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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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