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Film Screening: 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC 68 Voices is a series of animated shorts that retell 68 indigenous stories narrated their native tongues. Created by Gabriella Badillo under the premise that “no one can love what they do not know,” 68 voices seeks to strengthen bonds between indigenous and non-indigenous language speakers; fostering pride in the indigenous communities that make up Mexico’s cultural richness.

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Film Screening: El verdugo (The Executioner)

Luis Garcia Berlanga’s black-comedy masterpiece of 1963, _El verdugo_ critiques Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job. Influenced by Italian neorealism, this caustic film depicts what Berlanga called “the invisible traps that society sets up for us”. A personal attack on both capital punishment and Fascist Spain, it evaded the state censors and is now regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.

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Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide)

La Grieta (The Divide) by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017, 76’) Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 1st Public Lecture: Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor

Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor Introduction and Screening by Julio Ramos Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include _Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX_ (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as _Divergent Modernities_ in 2002), _Paradojas de la letra_ (1996, 2007), and _Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual_ (2012).

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Juana I

This reading will introduce the bilingual edition of Ana Arzoumanian’s _Juana I_ to American audiences. Arzoumanian’s genre-defying tour de force is delivered via a trance-like, first person narration that collapses time and space. It is both a love poem to and poetic justice for Juana of Castile, aka “Juana la Loca” the mad queen of Spain. Performed in Spanish and English by Gabriel Amor and Ana Arzoumanian and preceded by a short animated film.

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Panel discussion | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Conversation on the exhibit Miradas Paralelas/Parallel Looks. Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror with curator Zara Fernández; photographers Soledad Córdoba (Spain) and Gohar Dashti (Iran); and Carmen Fernández-Távora, deputy director of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation. The discussion will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in both languages. “Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror,” curated by Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo, provides the platform for the first encounter between female photographers from Iran and Spain who, despite their distant origins, surprise us with their affinities.

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Exhibit | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

ON VIEW from Tuesday, September 18 until Sunday, December 9, 2018. Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror, provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities. Curators Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo’s sharp look has brought together in six well-differentiated couples. Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba’s symbolic universe; Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan, an authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings; the luminous papers, the profound colors that cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits; weightless presences move through Ghazaleh Hedayat and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos; and disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, stories of fragility and solitude in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs.

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KJCC welcomes Prof. Julio Ramos, Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as Divergent Modernities in 2002), Paradojas de la letra (1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012). In 1990 Ramos edited and introduced Amor y anarquía: los escritos de Luisa Capetillo.

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Exhibit | Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

On view at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center | February 23- Extended to June 2nd., 2018 (Picture: Édouard Duval-Carrié | Queen Candace and The Three Kings) Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together over a dozen contemporary artists working across a range of media to interpret an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary. Authorities found the “Book of Paintings” in 1812 during the investigation into a major antislavery conspiracy.

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Video Interview | Keila Grinberg - Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Keila Grinberg, Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). Meet her along this filmed interview, where she explains more of her current research about illegal enslavement in Brazil, in preparation for her first public lecture on this topic to be carried out on Tuesday, February 27, 2018: ‘Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America’.

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NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2018

Keila Grinberg joins NYU as the Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin AmericanCultures and Civilizations. She is an Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). She has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University (2009) and the University of Michigan (2011⁄2012), and a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2015⁄2016).

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NYU KJCC welcomes Prof. María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Residence for Fall 2017

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco joins NYU as the King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Fall 2017. Jiménez-Blanco is a distinguished Spanish art historian, whose main field of interest is the relationship between art and politics in 20th century Spain. Since 1995 she has been a faculty member of the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and from 2002 to 2006 she taught at the Departament d’Humanitats of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

_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.

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

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.

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

_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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

_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.

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

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.

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A-FEST: Encuentro de Escritores Latinoamericanos en Nueva York

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.

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

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

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).

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

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

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. More on the Series: The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture and Resistance

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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

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.

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Panel Series | Victims Of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes

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

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Wednesday, February 22, 7pm - "Autocinema": Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s collection

On Wednesday 22, at 7pm, KJCC will host the discussion “Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s recent collection”. A bilingual edition translated by New York-based poet and translator Mark Weiss will be presented, in dialogue with Mariela Dreyfus. Introduced by Luis Madrigal. Bios Gaspar Orozco. Chihuahua, México, 1971. Ha publicado los libros Abrir fuego, el volumen colectivo, El silencio de lo que cae y Notas del País de Z. Ha traducido poemas chinos de la dinastía Tang y poetas de lengua inglesa.

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Thursday, February 16, 6.30pm | "The Museum of the Old Colony" Roundtable Discussion

A discussion engaging the exhibit called “The Museum of the Old Colony”, conceived by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano and now on view until March 16th at KJCC, and taking up the politics of representation in photography, the cultural impact of colonialism, and the image repertoires and national imaginaries of Puerto Rico. Panel Arlene Davila - Cultural Anthropologist, New York University David Gonzalez - Journalist, Sidestreet Columnist, Editor, LensBlog, The New York Times Nelson Rivera - Artist/Curator, University of Puerto Rico Erika P.

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image from ​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Montse Armengou

​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Montse Armengou

“I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!” (Armengou/Belis, Spain, 2013) Q&A with Montse Armegou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the _Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen)_, a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government. The place is a symbol of the dictatorship.

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The Museum of the Old Colony : Opens Thursday February 2nd

Puerto Rico has endured 523 years of continuous and ongoing colonial rule: first under Spain, and, since 1898, as a possession of the United States. The island, an “unincorporated territory of the United States” has been plunged into a catastrophic debt crisis and a punitive program of austerity. It is widely regarded as the world’s oldest colony. The Museum of the Old Colony is a work of conceptual art conceived by Pablo Delano.

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We are happy to announce that our mission to foster and promote Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures is now reaching Twitter. Through this means, we hope to start new conversations within the NYU community, as well as with our fellow organizations devoted to academic and cultural endeavors in the New York City area. Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on @KJCC_NYU to keep track of our news, lectures and events.

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Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU

Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU y presentación del primer número impreso de la revista con su especial temático “Cuerpo” Presentan: Lila Zemborain Juliana Muñoz Toro Nadia Villafuerte y el equipo editorial de la Revista Temporales In Spanish. Reception to follow. 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.

image from Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: “La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos” Participants: Antonio José Ponte. Introduced by Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese) Antonio José Ponte (Matanzas, Cuba, 1964) is considered one of the most prestigious Cuban essayists. Among the most notable of his books are Las comidas profundas (Deleatur, Angers, 1997), Un seguidor de Montaigne mira La Habana/Las comidas profundas (Verbum, 2001), El libro perdido de los origenistas (Aldus, México, 2002).

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Monday, Dec 5, 6:30PM Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market” Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st century Cuba delves in the dynamics of production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and commercialization of food in contemporary Cuba as a way to understand the socio-cultural forces transforming contemporary Cuban society. Acclaimed food writer Anya von Bremzen and awarded director Asori Soto will talk of their most recent projects in which they explore contemporary Cuban food stories.

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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM KJCC Poetry Series: “Anne Carson and Decreation” (4)

Participants: Mónica de la Torre. Introduced by Natasha Tiniacos. Mónica de la Torre is the author of four previous poetry collections—two in Spanish and two in English, and several chapbooks, including The Happy End (The Song Cave). A native of Mexico City, she has translated Latin American poets and co-edited several multilingual anthologies, most notably Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon). Her work has been published in magazines such as Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, and The New Yorker.

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Granados at NYU

Saturday, November 19, 4:00 p.m. Granados at NYU Steinhardt This two-day festival celebrates the legacy of Enrique Granados through concerts, lectures, panel discussions, and master classes. Co-curated by doctoral candidate in Piano Studies Isabel Pérez Dobarro and Sergi Casanelles, Adjunct Faculty in Film Scoring. “Reconstructing the Concierto Patético” “Granados: Virtuoso and Teacher” Eduardus Halim (NYU Steinhardt, Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies) Adam Kent (SUNY Oneonta, Music Faculty) José Menor (Enric Granados Auditorium, Pianist in Residence)

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Nov 17 & 18 - Symposium: Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Organized by Josep Maria Muñoz. **Josep Maria Muñoz **is the Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization. Established in 1983, thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Petrie, this endowed professorship allows New York University to bring an eminent scholar of the politics, economics, history or culture of modern Spain to campus each year. PROGRAM Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00-6:15 p.m.: Welcome address and introduction to the symposium:

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TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE

TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN RECORDING This urgent teach-in gathered the NYU community to make sense of a Donald Trump presidency and to consider the meaning and consequences for the United States and the world. Speakers included NYU faculty and students.

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Alternative Spaces of Cuban Cultural Life: Torre de Letras, La Noria, and Colección G. November 14, 2016 @6:00 PM

Cuban authors and critics Reina María Rodríguez, Gilberto Padilla, and Oscar Cruz, in conversation with Ana Dopico and Walfrido Dorta (In-house Postdoctoral Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market”). Reina María Rodríguez (Havana, 1952) is recognized not only as a major poet but as an advocate for alternative cultural spaces in Cuba. She used her rooftop home, informally known as La azotea de Reina, as an intellectual salon that has impacted literary life in Havana for three decades.

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Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:00PM: Poet Bianca Stone in the series "Anne Carson and Decreation" (3)

Participa: Bianca Stone. Presenta: José Luis Rico. Bianca Stone es poeta y artista visual. Autora de Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours y artista de la edición ilustrada especial de Antigonick, de Anne Carson. Coedita junto con su esposo, el poeta Ben Pease, la editorial indepediente de poesía Monk Books y dirige la Fundación Ruth Stone, una organización dedicada a la promoción de la poesía y de las artes, así como a preservar el legado y casa de Ruth Stone en Vermont.

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EAT SPAIN UP! TAKES OVER KJCC THIS WEEK

THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Tuesday-Thursday, October 25-27, 6:30 p.m. Eat Spain up! Food & Culture Sessions Eat Spain up! is a week-long cultural event dedicated to the food and culture of Spain and its regions. Guest regions: Madrid, Burgos and Extremadura. Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. Extremadura: Born and Bred A journey into the food and culture of Extremadura. A region where food and landscape are intimately joined; land of acorn fields and their famous inhabitants, the Iberian pig.

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THIS FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM - DOUBLE EXHIBIT OPENING: Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain & Estrada Design Kitchen

You are invited! A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from cheeses to wine to olive oil, its fish preserves spices or its coveted ham. A collection of photographs by various artists that highlights the iconic foods of Spain and their relationship to the land and the people. An exhibition designed by Manuel Estrada for Foods and Wines from Spain. A retrospective of Manuel Estrada´s work on and around food.

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Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. - KJCC Poetry Series: Señal Collection

Part of the series “Anne Carson and Decreation.” Participants: Luis Felipe Fabre and Ugly Duckling Presse Committee. Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. He has published a volume of essays, Leyendo agujeros: Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and the poetry collections Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España, and Poemas de terror y de misterio. He has been curator of the Poesía en Voz Alta Festival and Todos los originales serán destruídos, an exhibition of contemporary art made by poets.

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PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Performance Theories and Practices

Curated by Cristina Colmena (PhD Candidate, NYU Spanish Department) and Ana Sánchez Acevedo (PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center) PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES is a two-day event, exploring ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance through the talks with creators and performers. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigating the connections between art and audiences, the aesthetic and the socio-political, it will examine a diverse range of dramaturgies that bring these different media into contact.

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A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

Come join us to the first public lecture of Josep Maria Muñoz (Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization, Historian, Director of L’Avenç magazine) In Spain today, one hears old lamentations about new crises. The lasting impact of the 2008 financial crisis and its social consequences have produced a persistent new pessimism, one that has overshadowed the decades of economic growth and social welfare that Spain achieved with a democratic government and integration into the European Union.

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VIDEO - Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at NYU, in conversation with KJCC Director Ana Dopico. They discussed Anderson’s long personal and professional connection to Cuba, his work, `the current historical moment, and the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.

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Coming up soon: Closing of Seis del Sur - BARRIOS photo exhibit

“Seis del Sur: \ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\” – is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur Photo Collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Francisco Molina Reyes II, and Edwin Pagán.
The exhibition builds on their documentary photography in the Bronx to create a wider imaginary for the barrios and communities of LatinoAmerica. The works featured in “Barrios” (\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz) invoke, reclaim, and explode the notion of the “barrio” in order to reflect on community as experience and metaphor in Latino and Latin America.

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Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his final public event at KJCC. Jon Lee Anderson will reflect his long connection to Cuba, U.S.-Cuba relations and the current historical moment. Reception to follow.

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Storytelling the Revolution is available here: https://livestream.com/nyu-tv/kjccsymposium

Thursday & Friday, April 21 & 22, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Symposium: Storytelling the Revolution - Narrative and Latin American Revolutionary Politics 1959-2016 Symposium directed by Jon Lee Anderson, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2016. Journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer. If you missed the symposium you may view it here: http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium[](http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium) An edited version in Spanish will be also available in the coming weeks.

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Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. : “Los misterios de Rita Indiana”

The Creative Writing in Spanish Program presents: “Los misterios de Rita Indiana”. Featuring Dominican writer, composer and vocalist Rita Indiana. Presented by Urayoán Noel. In Spanish. Reception to follow. With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. [](http://cwspanish.as.nyu.edu) The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program. ![]()

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Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM: writers Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

Spanish writer Miguel Angel Hernández will read his text: “El arte en la novela: contaminaciones entre crítica y literatura”; Argentinian wtiter Reinaldo Ladagga will present “Editor, curador, escritor, artista: juego de roles en la literatura y el arte contemporáneos.” Introduced by writer and essayist Sergio Chejfec (NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Program). With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

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Wednesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. : Cuban artist ALEXIS ESQUIVEL

The KJCC Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science and the Law” invites you to a conversatorio with Alexis Esquivel: “El tema racial en el arte cubano contemporáneo: de Queloides a Drapetomanía.” Alexis Esquivel is a Cuban visual and performance artist whose work has often explored themes of history, race, and identity, particularly in a Cuban cultural context. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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Video (bilingual): check it out if you missed "Beyond Sorrow: Rethinking Flamenco for the 21st Century"

With flamenco singer Marina Heredia (Flamenco Festival New York), dancer, choreographer, writer, and organizer Paloma McGregor (Angela’s Pulse, Dancing While Black), Latina/o cultural theorist Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis), artist and performance theorist Sebastian Calderón Bentin (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), and flamenco dancer and scholar K. Meira Goldberg (CUNY Grad Center, Fashion Institute of Technology.) Historically, flamenco artistry was generated as a dazzling, resistant response to the discrimination and poverty endured by the Roma of Spain and other marginalized communities in Andalusia.

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Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.: Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his first public lecture entitled “Reporting on War and Power in the Americas.” An incisive and courageous chronicler of Latin American political life, power, culture, war, and global conflict, and a defender of journalism and journalists in the hemisphere, Anderson is in residence as Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizationsas the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices.

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KJCC welcomes Jon Lee Anderson as Andrés Bello Chair for Spring 2016

The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is delighted to welcome eminent journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson to New York University this spring. An incisive and courageous chronicler of Latin American political life, power, culture, war, and global conflict, and a defender of journalism and journalists in the hemisphere, Anderson is in residence as Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations as the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices.

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Happy Holidays!!!!

The King Juan Carlos Center staff wish you a happy holiday season! We will see you back in the Spring semester. Happy New Year!!!!

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Friday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. - PANEL: SEIS PLUS: An Evening With The Bronx Photo League

The landscape may have changed, but the South Bronx is still home to photographers committed to documenting their neighborhoods from the inside. Chief among them are the members of the Bronx Photo League, a group whose recent Jerome Avenue Workers Project looks at a blue-collar community facing development and gentrification. Join us for a conversation with shooters David “Dee” Delgado, Nina Robinson, Rhynna Santos and Edwin Torres as we explore changing neighborhoods, technologies and audiences.

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Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. - “Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

“Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón” by Juan González,Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, (Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! Reception to follow. RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE. THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED HERE.[](http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/tribunesforthepeople)[](http://www.kjcc.org/)

image from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sonia Manzano and Juan González in Conversation: Latino Performing Artists and their Community

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sonia Manzano and Juan González in Conversation: Latino Performing Artists and their Community

This unprecedented event, hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, took place on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square). Introduced by NYU Vice Provost Uli Baer and KJCC Director Ana Dopico. Juan González, the longtime Daily News columnist and Democracy Now co-host, will led a dialogue with these acclaimed writers and performers of stage and screen about their lives, their work, the arts, and the cultural politics that have shaped their careers and communities.

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Tonight, 7:30 PM Film screening: La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, 1h 28’)

Organized by NYU Professor James Fernández. The film was screened at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center when it first came out 15 years ago, and now we will screen the newly remastered version, at this special commemorative event. Director David Riker and some of the film’s cast will be present at the screening and discussion. Glenn Lovell wrote in “ Variety”: “A heartbreaking look at the abuses heaped on Latino laborers in New York City, David Riker’s “The City” can take its place beside such postwar neo-realist classics as Rossellini’s “Paisan” and Buñuel’s “Los Olvidados.

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Tonight, Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. - Unpayable Debt: Capital, Activism and the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis

With Frances Negrón (Columbia University), Juan González (Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations), Carlos Pabón (University of Puerto Rico), and Rafael Bernabe (University of Puerto Rico). Co-moderated by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé (Fordham University) and Rubén Ríos (NYU). In English. Reception to follow. 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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Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. - Juicio Oral: Los Entuertos del Quijote en la Versión Quechua

The recent news of the translation of the second part of don Quijote to Quechua –the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Andean region- has raised great expectations in Peru, Latin America and Spain, countries that are celebrating the 400th year anniversary of the book’s publication (part two,1615). However a careful reading of the Quechua version of Cervantes’ novel (part one), contains inaccuracies and arbitrariness that begin from the very title.

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Keynote at 6:30p.m. today: Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture, and Representation November 13 2:00pm - 8:00pm

This event will explore the uniqueness and particularities of cultural production and the ubiquitousness in the transnational cultural industries of Caribbean subjects. Bringing together scholars of popular culture and race and gender dynamics in the region, the presentations will explore the genealogies of Latino culture, migration and cultural borrowing, cultural networks, and the tensions between national identities and cosmopolitanism, high culture and popular culture. Speakers include keynote Frances Negrón Muntaner (Columbia University), Luis Rosario Albert (Universidad del Turabo), Odette Casamayor (University of Connecticut), Arlene Dávila (NYU), Jill Meredith Lane (NYU), Wilfredo Burgos Matos (CUNY), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Zaira Rivera (Universidad de Puerto Rico), Yeidy Rivero (University of Michigan), Yesenia Fernández Selier (NYU), Alex Trillo (Saint Peter’s University).

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On-going colloquium Friday: #CubAngola 40: Rethinking the 1975 Afro-Cuban War

With Piero Gleijeses, Linda Heywood, Christabelle Peters, Adriano Mixinge, Tony Pinelli and Ned Sublette. In November of 1975 the Cuban government made a major military intervention in Angola’s independence process. Forty years later we gather to commemorate this historical moment and its consequences with #CubAngola40 - a daylong symposium at New York University. The conference gathers participants, witnesses, critics and scholars to remember and reconsider the event, to illuminate its political and cultural consequences and rethink the relevance of this important chapter of Global South history.

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Tonight at 6:30 p.m.: Close-Ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin - with Susan Meiselas and Hermione Harris

With SUSAN MEISELAS and HERMIONE HARRIS **VOYAGES (1985), 42 min. ** SCENES FOR A REVOLUTION (1991), 110 min. MARK KARLIN (1943-1999), one of the greatest British filmmakers of his generation, created an outstanding body of philosophically rich, formally bold work that explored themes of history, memory, labour, and political agency in a time of neoliberal despair. Foremost among his achievements are the five films he made on the Nicaraguan revolution: spanning the Sandinista decade, focussing on rural and urban grassroots movements, attentive to the sadness and disappointments of the revolutionary process, they are a remarkable chronicle of a remarkable era.

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Tonight at 7:00 p.m. - CWS Program - Gabriela Mistral: Conmociones

With Juan Gelpí (Universidad de Puerto Rico) -“Entre la paz y la Guerra Fría: La docencia de Gabriela Mistral en la Universidad de Puerto Rico”- and Diamela Eltit -“Gabriela Mistral, signos y consignas”. Moderated by Lila Zemborain. In Spanish. Reception to follow. 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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This Wednesday: Celebrate Mexico Now 2015 -12th Morelia International Film Festival Winners

A Celebrate Mexico Now tradition lives on. The Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most renowned gatherings for contemporary cinema, presents six award winning short films from its 2014 edition ranging from animation to documentary: Man of Maze ( El hombre del maíz ) by Irving Mondragón; and Stories (Historias) by Ana Ireri Campos Estrada - Special Mention for a Short Documentary Never Come Back (Nunca regreses) by José Leonardo Díaz Vega - Best Work from the Michoacan Section 9:30 am (9:30 am) by Alfonso de la Cruz - Best Animated Short Film The Wear of Agony (El sudor de la agonía) by Mariano Rentería Garnica - Best Short Documentary Ramona (Ramona) by Giovanna Zacarías - Best Short Fiction Film All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Panel tonight: Hashtag Latinid#d - 7:00 p.m.

This panel will engage the potential and problematics of social media from a Latin@ perspective. Bringing together a scholar, an influencer, and a writer/performer, the panel seeks to move beyond simply celebratory or cautionary approaches in an effort to capture the complexity of Latin@ social media. We also hope to explore the hashtag as a tool for research, activism, and community and creative work. #HashLat. Panelists: Jillian Báez (College of Staten Island, CUNY), George Torres (Sofrito Media Group, @urbanjibaro), and Jennifer Tamayo (writer, performer, Managing Editor for Futurepoem).

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Friday, October 23rd 6:00pm Opening: Seis del Sur - BARRIOS / “\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\”

*“Seis del Sur: Barrios \ˈbär-ē-ˌōz* is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur Photo Collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Francisco Molina Reyes II, and Edwin Pagán.
The exhibition builds on their documentary photography in the Bronx to create a wider imaginary for the barrios and communities of LatinoAmerica.

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image from Wednesday, October 21st 7:00pm “Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

Wednesday, October 21st 7:00pm “Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

by Juan González, Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! TRANSCRIPT ANA DOPICO: My name is Ana Dopico. I’m the director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. And it’s my pleasure and honor to welcome you here tonight for the first lecture by Juan González as the Andrés Bello chair in Latin American culture and civilization at the Center and at New York University.

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Thursday, October 15th 6:30pm, KJCC Poetry Series Coleccion de Poesia Transatlántica del sello Amargord

With Benito Del Pliego (Spain), Mariela Dreyfus (Peru), Andrés Fischer (Chile), Forrest Gander (US), Pedro Larrea (Spain), Mercedes Roffé (Argentina), Roger Santiváñez (Peru) and Lila Zemborain (Argentina). Introduced by Edmundo Garrido (Chile). Agenda: 6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Lila Zemborain and Edmundo Garrido. 6:45 p.m. Readings by guest poets. 7:30 p.m. Intermission and book sales. 7:45 p.m. Reading by guest poets. 8:15 p.m. Open dialogue. 8:45 p.m. Reception. Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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Andrés Bello Chair Juan González joins The Deadline Club's 2015 Hall of Fame

The historic New York press organization The Deadline Club has that Andrés Bello Chair Juan González, Democracy Now co-host and Daily News columnist, will be inducted into its Hall of Fame for 2015! An amazing honor from an august organization and with an extraordinary cohort of journalists inducted in 2015! Congratulations, Juan González!

Wednesday, October 7, 7 PM Expanding the Narrative: The Struggle for Latino Studies and American Higher Education

Juán González brings to the KJCC the struggle for Latino Studies, the history of the field, and the lessons for the political present in the university and beyond. With Virginia Sánchez Korrol (professor emerita and former chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York); and Carlos Muñoz, Jr. (professor emeritus, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley. and founding chair of theNational Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS)).

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Young Lords discussion: Archived live streamed

**On Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. Juan González, Andres Bello Chair in Latin American Culture and Civilization, leda discussion about “The Young Lords and the Modern Latino Community” with panelists** Johanna Fernandez (Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College; author of the forthcoming book, When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974.); Darrel Wanzer-Serrano (Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Pubic Advocacy, The University of Iowa; author of The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation); Iris Morales (former leader of the Young Lords Party and producer of the PBS documentary, Palante, Siempre Palante!

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Welcome to the Fall Season at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

New York City is exciting in the autumn. From our threshold on Washington Square, the season brings a different light and a new energy. September inaugurates a new academic year and an exciting Fall season at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University. I began my tenure as Director a year ago, in September 2014, as the first Latina Director of the KJCC. As a scholar of the Americas, the Global South and Cuba, and a Cuban–American, it is an honor to continue the Center’s mission and lively history.

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Upcoming Events

  • Films MexicoNow: 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo
  • Conferences Ceremony: Jerrilynn D. Dodds medal by Consul General Rafel Conde de Saro
  • Readings KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Gravedad
  • Readings CWS Series | Conversation with Colombian writer Juan Cárdenas
  • Discussions CWS Series | Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno
  • Conferences Simposio | Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de vida
  • Films NYUSPS CALA Fall 2018 Film Series | The Immigrant Experience: Visions of Diaspora on Film in America and Abroad
  • Discussions CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font
  • Conferences CWS Series | Conversation about the novel Sumar, by Diamela Eltit
  • Conferences Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 2nd Public Lecture | Diverging Undergrounds: The Experimental Films of José Rodriguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968
  • Films Spanish Cinema Week: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)
  • Films Spanish Cinema Week: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)
  • Films Spanish Cinema Week: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)
  • Films Spanish Cinema Week: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)
  • Lectures CWS Series | Presentation of Temporales magazine
  • Past Events