The 32nd Annual ILASSA Student Conference on Latin America kicks off this Thursday, February 2, at the Student Activities Center. Students from throughout the US and Latin America come together during this event to present their research on topics such as immigration, violence, art, and more. The conference kicks off on Thursday Feb. 2nd and goes through Feb. 4th.
Opening plenary: Miguel Pereira
When: Thursday, February 2, 2012 5:00PM
Where: Black Box Theater, Student Activities Center, 2nd Floor
Screening of: Sangre en el plomo and Encuentro en el sal (Films presented in Spanish)
Director, writer, and producer Miguel Pereira will discuss the theme of social justice especially as it relates to the environment, a topic present in his documentaries. He currently serves as Secretary of Culture and Tourism in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina.
See the full conference schedule here:http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/conferences/ilassa32.php
Check out the Remezcla list of the Top Eleven Latino Films of 2011 That You Probably Didn’t See But Should (the story includes trailers for all of the films):
Texas will host its inaugural NEW Leadership Institute this summer, June 17-22!
NEW Leadership™ Texas, is a week-long undergraduate leadership development program for women that instills the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for effective political engagement and public policy leadership. NEW Leadership™ Texas is the first and only program of its kind in the state of Texas and is part of the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Development Network. The program challenges students to think critically and creatively about public policy and encourages them to make a commitment to public leadership early in their careers.
The summer program includes workshops for students to actively develop leadership skills such as public speaking and networking, as well as presentations from politically active women throughout Texas. Participants will also benefit from the Faculty-in-Residence, a group of women public leaders who serve as mentors for students throughout their stay.
NEW Leadership™ Texas is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Texas college or university and Texas residents enrolled in out-of-state schools.
NEW Leadership™ Texas is free to attend. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. Each participating college and university will be asked to contribute a $500 program fee per student to help offset programming costs.
NEW Leadership™ Texas participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program.
Apply by March 11, 2012.
For more information, please visit: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/NEW-Leadership-Texas/Introduction.php