Issues ranging from economics, culture to identity concerning Mexico and Mexicans in the United States will be presented at the Latin American Studies Conference to be held at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday. April 30, and Friday, May 1.
The two-day event, will be held at the university's Obershaw Dining Room and the Pine Room in the university's commons, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch each day is $15 and parking on campus is $6.
Giving the keynote address on Friday is author, political commentator and Mexican economics and political analyst, Macario Schettino, who speaks and writes about events in Mexico from a combined social, political and economic perspective. Schettino's topic will focus on the changes Mexico is going through.
Other speakers are: CSUSB lecturer Robert Kirkland, who will speak on "Central American Gangs: Changing Structure and Nature; ?ülvaro Ram?¡rez, assistant professor of modern language at Saint Mary's College department of modern language, whose topic is "Dazed and Confused: Screening out Culture in Contemporary Mexico; and UC Riverside post -doctorate fellow in anthropology and music X??chitl Ch?ívez, who will present "Booming Bandas of Los Angeles: Oaxacan Women and Youth as New Cultural Bearers of Philharmonic Brass Bands."
The event will also feature: CSUSB world languages and literature lecturer Liliana Gallegos ÔÇô "From Tijuana the "Third World": a transnational and transhistorical relation of feminization, amputations and the scatological as psychological projections from the "First World;" CSUSB English professor Juan Delgado, who will lead the "Poetry of Teaching" event; and CSUSB student Corinna Ord????ez, who will sing during lunch on both days of the event.
The event will also have talks and presentations from CSUSB students and faculty members from CSUSB and local universities in the region.
The conference is sponsored by the CSUSB College of Arts and Letters, the Center for International Studies and Programs, and the College of Business and Public Administration's Center for Global Management.