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  1. Week of February 11, 2016

    1. Thursday, February 11, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Matt King

         

        Matthew King is the Graduate Assistant for the Integrative Health and Wellness Team at the University of Illinois’s Counseling Center. He is also a second year Ph.D. Student in the Counseling Psychology Program. He focuses on outreach and collaboration that relates to the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational, and social.

         


        “Happier Hour: Practices in Positive Psychology”

        La Casa Cultural Latina 

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  2. Week of February 14, 2016

    1. Thursday, February 18, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Latina/o Students' panel discussion. 

        Moderator: Tekita Bankhead, Assistant Director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center.


        Mirrors of the Heart: Exploring Gender, Ethnicity, Race and Identity alongside the Latina/o students’ interpretation of Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown's Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood.

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  3. Week of February 21, 2016

    1. Thursday, February 25, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
        James Kilgore
        Research Scholar
        Center for African Studies
        University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
         
         
        James Kilgore is an educator, writer and activist based at the Center for African Studies at UIUC. He is the author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. He has been active locally in the campaign to stop the building of a new jail in our county as well as in setting up the reentry project known as FirstFollowers. He is also the author of three novels, all of which were drafted during his six and a half years of incarceration in federal and state prisons in California.

        "Mass Incarceration and the War on Immigrants" - James Kilgore, Research Scholar

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St.

  4. Week of March 1, 2016

    1. Thursday, March 3, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Natalie Lira earned her Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. Her doctoral research uncovers the largely neglected racial aspects of California’s eugenic sterilization program by providing statistical evidence of the high rates of sterilization experienced by Mexican-origin women and men in institutions for the feebleminded during the first half of the 20th century. Mobilizing an interdisciplinary mix of feminist, critical racial and historical lenses, Dr. Lira’s research explores the history of institutionalization and forced sterilization of Mexican Americans and their families as well as their resistance to reproductive constraint, figuring these experiences of confinement and sterilization as central to larger histories of racial and reproductive struggles. In addition to her doctoral research Dr. Lira is also a Co-Principle Investigator for the “Eugenics and Coerced Sterilization in California Project,” an interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at creating a digital archive and large-scale database of de-identified demographic data derived from more than 15,000 sterilization requests processed during the 1920s -1950s. She is currently a Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the UIUC.

         

         




        "Latinas and Reproductive Justice:Then and Now." Natalie Lira, Ph.D. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate Latina/Latino Studies Department

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  5. Week of March 6, 2016

    1. Thursday, March 10, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Marielisbet Lisa Perez
        President, COE Students with Families
        Ph.D. Student in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
        Educational Policy Studies

         

        Marielisbet is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization & Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She co-created and serves as president to the student organization Students with Families. An organization dedicated to recognizing and supporting students with families as they decide to pursue their degrees in higher education. Currently, Marielisbet’s research focuses on understanding the personal and academic experiences of first-generation low-income college student-parents at four-year degree granting institutions. Her work examines how attaining bachelorette degrees has enhanced and/or changed student-parents’ educational outlook, college cultural knowledge, and class status.

         


        "Celebrating Mothers in Academia"

        La Casa Cultural Latina 

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  6. Week of March 13, 2016

    1. Thursday, March 17, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

         Rebecca Ginsburg, Associate Professor

        Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

         

         


        Rebecca Ginsburg, Associate Professor -Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

         La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  7. Week of March 27, 2016

    1. Thursday, March 31, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm"Latinos/as in Engineering and their Role in STEM"

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  8. Week of April 3, 2016

    1. Tuesday, April 5, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Dr. Gioconda "Gio" Guerra
        Director
        La Casa Cultural Latina 
        Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

         

        Undocumented Ally Training

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  9. Week of April 10, 2016

    1. Thursday, April 14, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
        Antonio Sotomayor, Ph.D.
        Assistant Professor
        Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
        313 Main Library
        University of Illinois
        Urbana, IL  61801

        The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico.

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  10. Week of April 17, 2016

    1. Thursday, April 21, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

         

        Coral Lumbley holds Bachelor and Master degrees in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently teaches writing and literature courses at UIUC and is working on a dissertation titledDiscourses of Empire and Resistance in Medieval Wales and England.

         


        “Modern and Medieval Borders: How the Past Can Learn from the Future”

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

  11. Week of April 24, 2016

    1. Thursday, April 28, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Michelle Cruz-Santiago, Ph.D.

        Researcher & Project Coordinator, Abriendo Caminos

        Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition

        Department of Human Development & Family Studies


        Abriendo Caminos

        La Casa Cultural Latina

        1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801


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