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Power Through Community: A Forum on Latin/Latina/o American Political and Cultural Transformations.

Power Through Community: A Forum on Latin/Latina/o American Political and CulturalTransformations, in Four Acts, will celebrate more than 25 years of Latin American Studies at Vassar College.

February 15, 2012 at 7:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300
Omar Encarnación, Professor of Political Studies and Directorof Latin American and Caribbean Studies of Bard College, will give a public lecture, “The Gay Rights Movement in Latin America.” This event is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department.

February 22, 2012 at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall, Room 200
Isella Ramírez, class of ‘07, and senior program officer of the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice in Los Angeles, California, will give a public lecture entitled, "Building Community Power in Toxic LA." Isella Ramírez’s visit is co-sponsored by Sociology, Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College, the Committee on Inclusion and Excellence, and the Career Development Office.

February 29, 2012 at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300
Sujatha Fernandes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, will give a public lecture. Fernandes’s talk is entitled, “Radio Bemba in an Age of Electronic Media: The Dynamics of Popular Communication in Chávez’s Venezuela.” This event is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department, Africana Studies, and Sociology.

March 23, 2012 at 8:00pm in Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium (212)
Ricardo Bracho’s work is informed by—and critiques—a range of post-colonial, Marxist, queer, and ethnic studies texts used in courses across the liberal arts curriculum. Bracho is a playwright, screenwriter,teacher, AIDS activist, dramaturg, performer, and journal editor. While on campus, he will visit classrooms, meet with students, and on Friday,March 23, there will be a staged reading of his play, “Puto.” His visit is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, American Culture, the Committee on Inclusion and Excellence, Africana Studies, the English Department, Drama Department, Hispanic Studies, the ALANA Center, and the student organizations Unbound, MEChA, PoderLatino, and the Queer Coalition of Vassar College. 

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, February 15, 2012