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Ayotzinapa Memory Event

Come and learn about the disappeared Mexican students and teachers and the campaign to bring them back! 

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Miller Hall Lawn across from Patterson Office Tower

Enforcing equality: court rulings, indigenous women, and political participation in Oaxaca, Mexico

Within the last decade, Mexico´s federal electoral courts have taken unprecedented steps to promote affirmative action in favor of women´s political participation. At the federal, state, and municipal levels, this has largely meant rulings that support legislation on gender-based quotas for public posts.  A stumbling block to this affirmative action initiative has been the predominately indigenous municipalities that hold local elections through tradition and custom instead of universal suffrage and secret ballot. Legally recognized as part of indigenous people´s collective right to self-determination, election through custom and tradition has been difficult to fit into existing juridical logics of gender equality.  In the past three years, however, a growing number of electoral conflicts appealed to the federal courts have brought the question of indigenous women´s political participation to the forefront. I examine several of these cases to explore how the courts mediate between the question of collective self-determination and individual women´s rights, how they seek to promote a liberal notion of gender equality, and how women and communities are responding to their rulings in unexpected ways.  I argue that what is at stake is more than just women´s political participation; rather, these rulings reflect contemporary contestations over gender, indigeneity, modernity, and democracy in Mexico more broadly.  
Holly Worthen is a Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociológicas at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.  She received her Phd in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her work focuses on gender, migration, development and indigenous politics.
 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
231 White Hall Classroom Building

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Carvings with Personality: Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Furthering our exploration of Mexico through the  "¡Viva Mexico!," Passport to the World Program, the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces us to the whimsical folk art of Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico. These carved and decorated figures of animals can be found in the William T. Young Library. In this podcast, Francie Chassen-Lopez, co-chair of the "¡Viva Mexico!" Program and a professor in the Department of History, and Dara Vance, a graduate student within the Department of History, discuss the history and production of Alebrije and what can be found in the exhibit. Head to the William T. Young library to check out the exhibit and take a photo of your favorite Alebrije - don’t forget to share online and tag as #vivamexico to share it with your friends and the University! Click for more information about alebrije or the exhibit.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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Visiting Professor to Offer Short Course on Resistance and Hegemony in Mexican Politics

Spring 2014 Short Course (Feb. 12 – March 2)
 

Passport to the World: Celebrating Community with Cecilia Amador

The College of Arts and Sciences' Passport to the World program has taken students all over the world. This year it’s stopping by our neighbor to the south: Mexico.
 
One of the ambassadors of the program is English major and A&S Spanish Social Media Coordinator Cecilia Amador. We sat down with Amador to discuss events that the program has been hosting around campus and the broader Lexington community celebrating different facets of Mexican culture and identity. 
 
If you would like more information about the Passport to the World program or to see photos from previous events, please visit mexico.as.uky.edu.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK Libraries Makes Several Stops in Mexico for Passport to the World Program

University of Kentucky Libraries is adding another stamp to its passport in support of exhibitions and programs in celebration of ¡Viva Mexico!

Anthropologists Chris Pool and Mickey Loughlin Receive a Multi-Year Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Ancient Mesoamerican History

Archaeologists Christopher Pool and Michael Loughlin have spent many summers in southern Veracruz working to learn more about ancient Mesoamericans.

Songs of Mexico: Recital on works by María Grever, Tata Nacho, and Agustín Lara

Songs of México: Recital on works by María Grever, Tata Nacho, and Agustín Lara 
presented by Manuel Castillo, tenor
Free and open to the public. 
 
Mr. Castillo is a tenor, trained in the graduate program in the School of Music of the UK College of Fine Arts. For more information on him, visit http://www.manuelmcastillo.com
 
Canciones de México:  Manuel Castillo  presentará  en un recital la música de María Grever, Tata Nacho y Agustín Lara. 
 
Manuel Castillo estudió y se entrenó en tenor en el programa de Música del Departamento de Fine Arts en UK. Para más información de él visita la página http://www.manuelmcastillo.com
 
 
Repertoire for November 19th:
Arturo Buzzi Peccia (1854 - 1943)

Lolita (1892)

María Grever (1894 - 1951)
Lamento Gitano (1929*)

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
Amor vida de mi vida (1941)

Ignacio Fernández Esperón "Tata Nacho" (1894 – 1968)
La borrachita (1917)
Tengo nostalgia de ti (1920*)
Íntima (1928*)

Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937)
Torna a Suriento (1902)

María Grever (1894 - 1951)
Júrame (1926)
Despedida (1946)

José Serrano (1873 - 1941)
Te quiero Morena (1910)

Agustín Lara (1900-1970)
Granada (1932)

Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Singletary Recital Hall

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A&S Offers Mid-Semester Classes

For students who may have recently dropped a class or hope to pick up some extra credit hours, these courses provide flexibility after the regular registration period.

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