“THE UT SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT INVITES YOU TO:
Opening The Blinds: Talking race, sex and class at UT Austin: by Juan Portillo
What: Academic Panel Presentation
When: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: BUR 214
While college is sold to everyone as the key to a better life, it can often be a violent experience for students who do not fit neatly in our imagined community. The interactions between students of color, female students, and low SES students with their peers, professors, TAs, and UT staff are filled with messages that question their right to be here. This is because the UT community negotiates their integration into a campus that has been shaped by whiteness, heteropatriarchy, and middle-class values. The recent bleach-bombings of students of color in West Campus, the race-themed Greek parties, and the Fisher versus Texas case are all examples of resistance to the presence of students who do not fit the imagined white, male-centered and middle-class college campus.
As a response to these recent developments, the Sociology Department at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to a panel presentation and discussion to promote an understanding of issues of race, sex/gender and class at UT Austin. Through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens, the presenters will provide much needed perspectives to contextualize the eruption of racial, gender and class violence on campus. Come participate in the conversation and help us answer: What can we learn from the experiences of students of color, female students, and working class students on campus? Why do we experience microaggressions along the lines of race, gender and class? What can scholars and members of the UT community do to transform the campus racial, gender and class climate?
- Marleen Villanueva, Spanish Senior, member of La Colectiva Femenil
- Marianna Anaya, Mexican American Studies and Radio, Television and Film Junior, member of La Colectiva Femenil
- Juan Portillo, PhD Student in Sociology
- Ganiva Reyes, PhD Student in Cultural Studies in Education
- Rocio Villalobos, MA, Cultural Studies in Education, UT Alum and Program Coordinator for the Multicultural Engagement Center
Moderator: Dr. Christine Williams, Chair of Sociology
The event is free and open to the public.”
-UT Sociology Department
Next Wednesday, October 17, you can join the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies for a faculty book talk about “Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries.”
According to LLILAS, “Unspeakable Violence addresses the epistemic and physical violence inflicted on racialized and gendered subjects in the U.S.–Mexico borderlands from the mid-nineteenth century through the early twentieth. Arguing that this violence was fundamental to U.S., Mexican, and Chicana/o nationalisms, Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández examines the lynching of a Mexican woman in California in 1851, the Camp Grant Indian Massacre of 1871, the racism evident in the work of the anthropologist Jovita González, and the attempted genocide, between 1876 and 1907, of the Yaqui Indians in the Arizona–Sonora borderlands. Guidotti-Hernández shows that these events have been told and retold in ways that have produced particular versions of nationhood and effaced other issues. Scrutinizing stories of victimization and resistance, and celebratory narratives of mestizaje and hybridity in Chicana/o, Latina/o, and borderlands studies, she contends that by not acknowledging the racialized violence perpetrated by Mexicans, Chicanas/os, and indigenous peoples, as well as Anglos, narratives of mestizaje and resistance inadvertently privilege certain brown bodies over others. Unspeakable Violence calls for a new, transnational feminist approach to violence, gender, sexuality, race, and citizenship in the borderlands.”
The event will be on October 17 at 12:15 pm.
It will be in the Hackett Room, SRH 1.313.
You can RSVP and see more information on the Facebook event page.
We are co-sponsoring some great events on campus and we welcome you to come check them out!
“Friend or Foe? The Role of the News Media in the Tucson Ethnic Studies Battle”
When: Noon on September 17
Where: Texas Union Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206)
Free and open to the public.
“Sexing the Borderlands: From the Midwest Corridor and Beyond”
When: 2:00 pm October 12 and 9:00 am-5:00 pm October 13
Where: Harry Ransom Prothro Theatre (October 12) and Texas Union Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502) (October 13)
We hope to see you there!
We are excited to announce our event, Latino Filmmaking, on Thursday, October 11!
The event will be in the Belo Center for New Media in BMC 1.202 from 6:30-8:30 pm. We will have guest speakers that will introduce their work and talk about the state of Latino filmmaking.
Our speakers include Miguel Alvarez, Sergio Carvajal, Maru Buendia-Senties and Alex Avila.
The event will be co-moderated by Dr. Joseph D. Straubhaar, Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor in Communication (Department of Radio-Televison-Film) and Jean Anne Lauer of Cine Las Americas.
The event is sponsored by the Latino Media Studies program and the Radio-Televison-Film department in the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.
We hope to see you there!
You can RSVP and see more details about the event on the Facebook event page.
If you are attending CommUnity 2012, you should stop by and say hi.
From 6:30-8:00 p.m. on August 28, the Latino Media Studies program interns will be running a booth at CommUnity. CommUnity is the welcoming program for College of Communication students that precedes the Gone to Texas rally celebration. Various student organizations, academic advisors and career advisors will be in attendance to welcome new students. The event will also feature free food, music, games, UT prizes and a dance-off.
For the fist time, The Latino Media Studies will run a booth at the event that will feature informational pamphlets and the smiling faces of our new interns, who will be able to answer questions. New students and current students at the event are encouraged to come by and learn more about the program.
CommUnity will be on Tuesday, August 28 in the Texas Union Ballroom (UNB 3.202) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. After the event, the new Communication students will walk together to the UT Tower to enjoy the Gone to Texas rally.
We hope you stop by our booth, say hello and find out more about our program!