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October 16th - October 23th

In This Issue

Celebration of the Life of Library Professor Emeritus Carl Deal

A celebration of the life of Library Professor Emeritus Carl Deal will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, October 21st at Clarke Lindsey Village, 101 West Windsor Road, Urbana, Illinois. Carl held a number of positions in the library including being the Latin American Librarian and Director of Library Collections.

#UIUCAYUDA: La Union Hace La Fuerza/Strength in Unity

After the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, UIUC students have organized to coordinate a cross-campus effort to gather aid for those who have been impacted.  As part of this effort, UIUCAYUDA will be collecting donations through October 21st.  Please go to for more information.

Save the Date for Indigenous (Latin) America: Territories, Knowledge, and Voices Symposium November 17-18!

Join CLACS and American Indian Studies for a two-day symposium featuring scholars and activists from around the Americas!  See below for more information!


Highlighted Talks
Events This Week

Friday, October 20th at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm

Our colleagues at the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University will be live streaming a colloquium on the current situation in Puerto Rico.  The event is entitled, "Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, A 21st Century Colony?  The event will be streamed live in two sessions, the first from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (ET) and the second from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm (ET) and will feature Juan Gonzalez (co-host of Democracy Now!), Frances Negron-Muntaner (Colombia University), Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers), and Rafael Cox-Alomar (David A. Clarke School of Law), among others.  The live stream can be accessed here.

Saturday, October 21st at 1:00 pm

 A celebration of the life of Library Professor Emeritus Carl Deal will take place at 1 pm on Saturday October 21st at Clarke Lindsey Village, 101 West Windsor Road, Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Deal held a number of positions in the library including being the Latin American Librarian and Director of Library Collections.

  Please click here to see our full calendar

Events Calendar
Indigenous (Latin) America: Territories, Knowledge, and Voices

Friday, November 17, 2017

 8:15 a.m.         Registration (open until 5 p.m.)
8:30 a.m.         Welcome and Opening of the Symposium

Panel 1:   Territories (extractive practices, sovereignty, water rights)

 9:00 a.m.         Manuel Glave, Principal Researcher at GRADE (Group of Analysis for Development); Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú  
“Limits and opportunities of liberal capitalism: lessons learned from the implementation of free and prior informed consent in indigenous territories in Peru”

9:30 a.m.         Gonzalo Colque, Director Fundación Tierra, Bolivia; Institute of Social Studies, The Hague  
Territorios indígenas en Bolivia: entre reconocimientos legales y presiones externas

10:00 a.m.       Claudia Campero, Coalition of Mexican Organizations for the Right to Water (COMDA), Food and  Water Watch, Mexico
"Defending water, defending communities life in Mexico

10:30 a.m.       Discussion


Angela Lyons, Agriculture & Consumer Sciences
John McKinn, American Indian Studies
John-Ben Soileau, Anthropology

Panel 2:  Knowledge (epistemologies, production, intellectual property)

2:00 p.m.   Zoila Mendoza, Native American Studies, University of California at Davis; Guggenheim Fellow
“Pilgrimage, Knowledge, and Memory Among Quechua-speakers in Cuzco”

2:30 p.m.  Seth Garfield, History, University of Texas at Austin 
 “Seedy: How guaraná became Paullinia cupana and other nineteenth-century distortions of Brazilian indigenous history”

3:00 p.m.  Emiliana Cruz, Chatino Language Documentation Project (Founder); University of Massachusetts at Amherst
“Chatino: Language and Territory”

3:30 p.m.         Discussion


Claudia Brosseder, History
Kora Maldonado, Anthropology
Oscar Vázquez, Art History

 5:30 p.m.   SPECIAL EVENT: Showing of Documentary “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock”. Followed by a Q/A with Pearl Means, Navajo Activist and Producer of the film  Room 314, Illini Union

 Saturday, November 18, 2017

Panel 3: Resistance (rebellions, social movements, indigenous practices)

 9:00 a.m.   Pearl Means, Navajo Activist, Producer of  “End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock”
"Strength of the Women"

9:30 a.m.  Yanna Yannakakis, History, Emory University 
“Native Justice within and Beyond Jurisdictions: Revisiting the Problem of Resistance through Spanish Law and Empire”

10:00 a.m.  G. Eduardo Silva, Political Science, Tulane University; Friezo Family Foundation Chair
"Indigenous Peoples Movements after Neoliberalism in Bolivia and Ecuador: Incorporation and Contention"

10:30 a.m.       Discussion 


Nils Jacobsen, History
Ellen Moodie, Anthropology
Andy Orta, Anthropology

Panel 4: Voices  (revitalization and activism)

 2:00 p.m.   Marleen Haboud, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador;  ‘Ancestral Voices of Andean EcuadorProject,
“Emerging collaborative  methodologies for the
revitalisation of indigenous languages in Ecuador”

2:30 p.m.  Alfonso Farinango and Ernesto Farinango, Kichwa Activists from the Chirihuasi Community (Imbabura Province, Ecuador); ‘Ancestral Voices of Andean EcuadorProject
 "Our health, our language, our culture, our life"

3:00 p.m.  Luis Enrique López, Founder of Proeibandes (Training Program in Bilingual Intercultural Education for Latin America); ex-Director of Eduvida, Guatemala (until July 2017); German Cooperation Group (GTZ)
"Ethnogenesis and linguistic revitalization efforts in Latin America: Challenges for Language Planning"

3:30 p.m.  Discussion 


Rakesh Bhatt, Linguistics
Jenny Davis, Anthropology
Carlos Molina, Quechua Program, CLACS

 5:00 p.m.         Closing of Symposium

Upcoming Spring 19 Courses
Highlights from The Library

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 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (see eligible fields). Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (PredoctoralDissertation, or Postdoctoral) for which they are applying.  Deadlines: Predoctoral fellowship - December 14th, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship - December 7th.  Click here for more information.

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