Noticiero de IUPLR
INSIDE the September 2003
Noticiero de IUPLR:
- Dolores Huerta is the newest UC Regent.
- The University of Arizona
has renamed the building that houses the MASRC and the Chicano/Hispano
Resource Center in honor of César
- The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University
invites all to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April
2004, in Phoenix, Arizona
- Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos is celebrating
its 30th anniversary.
- The Rockefeller Foundation awarded CSRC at UCLA
a $75,000 grant for its project, "A Ver: A Revisioning of Art
- The Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin
invites all to “Las
Tejanas, 300 Years of History: A Symposium,” October 16-18, 2003
to Associate Professor Otto Santa Ana at UCLA who was awarded the prize
for the Best Book of 2002 on Ethnic and Racial Ideology
and/or Political Theory.
- The Center for Ethnicities, Communities and
Social Policy at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for two Rockefeller
for the 2004-2005 academic year.
- The Institute for Latino Studies, in
conjunction with the Creative Writing Program at the University of
Notre Dame, is pleased to announce
Montoya Poetry Prize.
- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring
a 19th or 20th-century specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses (2-2 load) on
immigration and ethnicity in U.S. History.
- HUD invites applicants for
the Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) grant
- The 5th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
will be held on October 29-November 1, 2003, at the University Park
of Florida International University.
is the Noticiero’s 8th year as an electronic informational outlet
for the IUPLR network of scholars and member centers. Be sure to visit
the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities,
fellowship opportunities, and publication news to Victor Saenz, email@example.com.
Gray Davis appointed longtime labor and civil rights leader
Dolores Huerta to the UC Board of Regents on September 9,
2003. Huerta, who with Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm
Workers union, is synonymous with the labor movement, and
her appointment caps an activist career that began 48 years
ago, fighting segregation and getting out the vote in Stockton. "I'm
very excited and very thrilled that this could happen," Huerta,
73, said as she hustled off to a class at the University
of Southern California to teach a new generation of activists. "It's
totally out of the blue." Davis named Huerta to complete
a term that expires in March. He said her record of public
service and background in education -- she began her career
as a schoolteacher -- made her a logical choice for the post. "She's
a folk hero," said Davis spokesman Kevin Ryan. "The
governor thinks she'll bring a unique perspective to the
board. She has served the underserved people of California
with dignity and grace over the years." Huerta's appointment
comes just four days after Davis signed legislation allowing
illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, and it is
sure to be seen by critics as an effort to solicit Latino
votes as he battles the Oct. 7 recall. (This article was
written by Chuck Squatriglia, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/10/03.)
Santa Cruz, California – Refugio I. Rochin, Ph.D. was named executive
director of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans
in Science (SACNAS). Based in Santa Cruz, California, SACNAS is a nationwide
organization that works to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American
students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees
necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all
levels. As executive director, Dr. Rochin will work to further the mission
of SACNAS, and promote a greater understanding of the necessity for a
diverse scientific community within the United States. More information
about Dr. Rochin and SACNAS is posted at: www.sacnas.org. For direct
contact with Dr. Rochin, send correspondence to: Refugio I. Rochin, Executive
Director, SACNAS, 333 Front St. Suite 104, P.O. Box 8526, Santa Cruz,
CA 95060, or call (831) 459-0170 x 265, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Studies & Research Center, University of Arizona
News from MASRC
In July 2003, five students from the University of Arizona participated
in a special program of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP)
took place at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Every year,
the LLOP’s summer institute offers high-achieving undergraduate Latino
students the opportunity to participate in this special program, which
also pays for their travel and room and board. During the five-day institute
in the nation’s capital, students met with national leaders and organizations
involved in policy development, including U.S. Representatives Raúl
Grijalva (Ariz.) and Linda Sánchez (Calif.), and visited the Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute, the National Center for Latino Research, and
the Center for Community Change. Participating in this year’s LLOP
were the University of Arizona; the University of California, Davis; the
University of Massachusetts, Boston; and the University of Notre Dame.
The LLOP is sponsored by the IUPLR.
The University of Arizona
has renamed the building that houses the MASRC and the Chicano/Hispano
Resource Center in honor of César Chávez,
who championed civil rights and improved working conditions for migrant
farm workers. On September 1, the Economics Building will officially
become the César E. Chávez Building. MASRC Director Antonio
Estrada, and Socorro Carrizosa, director of Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs,
first sent the proposal to UA President Peter Likins and the Naming Advisory
Committee last April. The building will serve as a symbol of the school’s
commitment to its minority population and recognize a minority leader
that strongly advocated education, Carrizosa, told the Tucson Citizen.
Estrada told the Arizona Daily Star that Likins’ support of the
proposal is “an honor for César Chávez and his contributions
to society. I think it’s great news and it will help in President
Likins’ goal to raise recruitment of Hispanic students at the UA.”
Research Center, Arizona State University
The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University invites all
to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April 30-May 2,
2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. The Center will celebrate the achievements
of Latinas and Latinos in the Arts. This is the second year for the festival,
which started in May 2003 as a weekend of workshops and an art auction.
The vastly expanded 2004 festival will include:
*Exhibition of work by Chicana and Chicano artists building on
the recent award-winning book Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Opening
30 at the Mesa Southwest Museum
*Auction of Chicano/Latino art: Live in Arizona and on eBay
*El Mercado: Book exhibition and art market
*Theater: A performance of El Jardin by Chicano playwright Carlos Morton
*Workshops on collecting and selling Chicano/Latino Art
*Public presentations by artists and scholars
*Pablo Neruda Centenary Celebration: Readings of Neruda's poetry by professional
and student writers
*And the Best Pachanga/Party of the Spring!
The Center envisions that the Arizona International Latino Arts Festival
will become the premier Latina/o arts festival in the nation. Please
mark your calendar and join them for this important event! The Festival
is sponsored by: Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University,
Mesa Southwest Museum, Center for Chicano Studies, University of California
Santa Barbara, Coronado Studio, Austin, Texas, Galería Sin Fronteras,
Austin, Texas, Gallista Art Complex, San Antonio, Texas, IUPLR, Institute
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, and Self-Help Graphics,
Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit http://www.latinoartcommunity.org or call (480) 965-3990.
de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College-CUNY
This academic year (2003-04), Centro will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The Centro has established itself as the only university-based research institute
in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican
experience and the oldest and largest Latino research and archival institution
in the Northeast. Centro has also been a regional and national model of how academic
research centers and community-based organizations can partner and collaborate.
Here are some of the events the Centro is planning for this commemorative year:
*Centro's 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony --September 19th, 2003 (6:30 pm --
Hunter College, Kaye Theater). The event will feature Dennis Rivera, President
of Local 1199 SEIU, the largest union of healthcare employees in New York State,
as our keynote speaker. Centro will also present a lifetime achievement award
and three distinguished leadership awards to Latinos in the fields of education,
social and community work, and culture and the arts.
*Photographic Exhibit: "Puerto Rican New Yorkers (1973-2003): A Thirty Year
Retrospective Through The Lens of El Barrio"- April - July 2004 (tentative
title and dates). This exhibit will be a collaborative project between Centro
and the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit will explore the changes
in New York's Puerto Rican and Latino communities within the last three decades
- coinciding with Centro's 30th anniversary - by looking at the changes in one
neighborhood: El Barrio or Spanish Harlem.
*Commemorative Print-Puerto Rican Heritage Month (November). Centro has commissioned
artist Miriam Hernandez, a painter and printmaker, to produce 50 prints in commemoration
of their 30th anniversary. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City
of New York, Bronx River Art Center, Parsons School of Design Art Gallery, Hillowood
Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, MIXTA Gallery, El Museo del
Barrio, and Taller Boricua, among others. The prints will be available for purchase,
as a fundraiser for Centro, throughout the anniversary celebration events.
*Commemorative Special Publication --October 2004. A special commemorative publication
--certain to be become a collector's item -- will be published featuring a combination
of new essays pertinent to the current situation of Puerto Ricans in the U.S
and relevant to the history of the Centro and Puerto Rican Studies programs in
the US. The publication will feature photographs from Centro's vast archival
collection, several in-depth interviews, as well as a chronology of major events
in Puerto Rican history in the U.S.
*Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Conference--October 2004. Centro will
be hosting this international conference, which brings together more than six
hundred academics, students and community leaders to discuss topics of importance
to the Puerto Rican and Latino communities. Panels and lectures are featured
on a broad range of topics including public policy, history, culture, literature,
politics, education, art and social studies. Publishers, academic vendors, and
film distributors often display their products at the exhibits. The Puerto Rican
Studies Association was founded in 1994.
If your organization is interested in incorporating Centro's 30th anniversary
celebration into an existing event or program taking place throughout this next
academic year, please let them know. You can email José deJesús
at email@example.com or call (212) 772-5706 to request a brief form that
will describe your event.
For more details on Centro's upcoming events, please visit our website at www.centropr.org.
Research Center, CSU-San Marcos
The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University
San Marcos is the newest member to the IUPLR network. NLRC specializes
in applied research, training, technical assistance and research-based
services that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly
growing U.S. Latino population
Visit the NLRC’s website at http://www.csusm.edu/nlrc/.
Studies Research Center, UCLA
News from CSRC
After a national search, CSRC has appointed Yolanda Retter Vargas as
its new Librarian, starting September 15, 2003. She will oversee the
library, special collections, a new archival program, and ongoing collaborative
preservation projects in music, film, and the visual arts. Retter has
an MLS and MSW from UCLA and a PhD in American Studies from the University
of New Mexico. In addition to her experience managing the Chicano Studies
collection for the Los Angeles County Library, Retter recently held the
positions of Social Work and Reference Services Librarian at USC and
as Staff Librarian overseeing the Lesbian Legacy Collection of the ONE/Gay
and Lesbian Archives.
The Rockefeller Foundation awarded CSRC a $75,000 grant for its project, "A
Ver: A Revisioning of Art History," a major research initiative
and monograph series on the cultural, aesthetic, and historical contribution
of Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban and other U.S. Latino artists.
The Center for Community Partnerships at UCLA awarded CSRC a $39,000
grant to support its project, "Serving the Community, Preserving
Cultural Heritage," a collaboration with Self-Help Graphics and
Art. CSRC will work with the longstanding community-based arts center
in East Los Angeles to organize and safeguard its on-site collections.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
Visit the Latino News section of the JSRI website. It is updated often
and offers insightful articles to Latino news around the globe. The link
Chicano Studies Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
Tuesday, October 7
Lecture "Mi Raza Primero (My People First): Nationalism, identity,
and insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978" by
Ernesto Chávez, Professor of History and Chicano Studies, University
of Texas at El Paso. Sponsored by Chicano Studies.
Tuesday, October 28
Lecture "Fronteras No Más: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico
Border" by Drs. Kathleen Staudt and Irasema Coronado, Professors
of Political Science and Chicano Studies, University of Texas at El Paso.
Sponsored by Chicano Studies.
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
Fall 2003 Calendar of Events
Friday, October 3, 2003, 7PM-12AM
La Alianza’s Fiesta Del Sol, Food and Live Music
Wednesday, October 8, 2003, 7PM
Film: Del Olvido al no me acuerdo,
Hesburgh Center Auditorium, Cosponsored with the Kellogg Institute for
Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 5PM
This Land is Our Land”, Presentation& Book Signing by Guillermo
Grenier, McKenna Hall, Room 208; Reception to follow.
Thursday, October 30, 2003, 6:30pm
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Location: Snite Museum of Art, Annenberg Auditorium
Reception to follow; co-sponsored with the Snite Museum of Art and the
Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
For information on Institute events, contact Carmen Macharaschwili, Program
Coordinator for the Institute for Latino Studies, at (574) 631-3747 or
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
The Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin invites
all to “Las Tejanas, 300 Years of History: A Symposium,” October
16-18, 2003 at the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
The catalyst for this important event is the April 2003 publication by
the University of Texas Press of Las Tejanas, 300 Years of History by
Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten. The book is the first major
publication on women of Spanish/Mexican origin in the State of Texas.
The symposium has been organized by a committee composed of graduate
students, University faculty and staff, community representatives, and
the authors of Las Tejanas. Scholars from throughout the country and
from the University of Texas at Austin will present on literature, labor,
music, politics, museum representation, and oral history. Greatly complementing
the six symposium panels are the following programs: two keynote addresses,
public readings by a poet and a novelist, a special program honoring
the contributions of Tejanas from various generations, a reception and
book signing by the authors of Las Tejanas, and an exhibition at UT's
Benson Latin American Collection of archives on women of Spanish/Mexican
origin in Texas. This symposium will provide a rare opportunity for the
entire community to learn about the history of Mexican Americans in Texas
in a uniquely new light. For a complete symposium schedule, visit http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas.
To read an article about the book and symposium that appeared in the
Houston Chronicle visit http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2054648.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department
of Women's and Gender Studies, the Office of Graduate Studies Texas Cowboys
Lectureship, and the College of Liberal Arts.
For more info on CMAS events, visit the CMAS website at: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/.
Chicano-Boricua Studies, Wayne State University
Visit the newly redesigned website of the Center for Chicano-Boricua
Studies at Wayne State, with links to their current research projects,
courses, faculty and staff bios, and other assorted information. Their
website is located at: http://www.culma.wayne.edu/cbs/
to Associate Professor Otto Santa Ana at UCLA who was awarded the prize
for the Best Book of 2002 on Ethnic and Racial Ideology and/or Political
Theory by the Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American
Political Science Association. CSRC is proud to have provided grant
support for Santa Ana's book, Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos
in Contemporary American Public Discourse.
and Lydia Otero are the MASRC’s newest faculty members at the
University of Arizona:
*Julio Cammarota is a 2001 graduate of the University of California,
Berkeley, where he earned a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education.
His dissertation, “First Jobs: the Perceptions and Experiences
of Work for Latino Youth,” was the result of years of ethnographic
research in Oakland, California. Earlier this year, he was awarded an
Annie E. Casey Social Justice and Youth Research Grant to research Latino
youth and problems of social inequalities in and beyond their school.
*Otero, a Tucson native, is a historian and received her doctorate from
the UA Department of History in the summer. Her dissertation is titled “Conflicting
Visions: Urban Renewal, Historical Preservation, and the Politics of
Saving a Mexican Past.” In it she analyzes the issues involved
in the destruction of Tucson’s Barrio Libre in the late 1960s that
was done in the name of revitalizing the downtown area. She was the recipient
of an Arizona Dissertation Fellowship in 2002.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy at Bryn Mawr College
for two Rockefeller Resident Fellowships
for the 2004-2005 academic year. The Center's three year research project
is "Ethnic Identities and Transformations: The Meaning and Experience
of Ethnicity in the 21st Century." They are currently seeking applications
from candidates at least three years beyond their dissertation in the
Social Sciences or the Humanities. The theme for 2004-2005 is "Cultural
Production, Cultural Memory, and Ethnic Conflict." Applicants should
send a letter of application, a 5-10 page prospectus of their research
project, a CV, and three letters of reference to: Karen Sulpizio, Administrative
Assistant, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn
Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899. Email Karen
Sulpizio for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dossiers are due by January
15, 2004. For further information consult: www.brynmawr.edu/ethnicities.
for Latino Studies, in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program
at the University
of Notre Dame, is pleased to announce the Andrés
Montoya Poetry Prize. Named after the late poet from California and author
of the award winning collection, The Iceworker Sings, the prize carries
a cash award of $1000 and publication by the University of Notre Dame
Press. The award is open to any Latino/a poet who has yet to publish
a full-length book of poems. Entries must be postmarked by January 10,
2004. The inaugural final judge will be Robert Vasquez. There is no entrance
fee. For more information, please call (574) 631-2882, or write: Francisco
Aragón, Coordinator, Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, Institute
for Latino Studies, 230 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, IN 46556. Visit the website at: http://www.nd.edu/~latino/poetry_prize/index.htm.
Academies' Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Internship
Program is now accepting applications from graduate and postdoctoral
students for its winter, summer and fall 2004 sessions. The program is
designed to engage science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business
and law students in the analysis and creation of public policy and to
familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology and government.
The application deadline for the winter 2004 session is Saturday, Nov.
1, 2003. More information is available at http://www7.national-academies.org/internship.
of The Museum of Modern Art seeks applicants for a paid internship
with the Museum's Latin American Specialist in implementing
a new program documenting Latino and Hispanic visual arts in the New
York metropolitan area. This project is made possible by a generous grant
from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council). Successful candidates
should show strong current involvement with and commitment to, the Latino
visual art community in New York City. Previous library experience and/or
enrollment in a graduate program in Library Science are preferred. The
Intern will work closely with the Latin American Specialist and other
library staff in the acquisition and processing of incoming material
for inclusion in their new website featuring library holdings in Latin
American Modern and Contemporary Art: For more info, visit: http://momaapps.moma.org/shtmlpgs/lab/Home.html.
Contact Milan R. Hughston, Chief of Library and Museum Archives for further
information at (212) 708-9409 or by email: email@example.com.
Justice Advocacy Fellowship funds outstanding individuals from a variety of disciplines in order to initiate innovative projects
that will have a measurable impact on issues underlying CJI's work. The
program seeks to identify and nurture new voices and advocates for change
at either the local or national level. Advocacy Fellowships are two-year
projects implemented in partnership with leading nonprofit agencies whose
mission is related to criminal justice. For more info, visit their website
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring a 19th or 20th-century specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (2-2 load) on
immigration and ethnicity in U.S. History, along with a mix of other
courses ranging from freshman seminars to graduate seminars. Preference
is for candidates interested in addressing these subjects in transnational
perspective and in directing the interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies program.
The Department has a new Ph.D. program, including concentrations in Urban
History and Global Studies. Interested applicants should send letter,
writing sample, and three recommendations to: Stephen Meyer, Chair Faculty
Affairs, Committee Department of History UWM, POB 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201.
For more info, call (414) 229-5722 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline
is November 1, 2003.
of California-Santa Barbara, Department of Sociology, invites applications
for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship to
begin July 1, 2004. They seek a scholar with teaching and research excellence
in urban ethnography and qualitative methods. Candidates may have a global,
comparative, or a US national focus. They are most interested in candidates
who study race and ethnicity, or the intersection of race, class, and
gender. Candidates should have completed their PhD degree by the time
of appointment. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vita,
a sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation to: Howard
Winant, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, University of
California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430. To ensure full
consideration for the position, applications must be postmarked on or
before October 15, 2003.
Council of La Raza (NCLR) is seeking a Senior Director of Development to join the national headquarters. The selected individual
will provide oversight of and establish and execute a comprehensive,
strategic, development program designed to sustain and substantially
build high-level funding. Responsibilities include providing leadership,
management, administration, corporate, foundation and government giving,
individual giving program, prospect identification and research, data
entry and database management, donor and prospect relations and communications,
and any other activities designed to secure philanthropic support for
NCLR including the completion of the 30 million capital campaign. Interested
applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by fax: (202) 776-1775
or by e-mail: email@example.com. For more information go to: http://www.nclr.policy.net/jobs/.
University's U.S. Latino Studies Program invites applications for
a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2004. They
are searching in the following areas: 1) social sciences; 2) religious
studies; 3) comparative Caribbean/U.S. literatures. The candidate must
have substantive training and research interests in U.S. Latino/a Studies.
The position will be a joint appointment between the Latino Studies Program
and an appropriate disciplinary department to be determined. The Ph.D.
must be completed by September 2004. Deadline for application is November
1, 2003. Please send application, including cover letter, curriculum
vitae to: Chair, Search Committee, Latino Studies Program, Cornell University,
434 Rockefeller Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2602. For more info, visit them
online at: http://latino.lsp.cornell.edu/.
Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
for a full-time tenure track appointment at the
assistant professor level to begin August 16, 2004. The ideal candidate
will be a social scientist with an active research profile in contemporary
comparative Latina/o Studies. Preference will be given to the following
areas; citizenship and political empowerment, immigration, regional economic
change and domestic labor markets, alliances and coalitions across Latina/o
national origin groups and other racialized communities, social equity
and economic justice, and social movements and community building. Successful
candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and
to participate in curriculum development in Latina/o Studies. Applicants
must hold the PhD. by date of appointment. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. To ensure full consideration please send
cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, sample publication/and or
dissertation chapters and three letters of reference by November 1, 2003.
For information about Latina/o Studies at Illinois visit their web page:
http://www.lls.uiuc.edu. Send applications and/or inquiries to Professor
Pedro Cabán, Director, Latina/o Studies Program, University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 510 E. Chalmers St, Champaign, IL 61820.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
Research Center at Arizona State University invites all
to the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival, April 30-May 2,
2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.latinoartcommunity.org or call (480) 965-3990.
The US Department for Housing and Urban Development is pleased to announce
that the Office of University Partnerships Hispanic Serving Institutions
Assisting Communities (HSIAC) grant program will hold a national
meeting on November 13 -15, 2003 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel
in Los Angeles, California. This meeting is an opportunity for
Hispanic Serving Institutions as current and/or future potential
grantees to share information and ideas for the best and most promising
practices under this minority serving program. The meeting goals
are to: showcase successful, effective, and exemplary programs
and initiatives; gain a better understanding of the HUD's programs
in regard to national objectives and Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) eligibility requirements. More information is available
at their website: www.oup.org. Contact Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriguez,
US Department for Housing and Urban Development, for additional
information at: (202) 708-3061 ext. 5939, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summer in San Antonio, Texas, the Esperanza Peace and Justice
Center-a community co-sponsor for the Maquiladora Murders conference-hosted
exhibition of the MujerArtes altar installation, "Lamento por las
mujeres de Juárez/Elegy for the Women of Juárez." The
altar, commissioned by the CSRC, features a "tree of death" by
master ceramicist, Veronica Castillo, and 25 accompanying ceramic plates,
plaques, and sculptures made by the women of MujerArtes in homage to
the innocent young victims from Juárez. CSRC Associate Director
Alicia Gaspar de Alba served as media spokesperson for the event, receiving
coverage on Univision, Telemundo, Texas Public Radio, and San Antonio's
Catholic TV station (CTSA), as well as in the San Antonio Express-News. "Lamento
por las mujeres de Juárez" will be exhibited at the UCLA
Fowler Museum from November 1, 2003 - January 4, 2004, in conjunction
with the "Ceramic Trees of Life: Popular Art from Mexico" exhibition
and the Maquiladora Murders conference, and the proceeds from the silent
auction of the altar pieces will be donated by MujerArtes to the families
of the Juárez victims.
Latino Studies is a new international, peer-reviewed journal, published
by Palgrave-Macmillan, three times a year, as of March 2003. Its
principal aim is to advance interdisciplinary scholarship about
the lived experience and struggles of Latinas and Latinos for equity,
representation, and social justice. Complete guidelines for submission
are available at www.palgrave-journals.com/lst. For more information,
please contact the Managing Editor, Karen Biegel (email@example.com).
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Land Tenure Center’s
North American Program invites proposals for its conference: Who
IV: Land Acquisition and Retention, May 23-25, 2004 on the University
of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Land ownership is at the very core of
contemporary North American values--the ability of hard-working people
to hold title to and manage land for the benefit of themselves, their
family, their community, and their culture. Land issues are common
to all peoples, cutting across sometimes divisive lines of race, ethnicity,
class, and gender. Yet race, ethnicity, class, and gender prevent access
to equitable land acquisition and retention for a broad range of people,
including Indigenous peoples, African Americans, Latina/os, and those
living in isolated areas such as Appalachia. Thus, many people are
excluded from owning their share of the future. Conference proposals
can focus on: Access to Land, Realizing Value in the Land Market, Connecting
Culture, Community and Land, Leadership, Local Participation and Community
Organizing, Education about Land Issues, Politics, Power and Privilege,
Research on Land Acquisition and Retention, and Native American Trust
Status, among other topics.
Proposals are due by November 10, 2003
to: Marsha Cannon, Conference Manager, Department of Rural Sociology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1450 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706.
For more info, call (608) 262-3658, or send e-mail to: mcannon@.wisc.edu.
Conference details will be posted as they become available at: http://www.union.wisc.edu/conferenceservices/.
The journal “Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health” is
accepting submissions for a special section, scheduled for our July/August
2004 issue, addressing Hispanic women and men's sexual and reproductive
health care needs, and assessing the availability and quality of care
for this population. A call for papers for this issue can be found at
http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/call_psrh.html. For more info, contact
Dore Hollander, Executive Editor, at (212) 248-1111 x2246, or by email:
CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will be held on October 29-November
1, 2003, at the University Park Campus of Florida
International University. They will consider all papers, but strongly
encourage the submission of proposals for panels, especially on "the
transnational nation." For further details on this or other CRI
activities, please check their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
The Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin invites all to “Las
Tejanas, 300 Years of History: A Symposium,” October 16-18, 2003
at the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For a complete
symposium schedule, visit http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas.
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is sponsoring a Symposium
entitled “Increasing Diversity in Clinical
Trials: Best Practices.” The Symposium is scheduled for October
2, 2003, at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland. This innovative
symposium will bring together clinical researchers, community physicians,
nurse coordinators, community advisory board members, and other healthcare
professionals with an interest in increasing the racial and ethnic diversity
of participants in clinical trials. The symposium will explore culturally-appropriate
methodologies in outreach, recruitment, and retention of racial and ethnic
minority participants in clinical trials. For information about the symposium
agenda, registration, lodging, etc., please check the conference web
page at: http://www.orau.gov/hdsymposium/default.htm. You can also contact
Wilma Templin-Branner at TemplinW@orau.gov for additional info.
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Victor Saenz, MPAff., MA