Tuesday, December 6th (12-1:00 ; 206 Ingraham Hall)
"Murder in the Carpa Cubana: Racialized Reporting and the Execution of Chief Red Wing for the Murder of Evangelina Cavazos, 1930-1931"
Presented by Peter Haney, Independent Scholar.
About the Speaker:Peter Haney is a sociocultural anthropologist living in Madison, WI. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin and has taught Anthropology, Latin American Studies Latina/o Studies, and Spanish at institutions including the University of Texas at Austin, the Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, CSU-Pueblo, and the University of Kansas. His research has appeared in journals including the Journal of American Folklore; the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology; Pragmatics; Language and Communication; and Text, Practice, Performance; as well as numerous edited volumes. Much of his work is available online at https://independentscholar.academia.edu/PeterHaney
About the presentation: During the twentieth century, the state of Texas executed only one person who was believed to be Native American. Known as Chief Red Wing, the man was a dancer in the Carpa Cubana, a San Antonio-based Latina/o tent show, and he was sentenced to death for killing and raping Evangelina Cavazos, the two-year-old daughter of the show's manager. This paper analyzes the ways in which ideologies of race and the ambiguous racialization of Mexicans in the U.S. affected newspaper coverage of the case. Readers of English-language newspapers in the state read a different version of the story from that available to readers of the Spanish-language press. In the English newspapers, Chief Red Wing's claim to membership in the Cherokee nation led reporters to interpret the case according to the narrative of the innocent white woman victimized by an animalistic man of color, placing Evangelina in the "white" racial slot.
Accounts of Red Wing's bizarre behavior before and after the trial are as striking in the English-language press as they are noticeably absent in the Spanish-language press. Finally, readers of the English-language accounts missed information that would have made sense of Red Wing's eleventh-hour appeal for clemency based on a claim to Mexican nationality.
Jorge Franco, author of the acclaimed novels Rosario Tijeras and Paraiso Travel, will be joining us for a Q&A session via Skype from Colombia. Participate in the conversation to learn more about his works, and bring the questions you always wanted to ask him. There will be a book giveaway. The event will be in Spanish, and there will be food! Followed by the 'Día de las Velitas' celebration.
Thursday, December 8th
Friday, December 9th
Please join us as we proudly present our Pi Poderosas of Fall 2016 and help us welcome them to the UW-Madison yard. These pretty penguins have been working very hard and believe us when we say that they're very excited to meet you all! #ThePenguinsAreComing
Friday December 9, 2016 | 8:07 PM | Humanities 2650
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (KDChi), was established on April 6, 1987, at Texas Tech University. We are a Latina founded, but not Latina exclusive, service and academic based organization. KDChi aims to help women of all backgrounds achieve the dream of a higher education, to provide leadership development opportunities, to foster a worldwide network of professionals, and to promote lifelong learning and civic engagement. Our organization's traditional values are Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership.
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eer and Job Opportunities...
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Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on LACIS
Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Department of Language and Literature at Lee University cordially invites submissions for the Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Latin American and Iberian Studies on March 25, 2017. This conference will bring together undergraduate students and professors from a wide variety of disciplines.
The conference focuses primarily on the languages, literatures and cultures of Latin America and Spain, but interdisciplinary submissions will also be accepted from related areas including Service Learning, Cross-Cultural Experiences, foreign language methodology, and others.
This year, we are also inviting students from surrounding high schools to participate in the conference. These students are welcome to observe undergraduate presentations and show off their own research projects in the Upper School Language, Culture, and Literature Showcase. Please note that this showcase is a smaller, walk-through poster session that will take place during the undergraduate conference.
Please send a one-page abstract of approximately 250 words as an MS-Word document that clearly identifies the aim(s) of the paper, the rationale of the study, and finding (if applicable). Since we recognize that not all papers will be completed by March, "works in progress" will be accepted. Send the proposal/abstract via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2017. Include your name, institutional affiliation, and email address as well as a brief biography and any kind of technology needed. All presentations will have a 10-12 minute limit.
Abstracts and papers may be submitted in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. Since one of our goals is to bring undergraduate students and faculty together, papers co-authored by undergraduate students and faculty advisors will be considered. A $10 registration fee is required if you are presenting; this fee includes the cost of breakfast and lunch.
77 million Americans work for an hourly wage. Their median income is $34,142. They don't make a lot of money-and worse, their income and expenses are inconsistent. As a result, they frequently don't have enough income to cover expenses, so these Americans spend $100 billion every year just to make ends meet. They lose 10-30% of their income to things like payday loans, overdraft fees, and late bill fees. It is expensive to be poor.
Even is an Oakland-based financial technology startup with the mission of building a new type of bank: one purposefully designed to help people living with the realities of 21st century poverty. A bank that automatically manages its customers' finances. Pays their bills. Balances their budget. Saves and invests. And at the tip of the iceberg, gives each and every customer a weekly paycheck of purely disposable income.
We're looking for warm, thoughtful people to provide excellent, compassionate service to our Even members.
For many of our members, Even will be the first positive interaction they've ever had with a financial service. You will be responsible for making them feel welcome, and helping them feel comfortable with a new product that's unlike anything they've used before. You will play equal parts friend, therapist, and technical support. You'll serve people with respect and without judgment.
As an Even Advisor, you will:
Act as the first point of contact when our members have an issue or question related to Even
Act as a friendly and reassuring voice when our members struggle with a job loss or other life event
Help to scale our Advisory team: designing processes, interviewing prospective team members, and identifying and optimizing for the metrics that matter
Work closely with the engineering team to make sure you have the tools you need to make our member's lives better
To succeed, you'll need:
Excellent writing skills. You'll interact with our members via in-app chat.
Empathy. Our members are often struggling with real, existential crises, and you'll be the person they turn to for guidance.
Drive. You'll be working at a small, very fast-paced startup. Lots of people call their startups fast-paced. They are slow compared to how quickly we move. We don't mean to toot our own horn- we're just trying to be upfront about how you'll need to be emotionally ready for how quickly we will expect you to learn and grow. In return, you'll be given the opportunity to learn and do things outside your job description, and the support you'll need to succeed at them.
(optional) Experience communicating in Spanish. In an effort to best serve individuals who primarily speak Spanish, we would like to begin offering bilingual support to our members.
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com, concisely and concretely describing why you think you're a great fit for the role. We'd rather learn about you in this context than read over your resume, so please don't include one.
You can also learn more about our hiring process and the values behind the Advisor role in this blog post written by Quinten, one of our cofounders:
Augsburg CGEE is hiring in both Central America and Southern Africa. Please consider sharing this email with anyone interested in working with us, particularly any recently graduated students (or graduating May 2017) that are interested in the field of international education, intercultural development, social justice, or simply want to live and work abroad:
We are hiring in two locations for our International Resident Assistant (IRA) position, one for Central America, and one for Southern Africa. The IRA position promotes a healthy living/learning environment for semester students and participants in short-term educational seminars and assist in the operation of all educational programs.
Please see each posting for full details (note that there are two separate job postings and applications, please apply for the region in which you are most interested):
*Southern Africa* (http://bit.ly/2fJw36k). Primarily based in Windhoek, Namibia, with additional travel to various cities in Namibia and South Africa as part of position duties.
*Central America* (http://bit.ly/2gPwGNv). Significant travel as part of position duties, between Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. *Spanish/English bilingual skills are required.*
All are welcome to apply! Follow the direct links given above, or search keyword "International Resident" at Augsburg's Employment listings: www.augsburg.edu/hr.
Teach for America
Teach for America deadline approaching
2017 will be here before we know it. Where will you be this time next year? By joining Teach For America, you will be part of a powerful network of 50,000 taking on the fight of our time. As a corps member, you'll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You'll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom. As an alum, you'll join a diverse community continuing to fight inequity from every sector.
Want a glimpse inside a TFA corps member's life? Check out "The Real Life of Teachers" web series to see how corps members Jenn, David, and Pocco are building a better future for the next generation.
What does 2017 hold for you? Apply to the Teach For America corps today.
NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016
All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. 50,000+ alumni network.
CARA Pro Bono Project
Now more than ever, it is important to fight for justice for Central American families seeking asylum in the United States. The
CARA Pro Bono Project, a legal services and organization in one of the United States' three family detention centers, is looking for passionate people to join their staff. You can read more about the South Texas Family "Residential" Center, where CARA works, here:
http://wapo.st/2brm6Yj. I'm writing to inform UW-Madison students of the opportunities available to them with the CARA Pro Bono Project.
For current undergraduate students:
Each week, a new team of lawyers, paralegals and activists from around the country comes to Dilley, Texas to devote their energy and efforts to getting Central American women and kids out from "babyjail" and a fair hearing in a US court to apply for asylum. Even as an undergraduate student, your Spanish skills would be a tremendous asset to the team, and this can make a meaningful alternative spring or winter break. Contact
Maggie Schumann, former undergraduate long-term volunteer, for ways of making it affordable. More details:
Summer legal assistant
A small number of individuals spend extended periods at the CARA Pro Bono Project as long-term volunteers. Because CARA runs primarily on weeklong volunteers, your longer-term presence means you'll become a valuable member of the team. If you're thinking of pursuing a career in law or social justice work, this is for you. Reach out to
Maggie Schumann, a former undergraduate long-term legal assistant, for more details on what the position entails and ways of making it affordable.
For recent graduates:
This position is ideal for a recent graduate with strong Spanish skills and considering a career in law. This is not about copying; in such a small team you will do everything except represent clients in court. Although listed through CARA's partner organization, Texas Rio-grande Legal Aid (TRLA), the paralegal will work with CARA's team at the South Texas Residential Center. More details:
This position heads up CARA's outreach efforts. It is most appropriate for someone with a few years of working experience. It is 3-month contract, starting as soon as possible, but if you are interested and unable to go immediately, send in an application to be alerted of future opportunities. More details:
For those with a graduate degree:
Also listed through TRLA, this position is appropriate for licensed law graduate. The staff attorney will work with the volunteers and other staffers while representing the Central American mothers in immigration court. For more details:
We are currently accepting applications for Consular Fellows - Spanish positions.
The Consular Fellows Program (CFP) is a unique national service opportunity with the Department of State to live and work overseas as part of an Embassy or Consulate community.
New hires will receive a competitive salary, paid housing while overseas and may be eligible for a recruitment bonus of up to 10% of their basic salary. This incentive would be paid in two installments: one upon completion of the first two-year assignment, and the second at the end of the second two-year assignment (48 months service). Consular Fellows may also be eligible to participate in the Department's Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) at any post in which they serve. For more information on the program, click
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.
Sponsored by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Department of History, this program explores the history of the Dominican Republic from first contact with European powers, to the age of colonization, to the dictatorial regimes of the post-colonial period, to present-day relations with the US. Tying these themes together, you'll also examine the place of baseball within the history and culture of the Dominican Republic.
Led by UW-Madison History Professor Karl Shoemaker, you'll be treated to guest lectures from local experts and excursions to historical sites and attractions, including MLB Academy.
You'll receive in-residence credit for History 225. Scholarships available!
For more info about this and other study abroad programs, visit studyabroad.wisc.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad Resource Center in 106 Red Gym, weekdays from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Castro & Gutierrez Law Office
Two available positions at Castro & Gutierrez Law Office. We are looking for two legal assistants as soon as possible. They must be fluent/advanced in Spanish. We practice Immigration Law, primarily family benefits.
Please see the attached PDF of the posting in the UW Job Center for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Attorney Mary Castro (email@example.com).
International Career Connections: Alumni Mentoring
Thursday, Nov. 17; 6:00 pm
UW-Madison alumni are coming to campus and they want to talk to you about their careers and yours! Come to meet and network with alumni who took their international experiences to work with them in a broad range of career areas, from business to education, science to communication. Learn about the paths that former students took to get where they are today and get advice for your own next steps. Refreshments will be provided.
Joaquim Nabuco Award 2017
Call for Submissions
The Brazil Initiative of the International Division in collaboration with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program sponsors the
Joaquim Nabuco Award, given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a degree-seeking University of Wisconsin-Madison student. The essay may be written in English or Portuguese and should have at least 15 double-spaced pages. The competition is not open to previous Joaquim Nabuco Award winners. The prize, a lump-sum cash award of $2000, is given to one graduate and one undergraduate student each.
The winners are strongly encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil. Applicants must agree to present their paper in person during the Fall semester following the receipt of the award and must make every effort to be introduced by their faculty/thesis advisor.
Applications should include a cover letter stating the student was enrolled at UW-Madison during the academic year. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Deadline for submissions is TBA. Please direct questions and send electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Bloggers Sought for LACIS Blog!
Did you study abroad or intern in a LACIS country? Are you following a particular current event? Did you attend a LACIS event? We want to hear what you think! Write a brief post, include pictures or videos, and we will share it on the LACIS blog! (Please note that your blog posting may be edited down for size or content, if needed.)
Contact the LACIS social media intern, Jesus Del Toro (email@example.com), with any questions or with your finished product!
Get Involved with Colombia Support Network!
Want to get more involved with international advocacy on the UW-Madison campus?
Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers serves to bring awareness on the UW campus about the human rights atrocities occurring in Colombia, encouraging UW students to become educated and engaged in the CSN solidarity mission through volunteering, spreading our peaceful mission, and sending student delegations to peace communities in Colombia.
The Colombia Support Network was created in 1989 to provide support to Colombian communities and organizations in areas of conflict which seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violence means. There are more than 6 million displaced persons in Colombia, and more than 31,000 persons have "disappeared" since 1990s. Peaceful civilians have faced attacks from rebel groups such as the FARC, as well as paramilitary forces which are indirectly - and sometimes directly - aided by a government which serves to protect solely the interests of the wealthy. This March, important peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC forces are likely to reach a deal, making the current issues in Colombia especially relevant.
Engagement with CSN-UW Badgers can be as simple as liking our Facebook page [Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers], and considering attending future CSN events, such as movie series or speakers! We're also looking for new leaders who are passionate about human rights and might one day go on a delegation to Colombia with CSN.
For more information on the Colombian peace process, you should find this website very helpful: www.peaceinsider.com
International Division, IRIS award seed grants for interdisciplinary research
Six interdisciplinary research projects that blend place-based scientific inquiry with international expertise have been awarded incubator grants by the International Division and the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
These projects focus on Africa, South Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, in fields as diverse as public health, child development, civil engineering, climate science, archaeology, genetics, virology, and environmental studies.
Offered this year for the first time, the grants are aimed at bringing together faculty in STEM fields who are conducting place-based research abroad with experts from regional and area studies centers within IRIS.
Funding for these awards, of up to $50,000 each, comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and other International Division funds.
All levels of Spanish speakers are welcome at this informal weekly conversation table, sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. On Facebook: La mesa de conversación - UW Madison. On Twitter: @UWMesa.
nternational Reach is a unique volunteer program that places international speakers in schools, campus venues and community organizations for short presentations. It provides interesting opportunities for individuals to share perspectives on their home countries with teachers, students and area residents for the purposes of furthering global education and intercultural dialogue. International Student Services (ISS) coordinates the International Reach Program.
BRIDGE International Friendship Program
BRIDGE (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) pairs new international students with American students for a whole semester based on similar interests, personalities and needs. BRIDGE provides new international students with a friend, ally, resource person, and cultural navigator. The program offer numerous cross-cultural activities, learning experiences and fun. To learn more, visit www.iss.wisc.edu/bridge.
Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project
MDGAP educates the campus about eight United Nations development goals on poverty, hunger, education, gender eqaulity, global health and the environment. The project also links students with hands-on , goal-related research, internships and volunteer opportunities in order to further job skills, foster global competency, and advance the goals. For details, visit www.iss.wisc.edu/mdgap.
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