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Documentary film "AfroLatinos: An Untaught History"

Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Foellinger Auditorium, University of Illinois, 709 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801

We will have a screening of the documentary and after Q & A the Emmy award winning director Renzo Devia.

AfroLatinosThe intention of Afrolatinos was to document the African influence in Latino culture seeking out the often unspoken truths, stories and hidden facts about this history. What they discovered was a history that never been taught. The main objective of this documentary is to celebrate Afolatino culture bringing them to the forefront of history, by educating the world, raising consciousness and creating dialogue about the African Diaspora in Latin America.



Hosted by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and sponsored by University of Illinois; Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies; Center for African Studies; Center for Global Studies; Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Department of African American Studies; Department of Latino/a Studies; La Casa Cultural Latina; Department of History; Department of Sociology; Department of Music; Department of Art History; Urban & Regional Planning; Office of the Dean of Students; College of Fine and Applied Arts; Office of Minority Students Affairs; Office of Diversity, Equity and Access; and by Parkland College.



"Music and Class", Interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS), co-sponsored by CLACS

April 21-22, 2017 - Music Building

ISAMS is a registered student organization comprised mostly of graduate students in musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium designed to foster scholarly conversation and growth across disciplines. The event, entitled “Music and Class,” will explore how class in all its various cross-cultural manifestations, music, and related expressive culture are intrinsically intertwined in such a way that a critical look at one can tell us more about the others. 

The call for papers encourages proposals from graduate students across the nation on a variety of creative mediums including music, visual art, performance art, dance, film, poetry and literature. Topics can include but are not limited to issues surrounding gender, race, ethnicity, and other markers of social identity as they intersect with class.

The symposium will be held over a day and a half in the Music Building and will include a keynote address by Dr. Gillian Rodger (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) in Smith Hall. ISAMS hopes to raise funds to help defray the cost of this exciting endeavor. As a registered organization, we will be applying for funding help from SORF; however, this aid will only cover a portion of the expenses, which include travel and accommodations for Dr. Rodger, programs, and other such incidentals.


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