Actividades culturales - primavera 2014
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Exhibit: The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings: Her Life: Her Story
Where: Liberty Station, Barracks 3
When: through Mar. 9
Time: 10 a.m-6 p.m. (closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Cost: $14.50 with student ID (Buy online)
Frida Kahlo, the world's most famous woman painter, was an artist, a political activist, the wife of Diego Rivera, lover of Leon Trotsky, Josephine Baker, and a legend in her own lifetime. Her short, and turbulent and eccentric life was marked by passion and eccentricity, inner strength and temperament. She left us with a unique art collection; her works a painted diary.
André Breton described her art as "a ribbon around a bomb." She had the courage to show her life in front of our eyes and to reveal her inner world in a very realistic yet poetic way.
On July 13, 1954, Kahlo died in the Blue House as a result of lung embolism. Her last diary entry read: "I hope the exit is joyful and I hope never to return."
"The World is Not Legally Flat: Non-Market Strategies in Legal Arenas for International Business"
The second talk fo the International Business Speaker Series offered by the Ahlers Center for International Business presents Dr. Arial Casarin, Associate Professor at IAE Business School at Universidad Austral, Argentina.The more dynamic and innovative a business strategy, the more likely that a firm will encounter opportunities and face challenges in legal arenas. In this discussion, Dr. Casarin will present how legal arenas offer firms non-market strategies to manage risks and increase realizable value vis a vis other players in the value chain. Non-market strategies in legal arenas are not a lawyer's redoubt. Laws regulate and constrain activities, but they also offer routes that managers can use as part of their market and non-market strategies, as every legal dispute is a business problem affecting the risk-reward ratio of a given venture. Non-market strategies in legal arenas should thus be integrated into the overall strategy of the firm and conditional on market and other nonmarket strategies, the nature of competition and the features of the institutional environment, both political and legal. Differences across countries in the rule of law, procedural formalism, judicial independence and legal enforcement are relevant for the formulation of non-market strategies. We, therefore, will take a macro-institutional perspective and revisit features of countries’ legal environments and the consequent implications for firms’ non-market strategies in legal domains.
The Embodiment of the Aztec Dance Tradition and Its National, Political, and Religious Dimensions
Where: UCSD: Instititute of the Americas Complex, Deutz Room Map & Directions
When: Feb. 27
Time: 3 p.m.
The seminar will be presented by Visiting Graduate Student, Olga Olivas.
"Latino/a Identity: What makes one a Latino/a? Why does it matter?"
Where: Salomon Lecture Hall (Maher Hall)
When: Feb. 27
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: Leeanna Cummings
This lecture addresses what characteristics makes a person a Latino/a, and which ones do not, for purposes of positive public policy administration. Issues of whether or not one participates in a traditional Latino/a culture, has a traditional name, or speaks Spanish, Portuguese, or one of their dialects are considered, along with some other proposed features of Latino/a identity. An ethical analysis of Latino/a identity is provided, one that is the best available answer to address various moral issues we face today.
Dr. Angelo Corlett is one of the most influential philosophers working on questions of race and ethnic identity. His book, Race, Racism, and Reparations (2003) offers a detailed account of Latino/a identity. In his book, Heirs of Oppression (2010), Corlett offers a compelling argument in favor of reparations for African Americans and American Indians. In addition to his work on race and ethnicity, Dr. Corlett is an accomplished scholar who has published work on moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, philsophy of religion, Plato, philosophy of law, and epistemology. Dr. Corlett has published 8 books and more than 100 articles.
Film: Novia que te vea
Where: Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (FH 123)
When: Feb. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Contact: Dr. Meter, firstname.lastname@example.org
It may come as quite a surprise to people living elsewhere that Mexico (and Mexico City in particular) has a small but thriving Jewish community. In this story, set in the 1960s, the daughter of Ladino-speaking immigrants from Turkey is attempting to cope with their very conservative attitudes towards young women, and her own desires for her life. They believe that the only career for a girl is marriage, whereas she wants to be an artist, and doesn't care about being a bride. A compromise is briefly achieved when she announces her engagement to a Jewish boy who is a doctor, but the conflict resumes when she calls it off. Meanwhile, she has a friend who is the daughter of Eastern European Jews: her life is much freer, but she, too, is able to shock her parents. In her case, the shock is that she has become romantically involved with a gentile boy who is active in liberal political circles. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Spanish, Ladino & Hebrew w/English subtitles
Film: Walking the Camino
What is it about Spain's 1200-year-old Camino de Santiago trail that lures people from all over the world to spend a month or more walking the 500 miles with little more than a back- pack and a pair of boots? Take this life-changing journey yourself with this award winning documentary.
Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on an epic pilgrimage across northern Spain that is known to be profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing and physically challenging. Today, several hundred thousand people a year descend on this mostly unpaved path with little more than a backpack and a pair of boots. Through Walk- ing the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, we are able to journey into the hearts and minds of six modern-day pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion, loneliness and self-doubt to triumph over fears and prejudices that have become roadblocks to living a fulfilled life. Find out why audiences everywhere are raving about the film that Martin Sheen, star of The Way, calls a “brilliant documentary.”
Q & A with Lydia Smith, producer/director on opening night.
In Tlanextli Tlacopan: Aztec Fire Dancers
The Aztec Fire Dancers have shared the timeless splendor of our traditional dances for many years. You will experience the drumbeat of over 500 years of Aztec history, feel the rhythmic dance movements, and marvel at the recreation of the New Fire Dance Ceremony which is performed with a live flame. The presentations honor the legacy of the indigenous Aztec/Mexica ancestors and provide a contemporary perspective of living traditions. Dressed in their full hand-made regalia, with brightly colored feathers, the dancers incorporate live percussion music, including the Aztec Drum (huehuetl), two-tongued drum (teponaztle), conch shells (atecocolli), hand-rattles (sonajas), seed-pod ankle shakers (chachayotes) and flutes.
"Mexico Moving Forward: 20 Years of NAFTA and Beyond"
Join us for a daylong symposium (or choose from Sessions 1, 2, and/or 3) to engage with business leaders, policy makers and scholars in discussions on Mexico’s progress and future goals twenty years after the signing of NAFTA. Hear experts discuss NAFTA’s legacy and further opportunities to connect to other emerging markets in Asia. Enjoy cultural activities alongside the symposium for an authentic Mexican experience!
"Does Mexican Immigration to the U.S. Have Local Fiscal Policy Effects? 1980-2000"
Morris E. Levy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying American politics and political behavior. His research explores the effects of immigration on public opinion and policy in the U.S. as well as the sources of Americans' immigration attitudes. He holds an AB degree from Harvard.
IMAX en español: Fuerzas de la naturaleza
Where: Balboa Park: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
When: Mar. 16
Time: 4 p.m.
Cost: $15.75 (includes museum entrance)
Sea testigo de la Tierra en su máximo esplendor en esta aventura IMAX que muestra el impresionante espectáculo de los terremotos, volcanes y tempestades—y a los científicos que las estudian.
Documentary: Keep Your Eyes on Guatemala (Tengan puestos los ojos sobre Guatemala)
Where: USD: Warren Auditorium (Mother Rosalie Hill Hall)
When: Mar. 26
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: Julia Medina | email@example.com | 619-260-2751
Gabriela Martínez, Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Journalism and Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon, will present her documentary which tells the story of Guatemala's National Police Archive (Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional [AHPN]) intertwined withnarratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation ot the country.
Co-sponsored by the Trans-Border Institute and the School of Peace and Justice Studies.
House of Mexico Lawn Program
Where: Balboa Park: International Cottages
When: Mar. 30
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Cost: Free (minimal charge for food and beverages)
Contact: 619-272-3411 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is dedicated to the “children” in honor of “Dia de los Ninos” (Day of the Children). In Mexico, Dia de los Ninos is celebrated on April 30th. The entertainment varies from Mariachi musicians to folklorico dance groups representing different regions of Mexico.
Food and beverages are sold at this event and vary from tostadas to carne asada to enchiladas. Beverages sold are traditional drinks such as horchata, a rice drink; Jamaica which is made from the bibiscus flowers.
Route 78 Rotary - Mariachi Festival
Enjoy San Diego's widely admired Mariachi Garibaldi & the all female Mariachi Femenil Garibaldi back from touring Europe & Mexico. Adding to the fun will be top high school Mariachi Chula Vista & the delightfully young Mariachi Los Caballeros from Chula Vista Middle School. Vista’s Ballet Folklórico Tierra Caliente will showcase beautiful and rhythmic dancers, breathing life to Mexico’s colorful traditional culture. Proceeds will support scholarships, school materials, & leadership opportunities for youth in North County.
"Investing Beyond the Border"
Where: USD: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102
When: April 2
Time: 12:00-12:30 (lunch); 12:40-1:45 (presentation)
Cost: Free, but registration required
Contact: Erin Kellaway | email@example.com | 619-268-6809
The Ahlers Center for International Business presents Stephen Williams, Managing Partner, SENTRE Partners. Mr. Williams will recount his story of meeting a young Mexican entrepreneur 25 years ago, and together building a company in Mexico named Vesta, an industrial real estate development company with a $1 billion market cap. Vesta owns 13 million square feet of real estate and is traded on the Bolsa (Mexican Stock Exchange).
Exhibition: Kumeyaay: Native Californians
Where: Balboa Park: San Diego Museum of Man
Hours: Daily, 10-4:30
Cost: Students with ID: $7.50
The Kumeyaay, or Diegueño (as they were later called by the Spanish), are the Native American people of present-day Southern California (San Diego and western Imperial Counties) and Northern Baja. For many generations before the arrival of the Spanish, they occupied the deserts, mountains, and coasts, developing sophisticated means of adapting to the diverse environments. With the arrival of Spanish settlers in the mid-1700s, Kumeyaay lifeways had to change and adapt, often by force.
The exhibit explores traditional Kumeyaay lifeways, featuring the art of pottery and basket making, food procurement, dress and adornment, traditional medicine, games, and ceremonies. Artifacts and photographs from the museum’s collection highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Kumeyaay, offering a glimpse of the life of the ancestors of today’s present day people. The exhibit remains popular with school groups from throughout the county.
Flamenco Dinner Shows
Where: Café Sevilla
Hours: Saturdays, 7 p.m. (through 2/1/14)
Café Sevilla is home to the longest running Flamenco Dinner Show in Southern California. A high intensity Flamenco dance performance is coupled with a three course authentic Spanish dinner. Perfect for Saturday date night.
Sevilla is best known for combining three distinct environments under one roof: the authentic Tapas Bar, the casually elegant dining room featuring award-winning Spanish cuisine, and the lively nightclub with live music and dancing seven nights a week.
Exhibition: Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
Where: Balboa Park: San Diego Museum of Man
Hours: Daily, 10-4:30
Cost: Students with ID: $7.50
The ancient Maya tamed time. They could reckon dates far into the past and into the future by using cycles of the moon, the sun, and the planet Venus. More than a thousand years ago, they carved important dates, names of their rulers, and ceremonial events in their hieroglyphic writing on stone monuments in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The huge Maya monuments displayed in the Rotunda Gallery are casts of the originals from Quirigua, a site in Guatemala. The casts were made for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and have been on display since then, except during World War II, when the Navy turned the Museum into a hospital. Today these casts are studied by researchers who are tracing the history of the Maya through their hieroglyphic writing. The Museum’s casts are in better condition than the originals, which have suffered some weathering and erosion in the 95 years since the casts were made.
The current exhibition includes a 42-foot-wide mural of a rainforest set in the time after the Maya Classic Period (C.E. 250-900), when the great ceremonial centers became overgrown by the jungle. In the center of the mural is the lofty ceiba tree, the sacred model for the Maya cosmos. Brilliant birds, and animals such as monkeys and jaguars, are represented, as well as elements from many Maya sites.
A frequent misconception is that the Maya no longer exist. Not so—their descendants continue to carry on many of the traditions and cultural traits of their ancestors through their weaving, woodcarving, and ceramics. The Museum’s conservation of the monumental casts offers us an opportunity to present the Maya as a cultural continuum.
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