Monthly Archives: January 2008

Opportunities with Adelante! Student Publication

We are looking for passionate reporters, photographers, designers, cartoonists

Our first meeting will be on Thursday, January 31 at 6pm on the second floor of the Metro Coffee House (on Guadalupe Street, next to CVS).

Adelante strives to exclusively cover issues affecting the Latino community– with one goal in mind: to maintain the lines of communication between Latinos at the University of Texas and in the Austin community.
We hope this paper accurately covers Latina/o issues often overlooked by traditional media outlets. Every issue will focus on news pertinent to Latino issues, including cultural entertainment.
Our goal is to create awareness and shine light on truth and issues affecting our community.
Adelante is an open forum. We encourage the community to submit articles and artistic work for publication.
We welcome feedback to ensure we are covering all of our community’s issues.

Adelante was created in the Fall of 2006 by UT Hispanic Journalists and is published twice a semester. We may not be a major publication, but we are a unique voice on campus.

Our focus is primarily Latina/o and minority issues on campus, nationally and internationally. However, you certainly DO NOT have to be Latino/a or a Communications major to join our staff. The newspaper is distributed on campus and various venues around Austin.

For more information email us at:

Jazmine Ulloa

NAHJ Conference in San Marcos, Feb. 29 to March 1

You’re invited to attend an NAHJ Region 5 Conference on Feb. 29 to March 1 at Texas State University in San Marcos. The conference will help journalists develop skills to move ahead in their careers. The conference will feature at least six multimedia sessions, including blogging, podcasting, and digital video for beginners and advanced.
We’ll also look at the impact of the Hispanic community on this year’s presidential elections at the Town Hall meeting on Friday night. And we’ll also have a discussion on how the immigration debate is affecting Latino communities in Texas and nationwide at the plenary Saturday morning.
Keynote speaker Gilbert Bailon, the editorial page editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the current president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, will update us on the state of the industry and where we’re headed at the Saturday luncheon.
Sign up today! The registration form is available online at
For more information contact: Gary Piña, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 469-323-0083 or; Federico Subervi, Texas State University, 512-965-5267 or
NAHJ, San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Members: $40
Non-members: $55
Students: $15

Spanish/English bilingual telephone interviewer positions

The Office of Survey Research in the College of Communication is looking for SPANISH/ENGLISH bilingual students to work as telephone interviewers. We perform surveys for university faculty and non profit organizations conducting research. NO Sales! The job consists of calling random numbers, asking a series of questions and entering the respondent’s answers into a computer. We offer a flexible schedule and shifts are available evenings and weekends.
We are looking for Spanish/English bilingual students. Applicants must be registered students who are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours and will be available for at least 3 shifts (approximately 12 hours) per week. Work-Study students welcome!
Job Title: Telephone Interviewer
Salary: $7.50 per hour
Hours: 5:00 – 9:00 PM Monday-Friday,
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and/or 2:00 – 6 PM Saturday
!:00 – 5:00 PM and/or 5:00 – 9:00 PM Sunday
Location: Lake Austin Centre – 3001 Lake Austin Blvd, Suite 2.110
Accessible by the LA Shuttle and the 21 & 22 Capitol Metro Bus Lines. Parking is also available.
To schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Beth Van Riper. She can be reached at 471-4980 or
Beth Van Riper
Office of Survey Research
The University of Texas at Austin
3001 Lake Austin Blvd, Room 2.110
Austin, TX 78703

Austin Film Society Series: 3 Mexicanas en Hollywood

3 Mexicanas en Hollywood: Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez & Katy Jurado
Jan 8 – Feb 12, 2008
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm Alamo Ritz (320 E. 6th St)

Tickets available on the Austin Film Society website
Admission free to AFS members
Admission $4 for all others
Remaining tickets available at Alamo on night of screening
Similar in theme to the Austin Film Society Essential Cinema series “Three Actresses in Europe” (spring 2006), this new series will look at examples of films featuring Dolores del Río, Lupe Vélez, and Katy Jurado, three Mexican actresses who worked successfully in the film industries of Mexico and Hollywood. In fact, del Río and Vélez actually started their careers in the US during the silent era. The former returned to her homeland in the 1940s and created a memorable mid-life career in very different films than those of her youth in Hollywood. Vélez, on the other hand, made only two films in Mexico – the last one right before her lovesick suicide. Katy Jurado succeeded in moving back and forth between the US and Mexico in a film career that spanned nearly six decades, starting in 1943. Besides being quite talented performers, each woman embodied particular characteristics, at least early in their film appearances: Dolores del Río as a beautiful, aristocratic “lady,” Lupe Vélez as a hyperactive bundle of energy and joie de vivre, and Katy Jurado as an earthy, sexual woman straight out of a Diego Rivera mural. They were always fascinating to watch and contemplate even when Hollywood tried to push them into stereotypical “Latin” roles. Comparing their Mexican and American roles should provoke some interesting thoughts about ethnic and gender role stereotypes and how these three women shattered them.

Tues. Jan. 15 Austin Film Screening: “Deseada”

Tuesday January 15 @ 7:00 pm
Alamo Ritz (320 E. 6th St)
Tickets available on the Austin Film Society website
Admission free to AFS members
Admission $4 for all others
Remaining tickets available at Alamo on night of screening

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Screenplay by Roberto Gavaldón, Antonio Mediz Bolio, and José Revueltas
Cinematography by Alex Phillips
Edited by Carlos Savage
Music by Eduardo Hernández Moncada and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak
Mexico, Producciones Sanson, released by Clasa-Mohme, 1951, B&W, 35mm print courtesy of Agrasanchez Archives, 85 min.
Cast: Dolores del Rio, Jorge Mistral, José Baviera, Anabelle Gutiérrez, Arturo Soto Rangel Spanish with English subtitles (translation by Rogelio Agrasánchez Jr.)
In the lush sub-tropical setting of the ancient Mayan ceremonial center Chichén Itzá, Deseada is preparing her younger sister Nicté for betrothal to Manuel, nephew of the wealthy Don Lorenzo. The young man was raised in Spain but looks forward to returning to the Yucatan peninsula to settle down with a wife on his uncle’s hacienda. However, when he alights from the train, he falls hopelessly in love with the older Deseada. Complications arise when it is revealed that Don Lorenzo intends to marry Deseada once the younger couple is safely wedded. In this high-melodrama, the Spanish/Mexican/Mayan ethno-cultural divide is quietly in the background with no reference to the ongoing “Caste Wars” between the indigenous and occupying communities. Nearing the age of 50, Dolores del Rio (Deseada) is amazing to watch for her performance and ethereal beauty, while Jorge Mistral (Manuel) certainly has his own charms, too.
Read more about this series

Discussion on OAS Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination

Thursday, January 24
Time and Location: 12:00 PM, SRH 1.313, Hackett Room, LLILAS
The University of Texas at Austin

Description: The LLILAS Human Rights Cluster and the Rapoport Center are hosting a discussion on the OAS Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance. We are hoping that this meeting will bring together people interested in discrimination law in the U.S. and Latin America, and will result in comments on the draft that we might send to the OAS as a group. The OAS has initiated a consultation process with States, civil society and other interested groups on the draft, which can be found at
We encourage you to read the document in advance in order to participate in the discussion. For more info., call Paloma Díaz at 512.232.2409

Spanish Horror Films a “Different Experience”

(Washington Post)–Jan. 11, 2008 12:00 AM, by Desson Thomson
WASHINGTON – As American horror has devolved into a butcher’s market, where the hacking, lopping and chopping of captives has become the central purpose, the genre has forgotten to care about the people doing all the screaming – the “us” in the movie.
Hollywood has repurposed the genre into an efficient carnage-delivery system; as such “torture porn” films as Lionsgate’s Saw and Hostel have taken in more than half a billion dollars, their characters have been rendered as nothing more than upright lambs to the slaughter. Sure, the genre has occasionally flirted with a more art-house style from abroad (those creepy girl-in-the-well Ring films by way of Japan). But even those efforts have ignored their audience’s deep-seated need to empathize with somebody – anybody. Read the full story.