U.S. Latino/a Studies 25 Year Anniversary Symposium
Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union
Events start at 8:00 a.m. Join us for all or part of the day!
Commitment. Connection. Inclusion.
Join us in celebrating 25 years of U.S. Latino/a Studies on Iowa State University’s campus.
This symposium is sure to engage memory, incite conversation, encourage cross cultural connections throughout the ISU campus, Iowa, and the Midwest. Events to feature dynamic panels with ISU students, faculty, and staff, along with local and national experts, presentations on ISU initiatives, and a keynote address on stereotypes from world renowned author and curator, William “Memo” Nericcio.
Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union
NOTE: Throughout the day and throughout the MU, be sure to check out:
• Featured posters from Latinx Student, Faculty, and Staff Groups at ISU
•The Grand Opening of The Mex[t]asy Exhibit in the Multicultural Center
- 8-8:30 a.m.: Registration. A light breakfast will be served.
- 8:30-8:40 a.m.: Brief introductions
- Beate Schmittman, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University
- Megan Myers, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latinx Studies
- Brian Behnken, Associate Professor of History and Latinx Studies
Moderator: Bonar Hernández, Department of History
- USLS Ambassadors: Kimberly Thomas, Joe Medina, Maria “Lupe” Duran
- USLS Student Program Assistants: Austin Vittetoe and John Osorio
- ISU 4U Promise Student: Lorena Elías San Martínez
Moderator: Brian Behnken, Department of History
- STEM and Agriculture: Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky and students, Lily Trevino and Javelis Marin-Castro.
- USLS/Spanish 325X, Culture and Community: Iowa and Midwest Latino/as: Megan Myers and students, Grant Sincox, Ariadna Delgado-Ruiz, and Jianna Dakin-Seiler
- Summer Internship Scholarships, Latino/a Affairs: Sonia Reyes and students, Brenda Villanueva, Ana Mier, and Alexandra Foster
- Summer Internship Scholarships, School of Design, Marshalltown Project: Mimi Wagner and Jazmin Diaz
- USLS Rising Stars Pilot Program: Jon Wolseth, and students, David Vega, Anlis Mercado-Rios, and Kacey Berry
- Spanish for Heritage Speakers, 305X: Marta Lence and students, Klever Miranda, Marc Antonio Ruelas, and Oscar Grijalva-Mancillas
Latinxers in the Digital Age
Moderator: Kevin Quinteros, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB)
- Nicole Valenzuela, Biology Program
- Eliseo de Leon, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Javier Vela, Department of Chemistry
Moderator: Christiana Langenberg, Department of English and Women’s and Gender Studies
- Katherine Richardson Bruna, School of Education
- Santos Nuñez Galicia, Colegas, College of Engineering
- Sarah Rodriguez, Associate Professor – Texas A&M University – Commerce & Iowa State University School of Education Faculty Affiliate
- Monica Gordillo, Colegas, Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business
- José Antonio Rosa, Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business
- Luis Rico-Gutierrez, College of Design
Moderator: Lucía M. Suárez, Department of World Languages and Cultures
- Bill Johnson Gonzalez, DePaul University, Chicago
- Larry Lafountain-Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Sylvia Martinez, Indiana University
- Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, University of Iowa
- Rita Mookerjee, Core Faculty, Women and Genders Studies
- Sebastian Braun, American Indian Studies Program
- Diana Sloan, Program Director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
- Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Office of the Provost, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost
- Lucía M. Suárez, Department of World Languages and Cultures
With special performances by:
- Música Andina performed by John Osorio Torres and Mauricio Serrano
- Mariachi Los Amigos
- Trumpet: Jacob Herr, Trenten Goode
- Violin: Alyssa Seuntjens, Luz Hernandez, Jaden Birkner
- Flute: Cecilia Rodriguez
- Guitar: Xavier Robles
- Vihuela: Ricardo Corona
- Guitarron: Gustavo Flores, Samantha Vazquez
And an amazing Latino/a/x music play list
September 19 – October 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Library 198
Films subject to change contingent on availability
Thursday, September 19
abused: The Postville Raid
Directed by Luis Argueta, 2012
Presents the devastating effects of US Enforcement Immigration policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States and serves as a cautionary tale of government abuses.
Q&A to follow with Dr. Megan Myers
Thursday, September 26
Directed by by Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Rudy Luna, 2013
This film documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s and changed the face of education in the Southwest.
Q&A to follow with Dr. Brian Behnken
Thursday, October 3
Voices from Mariel
Directed by James Carleton, 2011
Watch as the director recounts the story of 5 individuals who come to the United States from Cuba in the 1980 boat crisis from the Mariel Port.
Q&A to follow with Dr. Lucía M. Suárez
Thursday, October 10
The Last Colony: A Meditation on Puerto Rico’s Political Status
Directed by Juan Agustín Márquez 2015
The Last Colony is an in-depth exploration of Puerto Rico’s political status and its unique relationship to the United States.
Q&A to follow with Dr. José Rosa
At the Multicultural Center, Memorial Union
September 10 – October 30
Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling art show/exhibit based on the work of William “Memo” Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García. Mextasy both reflects and expands upon Nericcio’s 2007 book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam’s unconscious), the show also features works that “xicanosmotic,” that is, works by Mexican-American artists where the delicious tattoo of the Mexican/US frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious semiotic tracings of Perry Vasquez, Izel Vargas, and Marisela Norte.
To find out more about this project, head to the Mextasy Blog!