author of the Despues de las bombas, Los Caminos de Paxil, and The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, and recipient of the Premio de las Americas. In this lecture, he will present his new book, Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Mayan Literature, and discuss how Mayan literature since the 1980s has vindicated the Mayan language and opened new avenues to alternate understandings of indigenous knowledge and cultures.

Presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

WORKSHOP: Café con Leche

Friday, March 9, 1-2:30 PM

CLAC @ 172 College Avenue (CAC)

Join us for Café con Leche, our career-focused conversations, this week with Rutgers Career Services director Sylvia Cordero and focusing on maximizing use of resources available on the Rutgers Career Knight System.

For more information or to register, visit at< at>.


And Save the Date …


Saturday, March 31, 6:30 PM-12 AM

College Avenue Student Center, MPR

This year CLAC is celebrating 25 years of service to Rutgers University with its Vuelve a Casa! Gala Fundraiser. The gala launches our 2018 fundraising effort to raise $25,000 for scholarships to support undergraduate students at Rutgers University. Featuring the globe-trotting, Grammy award winning salsero trombonist and Rutgers alumn Jimmy Bosch and his Other World Sextet, the program will recognize distinguished alumni, community leaders and faculty.

Tickets are available at


The Center for Latino Arts and Culture's (CLAC) was established in 1992 to research, document, interpret and promote Latin@, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Latin American arts and culture. CLAC seeks to build a student-centered, learning community where students can better integrate experiential, academic and service learning about Latino arts and culture in order to become strong leaders and responsible global citizens. We advocate for the wellbeing of our students and work to create effective access to University services and resources. Through dynamic collaboration with other academic and student affairs units, the Center works to enhance Latino student recruitment, retention and successful graduation at Rutgers University.

For more information about the Latino community at Rutgers University, more upcoming events and opportunities for involvement, please visit us at<>.

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