Monthly Archives: October 2011

UT Student Film “Precious Knowledge” Screens on November 10

Precious Knowledge is a documentary film about the struggle for ethnic studies in Arizona. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday, November 10
4:00 PM
UTC 4.112

Free and open to the public

Panelists: Sean Arce, Director of Ethnic Studies in Tucson
Crystal Terriquez, 2009 Graduate of the Tucson Ethnic Studies Program
Dr. Angela Valenzuela, UT Professor & Author of Subtractive Schooling
Dr. Luis Urrieta, UT Professor & Author of Working from Within

Please RSVP via Facebook.

Hosted by La Colectiva Femenil and MEChA.

You’re Invited to the Next Association of Latinos in Communication Meeting, October 26

About Us: We are a professional organization at UT dedicated to enriching the academic, professional and social experience of students at the University of Texas with an interest in the topics of Latino culture and/or Communications. We work to cultivate a spirit of friendship, scholarship and professionalism within each member.

Who can join: Anyone can join! Latinos, communications students and/or anyone who’s interested in learning more about our organization.

Meetings: Our next meeting is this Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7pm in the SSB, room 4.212. We hold meetings every other Wednesday. Food and drinks provided!

For more information, visit:

Screening: “The Black-Creoles: Memories and Identities”

The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS) and the Teresa Lozano Long of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) invite you to the presentation of the recently released documentary The Black-Creoles: Memories and Identities.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Warfield Center/ISESE Gallery

This 90-minute film narrates the largely untold story of this group of African descendants of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. María José Álvarez and Martha Clarissa Hernández, Nicaraguan filmmakers and co-directors of this ethnographic documentary, collected oral testimonies that detail the ethno-genesis of the Creole ethnic group, its ancestral customs, cultural traditions, historic relationship to the Caribbean, and the challenges it has faced in Nicaragua. “The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities” was filmed in Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon, Karatá and Puerto Cabezas (Bilwi). The presentation will include a Q&A session with María José Álvarez, the Director of the film, and Michael Campbell, the Coordinator of Programs and Projects for the Center for Human, Civil, and Autonomous Rights (CEDEHCA) in Nicaragua, which is one of the co-sponsors of the film.

For more information please contact Paloma Diaz at or Stephanie Lang