Center for Latin American Studies Upcoming Events: SPRING 2013
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Summer Institute
various locations on the OSU campus
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¡Aquí Estamos! / We Are Here!: Movements, Migrations, Pilgrimage and Belonging
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) is hosting its annual Summer Institute this year at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. This is only the fourth time in its 30-year history that MALCS has been located in the U.S. Midwest. We take seriously the location where we find ourselves—the geographical, historical, contemporary, intellectual, cultural and political place where we are—for the 2013 Summer Institute. Two thousand years ago, native people created magnificent earthworks in this region that were sites of pilgrimage for travelers from as far as thousands of miles away. This land was also home to the Shawnee, Delaware and Miami people, and hunting and trading grounds for over 40 indigenous nations. It has been home to Mexican immigrants since at least the 1920s, Puerto Rican migrants since at least the 1950s, and many Caribbean, Central and South American migrants who continue to settle in Ohio today. While Latina@s are perceived as newcomers to this and other areas, at this Summer Institute we want to critically examine the histories and heritages of our belonging, our indigenous roots and knowledge and contemporary pathways. As Chicanas, Latinas and Native American women, as well as trans and gender non-conforming people we want to recognize and interrogate the complexities of our origins, departures, migrations and returns. We invite all MALCS members to consider these questions in multiple contexts – local, regional, national, hemispheric.
2013 Festival Latino
August 10-11, 2013
Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215
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Festival Latino's mission is to provide the community with an opportunity to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through the presentation of the performing and visual arts, educational workshops and authentic cuisine. Festival Latino is the largest Hispanic/Latino event in Ohio, and attracts a multicultural audience from throughout Ohio and the surrounding states.