Beyond Chicanismo Presents: Fears of Aztlan, fears of the Reconquista

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Fears of Aztlán, Fears of the Reconquista: Why do WASP’s think they can be Native Americans?

FEATURING DR. ARTURO J. ALDAMA.

DR. ARTURO J. ALDAMA TO SPEAK AT AURARIA CAMPUS.

WHO: Dr. Arturo J. Aldama was born in Mexico City, and grew up in northern California. He has BA in Ethnic Literatures/ English from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He went on to receive both his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He served as an Assistant-Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University (1996-2003) and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara 1999-2000.

His publications include:

* Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant and Native American Struggles for Representation; Duke University Press
* Ed, Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century; Indiana University Press
* Violence and the Body: Race, Gender and the State; Indiana University Press
* Associate contributing editor, Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education, Bilingual Review Press

He was elected as the Rocky Mountain Regional Delegate of the Modern Language Association. He made an experimental digital short on the “ism’s” that Chicanas/os and immigrants negotiate on a daily basis, called Border Haiku: Scenes of Everyday Life with David Martinez. His most recent project is to serve as senior subject editor and contributor for the Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Popular Culture, a 400,000 word, multi-volume project that is the first of its kind.

Future projects include books on the politics of subaltern representation for Latino immigrants and criminalized youth, a study of time and violence, and a book length collection of essays with images with Dr. Elisa Facio as co-editor called Hidden Legacies/ Enduring Struggles: Ethnic Histories and Cultural Survival in Colorado. The volume will consider the rich and complex histories and struggles for cultural survival in the Native American, Mexican-Chicana/o, African American, and Asian American communities in the Colorado Borderlands.

WHAT: A Discussion On Fears Of Aztlán, Fears Of The Reconquista: Why Do WASP’s Think They Can Be Native Americans?

WHERE: AURARIA CAMPUS, TIVOLI ROOM 440/540.

DATE & TIME: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007. 11:30 A.M.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies,

Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza, and Conscious Journey.

also…

THE BEYOND CHICANISMO ORAL HISTORY PROJECT PRESENTS:

¡NO SOMOS CRIMINALES: FACTS & MYTHS ON LATINA/O IMMIGRATION!

FEATURING DR. ARTURO J. ALDAMA.

WHO: Dr. Arturo J. Aldama was born in Mexico City, and grew up in northern California. He has BA in Ethnic Literatures/ English from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He went on to receive both his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He served as an Assistant-Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University (1996-2003) and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara 1999-2000.

His publications include:

* Disrupting Savagism: Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexican Immigrant and Native American Struggles for Representation; Duke University Press
* Ed, Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century; Indiana University Press
* Violence and the Body: Race, Gender and the State; Indiana University Press
* Associate contributing editor, Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education, Bilingual Review Press

He was elected as the Rocky Mountain Regional Delegate of the Modern Language Association. He made an experimental digital short on the “ism’s” that Chicanas/os and immigrants negotiate on a daily basis, called Border Haiku: Scenes of Everyday Life with David Martinez. His most recent project is to serve as senior subject editor and contributor for the Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Popular Culture, a 400,000 word, multi-volume project that is the first of its kind.

Future projects include books on the politics of subaltern representation for Latino immigrants and criminalized youth, a study of time and violence, and a book length collection of essays with images with Dr. Elisa Facio as co-editor called Hidden Legacies/ Enduring Struggles: Ethnic Histories and Cultural Survival in Colorado. The volume will consider the rich and complex histories and struggles for cultural survival in the Native American, Mexican-Chicana/o, African American, and Asian American communities in the Colorado Borderlands.

WHAT: ¡No Somos Criminales! is a fun, informative, and interactive workshop on the facts and myths about how immigrants are criminalized through an examination of the issues around this using the census, demographics, and purchasing power.

WHERE: AURARIA CAMPUS, TIVOLI ROOM 440/540.

DATE & TIME: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007. 2:30 P.M.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies,

Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza, and Conscious Journey.

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