Latin American Studies
Creating and preserving a national park for half a century, through guerrilla wars and battles with cocaine cartels, reflects a form of state presence that Dr. Claudia Leal calls the Nature State: policies that assert that caring for nature is among the government’s essential responsibilities.
Marlen Sanchez has a solution for climate change that starts with Nicaraguan farmworkers. Erika Takeo has a plan for how Californians can help.
They and union-activist-turned ecologist Dionys Melgara will be outlining their strategy at two talks at San Francisco State University on Thursday, Feb. 8. The first, at 12:20 p.m., will be in the Ambassador David Fischer Briefing Room, Humanities 281. A second talk begins at 5 p.m. in Burk Hall 210.
4 p.m. Nov. 14, Humanities 286
Conversation with director following screening
Resisting the Right-wing Offensive: Lessons from El Salvador´s Grassroots
The coordinator of a leading Central American environmental and social justice movement will speak at San Francisco State on the afternoon of Nov. 2.
A survivor of the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican young people studying to be teachers is scheduled to provide an update on the campaign seeking justice for the disappeared. Omar Garcia will offer information on how to support those efforts during a talk Thursday, September 28, at 11 a.m. in room 587 of the Humanities Building at San Francisco State University.
Brazil through the World News Prism
Heloiza Goldspan Herscovitz
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
CSU Long Beach
HUM 119 (on the Humainities Courtyard)
3 p.m., Tuesday, September 27
For two decades, women who work in the export plants of Ciudad Juarez, have been found murdered. The death count in these "femicides" has risen to nearly 400 now, yet only 2% of the murders have been prosecuted. As the mothers of the murdered women have pressed for justice, they, too, have been threatened. Their decision to place their story in the hands of artist Brian Maguire is told through the film "Blood Rising."
Honduran feminist activist Karla Lara will perform and discuss three decades of political struggle through music and theater on October 16 at 4 p.m. in the International Relations Briefing Room, HSS 362. She is part of "an extensive artistic movement that creates songs that express the identity, history and rhythms of a better Honduras that they are building together," according to her website.