2007

Surviving Repression: The Christian Base Community of Segundo Montes. Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

A presentation by Marco Perez Navarrete, the onsite coordinator for the USF El Salvador Today Program. The members of the Christian Base Community of Segundo Montes were refugees in Honduras during most of the 1980’s due to the Civil War, but have returned to reconstruct thriving communities in El Salvador. Navarrete is working with this community to broaden educational opportunities for their youth.

7th Annual Esther Madriz Dinner 


A dinner celebrating the life and legacy of former Sociology professor Esther Madriz
April 17, 2008
7:00 - 9:00 PM
McLaren 250 & 251

Migration and Gangs in Central America
 

A Presentation by Jose Luis Rocha of the Migration Program of Nitlapan, Central American University, Nicaragua
April 16, 2008
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Koret, Alumni Lounge

Francisco Goldman


A talk by the author of The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop, marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi of Guatemala.
April 23, 2008

Two-Film Series

A two-film series on election processes focusing on Venezuela and Senegal. Following both films, Co-Director Chris Moore will participate in a question and answer session.

Democracy in Dakar
This documentary film follows the last national elections in Senegal and focuses on a Hip-Hop group determined to encourage election participation.

Tuesday, April 8th
6:00 PM
Maier Room, Fromm Hall

Sponsored by the African Studies Program, the International Studies Program, the Politics Department, the History Department, the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for Latino/a Studies in the Americas, and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Contact the African Studies Program Office with any questions at 415.522.5122.

Puedo Hablar? May I Speak? 
This documentary film focuses on the Venezuelan elections of 2006, when Hugo Chavez Frias was elected for the third time. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for Latino/a Studies in the Americas, the International Studies Program, the Politics Department, the History Department, and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Contact the Latin American Studies.

Wednesday, April 9th
6:00 PM
Maier Room, Fromm Hall

Human Trafficking in Latin America 

A presentation by Luis Enrique Bazan of University Ministry, USF and the Not for Sale Campaign
April 2, 2008
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Fog & Grog

Spirit in Action 

An exhibit of photos from the Religion and Immigration Project
CELASA at the San Francisco Public Library
February 9 - March 30, 2008

Human Rights Film Festival


Featuring films from Latin America
March 10 - 12, 2008

2008 Human Rights Film Night

Presentation Theatre
March 10

Father G and the Homeboys

Father G and the Homeboys chronicles the lives of 4 Latino gangbangers as they redirect their lives in a wartorn area of Los Angeles known as Boyle Heights, at one time, the street gang capital of the world. For over 20 years, Father Gregory Boyle (Father G) and his non-profit organization, Homeboy Industries, have helped kids plan for their futures instead of their funerals.

CELASA Brown Bag Research Lunch


Identity, Civic Participation and the Distribution of Government Programs in Mexico
Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Assistant Professor of Economics
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Liz Parker Conference Room, UC 580
12:15 - 1:30 PM

Spiritual Geography: When Saints Talk Back
J. Michael Walker
Wednesday, March 12 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Fromm Hall/Maier Room, USF

7th Annual Latinas Unidas "Dia de La Mujer"


Thursday, March 13, 2008
7:30 PM
McLaren Complex
With speakers Maria Elena Rivera, Associate Vice President of Human Resources at San Jose State University and Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of United Farm Workers, Labor Leader and Organizer, Social and Hispanic Rights Activist

A Talk with Binka Le Breton 

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
McLaren 252

Over the course of thirty years, Sister Dorothy Stang worked with migrant peasants in northeast Brazil to build schools, improve rudimentary farming techniques, and above all show people how to take charge of their lives. Moving onto the Amazon frontier, she faced down the military and became deeply involved in supporting the farmers in their struggles to get the land, keep it and care for it. The large landowners, however, demonized her, reviling her for being an agent of foreign powers. Her name appeared on the death list. Global Women's Human Rights Forum

The evening of March 5 focuses on women's rights in Latin America
March 3 - 7, 2008

Life at the U.S.-Mexico Border
 

A presentation by Enrique Morones, the founder and director of Border Angels.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Reception: 6:30 PM
Lecture: 7:30 PM
Fromm Hall

Xucuru do Ororub?: Indigenous Security Rights, International Human Rights, and the State in Northeast Brazil

A presentation by Cecelia Santos (Sociology) of the challenges to local and transnational legal mobilizations over indigenous rights to security carried out by the Xucuru do Ororub? people and their allies in Northeast Brazil.
Monday, November 19, 2007

2007 International Conference on Migration

A conference co-sponsored by CELASA and the Jesuit Migration Academic Network of North and Central America
November 12 - 14, 2007

Visitas


A Film showing by Pedro Lange-Churion (Modern Languages) of his feature film (shown in multiple film festivals in Europe and North America, including the Vienna Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

School of the Americas (SOA) Watch

Vigil and teach-in featuring guest speaker Josefina Lazo
Wednesday, October 31, 2007