Erin Beck: “From Mobilization to NGO: The Advances and Limits of Indigenous Evangelical Women’s Collective Action in Guatemala”
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A Work-in-Progress Talk
“From Mobilization to NGO: The Advances and Limits of Indigenous Evangelical Women’s Collective Action in Guatemala”
Erin Beck is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon and a member of the CLLAS Advisory Board. If you would like to participate in this work-in-progress discussion, email the author for a full copy of the paper: beck(at)uoregon.edu.
ABSTRACT: In the mid-1980s, in the face of growing conflicts within the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala, a group of indigenous women from various Mayan ethnolinguistic groups mobilized to counter discrimination against them within the church and provide support to their peers by forming an organization called the Fraternidad de Presbiteriales Mayas (the Fraternity). A decade later, their organization › Continue reading
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|May 9, 2013|
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|May 16, 2013|
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2013 Latin American Studies Spring Speaker Series
May 6: “Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil” Keisha-Khan Perry (Brown University) 3:30 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library
May 9: “Democracy, Development, and the Puzzling Success of Brazil” Peter Kingstone (King’s College London) 4:00 p.m., 112 Lillis
May 23: “Beyond the Punishment Paradigm: Mapping Africa and Brazil During Samba’s ‘Golden Age’ (1920s-1940s)” Marc Hertzman (Columbia University) 3:30 p.m., 240C McKenzie
The contents of this Speaker Series were developed under a grant from the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program, International Studies Division, U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Additional support was provided by: Global Oregon, the Office of International Affairs, the Lundquist College of Business, and the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
Mark Carey, Honors College, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
April 11-May 23, 2013
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, 282 Lillis Hall
- APRIL 11, Central Station (1998), Walter Salles, 106 minutes. DISCUSSANT: Gabriela Martínez (School of Journalism and Communication). An emotional journey of a former school teacher, who write letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, in search for the father he never knew.
- APRIL 25, Captains of the Sand (2011), Cecília Amado and Guy Gonçalves, 96 minutes. DISCUSSANT: Simone da Silva (Romance Languages) A year in the lives of a gang of street kids known as Captains of the Sands, who are hunted like common criminals and later became men as they discovered sex, death, and freedom.
- MAY 2, Line of Passage (2008), Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, 113 minutes. DISCUSSANT: Monique Balbuena (Honors College) Working-class single mother Cleuza tries with only intermittent success to keep them on the straight and narrow in a corrupt, sprawling, anonymous city.
- MAY 9 , Antonia (2006), Tata Amaral, 90 minutes. DISCUSSANT: Simone da Silva (Romance Languages) Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexi
- MAY 16, Almost Brothers (2004), Lucia Murat, 102 minutes. DISCUSSANT: Victoria Langland (Department of History, UC Davis. Switching back and forth in time between the 1970s and the 2000s, the film follows the friendship between a middle-class left-wing political activist and a criminal from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
- MAY 23, Zuzu Angel (2006), Discussant: Marc Hertzman (Center for Brazilian Studies, Columbia University)
|June 6, 2013|
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Knight Library Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St., Eugene
University of Oregon Campus
- Latino Roots Student Short Documentaries
- Oregon Folklife Network’s Self-Documentation Toolkit
- PCUN Archives and CAPACES Leadership Institute
- Opportunities/Oportunidades Outreach Program of the Division for Undergraduate Studies
The Oregon Latino Heritage Collaborative core collaborators include the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, UO Libraries, School of Journalism and Communication, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos (PCUN) and CAPACES Leadership Institute, Oregon Folklife Network, College of Arts and Sciences, Labor Education and Research Center, College of Education, UO Division of Undergraduate Studies, and AMIGOS Multicultural Services Center.
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This event is cosponsored by the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, UO Libraries, and SELCO Community Credit Union.
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