César E. Chávez Celebration Program

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POLITICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISM

Fifth Annual César E. Chávez Celebration Program -Spring 2017

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”  

~ César E. Chávez

APRIL 2017

Monday, April 3 |6:00 pm – 7:00 pm |Heritage Room, Shriver Center |Oxford Campus
Keynote presentation and panel: 
“Beyond the Struggle: Political and Social Justice Activism in Higher Education –Nuestras historias (Our stories)” 

Feminist author and Miami University Assistant Professor Daisy Hernández will discuss her journey as an activist and the power of coalition building through creative writing. She will be joined by graduate students Wendy De León, Bianca Zamora, Esther Claros Berlioz and Angel Raymundo, who will share what it means to be an activist in 2017 and the influence of familia in their activism.

Daisy Hernández, keynote speaker

 

 

Keynote speaker Daisy Hernández, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Miami University, OH. 

 

Graduate student panelists

Wendy De León is a master’s student in the department of Gerontology at Miami University. As a Latina, Wendy is interested in the health and well-being of Latino older adults as well as the services and programs available to this population.

Esther Maria Claros Berlioz is a doctoral student in the department of Educational Leadership in the Leadership, Culture, and Curriculum program at Miami University. Originally from Honduras, Esther came to the United States to pursue her dreams of studying abroad in the U.S.A. Her research interests include immigration reform and how it affects Latino and Latin American youth, the use of art as resistance and the biopolitics of immigration.

Angel Raymundo is a first-year master’s student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program at Miami University. Angel got his bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at Iowa State University where he helped form a student activist group called Leaders United for Change (LUCHA).

Bianca Zamora is a second year student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program. She currently works as a research assistant with Dr. David Perez II on The National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education and serves as an advisor for Miami University’s Sigma Lambda Gamma, a Latina-based sorority. Growing up in a farm labor camp, she saw the power of the Latina womxn to mobilize, heal, and resist systemic oppression which inspires her passions to work with Latina youth and college womxn. Her research is centered on womxn of Color graduate students experiences of healing and resistance as well as bisexual latinidad in a postcolonial society.

YouTube video Panelists interviewed by Lorena Mora-Mowry, Mujer Latina Today, Media partner

Photo: Community March 2016

Tuesday, April 4 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Dulobois Room B, Shriver Center, Oxford Campus
“¡No Nos Moveran!” –Advocacy in Action, From Oxford, OH and Beyond
Forum followed by Community March and Breaking of the Bread for Peace and Justice program

4:00pm Joining “La Causa” -Coalition building, strategies of resistance and change, local activists panel

Magda Orlander; undergraduate student; Roxanne Ornelas, director, Women Gender and Sexuality Program; Kate Rousmaniere, Mayor, City of Oxford

5:00pm Farmer workers, immigrants labor, and the blueprint for active citizenry,”   presentation followed by panel

Guest speakers: Kathleen Kersh, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.; William Miller Jr, Ohio Farmers Union; and Alfredo Huerta, Miami University Food Institute

Attorney Kathleen Kersh will discuss the key challenges farmworker communities in Ohio currently face, including access to clean and safe housing and increased immigration enforcement under the new administration. Guest panelists will discuss how these challenges might also impact community labor, agricultural sustainability, sustainable food production, food security and healthy food access. 

6:00pm Community March -Departure from Shriver Center to the Interfaith Center

6:30pm Breaking of the Bread for Peace and Justice, and Poetry program -The Interfaith Center (16 South Campus Avenue, Oxford OH 45056)

Poetry program lead by Bianca Zamora featuring Miami’s undergraduate and graduate students.

Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures with support from the Department of Geography; the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program, the Office of Diversity Affairs; and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program; and in partnership with the City of Oxford; the Department of Educational Leadership; Miami University Institute for Food; the Miami Hillel Foundation;  The Interfaith Center; and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

 

Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs

 

Mujer Latina Today, Media partner

Celebration Program, Planning committee

  • Esther Claros-Berlioz, PhD student, Department of Educational  Leadership
  • Wendy De Leon, Graduate assistant M.G.S., Scripps Gerontology Center
  • Angel Raymundo, Graduate assistant, Department of Educational  Leadership
  • Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, associate director, Center for American and  World Cultures, Global Initiatives, chair planning committee
  • Silvia Rothschild, Latino community outreach coordinator, Center for American and World Cultures, Global Initiatives
  • Bianca T. Zamora, Graduate research assistant, Student Affairs in Higher  Education

MARCH 2017

Wednesday, March 15 |7.30 pm |Hall Auditorium |Oxford Campus
“Coming Together: An evening of Peace and Hope”
Miami University Symphony Orchestra Centennial
Featuring Mexican guest conductors Eduardo Garcia Barrios & Arturo Márquez
Tickets : Miami University Box Office
Adults $10, Seniors $7, Students/Youth $7
(513) 529-3200 | www.MiamiOh.edu/boxoffice

Related link: Concierto de esperanza y paz en Miami University -Entrevista a Ricardo Averbach, director, Symphony Orchestra by Mujer Latina Today. Coming Together: An Evening of Hope and Peace website.

Coming Together: An Evening of Peace and Hope. Miami University Symphony Orchestra

Contact us for more information on our programs and how to get involved.
Jacqueline Rioja Velarde | Communications & Marketing
Latin(o) American & Caribbean Initiatives | UniDiversity
Center for American and World Cultures | Global Initiatives
Miami University | 513.529.65.18 | riojavjd@MiamiOH.edu

 

Spring 2016 – Program

Macmillan Hall Exhibitions

March 30 – April 29, 2016

Latinos in Rural Ohio, LiRA -Exhibition
Stories of cultural heritage, values and aspirations
MacMillan Hall Gallery, First floor
Free and open to the public

This image is part of the Latinos in Rural america poster

LiRA poster image

PRESENTATIONS

March 30
4:30 pm- 7:30 pm, presentation, gallery tour and reception,
MacMillan Hall Galleries (Lobby, First floor)

Opening presentation and gallery tour 
Clara Román-Odio, Director of Latino/a Studies, Kenyon College

Latinos in Rural America (LiRA) is a public humanities project designed to broaden knowledge, engagement and understanding of the Latino/a experience in rural Ohio. This project pursues the goal of providing an intimate window into the lives, origins and aspirations of Latinos in Knox County, home to Kenyon College. The oral history project is rooted in interviews and direct personal interactions with members of the community who represent diverse economic conditions, stages of life and aspirations within the broad social fabric of Knox County.

Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and the Cesar Chavez Celebration Program Committee and in partnership with the Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies
For detailed information about the exhibition visit the websites below:
http://digital.kenyon.edu/lkca/
http://www.kenyon.edu/academics/departments-programs/latinoa-studies/lira/

To learn more about the guest speaker visit the link below:
Clara Román-Odio
http://www.kenyon.edu/directories/campus-directory/biography/clara-roman-odio/

Other related link:

Clara Román-Odio: Iconografía Sagrada en Las Producciones Chicanas by Mujer Latina Today
http://mujerlatinatoday.com/?p=1559

Thursday, March 31
6:00PM-7:00 PM, 322 McGuffey Hall

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Andrew Escudero, Brown University
“‘Obama Escucha, Estamos en la Lucha’: Civil Disobedience in the Immigrant Rights Movement”

About the keynote speaker:
Dr. Kevin Escudero’s teaching and scholarship examines the political activism of undocumented immigrant youth and their use of the law as a tool. He is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies at Brown University (2015-17) and will begin as an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies in July 2017. Dr. Escudero holds a Masters in Studies of Law degree from Yale Law School (2015) and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley (2014). His research interests include Immigration and citizenship; law and society; comparative racial and ethnic studies; and social movements. His article “Organizing While Undocumented: The Law as a ‘Double Edged Sword’ in the Movement to Pass the DREAM Act” was published in the crit – A Critical Legal Studies Journal (2013). His current book manuscript, Organizing While Undocumented: Intersectional Movement Identities in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston, is expected for submission in November 2016.

Related link: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/kescuder

Latino Futures: Student Presentations and Roundtable Discussion with Local Activists and Latino Studies Scholars
Moderator: Hannah Noel, Latin American, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies Program, Department of Global & Intercultural Studies

8:00PM-9:00 PM, 322 McGuffey Hall

Inspired by the cross-racial coalition building of Chávez and Dolores Huerta, groups of students from the course “LAS/AMS 315: The Latin American Diaspora: Latinos in the Midwest” will present small group research projects (5-10 min. each) and then engage in a dialogue with scholars and local activists on the historical legacy of building alliances across racial/ethnic lines and even national borders when it comes to social justice campaigns, including immigrant and refugee rights, police brutality, labor rights, and environmental racism.

Roundtable discussion

  • Kathryn Espino, Program coordinator, Office of Latino Affairs, Wright State University
  • Toni Ortiz, Associate Vice President for Latino Affairs, Wright State University
  • Kate Rousmaniere, Mayor, City of Oxford
  • Chanell R. Upshaw, President of the Black President’s Caucus and Vice President for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Related link: https://www.wright.edu/latino-affairs/about/staff-directory

4th Annual César E. Chávez Celebration Program 

 Social Justice Forum, MacMillan Hall, Great Room

Program at a Glance

April 1, 2016
9:00 – 10:15 am

Lost in Translation, Graduate students panel
Moderator: Hannah Noel, PhD
Panelists:

  • Ancilleno Davis, PhD student, Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology “Science: Lost in Translation”
  • Esther Claros-Berlioz, PhD student, Educational Leadership “Identidad Tornasol

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Latinos in Ohio: Cross-Racial Coalition Building and Social Activism -AMS/LAS 315 Undergraduate Student Panel
Moderator: Hannah Noel, PhD

Panelists:

  • Victoria Alexander: “HIV/AIDS in the Midwest: a Growing Epidemic Among Latinos”
  • Mary Health: “Comparative Linguistic Analysis: Political Discourse on Undocumented Immigration”
  • Apish Manicka: “One Way Farm: Latinos and Homeless Youth in Southeast Ohio”
  • TJ Stachler: “Latinos and Labor Recruitment in the Midwest”
  • Kaitlin Thompson: “Outdated Thought: Xenophobic Discourses and Latina Representation”
  • Shane Thayer: “Latinos and Activism in Southeast Ohio”
  • Rikki Kucinski: “Bilingual Education in Ohio”
  • Brianna Noll: “Spanish Curriculum for Professional Schools in the Midwest”
  • Demi Wideman: “Latino Labor and the Theory of Work Adjustment”
  • Javier Salas: “Diversity in Action: Latinos and the Quest for Academic Success”

Cultural Identity and Latinos Experience at Miami University, video produced and directed by Emily Bovenzi, Casie Jameson, Christian Flores, Chris Lush, Jewel Gaymon, Danny Bressler, and Tyler Olsen.

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Latino Leadership in South West Ohio, panel

Moderator: Yvania Garcia, assistant director, Office of Diversity Affairs
Panelists:

  • Antonio Duran, graduate resident director, Student Affairs
  • Jacqueline Rioja, associate director, Center for American & World Cultures
  • Silvia Rothschild, Latino community outreach coordinator, Center for American & World Cultures
  • Kelly Sosa, resident director & academic advisor, Student Affairs
  • Ricardo Treviño, resident director, Student Affairs

Related link: http://ochla.ohio.gov/

2:30–3:00 pm

“Latinidades in Ohio: Latinos and Social Activism” Art Contest, Winner award presentation

Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, associate director, Center for American and World Cultures

Special guests

Constancio Arnaldo, Visiting assistant professor, Asian/Asian American Studies Program

Reception to follow

Sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, and the Office of Diversity Affairs, in partnership with the Latin American, Latina/o and Caribbean Studies Program, and with contributions from American Studies Program; Asian and Asian American Studies Program; Barahona Latino Resource Fund; Black World Studies Program; College of Education, Health and Society; Department of English; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Enrollment Management and Student Success; Farmer School of Business; Social Action Center, Office of Community Engagement and Service; Women’s Center; and Women, Gender and Sexuality Program

Cesar Chavez Celebration Program, Planning committee

  • Esther Claros-Berlioz, PhD student, Department of Educational Leadership
  • Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, assistant director, Office of Diversity Affairs, co-chair planning committee
  • Hannah Noel, Visiting assistant professor, Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies Program, Department of Global & Intercultural Studies
  • Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, associate director, Center for American and World Cultures, Global Initiatives, co-chair planning committee
  • Silvia Rothschild, Latino community outreach coordinator, Center for American and World Cultures, Global Initiatives

poster and schedule for the 4th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

Contact us for more information on our programs and how to get involved.

Jacqueline Rioja Velarde | Communications & Marketing
Latin(o) American & Caribbean Initiatives | UniDiversity
Center for American and World Cultures | Global Initiatives
Miami University | 513.529.65.18 | riojavjd@MiamiOH.edu

Spring 2015
3rd Annual César E. Chávez Celebration Program

César E. Chávez 2014 biopic film:  History is Made One Step at a Time Screening and discussion

Cesar Chavez 2015 Film PosterFilm directed by: Diego Luna
Starring: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich

This biographical film explores both the public and private life of famed activist and labor leader César Chávez, in his struggle to gain civil rights for Mexican farm workers in California. Special attention is paid to Chávez’s role in the formation of United Farm Workers (UFW), the labor union that employed non-violent protest strategies in the face of brutal resistance from wealthy farming industrialists.

Michael Peña (American Hustle, Million Dollar Baby) stars as César Chávez, and John Malkovich (Les Misérables, The Killing Fields) plays the role of Bogdanovich Senior, Chávez’s fiercest adversary.

When: Wednesday March 31st, 2015 starting at 8:30 PM

Where:
The Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center,550 E Spring Street, Oxford Ohio 45056

Find parking at Miami University at: https://www.units.miamioh.edu/prk/visitors/
For more information about this event and other programs -visit the CAWC calendar of events and/or find us on Facebook.

Event sponsors:
The Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Planning Committee
Student Activities
The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

Contact us for more information on our programs and how to get involved.

Jacqueline Rioja Velarde | Communications & Marketing
Latin(o) American & Caribbean Initiatives | UniDiversity
Center for American and World Cultures | Global Initiatives
Miami University | 513.529.65.18 | riojavjd@MiamiOH.edu