Past Events

Fall 2017

October 27Hunt Lecture in Economic Anthropology presented by Daniel Goldstein (Rutgers) "Biometric Regulation of Immigrant Labor: From IRCA to E-Verify and Beyond";  Schwartz 103, 2:30pm

November 3rd- Hector Hoyos (Stanford University) talk, 11:00,  "A Nation Anew: García Márquez's Noticia de un secuestro (1996) as Refoundational Fiction" Perlman Lounge 113

November 9thLa buena vida documentary screening on mining and Indigenous Rights, 5pm Shiffman 219

November 16th-Historian and Documentary Filmmaker Aviva Chomsky (Salem St. University) discussion of La buena vida documentary, 1pm, Alumni Lounge

November 16th 4-6pm, SCC I Am Global International Bazaar (including Brazilian and Latin American tables)

November 29, 4-6 pm, Mandel Atrium, Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on Comparative Revolutions panel-"Translating Revolutionary Theory into Practice; A Conversation with Profs. Brian Meeks (Africana Studies, Brown University) and Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi(History; Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)

November 30-
 (date and time subject to change) Latin American and Brazilian Initiative (IBS, Heller, LALS) Mixer at the Stein

December tbd-
 Diversity series talk with Prof. Anita Halling and PhD Candidate Adam Gamwell of "This Anthropological Life"


AY 2016-2017

September 15, "Spect-actors Change the Script towards more Equality and Inclusion: A Forum Theater Event with Doris Sommer and Jennifer Cleary"

September 29, "Theatre for Social Changepieces," CAST and LALS hosted a visit by Daniel Bryan, Executive Director of the Pachaysana Institute and Resident Director of Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally along with students from American and Brown Universities.

October 5, "How are we talking about immigration in the 2016 presidential election?"with Brian Fried (POL) and Madeleine Lopez (ICC and HIST)

Friday, 10/14 Genuis for Sale! Conference presentation
Elizabeth Ferry, Anthropology Brandeis University
"Golden Means: Value Transformations of Gold in Colombia"

Friday, October 28From Antiracist Education to Electoral Campaigning: The Complex Calculus of Race and Politics in Brazil Presentation with Dr. Antonio José Bacelar da Silva, University of Arizona. 
Monday, October 31, 2:30-4:30 SCC atrium.  Día de los muertos celebration!

December 8, Mandel Center Faculty Lunch Symposium presentation by Elizabeth Ferry "Tangible Assets: Gold in Finance and Mining"

January 20,  Brazil lunch (Panela de Barro).  RSVP required.

February, Q and A with Reneé Contreras documentary filmaker with CAST 170a, Documenting the Immigrant Experience

March 6-10, Brazil Week @ Brandeis.  Samba, capoeira, roundtables, narcopolitics!

March 7, Standup comedy with renowned comedian, Marga Gómez

Additionally, related other related campus events included:

September 19th, Summer of Violence

co-sponsor: AAAS Department

moderated by Dr. Chad L. Williams, Associate Professor and Department Chair of African and Afro-American Studies

September 27th, "In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club"
co-sponsors: TRISK and AHORA

Facilitated by Julio R. Oyola, Assistant Director of LGBTQ Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA and currently serves on the committees for Boston Black Pride and Boston Latinx Pride.

October 10th, Indigenous Peoples Day-Teach In
A day of learning for the entire brandeis community focusing on Native culture, history and their struggle for social justice.

 October 19, Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education, conversation with Marina Offner, Brandeis Admissions, and Santiago Montoya '19.  Sponsored by Ethics Center.