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Community Meeting Teach-in
October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Community Meeting this week will feature a teach-in led by Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Téofilo Espada-Brignoni. More information about the session below.
Resistance, Creativity, and Joy: Sketches of Latin American Heritage
When scholars and enthusiasts try to make sense of any aspect of Latin American heritage, they must understand the uniqueness of the different countries, cultures, and communities that we group under these seemingly all-encompassing terms that erase the complex, troubled, and rich history of our nations. Latin American history, literature, science, music, and scholarship are filled with nuanced concepts that evidence the hybrid and shifting nature of the self and identity. As Osvaldo Saidón once wrote, the problem with Western thought is the belief that things that exist stay the same (2005). Latin America and the diverse cultures sometimes veiled by language’s tyranny is a site of both real and imagined resistance. However, we must never think that Latin America is just a cry against Imperialism or one of its by-products. We are what emerges from a series of complex dialectical and relational processes. In this presentation, my goal is to use music, literature, and science to provide brief sketches of Latin American heritage and inspire you to learn more about the world.