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Tuesday, June 13, 7pm | Panel: The Performing Arts in Spanish in New York

June 06, 2017

New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to present, in collaboration with Consulado de España en Nueva York and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, The Performing Arts in New York (Las Artes Escénicas en Nueva York). This panel discussion will be held in Spanish and will bring together performing arts professionals providing access and practical advice and sharing insights and strategies to strengthen their artistic practice.

Invited speakers include panel moderator Claudia Norman, Independent Producer, Estefanía Fadul, Director and Producer, Roberto Federico, Executive Director at Repertorio Español, Jan Hanvik, Executive Director at PAMAR, and Rosalba Rolón, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. The panel will end with a Q&A, followed by a reception where you can socialize with producers and representatives of New York City-based performing arts institutions.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 280 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Light refreshments provided.

Panelists:

Claudia Norman, Independent Producer
Claudia Norman is a cultural consultant and artistic project manager, who works in the city of New York. Claudia is the Founder and Executive Director of the annual celebration Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, which has been held in New York City since 2004. Claudia has collaborated with Sheldon Soffer Management for the Nederlands Dans Theatre, Noche Flamenca, Nrityagram, and Ravi Shankar; she was the Programs Manager in the Americas for Art International, and Artistic Director of the Latino Cultural Festival of the Queens Theatre in the Park. During the 2015 season, she was the Public Programs Producer of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Midsummer Night Swing festivals. Currently, she is producing the series Legends, in Town Hall, and co-producing the series Rebel Spirit, of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Claudia is responsible for the artistic direction of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors - La Casita (The Little House), a festival that celebrates oral and poetic traditions. Claudia has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the annual conference for the performing arts (APAP) and jury for scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Wallace Alexander Gerdobe Foundation. She has also been a lecturer at the National Arts Marketing Market, WOMEX, VIC, INBA.

Estefanía Fadul, Director and Producer
Estefanía Fadul is a New York-based director and producer. Recently, she has directed Óye Oyá by Rebecca Martinez and Rody Ortega (Milagro Theatre), The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich (SUNY Purchase), Cell by Cassandra Medley (Drama League DirectorFest), así van los fantasmas de méxico, primera parte by Matthew Paul Olmos, and El Laurel de Apolo by Pedro Calderon de la Barca (both in the Spanish Repertoire). Among other occupations, Estefanía has worked as the Assistant Director at the Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company and in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has received the 2017 National Directors Fellowship and the Foeller Fellowship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is also an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and the Van Lier Fellowship in the Spanish Repertoire, a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, and an Associate Artist at the New Georges. B.A. Vassar College.

Roberto Federico, Executive Director at Spanish Repertoire
Mr. Federico has been the Executive Director at the Spanish Repertoire since 2005. His theatrical life begun in 1970 in local theater companies in Florida, New Mexico (Santa Fe Opera), Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore (Peabody Institute), and Massachusetts (Stage West). He designed his first production at the Spanish Repertoire and joined the company full-time in 1972 when he transferred to the Gramercy Arts Theatre. Federico has served on the theater panel at the State Counsel of the Arts of New York and was a member of the Art Administration Counsel, New York. He has received multiple HOLA and ACE awards for his production designs. In 2007, along with Gilberto Zaldívar and René Buch, he received the ENCORE Award for Excellence in Art Management from the Counsel of Arts and Business. Mr. Federico has a B.A. in Art History from Columbia College and a M.F.A. in Theatre Design from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Jan Hanvik, Executive Director at Pan American Art Research Inc. (PAMAR)
Co-founder of Crossing Bridges LLC and Executive Director of the NGO Pan American Art Research Inc. (PAMAR), Jan Hanvik also was, from 2008 to 2016, the Executive Director of the prestigious institution Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in Manhattan, New York. Previously, from 2002 to 20008, he was the Executive Director of the Columbia Council on the Arts in the mid-Hudson Valley, USA. Winner of numerous government grants and an expert in cultural management, he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in El Salvador from 1990 to 1991 and in Uruguay and Argentina in 1999 and 2001. He has a Master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the New York University, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from the City College Dance Program at CUNY University in New York.

Rosalba Rolón, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Pregones/ Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
Rosalba Rolón is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, an organization that has theaters in the Bronx and in Manhattan. She has been a Fellow of United States Artists and Ford Foundation - New Works Visionary. Rosalba is a playwright and director, with main interest in the art of adaptations and collectively worked musicals, starting from non-dramatic texts. With Pregones, she has presented herself in more than 500 cities in the United States and in 18 countries. Under her leadership, Pregones acquired, renovated, and inaugurated a theater in the Bronx in 2005, and was able to consolidate the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Rosalba is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), United States Artists, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Plan. Currently, she is a member of the Leadership Institutes of NALAC and of the National Conference of Art Presenters.

Las Artes Escénicas en Nueva York, in Spanish, is possible thanks to the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in collaboration with the New York City Council. NYFA thanks Council Member Stephen Levin, for his support.


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Thursday, June 1st, 6pm | Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

June 01, 2017

The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, Editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, Fashion Designer and Multimedia Artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, Video Game Artist.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program.

The event, which will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 7pm | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

May 16, 2017

Cuba is currently in the throes of unparalleled change. Cubans are encountering U.S. citizens as new tourists to their country while Americans are being transformed by their recent engagement with the island. The mystique of change and the intensity of encounter rarely afford U.S. audiences a deep knowledge of contemporary Cuban culture in its sophistication, tradition and breadth. Cuban cinema is a powerful force that can help to shape the moment.

Cuban Lens, a one-day film showcase at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, offers context and clarity about those recent Cuban changes through film. It presents emerging filmmakers whose short works capture that transformation.

The screenings and conversations with filmmakers will engage New York audiences and reflect on important subjects like race, emigration, gender, and tensions around identity: subjects newly imagined by young and diverse filmmakers. The evening will include conversations with Directors Marcel Beltrán, Zoe Miranda and scriptwriter Alán González.

Cuban Lens is curated by Jesus Hernández. It offers a glimpse of Cuban film rarely seen in the United States. For Hernández, a producer and filmmaker who runs Bach Media, mounting such an effort is personal. "As a Cuban, I felt compelled to feature a new generation of filmmakers, the ones capturing the seismic shift taking place in my country. Plenty of festivals and series feature Cuban cinema but I specifically wanted these emerging artists -- those that might otherwise be overlooked -- to have a platform in New York City to showcase their enormous talent," he said.

Program:

-Casa de la noche, 2016 | Directed by Marcel Beltrán. 13 minutes.

-Conectifai, 2016 | Directed by Zoe Miranda. 16 minutes.

-Abecé, 2013 | Directed by Diana Montero. 15 minutes.

-El hijo del sueño, 2016 | Directed by Alejandro Alonso. 9 minutes.

-Limbo, 2016 | Directed by Rafael Ramírez, 12 minutes.

-Batería, 2016 | Directed by Damian Sáinz, 15 minutes.

All films have English subtitles.

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Bach Media, the primary producer of Cuban Lens, is a New York City based production company that distributes Cuban cinema to audiences in the United States. The company produces conferences and events year round both within the United States and internationally.

Cuban Lens forms part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminar Cuban Futures Beyond the Market at New York University.

The event, which will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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MONDAY, MAY 15 - 6pm | Feminism, Culture, Politics: A Conversation about #NiUnaMenos Argentina

May 09, 2017

With Marta Dillon, Verónica Gago and Cecilia Palmeiro

In the last decade, a powerful movement against femicide and gender inequality reignited and transformed public conversations on feminism and politics. The #NiUnaMenos movement in Argentina and Latin America has been a laboratory of these new discourses and forms of intervention.

Marta Dillon, Verónica Gago and Cecilia Palmeiro –activists of #NiUnaMenos– will discuss the history and perspective of the movement in a public conversation in Spanish and English.


Sponsored by NYU Global | Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages & Literatures, NYU | Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University | Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University .

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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30pm | KJCC Poetry Series in The Literary Mews Festival - Female Writers And Resistance

May 03, 2017

KJCC Poetry Series, curated by Lila Zemborain, presents the discussion "Female Writers And Resistance" in the context of The Literary Mews Festival, NYU's initiative for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature:

"This timely conversation will focus on the writer's individual approaches to activism and resistance in writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer."


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TUESDAY, MAY 2nd, 6:30pm | Panel 4 - Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes

April 27, 2017

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

In Spain the systematic violation of human rights during decades of the Franco Dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Mass graves, assassinations, torture, kidnapping, child slavery, and state terror of those decades remain a difficult legacy for Spanish democracy and collective memory.

Though these violations have been recognized and denounced by international organizations such as the UN and Amnesty International, the state’s failure to create mechanisms for truth, reconciliation, or reparation, has forced extraordinary interventions by civil society. Journalists, civic organizations, voluntary associations, academic researchers, documentarians and filmmakers have helped to collect material evidence, historical records, personal testimonies that reveal the cost of this long period of dictatorship.

Organized by Montse Armengou, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization - Spring 2017

~This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.~


Schedule

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30pm - Panel 4

a) Amnesty International Spain: When crime is at home

*Esteban Beltrán | President of Amnesty International Spain

b) Journalism and compromise: Denouncing a past that persists. From the Valle de los Caídos [Valley of the Fallen] to the rise of the far-right

*Jon Lee Anderson | Journalist, The New Yorker

*Miquel Ramos | Journalist, specialist in far-right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)


BIO

Esteban Beltrán is director of the Spanish Section of Amnesty International since 1997. He has also worked for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International (from 1992 to 1996). In 1997, he worked as investigator for Human Rights violations in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panamá. He has a degree in Development in Birbeck College, University of London (from 1993 to 1995).

Jon Lee Anderson is a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. He has covered numerous conflicts for the magazine, including those in Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Angola, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, and Liberia. He has also reported frequently from Latin America and the Caribbean, writing about Rio de Janeiro’s gangs, the Panama Canal, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and a Caracas slum, among other subjects, and has written Profiles of Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, and Gabriel García Márquez. He is the author of several books, including “ The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan ,” “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life ,” “Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World ,” and “The Fall of Baghdad .”

Miquel Ramos is a journalist specialized on far-right movements and hate crimes. He writes in the Catalonian newspaper Directa and other outlets. He is co-author of the Project crimenesdeodio.info and author of the investigation "La extrema derecha española durante la crisis económica 2008-2015" (Universitat de València 2015) (“The extreme Spanish right wing Turing the economical crisis 2008-2015”).

Photo: Francesc Torres


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Wednesday, April 26 - 7pm: KJCC Poetry Series - Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz

April 25, 2017

Migrant Poetry: Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz.

Andrea Cote | Gloria Gervitz.

Andrea Cote. Colombia, 1981. Es autora de Cosas frágiles (2010), Una fotógrafa al desnudo (2005),Blanca Varela o la escritura de la soledad (2004) y el libro objeto Chinatown a toda hora, en colaboración con los artistas Adalberto Camperos y Davian Martínez. Ha obtenido el Premio Nacional de Poesía Universidad Externado de Colombia (2003), Premio Internacional de poesía Puentes de Struga (2005), Premio Cittá de Castrovillari 2010 a la edición italiana de Porto in Cenere. Es una de las poetas incluidas en Poesía ante la incertidumbre. Nuevos poetas en español (Visor, 2011), antología que ha sido publicada hasta la fecha en España, Argentina, El Salvador, Colombia, México, Nicaragua, Perú y Chile, con próximas ediciones en versiones italiana e inglesa.

Gloria Gervitz. Ciudad de México, 1943. Es poeta y traductora. Ha traducido obra de Kenneth Rexroth, Samuel Beckett, Susan Howe y Rita Dove. Ha publicado la siguiente obra pética: Publicó Shajarit (1979), Fragmentos de ventana (1986), Yiskor (1987), y Migraciones (1991). Fue becaria del FONCA (1993), y del Fideicomiso para la Cultura México-Estados Unidos (1995). Obtuvo el Premio Fernando Jeno (1986).

Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

In Spanish. Reception to Follow.

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Monday, April 24, 6.30pm | Panel 4: Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

April 21, 2017

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

In Spain the systematic violation of human rights during decades of the Franco Dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Mass graves, assassinations, torture, kidnapping, child slavery, and state terror of those decades remain a difficult legacy for Spanish democracy and collective memory.

Though these violations have been recognized and denounced by international organizations such as the UN and Amnesty International, the state’s failure to create mechanisms for truth, reconciliation, or reparation, has forced extraordinary interventions by civil society. Journalists, civic organizations, voluntary associations, academic researchers, documentarians and filmmakers have helped to collect material evidence, historical records, personal testimonies that reveal the cost of this long period of dictatorship.

~This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.~


Schedule

>>Monday, April 24, 6:30pm - Panel 3 | Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

* Vicenç Navarro | Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University. Director of the Observatorio Social de España.

*Ludger Mees | Professor of Contemporary History, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

BIO

Vicenç Navarro has been Professor of Applied Economics in the University of Barcelona. He is currently Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He is also professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, U.S.) where he has been teaching during 40 years. He directs the Program in Public and Social Policy sponsored jointly by the University Pompeu Fabra and The Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of the Observatorio Social de España.

Ludger Mees is PhD in History at the University of Bielefeld, Germany and Professor for Contemporary History at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain), where between 2004 and 2009 he was Vice-Chancellor. He has been author, co-author or editor of 15 books and about 80 articles and book chapters on nationalism, social movements, historiography and agrarian history. Some of his publications are “Nationalism, Violence and Democracy. The Basque Clash of Identities” (2003), “Nationalist politics at the crossroads. The Basque Nationalist Party and the challenge of sovereignty (1998-2014)” in “Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country” (2015).

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>>Tuesday, May 2, 6:30pm - Panel 4

a) Amnesty International Spain: When crime is at home

*Esteban Beltrán | President of Amnesty International Spain

b) Journalism and compromise: Denouncing a past that persists. From the Valle de los Caídos [Valley of the Fallen] to the rise of the far-right

*Jon Lee Anderson | Journalist, The New Yorker

*Miquel Ramos | Journalist, specialist in far-right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)

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THURSDAY, April 20, 6.30pm | The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

April 18, 2017

From the AIDS epidemic in New York to the politics of human rights in Buenos Aires, activists in the Americas of the late 1980s fought against state policies that defined which human lives should be protected and which lives could be abandoned. These activists created a politics of the precarious that revealed and contested conditions of vulnerability, exposure and survival suffered by citizens who were subject to the dictates of the state. In our current context, which intensifies social and political precariousness for many social groups, their interventions have a new relevance and urgency.

In this encounter --more a conversation than a traditional lecture-- we will discuss how the entanglement between precariousness and survival shapes activisms north and south. We will focus on materials that illuminate how AIDS activism and human rights activism were interwoven, engaging works by New York artist David Wojnarowicz (who traveled to Argentina in the mid-80s), and Argentine writers and activists Nestor Perlongher and Marta Dillon. We will debate the connections between these forms of activism in the 80s and 90s and contemporary debates about precariousness as well as new form of contestation and public intervention.

**Gabriel Giorgi is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of Graduate Studies at NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature.

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MONDAY, APRIL 17 6:30pm | Civic Empowerment through Journalism - A conversation with Montse Armengou & Richard Schweid

April 13, 2017

Award-winning journalists Richard Schweid (Oscar nominee for the movie "Balseros", 2002) and Montse Armengou - NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization Spring 2017- will discuss the potential of documentary films and investigative journalism as means of civic empowerment.

Excerpts from their works “Do You Really Know What You Eat?” and “Pill In Search Of An Illness” will be screened during the event.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 - 7pm | CWS: Things That Will Be Effaced Due To Earth’s Rotation (Poems, image and sound) - Agustín Fernández Mallo

April 05, 2017

Spoken word performance featuring Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo.

Introduced by Laura Rojas.

Agustin Fernandez Mallo

Agustín Fernández Mallo. La Coruña, 1967. En el 2000 acuñó el término Poesía Pospoética –conexiones entre la literatura y las ciencias-. Con Postpoesía, hacia un Nuevo paradigm, fue finalista del Premio Anagrama de Ensayo 2009. En 2006 publicó su primera novela Nocilla Dream. A raíz de esa obra se empezó a acuñar el término Generación Nocilla para todo un grupo de autores. Le siguió Nocilla Experience (2008) y Nocilla Lab (2009). En 2011 publicó El hacedor (de Borges), Remake. Forma parte, junto con Eloy Fernández Porta, del dúo de spoken word: “Afterpop Fernández & Fernández”.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.


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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 6:30pm | Montse Armengou's "Victims of Franquismo" Series - 2nd Panel

March 30, 2017

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

In Spain the systematic violation of human rights during decades of the Franco Dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Mass graves, assassinations, torture, kidnapping, child slavery, and state terror of those decades remain a difficult legacy for Spanish democracy and collective memory.

Though these violations have been recognized and denounced by international organizations such as the UN and Amnesty International, the state’s failure to create mechanisms for truth, reconciliation, or reparation, has forced extraordinary interventions by civil society. Journalists, civic organizations, voluntary associations, academic researchers, documentarians and filmmakers have helped to collect material evidence, historical records, personal testimonies that reveal the cost of this long period of dictatorship.

~This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.~


Schedule

>>Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm - Panel 2

a) The UN reproves Spain: Forty Years of Democracy without Reparation

*Pablo de Greiff | Director of the Transitional Justice Program, CHRGJ, NYU.

b) The Forgotten among The Forgotten: Francoist violence against Women and Children

*Aránzazu Borrachero | Director of Mujer y Memoria, CUNY

*Soledad Luque | President of “Todos los niños robados son también mis niños” and spokeswoman of the Coordinadora Estatal de apoyo a la Querella Argentina contra Crímenes del Franquismo.

Bio

Pablo de Greiff was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to serve as the first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence in 2012. He is currently Senior Fellow and Director of the Transitional Justice Program at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice of the School of Law at NYU. Prior to joining NYU he was the Director of Research at the International Center for Transitional Justice from 2001 to 2014. Born in Colombia, De Greiff is the editor or coeditor of ten books related to transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and the law. As Special Rapporteur, he has presented country visit reports on Tunisia, Spain, Uruguay, and Burundi.

Aránzazu Borrachero Mendívil is a Professor at Queensborough Community College (CUNY). Her areas of interest include Critical Pedagogy, and Spanish Cultural and Gender Studies. During the last four years, she has been developing a web-based archive --Mujer y Memoria-- to house oral history projects on gender aspects of the Francoist dictatorship and democratic transition in Spain. The first of these projects, Mothers and Daughters of the Spanish Transition to Democracy, gathers, preserves and divulges the testimonies of Spanish women who became adults and mothers during the thirty-six year Francoist dictatorship. She has recently begun a second oral history project to be incorporated into Mujer y Memoria: Stolen Motherhoods. Traffic in Minors during the Francoist Dictatorship and the Democratic Transition in Spain.

Soledad Luque Delgado is the President of the Association «Todos los niños robados también son mis niños» (All robbed children are also my children). She is a member of the Coordinadora Estatal de Apoyo a la Querella Argentina (CeAqua) (Public Coordinator of Support for the Argentine Lawsuit) against Francoist crimes. She is currently a contributor for the radio program «La hora de la República» (Radio Vallekas). She is a researcher at the Instituto de Estudios de Género (Institute of Gender Studies) at the Universidad Carlos III, in Madrid (Spain). There, she directs the Seminario Permanente de Derechos Humanos : Mujer y Franquismo (Permanent Seminar on Human Rights: Women and Franquismo) to be developed during 2017 Fall semester.


Next Panels

>>Monday, April 24, 6:30pm - Panel 3| Imperfect transition and challenge of the present. Victims of Francoism, Terrorism, and the State

* Vicenç Navarro | Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University. Director of the Observatorio Social de España.

*Ludger Mees | Professor of Contemporary History, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

>>Tuesday, May 2, 6:30pm - Panel 4

a) Amnesty International Spain: When crime is at home

*Esteban Beltran | President of Amnesty International Spain

b) Journalism and compromise: Denouncing a past that persists. From the Valle de los Caídos [Valley of the Fallen] to the rise of the far-right

*Jon Lee Anderson | Journalist, The New Yorker

*Miquel Ramos | Journalist, specialist in far right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)

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Wednesday, March 29, 7pm - KJCC Poetry Series | Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé

March 29, 2017

Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé.

Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus and Lila Zemborain.

Graciela Huiano | Carmen Olle | Carmen Berenguer.

Carmen Berenguer. Ha publicado los poemarios Bobby Sands desfallece en el muro, Huellas de siglo, A media asta, Sayal de pieles, Naciste pintada, Mama Marx, y La casa de la poesía. Además de editora, es performer. Su más reciente libro, Mi lai, será publicado en inglés durante 2017.

Graciela Huinao. Nació en 1956 en la comunidad mapuche-williche de Chaurakawin. Miembro de la Academia Chilena de la Lengua Española, su obra poética ha sido antologada y traducida en varios países americanos, asiáticos y europeos. Ha publicado el poemario Walinto (2001), el cuentario La nieta del brujo (2003) y las novelas Desde el fogón de una casa de putas williche (2010) y Katrilef, hija de un ülmen williche (2015).

Carmen Ollé. Lima, 1947. Es poeta, narradora y crítica. Entre otras actividades ha sido profesora universitaria, directora del Pen Club del Perú y de la Red de Escritoras Latinoamericanas. Desde 2000 coordina para el programa Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer-Perú. Su obra incluye Noches de adrenalina, Todo orgullo humea la noche, ¿Por qué hacen tanto ruido?, Una muchacha bajo su paraguas y Retrato de mujer sin familia ante una copa.

Co-sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos Center, NYU Creative Writing in Spanish and NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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A-FEST: Encuentro de Escritores Latinoamericanos en Nueva York

March 24, 2017

PROGRAM

All the events are free and bilingual (Spanish/English), unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 27

Work Group A | Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) {53 Washington Square South} - Room 112 - Portrait Room

**9:00 am - Coffee

**9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Session A1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Feminismo y femenino en la literatura

Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Carmen Berenguer, Carmen Ollé

**1:30 pm – 4 pm (in English) | Session A2: Creating concepts for today. Women's literature against authoritarianism, fascism, and capitalism

Moderator: Gabriel Giorgi - Speakers: Cristina Rivera Garza, Helena Maria Viramontes

Work Group B |Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) - Room 215 Library

**9:00 am - Coffee

**9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Session B1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Margen y género en la literatura

Moderator: Javier Guerrero - Speakers: Mariela Dreyfus, Lina Meruane, Marcia Mogro

**1:30 pm – 4 pm | Session B2: Creando conceptos operativos hoy. Literatura de mujeres contra el femicidio

Moderator: Licia Fiol-Matta - Speakers: Sara Uribe, Alejandra Castillo

**Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and NYU King Juan Carlos Inof Spain Center (KJCC)**


Tuesday, March 28

Work Group A | Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) {53 Washington Square South} - Room 112 - Portrait Room

**9:00 am - Coffee

**9:30 am – 12 pm | Session A3: Invocando tradiciones. Lecturas de escritoras latinoamericanas

Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Lila Zemborain, Nona Fernández; Mercedes Roffé

**1:30 pm – 4 pm | Session A4: Poéticas actuales y conceptos operativos para el futuro

Moderator: Claudia Salazar - Speakers: Nadia Prado, Graciela Huinao

Work Group B | Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) - Room 215 Library

**9:00 am - Coffee

**9:30 am – 12 pm | Session B3: Invocando tradiciones. Lecturas de escritoras latinoamericanas II

Moderator: Germán Garrido - Speakers: Soledad Fariña, Carlos Labbé, Mariana Graciano

**1:30 pm – 4 pm | Session B4: Poéticas actuales y conceptos operativos para el futuro

Moderator: Paulina Soto Riveros - Speakers: Mónica Ríos, Gladys González

**Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and NYU King Juan Carlos Inof Spain Center (KJCC)**


Wednesday, March 29

4pm | Conversatorio: Representando la migración | Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, Faber Hall 568

Organiza: Carl Fischer ([email protected]) - Speakers: Helena María Viramontes and Isolina Ballesteros (Baruch College)

5pm | A-Fest: Nuevas poéticas y aproximaciones críticas | Princeton University

Organizador: Javier Guerrero

Nona Fernández: "Reconstrucción de la escena del crimen"
Alejandra Castillo: "La imagen del cuerpo feminista"

Comentaristas: Luisa Barraza, Sowmya Ramanathan, Jennifer Rodríguez

Para más información, escribir a [email protected]

7pm | KJCC Poetry Series: Tres poetas del A-fest: Carmen Berenguer (Chile), Graciela Huinao (Chile) y Carmen Ollé (Perú)

Presentación: Mariela Dreyfus y Lila Zemborain - Speakers: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao, Carmen Ollé

Where: King Juan Carlos Center, NYU {53 Washington Square South - Auditorio}

For more information, contact Lila Zemborain: [email protected]

**Co-sponsored by CWS Events, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and NYU King Juan Carlos Inof Spain Center (KJCC)**

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7 - 9pm | Salon with feminist writers from Latin America (in Spanish and English with translation) | Salón con escritoras del Afest / Book sale and exchange / Intercambio y venta de libros

Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St, NY 10002,

Organizado por: Common Notions y Afest


Thursday, March 30

6pm | Ars Disyecta: otra relación entre arte y feminismo

The Hispanic Institute for Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University

Where: Casa Hispánica 201, 612 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Speaker: Alejandra Castillo

4pm | Entre las necroecrituras y la desapropiación: escribir el presente en México y EEUU // First Spanish and Portuguese Department Colloquium: Feminist Perspectives from Latin America

Lugar: 14-19 University Place, room 222 , NYU

Speakers: Cristina Rivera Garza y Sara Uribe

Organizado por: Laura Torres-Rodríguez (Spanish & Portuguese, NYU)


Friday, March 31

3- 6pm | TRANSLATION COLLOQUIUM

Where: King Juan Carlos Center, NYU {53 Washington Square South - Auditorio}

Organized by Heather Cleary

Mentors: Esther Allen, Heather Cleary, Mara Faye Lethem, Sandra Kingery

Emerging translators: Sarah Bruni, Arielle Concilio, Lizzie Paris, Robin Myers, Rebekah Smith, Charlotte Whittle

See the details of the event here.

**Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and NYU King Juan Carlos Inof Spain Center (KJCC)**

12:30pm (lunch will be served) | DIFFUSIONS/DIFUSIONES: A round-table on contemporary Latin American women’s writing, publishing and translation

Where: Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Rutgers University, 15 Seminary Pl., 5º piso

Speakers: Cristina Rivera Garza and Anna Deeny

Moderators: Karen Bishop y Marcy Schwartz (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese), with remarks by Jeffrey Lawrence and David Kurnick (Dept. of English)

Organized by M. Schwartz y K. Bishop /Sponsored by: Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Program in Comparative Literature, and the Dept. of English, Rutgers University


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Wednesday, March 22, 7pm | CWS: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

March 10, 2017

Presentation of Puerto Rican essayist and novelist Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá.

Introduced by Rubén Ríos Ávila.



BIO

Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. Puerto Rico, 1946. Autor de Cartagena (finalista del Premio Planeta-Joaquín Mortiz en 1994), El camino de Yyaloide (1994), Sol de Medianoche (1995, galardonada con el Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura de Puerto Rico en el 2001). Las obras de la próxima década son: Elogio de la fonda (2000), Caribeños (2002) y Mapa de una pasión literaria (2003). El entierro de Cortijo fue traducido por Duke University Press con el título de Cortijo’s Wake (2004) y al francés por Éditions L’Harmattan con el título L’enterrement de Cortijo (1994). Bajo el título San Juan, memoir of a city Wisconsin University Press publicó la traducción de su guía literaria de San Juan titulada San Juan, ciudad soñada (2005). Su novela Mujer con sombrero panamá, de 2004, editada en España por Mondadori, fue premiada por el Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña como la mejor novela del año. En 2004 también se publicó la colección de ensayos y crónicas titulada Musarañas de domingo. En 2009 publica con Beatriz Viterbo de Argentina su Antología Personal de crónicas, titulada La nave del olvido. De 2010 es la publicación, con La Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, de la novela El espíritu de la luz. En 2012 publica la novela La piscina con Ediciones Corregidor de Argentina y el libro de ensayos Mapa desfigurado de la Literatura Antillana con Ediciones Callejón de San Juan. Este último libro recibió el Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña en la categoría de ensayo. El octubre de 2016 recibió el Doctorado Honoris Causa en Humanidades de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.


With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.


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The Emergency Lectures: "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?" Thursday, March 9th, 6: 30 PM

March 08, 2017

Prof. Jo Labanyi inaugurates "The Emergency Lectures" with "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?"

Professor Jo Labanyi is a distinguished cultural historian of Modern Spain and Spanish cinema. She is the Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU.

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The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture and Resistance

This series offers public scholarship in an Emergency, presenting thinkers and writers from the NYU intellectual community whose work has an urgent bearing on the present. These experts will present historical and contemporary case studies that can help us to comprehend our political moment and think together, beyond the sense of alarm and anxiety that emergencies provoke. Reflecting on Fascist Europe, authoritarian Argentina, medieval Arab Spain, the Mediterranean, the Global South, the Caribbean, and the United States, the talks will offer historical contexts for the civil and humanitarian emergencies of the present, and provoke conversations that foster our capacity for informed engagement and response.

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Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm - Panel 1 | Sites of Memory and Voices of the Past: Why Visit Them, Why Listen to Them

March 01, 2017

With Jordi Guixé, Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona; and Luis Martín Cabrera, Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project, University of California, San Diego

Organized by Montserrat Armengou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization (**) as part of the panel series Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes.

Jordi Guixé and Luis Martín-Cabrera.

In Spain, the systematic violation of human rights during the Franco dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Forty years of repression have been followed by forty years of democracy, but the state has only haltingly taken up this traumatic legacy.

Recording and preserving the stories and testimonies of Franquismo has seemed a moral imperative to journalists, writers, social historians, artists, and everyday Spaniards. Together they refuse silence and strive to remake national memory.

BIO

Jordi Guixé i Coromines (Barcelona, 1970) is a historian, founder director of the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) of the University of Barcelona Solidarity's Foundation and associate professor. With a Ph.D. in Contemporary History from both the University of Barcelona and Paris 3 (Mención Prêt d'Honneur du Ministère de la Culture), he is currently a member of several research groups, such as the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Institut des Sciences Politique du Socials (CNRS), Centre d'Estudis de les Èpoques Franquista i Democràtica of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (CEFID-UAB), the Group of Research on Memory and Society at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Centre de Recherche sur les Sociétés et Environments en Méditerranée (CRESEM) of the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD). In 2016 he was elected vicechair of the Board of the International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (IC-MEMO), one of the 31 committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). He is also an expert in remembrance public policies and has worked on the creation of the Memorial Democratic of Catalonia as head of the projects’ department (2005-2012). He published La República Perseguida, Exilio y Represión en la Francia de Franco (PUV, 2012) and His last book, "Past and Power. Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local" (UB 2016), is a collection of articles writen by specialists in multiple disciplines and discusses the key challenges of the conflict of memories in Europe and Latin America.

Since 2012 he is the director of the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM), and he is teaching at Arts Faculty as associate professor on the topic of Memory and Public Sapace. EUROM is a network promoted by the University of Barcelona which aims are analyzing remembrance policies developed in different countries and promoting new proposals linked to the multiple memories of our recent past.

Luis Martín-Cabrera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is also affiliated faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Critical Gender Studies Program, and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. A specialist in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies, Martín-Cabrera received a B.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Salamanca (Spain), an MA in Latin American Studies from Yale University, and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Martín-Cabrera's research focuses primarily on the relationship between culture and politics. He is the author of two books – Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone beyond Market and State (Bucknell UP, 2011 and Editorial Anthropos 2016) and Invisible Insurgencies: Activism and Resistance in the United States (Madrid, La Oveja Roja, 2015) - and numerous research articles, as well as a frequent contributor to alternative media outlets.

In addition, Martín-Cabrera is the Director of The Spanish Civil War Memory Project, a UCSD initiative to collect testimonies of the victims of Human Rights violations in Spain during the war and the ensuing dictatorship. He is currently working on a Digital Oral History Project, The Transandean Lithium Project, to document the impact of lithium extraction in the indigenous communities of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia.

Personal memory of Montse Armengou's son, grieving his great grandfather, who was buried in a mass grave in Montjuic after he was killed during a Nazi bombing when he was working as a railroader.

~With additional support of Institut Ramon Llull.~

(**) This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.

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