Monthly Archives: March 2008

4/3: UT-Didá (Digital Photography) Project Exhibit and Reception

Olhar de Tambor/The Drum’s View
April 3
6:00-7:30 p.m.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
Photographer Sue Anderson has been teaching digital photography to the girls of Didá Educational and Cultural Association since 2006. More than 30 girls, ranging in age from 8-22, have documented their families, homes, and lives. Olhar de Tambor/The Drum’s View highlights the best of these photographs, and includes a selection of photographs of Didá taken by Sue Anderson. The opening reception will include special guests Víviam de Jesus Queirós, Executive Director, and Neguinho do Samba, Founder and Artistic Director, of Didá.

4/3 Presentation and Reception: ¡A Viva Voz!

Thursday, April 3
4:30-6:30 p.m.
SRH Unit 1
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
The University of Texas at Austin
A presentation by Luis Avalos, a well-known actor and director and the founder of the Americans Theatre Arts Foundation. A reception with light refreshments will follow. This event is the sixth annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of U.S. Latino culture sponsored by the Benson Latin American Collection and includes an exhibit of photographs by Damian Dovarganes, from the play Ollantay-Warrior of the Sun.

4/3 Lecture: Setting the Rules of Freedom: The Trajectory of the Press Jury

Thursday, April 3, 2008
5:15 p.m.
Chicano Culture Room
Texas Union 4.206
The University of Texas at Austin
A lecture from Dr. Pablo Piccato’s new book The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere.
For more info., e-mail
Sponsors: LLILAS, Department of History

Bilingual Editor for Reality TV Series

Find more information on this position and many others on the NALIP Job Opportunities Page:

Televisa wooing ally for triple-play- TV unit courts Telefónica in bid

(Variety)– Posted: Tue., Mar. 25, 2008, 2:59pm PT,
Mexican TV giant Televisa appears to be courting Spanish television behemoth Telefonica in a bid to sew up the Mexican triple-play market, edging out dominant telco Telmex.
Link to full article:

Job Opp with Border Studies Program in El Paso

Border Studies Program
Program Associate for Student Support and Short Term Programs
Earlham College invites applications for a position as Program Associate of its Border Studies Program based in El Paso, TX, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. This program is designed to introduce undergraduate students from throughout the US to the complexities of the borderlands. Please see the program website at for a description of the program. This is a 12- month position.
Responsibilities include supporting the Resident Director in directing the program, providing student support, serving as the officer manager, planning special events, organizing short term border visits, and working as a team member with the program staff to ensure the successful execution of the all program elements.
Qualifications include excellent Spanish and English skills, experience in a Spanish speaking setting, a desire to work with and provide support to undergraduates in an off-campus program in a bicultural setting, excellent communication skills, experience in administrative work, counseling or social work skills, ability to work as a team member, ability to drive a van. Additionally, this person should be excited about traveling with a group of undergraduate students to various sites throughout the US Southwest and Mexico and helping to facilitate educational visits to the border for a wide variety of students. BA required, MA preferred.
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, three letters of reference and a resume to:
Patty Lamson, Director, International Programs, Earlham College
801 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374
Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2008, and continue until the position has been filled. For more information, please contact Patty Lamson at the above address.
Job Description
The duties of the Program Associate for Student Support and Short Term Groups of The Border Studies Program include working with many aspects of the off-campus academic program on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua as well as in other areas of the border and Mexico.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
*Serve as primary student support person, providing on-going support to undergraduate students as they actively engage in a new cultural setting
*Participate in student selection process
*Work with Host Family Coordinator to negotiate student and family issues
* Inform students of activities in Juarez and El Paso
* Coordinate Casa Puente activities and hours
*Serve as primary office manager
*Maintain program files
*Help update program materials
*Send program updates and photos for website
*Maintain program hours in office
*Serve as primary special events planner
*Coordinate organization of Advisory Committee meetings on-site
*Coordinate organization of Orientation
*Coordinate organization of program retreats
*Participate in the planning and implementation of new semester program, with a willingness to take on new responsibilities as the program develops.
*Serve as primary short- term Border Immersion trip planner and facilitator
*Plan and coordinate 4-8 day visits to the border
*Work with college groups, student groups and others
* Other responsibilities as needed
*May include work with field studies, excursions, language support, recruiting
*Participate in staff meetings on the border and at Earlham

3/27: Spring Break Trips to Latin America for Human Rights

Learn about Spring Break Trips to Latin America to conduct human rights work through the Rapoport Center! The Rapoport Center and the Human Rights Law Society are presenting a Brown Bag Lunch on the recent trip to Brazil and future opportunities through the Center. Students and Professors will talk about the trip, their experiences, their findings, and will also discuss the Center’s plans for coming years.
When: Thursday March 27 at 12:30 PM
Where: The Fleming Room (1.108BA) in George’s Café, UT Law School

The University of Texas at Austin
Pizza and soft drinks will be served. We look forward to seeing you all there!
For more information on the Center’s spring break human rights trips to Latin America, please visit the following links:
We hope to see you on Thursday!
Sarah M. Cline
Center Administrator
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
Mail Code: D1800