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[CLAC_Events] CLAC Events! Week of March 26-30

Carlos Fernandez cafernan at
Fri Mar 16 17:01:31 EDT 2018

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172 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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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.

FILM: Dolores

Tuesday, March 20, 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!  Directed by Peter Bratt and produced by Carlos Santana, and winner of the Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival.  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: "Transforming Texts," a dialogue with Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (New York University) and David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, March 22, 4:30-7 PM

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room 1

162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick NJ

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. In Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States (2016), Saldaña-Portillo addresses current racialized violence and resistance in Mexico and the United States with a genealogy that reaches back to the sixteenth century. David Kazanjian is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of Pennsylvania. His most recent monograph, The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World (Duke) is a study of two nineteenth-century social movements (the black settler colonization of Liberia and the Caste War of Yucatán) that improvised with liberal discursive practices of freedom.

Presented by the Department of Women and Gender Studies. Reception to follow. Please RSVP by March 16 at mkiefer at<mailto:mkiefer at>.

FILM: Jueves de Cine presents: Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)

Thursday, March 22, 8-10 PM

Rutgers Cinema, Theater 1, Livingston Campus

Incarcerated in the Dominican Republic, an inmate uses sign language to communicate with his imprisoned girlfriend at an adjacent institution. Carpinteros won Best Director, Best Actor and Special Jury Prize at the Guadalajara Film Festival and Toulouse Latin American Film Festival. Directed by Jose Maria Cabral, Carpinteros was the Dominican Republic's official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar in 2017.

Jueves de Cine (Thursday Film)  is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and co-sponsored by the Cinema Studies Program, and the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and popcorn and soda will be served.

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

And coming up!


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

College Avenue Student Center, MPR

Join us to celebrate 25 years of service to Rutgers University with our Vuelve a Casa! Gala Fundraiser. The gala launches our 2018 fundraising effort to raise funds 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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