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  1. 1. SCII Schoolcraft College International Institute International Presentation Series Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com September 21 Wednesday Noon - 1:00 PM LA 200 Osvaldo “Ozzie” Rivera Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Madonna University Assistant Professor, Social Work, Madonna University DIVERSITY AMONG LATINOS A historical, social and cultural overview of the varied ethnic groups that make up the population we call Latino and/or Hispanic. Includes an exploration of current realities for this population in the United States. Osvaldo Rivera, born in Puerto Rico and raised in Detroit, has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ozzie’s experience has included working with youth in Detroit and Los Angeles, as well as a number of Latino community and arts organizations. He is a presenter of Latin-Caribbean music and currently heads up the musical group La Inspiracion specializing in hot Salsa and Latin Jazz. The Latin America Presentation Series is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. September 29 Thursday 2-3 PM LA 200 Patricia Owen Steiner Author of Hebe’s Story: The Inspiring Rise and Dismaying Evolution of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo THE DIRTY WAR IN ARGENTINA AND THE MOTHERS OF THE PLAZA DE MAYO Between 1977 and 1983, an estimated 30,000 Argentine citizens disappeared and were presumably kidnapped and killed by Argentina’s military in their “Dirty War” against all who displayed disagreement with the totalitarian regime. In protest, Hebe de Bonafini whose two sons were among the disappeared and other mothers of disappeared began to silently march Thursday after Thursday in the Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires. Over time the Mothers became international figures revered as powerful examples of non-violent political action and models for women’s protest groups everywhere. Patricia Owen Steiner, who lives in Ann Arbor and is the author of several well-received books, starts with her translation of the Spanish language autobiography of Hebe de Bonafini. She continues with an analysis and documentation as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo evolved from peaceful protesters to supporters of catastrophically violent actions. The Latin America Presentation Series is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. Latin America Presentation Series Latin America Presentation Series
  2. 2. Latin America Presentation Series International Film Festival International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com October 4 Tuesday 6-8 PM Presentation Room VisTaTech E. Ian Robinson Co-Director, Labor & Global Change Program, Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, U of M Lecturer , Sociology and Political Science, University of Michigan ASSESSING TEN YEARS OF NAFTA IN MEXICO Dr. Robinson, a Ph.D. graduate in Political Science from Yale University, is an Instructor and Faculty Sponsor for the Residential College’s Spanish Language Internship Program and the Sociology Department’s Project Community. He also recently organized a conference on Constructing Markets for Conscientious Apparel Consumers, a topic about which he continues to conduct experiments in the Detroit area. The Latin America Presentation Series is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. October 10-14 PAGETURNERS Book TBA Save these book discussion dates for a Latin American Pageturners selection. Pageturners is the college book discussion group. Students facilitate each informal discussion; faculty often attend and give students partial course credit for reading a selection, attending a discussion, and writing up a short assessment. Pageturners selections can be purchased for 40% off retail price at the Student Activities Office: 734 462-4400, ext. 4422 October 10 6:30-7:30 pm Lower Waterman October 11 12-1 pm Library Conference Room October 12 1:30-2:30 pm LA 130 October 14 6:30-7:30 pm Radcliff Center 645 For more information, contact Faye Schuett 734 462-4400, ext.5516 October 13 Thursday 2-4:00 PM LA 200 MARIA FULL OF GRACE This gripping Colombian film features the 17 year-old Maria who lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. The movie follows her desperate plunge from a dead-end job as an assembly-line worker in a Colombian flower factory into the drug-smuggling underworld. The offer of a lucrative job involving travel—becoming a drug “mule”—changes the course of her life. This Joshua Marston film stars Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria), Yenny Paola Vega (Blanca), Patricia Rae (Carla ), Guilied Lopez (Lucy), John Alex Toro (Franklin). Winner of awards at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival & 2004 Berlin Film Festival Catalina Moreno was nominated Best Actress, 2005 Academy Awards Spanish with English sub-titles Rating: R (Drug content and language) Runtime: 101 minutes More information: www.mariafullofgrace.com Latin America Presentation Series
  3. 3. International Film Festival International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com October 19 Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM LA 200 Alec Thomson Assistant Professor, Political Science and History Schoolcraft College A PRIMER ON UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA This talk will provide students with a broad overview of United States foreign policy in Latin America. Key groups, institutions, and individuals who have played a significant role in shaping this history will be highlighted. Contemporary and historical policy debates will be examined. Alec Thomson received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University and holds a post-doctoral teaching post at Wayne State University’s Honors College. At Schoolcraft College he regularly teaches courses on American government, International Relations, and U.S. History. For several years, Alec’s research projects have been presented at regional and national conferences. The Latin America Presentation Series is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. October 22 Saturday THE TEMPEST: Trip to Stratford This price for this one-day trip to Stratford, Ontario includes theater tickets, transportation, and an international experience. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most unusual plays: it is a thriller, a romance, and a story of revenge. It is also Shakespeare’s only play about the Americas. The characters Prospero and Calaban represent Europeans and Caribbeans, respectively: their conflict allegorizes the culture shock between the “Old World” and the “New.” Tickets for bus transportation and the play are approximately $30. This event is co-sponsored by Student Scholars, Student Activities, Student Services For information and tickets contact Student Activities: 734 462-4400, ext.4422 Europe will be the world region featured by the SCII Focus Project in 2007. October 26 Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM LA 200 AMERICAN FAMILY: JOURNEY OF DREAMS “American Family,” the first drama series ever to air on broadcast television featuring a Latino cast. This film is a segment of the 13-part miniseries of the saga of one family’s struggle to grab a hold of the American Dream as told from the vantage point of family patriarch Jess Gonzalez (Olmos). Discussion following the film led by Malasri Chaudhery. English Runtime: 60 minutes For more information: http://www.pbs.org/americanfamily/ includes web resources and teachers guide Latin America Presentation Series
  4. 4. International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com
  5. 5. International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com November 2 Wednesday 11 AM-4 PM DiPonio Room VisTaTech VIVA! A Celebration of Latin American Cultures A celebration of Latin American culture featuring “Ozzie” Rivera and his musical group La Inspiracion specializing in hot Salsa and Latin Jazz. This grand conclusion of Focus Latin America will feature Latin music, dancing, food, student work, and much more! FREE!! The public is welcome. Co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and Schoolcraft College International Institute Supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation November 10 Thursday 11:00 AM- Noon LA 200 Jeffrey Parsons Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan Curator of Latin American Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology DOMESTICATING THE MARSHLANDS IN AZTEC MEXICO: FEEDING URBAN POPULATIONS FROM SWAMPS The urbanized civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica flourished for over 2000 years prior to initial European contact in the sixteenth century A.D. Intensive cultivation of maize, beans, squash, and a wide variety of other indigenous crops provided much of the economic foundation of these civilizations. Nevertheless, the full diversity of ancient agricultural technology and organization has not been well understood, and even less is known about the importance of non-agricultural resources. Recent research has revealed that the extensive marshes and lakes of central Mexico were transformed into highly productive landscapes where gardens were created from swamps and huge quantities of aquatic plants and animals were harvested every year. This talk considers how these marshlands functioned as a precolumbian "breadbasket" in the centuries after A.D. 500. Jeffrey Parsons teaches courses on the prehistory of Latin America at the University of Michigan. He has pioneered and expanded the scope of settlement patterns analysis in archeology and conducted extensive surveys in Central Mexico, Peru, and Argentina. The Latin America Presentation Series is sponsored by the Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. November 14-17 PAGETURNERS Book TBA Save these book discussion dates for a Latin American Pageturners selection. Pageturners is the college book discussion group. Students facilitate each informal discussion; faculty often attend and give students partial course credit for reading a selection, attending a discussion, and writing up a short assessment. Pageturners selections can be purchased for 40% off retail price at the Student Activities Office: 734 462-4400, ext. 4422 November 14 6:30-7:30 pm Lower Waterman November 15 12-1 pm Library November 16 1:30-2:30 pm LA 130 November 17 6:30-7:30 pm Radcliff Center 465 For more information, contact Faye Schuett 734 462-4400, ext.5516 Latin America Presentation Series
  6. 6. International Film Festival International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com November 16 Wednesday 10 am-8 pm (Continuous showing) Lower Waterman HOTEL RWANDA In 1994 over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed in a systematic genocide in the central African country of Rwanda when Hutu extremists slaughtered their Tutsi neighbors and any moderate Hutus who stood in their way. Most of the world chose to ignore this conflict and the plight of the Rwandan people as the streets of the capital city of Kigali ran red with rivers of blood. As the world stood by, a handful of brave, resourceful and inspiring individuals did all they could to save Rwandans from brutal death. Paul Rusesabagina, whose story is portrayed in this powerful film, bravely risked his life and called upon his resources to first save his family, then ended up saving 1,268 helpless refugees. This award-winning film directed by Terry George stars Don Cheadle (Paul Rusesabagina), Sohie Okonedo (Tatiana Rusesabagina), Joaquin Phoenix (Jack Daglish)and Nick Nolte (Colonel Oliver). Rating: PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, brief strong language) Runtime: 121 minutes More information: http://www.mgm.com/ua/hotelrwanda/intro.html includes map, timeline, and teachers guide. Cosponsored by the Season for Non-Violence Committee and Schoolcraft College International Institute For more information contact: John Titus 734 462-4421 or Student Activities 734 462-4400, ext. 5043. Africa will be the world region featured by the SCII Focus Project in 2006 . Coming in 2006 FOCUS AFRICA A new year brings a new global region into the spotlight. In 2006 Africa will be featured in the Presentation Series, International Film Festival, GlobalEyezers Book Club selections and a special end-of-year celebration of African cultures! This series is sponsored by Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation.
  7. 7. International Film Festival International Presentation Series: Fall 2005 ~ Public is Welcome ~ For more information contact Josselyn Moore: 734 462-4400 ext 5271/ jmoore@schoolcraft.edu Or Mala Chaudhery: 248 444-0220/ psychperspectives@yahoo.com November 16 Wednesday 10 am-8 pm (Continuous showing) Lower Waterman HOTEL RWANDA In 1994 over the course of 100 days, almost one million people were killed in a systematic genocide in the central African country of Rwanda when Hutu extremists slaughtered their Tutsi neighbors and any moderate Hutus who stood in their way. Most of the world chose to ignore this conflict and the plight of the Rwandan people as the streets of the capital city of Kigali ran red with rivers of blood. As the world stood by, a handful of brave, resourceful and inspiring individuals did all they could to save Rwandans from brutal death. Paul Rusesabagina, whose story is portrayed in this powerful film, bravely risked his life and called upon his resources to first save his family, then ended up saving 1,268 helpless refugees. This award-winning film directed by Terry George stars Don Cheadle (Paul Rusesabagina), Sohie Okonedo (Tatiana Rusesabagina), Joaquin Phoenix (Jack Daglish)and Nick Nolte (Colonel Oliver). Rating: PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, brief strong language) Runtime: 121 minutes More information: http://www.mgm.com/ua/hotelrwanda/intro.html includes map, timeline, and teachers guide. Cosponsored by the Season for Non-Violence Committee and Schoolcraft College International Institute For more information contact: John Titus 734 462-4421 or Student Activities 734 462-4400, ext. 5043. Africa will be the world region featured by the SCII Focus Project in 2006 . Coming in 2006 FOCUS AFRICA A new year brings a new global region into the spotlight. In 2006 Africa will be featured in the Presentation Series, International Film Festival, GlobalEyezers Book Club selections and a special end-of-year celebration of African cultures! This series is sponsored by Schoolcraft College International Institute and supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation.

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