IU La Casa Latino Cultural Center news


IU La Casa Latino Cultural Center news
Date: November 20, 2014
The Politics of Violence in Mexico: A Public Forum for Information, Solidarity, and Action
November 21; noon-1pm at the IMU Maple Room
Recently, the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, and the discovery of numerous clandestine graves in the
same area, has brought renewed attention to the failure of the Mexican government to control ongoing violence or bring to justice
those who have perpetrated. This public forum, which is connected to a larger public forum, “Mexico, the Wound of the World,” will
inform the IU and Bloomington community about what is happening in Mexico and why it should matter.
Café con leche--CHGUnidos—Managing Stress and Anxiety
December 3; 5:30-7pm at La Casa
Fiesta Navidena
December 4; 8pm at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Come hear Latin American popular Christmas music from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Join us in this
Latin American Christmas celebration. This concert is free and open to the public!
“Latino Family Parranda and Community Celebration”
December 6; 2-4pm at the NMBCC at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall (275 N. Jordan Avenue)
Enjoy, share, celebrate Latino songs, music, stories, family traditions or good food that are common during this time of year. In the
spirit of the season, we will be collecting gift cards or cash donations for Latino families in the Bloomington community. Free
parking available across the street in the Jordan Avenue Parking Garage. ¡No te lo pierdas! Sponsored by Latino Faculty and Staff
Council, Latino Graduate Student Association, and La Casa/Latino Cultural Center.
Deadweek Dinners and Study Hours
December 8-11; Dinner 6:30pm, Study hours until 9pm all at La Casa
All of this week, La Casa will be treating you to a delightful dinner. It’s our special way to thank you for your support this semester
and to prep you as you go to battle. No one wants to study on an empty stomach, right? La Casa will also be open late for those
who wish to study at the center.
Latino Film Series “Lake Tahoe” (2008)
December 10; 7:30pm in the Classrooms Office Building (800 E. 3rd) room 272
This Mexican drama centers on a teenage boy and his grief at recently losing his father. The story line deals with his prolonged
attempts to find a new engine part to fix the family car after crashing it. Sponsors: Latino Studies and La Casa.
Gourd Beading Workshop with Larry Kincer
November 22; 1- 6 pm at the FNECC
African American Dance Company Studio Concert
December 09; 7pm at Willkie Auditorium
Come see a wonderful concert featuring the African American Dance Company, A221 Dance in the African Diaspora, Yaa Bekyore
and Sancocho Music and Dance Collage.
Soulful Holiday Concert
December 11; 7pm at the Neal Marshal Black Cultural Center (Grand Hall)
Come enjoy a great start to the holidays with IU Soul Review! Enjoy a dessert bar at 6:30pm in the Bridgewater Lounge. Your
canned good is your admission.
Paid Summer Research for Undergraduates
Join our webinar on Thursday, November 20th at 7 p.m. Eastern time. An experienced panel will share their perspectives on this
topic, followed by a Question & Answer period. Closed captioning is available. Preregistration is requested. Please sign up and
pre-share your questions with us at:http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/webinarregistration.aspx?eventID=EVE-20141120-01
ROOTS, FRUITS & RESILIENCY: Cultural Ecology, Sustainable Agriculture & Eco-Heritage Tourism in Jamaica (SUMMER
The Villers Fellowship
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA.
Villers Fellows work on Medicaid and enrollment policy issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislative and
regulatory process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating
effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques. In creating the fellowship, Mr.
Villers aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health care justice. The ideal candidate will
demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the
development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers. The
application deadline for the Villers Fellowship is January 23, 2015. You can find more information, including a downloadable
application form, on our Web site: http://familiesusa.org/about-us/careers/villers-fellowship. If you have any questions about the
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice, please contact me at [email protected].
The Wellstone Fellowship
Through The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates
from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian
American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. Wellstone fellows primary
responsibilities include drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications as well as developing content for the
Families USA website and email lists that promotes health equity and the reduction and elimination of disparities in health and
health care. During the year, the fellow will learn about health reform implementation, health equity, the private insurance market,
health system transformation and other important health policy issues.
You can find more information, including a downloadable application form, on our Web site: http://familiesusa.org/aboutus/careers/wellstone-fellowship. The application deadline for the Wellstone Fellowship is February 6, 2015. If you have any
questions about the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice, please contact me at [email protected].
SPEA in Cuba
SPEA in Cuba
March 13 - 21, 2014
SPEA is pleased to be offering a one-of-a-kind Spring Break course (V482) in Havana, Cuba, as part of the spring semester
honors section of National and International Policy (S160) taught by Professor Dan Preston. Havana is the capital, largest city and
economic heart of Cuba. It is the location of the Cuban Government, several cultural sites and historically significant locales, as
well as many important businesses and institutions. The city provides a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. Furthermore,
visiting Cuba is a unique experience and especially relevant for comparative policy studies given its proximity to the U.S. and
dramatically different government structure. For more information, check out their
website. Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea/spea_abroad/Spring_Break_Abroad_Programs/Cuba/index.shtml
Course Announcement: G306 "Issues in Latin America, the Caribbean and Contemporary Cuba"
This interdisciplinary course is a partnership between the Indiana University Office of Overseas Studies, the Department of
Geography and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), El Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos
(ICAP), the Central University of Villa Clara, Cuba and the Bloomington sister city program, Cubamistad. The course includes two
weeks of field studies in Cuba and will count for social science credit for most majors. For details, see
URL: https://iabroad.iu.edu/istart/controllers/inquiry/InquiryEngine.cfm?serviceid=ProgramSearchProvider&tab=1&programid=585
Enroll in Latino Studies Courses
Explore, investigate, dialogue, and research Latino communities next spring 2015 semester. The Latino Studies program has
course topics ranging from Borderlands,
film, Latino youth & urban folklore, history, justice, and movement legacies and many more! Complete your S&H or A&H
credit requirementscon sabor and equip yourself to
participate in the national debate about this growing population. For more information, please email LATS at [email protected] or
visit our website:http://www.iub.edu/~latino/
Portuguese at IU / Spring 2015
Add a Portuguese class to your curriculum in Spring 2015. At IU, we have a vibrant Portuguese department with fun cultural
activities throughout the year. If you are in the field of Spanish, Latino Studies or Latin American Studies, or if you are interested in
possibly attending graduate school at some point—it will definitely be to your advantage to have studied Portuguese. Portuguese
is spoken all over the world and is the official language in several countries (not just Portugal and Brazil). It is the 6th most spoken
language in the world, with over 260 million speakers. Students who have knowledge of Spanish usually start at P135 (Intensive
Portuguese), but if you feel you should be placed at a higher level, contact me and we will arrange a placement interview. If you
are a Spanish major, you may count a Portuguese class towards your Spanish major. Or you may consider adding a Portuguese
minor or major, independently from your major.
Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarships
Deadline: December 15
$1000 scholarship for undergrads or graduate students who plan to pursue a post-secondary degree. For more information please
visit: http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/#ixzz3IMy0EJDD
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 2014-2015 Academic Year
RMHC® /HACER® National Scholarship
Global English Editing Awards Scholarships
Our company has launched a scholarship for university students studying in the United States called 'A Better America
Scholarship Program'. We are offering an annual scholarship of $1500 to the student that outlines in the most compelling way the
contribution they intend to make to American society after graduation. The word limit is 200 words. The scholarship homepage is
located at http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/.
Middle Way House looking for Spanish speaker
Interested individuals should contact: Roxanne Marotz.They can email their resumes to: [email protected] or they
can fax their resumes attention to Roxanne Marotz: (812) 323-9063.
Middle Way House Volunteer Training
December 06; 9am-5pm at IU’s Woodburn Hall room 101 (1100 E. 7th St.)
Middle Way House is seeking to train new volunteers to help maintain the level of service that they provide to survivors of
domestic violence and sexual assault. Both women and men are strongly encouraged to attend the training event. There are
volunteer opportunities in many different program areas including: crisis line, childcare, tutoring, legal advocacy, community
reception, and youth mentoring. More information: Call (812) 337-4510 or e-mail [email protected]
Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM 2015 (Summer Internships)
Deadline: December 22
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and
graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM)
Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the
country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. Undergraduate students receive
$6,000 in stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive $7,000 stipend plus travel. U.S. citizenship is required.
Application deadline: December 22, 2014. Detailed information about the internships can be found at:
#Quererespoder Together We Rise/16th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference
Submission Deadline: January 08
Indiana University invites proposals for workshops to be held at the 16th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. The
conference will be held on March 07, 2015, at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana. The mission of the Indiana Latino
Leadership Conference will encompass three components: acknowledgement, recognition, and empowerment. Through
acknowledgement, we, as a Latino community, bring awareness to issues affecting us in health, education, employment, and
finances, politics, or immigration. For more information on submitting a proposal,
email Dayanna Arichavala at [email protected].
To learn more about La Casa’s programs see our webpage: http://www.indiana.edu/~lacasa/
715 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
[email protected]