Charla de Merienda Presents: Machismo in the #YoTambién Era
Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

Charla de Merienda Presents: Machismo in the #YoTambién Era

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in The Commons @ Spooner Hall


Machismo is the term and “social construct” that upholds patriarchy and, at best, expects males in Latinx and Latin American communities to be brave, courageous, and strong providers. At worst, machismo underlies a decades long pattern of male aggression and violence towards women and marginalized communities. In the era of #MeToo and #YoTambién, Charla de Merienda asks: as gender relations are redefined across the Americas, should machismo survive? Join us for a riveting conversation in which we share facts, discuss opinions, and build common ground on matters concerning all of us.


Panelists:

Verónica Garibotto, Spanish and Portuguese

Pere DeRoy, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Caio de Castro, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Polo Camacho, Philosophy of Science

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Charla de Merienda Presents: The American Dream or American Carnage?
Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

Charla de Merienda Presents: The American Dream or American Carnage?

Charla de Merienda Presents: The American Dream or American Carnage?

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in The Commons @ Spooner Hall

The American Dream? A National Emergency? As the country is embroiled in a debate about immigration and national security, a subject that expressly concerns America’s identity and its values, let us come together to share facts, discuss opinions, and build common ground on a topic that touches all of us. Charla de Merienda asks: what does it mean to be American? Who gets to define it? What would you do to “pass” as something you’re “not”?

Panelists:

Charles Olcese, KU International Student Services

Gibette Encarnacion, English

Raul Saenz, Molecular Biosciences

Karen Lisondra, Resonation Music and Arts, LLC

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Charla de Merienda: Authoritarianism and The Rise of the Right in Latin America
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Charla de Merienda: Authoritarianism and The Rise of the Right in Latin America

Join us on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm for the second Charla de Merienda, “Authoritarianism and The Rise of the Right in Latin America,” a discussion about how the rise of authoritarian and rightist ideology has emerged in Latin America. Our discussion will range across topics a number of topics and perspectives. Charla de Merienda is hosted at The Commons at Spooner Hall, located at 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS, 66045.

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Charla de Merienda: Borderlands in the Caribbean, Latin America, and U.S.
Nov
8
2:30 PM14:30

Charla de Merienda: Borderlands in the Caribbean, Latin America, and U.S.

Join us on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:30-4:00 p.m. for the first Charla de Merienda, “On Borderlands in the Caribbean, Latin America, and U.S.,” a discussion about migration, border crossings, identity and the tension that arises in contested spaces. Our discussion will range across topics human movement and settlement throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States alter landscapes and shape individuals and societies on all sides and in-between? Charla de Merienda is hosted at The Commons at Spooner Hall, located at 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS, 66045. A traditional meal of rice, beans, and light refreshments is provided.

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Panel Discussion: On Human Migration and the Immigration Crisis
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: On Human Migration and the Immigration Crisis

This panel discussion will focus on human migration and the immigration crisis. Our aim in this discussion, as it has been in our previous events and blog posts, is to entertain the most charitable or best formulations of all the positions in circulation. Second, we hope to do this in a way that entertains the merits and failings of every position in an honest and substantive way. Join us as we conduct a dialogue on the very human phenomenon of migration.

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