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[CLAC_Events] CLAC Events! Week of March 23-31

Carlos Fernandez cafernan at
Thu Mar 22 12:10:28 EDT 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.

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 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>.

CONCERT: Historias de Tango

Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM

Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus

85 George Street, New Brunswick NJ
Join us for a concert of music by tango masters Astor Piazzolla, Alfredo Gobbi, Francisco Canaro, Pedro Laurenz, Pedro Giraudo, and more. Featuring Mason Gross faculty Elena Chernova-Davis (violin), Robert Grohman (piano), and guest artists Pedro Giraudo (double bass) and Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneón), along with tango dancers Ana Padron, Diego Blanco, Andres Bravo and Carolina Jaurena. Free pre-concert talk about the program by Mason Gross musicologist Eduardo Herrera, 6:30 PM at the Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, Nicholas Music Center.
Presented by Mason Gross School of the Arts, and cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Latino Arts and Culture. For tickets, call 848-932-7511.

And coming up next week!


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 capstone project for 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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