A double event (November 5 and 19) that will feature the participation of two guest speakers: Haitian Argentinian Wisny Dorce (film director and producer, founder of the first Black audiovisual company in Argentina), and Argentinian Italian Daniel Cuello (cartoonist and writer). The talks will be on Zoom, in Spanish (Wisny) and Italian (Daniel) with subtitles in both languages and English translation.
Volunteers needed to help organize the Día de los muertos festival, held at the Mcguffey Art Center, 201 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
EN: SET UP DATE: Friday the 29th of October. The celebration will be held outside on Mcguffey art centers front lawn on October 31st starting at 4pm. Dismantling of the altar will be Thursday, October 4th.
Garden and Harvest Festival at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday October, 17th at 3:30. This event will be a fundraiser to support sanctuary work with María Chavalán Sut. (See attached poster in English)
Greetings and happy Autumn! Here area couple of community events happening in Charlottesville during the month of October that may be of interest to students studying Spanish.
Strips and Films: Urban Migration, Race, and Identity in Contemporary Visual Art
Speaker Daniel Cuello, Friday, November 19, from 3:15 to 4:30
Daniel Cuello is an Argentinian Italian artist, cartoonist, and writer. His work engages with the intellectual discussion around the concept of otherness. Daniel’s graphic novels describe, in a simple and nonoppressive tone, themes such as racism, migration, tyranny, and dystopia. This talk will be in Italian with Italian subtitles and English translation.
The educational resources for K-12 English Learners that the students in Esther Poveda's community engagement course sequence created in the Fall and Spring of 2020 are now available! They feature topics ranging from algebra vocabulary to a synopsis of the American Civil War, all designed for native Spanish speakers working to learn English. Please find the resources via this link:
Fútbol in the Park: Immigrants, Soccer, and the Creation of Social Ties
A Public Talk Given by David Trouille, Associate Professor of Sociology, James Madison University
On Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00pm the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, in conjunction with the English Department, the Center for Poetry and Poetics, and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, will be hosting a poetry reading by our Distinguished Visiting Professor Federico Díaz Granados. Mr. Federico Díaz Granados, who resides in Bogotá, Colombia, is one of the most prominent voices in contemporary Spanish-American poetry.
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