Violence in Latin America: A Roundtable Discussion


Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:00 to 11:30

Faculty and Graduate students from the Center from Latin American Studies, Anthropology, and Geography will be leading a roundtable discussion on violence and human rights issues in Latin America. Students will be talking about their field research in Brazil, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Colombia and the US-Mexico border region.  

Student Discussants:
Robert Alvarez (Latin America Studies)  "Brazil The Price of Glory: Economic and Tertiary Violence at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil"
Anna Steeves-Reece (Latin America Studies)      "Postpartum Depression and the Role of Community Health Workers in Rural Nicaragua"
Jacobo Xavier Ramírez (Latin America Studies) "Subversive Subsistence: The criminalization of Paraguayan campesino resistance to globalized agribusiness"  
Geoff Boyce (Geography) "Blowback in the Borderlands: Human Rights, Migration, and Programa Frontera Sur'
Christopher Yutzy (Anthropology)        "Brazil Doxic Propensity or Violent Mediation: How does clientelism persist in Brazil’s urban slums? "
Nicolas Espinosa (Anthropology) "Ontology is the new black. Local anxieties in the prelude of the Colombian civil war ending"

LAS Faculty Discussants: Liz Oglesby and Marcela Vasquez-Leon.

The discussion will prelude a workshop presented by the Center for Documentary from distinguished visiting filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, who will discuss their work with Skylight Films, a renowned  activist media organization. On March 3rd at 7.30 in the Loft Cinema, Pamela and Paco will present a free screening of their acclaimed documentary "Disruption" about female Latin American activists

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