Past Events

Spring 2018
BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar
"Violence Unresolved: Argentina and the Problem of the Perpetrator"
Friday, January 19, 2:30 pm in Schwartz 103
Professor Ram Natarajan, University of Arkansas

Screening of the movie Dolores-co-sponsored and hosted by Sin Fronteras, Heller School
Date: Thu Jan 25th 5:30-8:30pm (Documentary followed by discussion).
Location: Intercultural Center 
Food will be available during the discussion.
Lunch Field Trip to Panela de Barro (Brazilian per kilo and churrascaría)
co-sponsored by IBS Latin American and Brazilian Initiative
Friday, February 2nd. 12pm-2pm 
Lunch is provided, but you must arrange transportation 
(229 Newtown St, Waltham, near Moody Street)
BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar
"Touched by Music: Enchantment and Aspiration in Venezuela"
Friday February 9, 2:30 pm in Schwartz 103
Dr. Yana Stainova, Dartmouth University

Friday March 9th, Jessica Priestley, Jane's Travel Grant
Friday March 16th, Max Sedita, Janes' Travel Grant
Talk by Dr. Sara Castro-Klarén
John Hopkins University
Kiss of a Spider Woman
March 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Wasserman Cinematheque
Exclusive screening of a 35mm copy of a classic film, Kiss of a Spider Woman, which is the story of political imprisonment during a military dictatorship in a Latin American country. But it is also a story about the emergence of queer identities, and about the power of film and storytelling.

Clínica de los migrantes
Clinica de Migrantes is a medical drama about a year in the life of Puentes, one of the only health clinics in the U.S. involved in the politically controversial practice of providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. By law, illegal immigrants cannot obtain health insurance, and receive no regular medical treatment. At Puentes, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Steve Larson attend to an ever-growing population of housekeepers, prep cooks, and construction workers. Many come to Puentes after being turned away at other hospitals. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, Clinica de Migrantes tells the story of America's true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them.
March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm, Olin Sang 112

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.