Past Events

Feria de Abirl End of Semester Celebration

Apr. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join the Spanish Department Faculty and Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor residents 

For their end of semester celebration

Dance flamenco, eat authentic food and wrap up the semester.

All are welcome! 

Miércoles en Mandelles

Apr. 18, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Miércoles en Mandelles sponsored by the Spanish Floor, 

Third lecture in the series by Mount Holyoke professors on their research in the Spanish speaking world.

All talks in English.

Daniel Czitrom, History Department will speak on

"Volunteers for Liberty: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)" 

Refreshments will be served.

Yarimar Bonilla: The Wait of Disaster: Hurricanes and the Politics of Recovery in Puerto Rico

Apr. 6, 2018 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, will explore the temporal politics of recovery in Puerto Rico, examining how catastrophic events impact our experience of time, progression, social action, and political possibility.

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Miércoles en Mandelles: "The Politics of Abortion in Latin America"

Mar. 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Please join us for the second in a series of lectures by Mount Holyoke Professors on their research in the Spanish speaking world, featuring Cora Fernández-Anderson from the Department of Politics. All talks are in English. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Spanish Floor.


10th Catalan Film Festival

Mar. 26 – 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Catalonia Now

All films screened at UMass, Amherst.

Featured Films:

  • 3/26 Uncertain Glory, dir. Agustí Villaonga--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6:30pm
  • 3/27 Salvador, dir. Manuel Huerga--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6:30pm
  • 3/28 The Institutions of Fear, dir. Montse Armengou--137 Isenberg SOM, 7:30pm.  Q&A with the filmmaker; introduced by Prof. Sebastiaan Faber
  • 3/29 General Report II: The New Abduction of Europe, dir. Pere Portabella--Institute for Holocaust , Genocide and Memory Studies @4PM. With talks by Montse Armengou and Prof. Sebastiaan Faber before screening.
  • 3/30 To be Announced--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6;30pm

All films original versions w/English subtitles.  Some of the movies are rated R.

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Going Global: Connecting and Exploring Languages for Internships, Work, and Beyond

Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
LRC Lab (Ciruti 6)

The Language Resource Center and the Career Development Center are teaming up to host a workshop and hands-on working session for all students and faculty. Participants will learn about resources and opportunities where applying foreign language skills can be beneficial and most relevant in today’s professional environments.

Celebrate or Declare your Major/Minor

Feb. 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Ciruti Language Resources Lab Lounge

The Spanish, Latina/o/x, Latin American Studies Department and Romance Languages and Cultures Program celebrate our majors and minors! 

Event for prospective majors/minors to declare. 

For current majors/minors to celebrate their department and meet new students.

There will be cupcakes and stickers!

What Can I do with a Language Major/Minor?

Feb. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Small Gamble Auditorium


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Language LLC Open House

Feb. 13, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

You are Invited!

Join the Office of Residential Life, Faculty Members from the Language Departments and Your Peers.  Learn about our Language Living Learning Community Program.

Snacks and Applications will be Available!

Camilo Diaz Pinto: “Animexico: Japanese Animation’s Trajectory to and through Mexico City”

Feb. 7, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

Please join us in welcoming our guest speaker Camilo Diaz Pino from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an excerpt of a larger project examining the role of Mexico City as a site of media importation and redistribution to the wider Latin American diaspora, Pino's talk focuses on the industrial and cultural impact of Japanese animation’s (anime) circulation through the region. It will focus in particular on fannish performances of anime textualities during the Chilean anti-neoliberal protests of 2011. During these demonstrations, students and allies would recreate scenes from the show Dragon Ball Z, (airdate 1997-9), using them to illustrate both the power of collective action in the face of privatization and debt culture. 

Arlene Dávila: “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World”

Feb. 1, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

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Meet & Greet on Spanish Floor

Jan. 29, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Meet & Greet with the Spanish,  Latina/o and Latin American Studies Faculty & the residents of the Spanish Floor.

Good conversation!

Desert will be served!

Celebración Del Fin Del Semestre

Dec. 8, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Take a study break and join the Spanish Floor for our final celebration of the semester!

Desserts and Beverages available!

Sponsored by El Piso de Español 

Dear Data, a Student Art Exhibit

Dec. 4 – 19, 2017 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Dec. 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Library Atrium

A student art exhibit that aims to challenge how we think about data.

  • Featuring work from LATST 250RP--Race, Racism and Power
  • Exhibit will run from December 4th to December 19th
  • Inspired by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec's Dear Data (2016)

Opening Reception: Library Atrium, Thursday, December 7th, 7-8pm

Sponsored by LITS, Teaching and Learning Initiative, and the Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies


"Gurumbe": Afro-Andalusian Memories (Canciones De Tu Memoria Negra)

Dec. 5, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room

Flamenco recital and showing of "Gurumbé, Afro-Andalusian Memories" (2016) an internally acclaimed documentary on the hidden history of African slavery in Spain and the cultural relevance of Africa for flamenco and Spanish culture.  Showing followed by discussion with the director Miguel Angel Rosales and performance with featured dancer Yinka Esi Graves.

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Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor Presents: Zumba

Dec. 5, 2017 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Studio 2


Arrive by 4:40pm

Please bring clean Sneakers and Water.

Taught in English!

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor.

Dessert & Discussion

Nov. 28, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join these Communities for Desserts & Discussion about gender pronouns in the Romance Languages.

Sponsored by Mary Woolley, French, Italian, and Spanish Living Learning Communities.

Study Abroad in Spain and Latin America

Nov. 10, 2017 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti

Learn about:

  • Programs
  • Language Requirements
  • Financial Aid
  • How to Apply 
  • and More!

For Students from all majors.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department and McCulloch Center

A Taste of 'Romance' and Desserts

Nov. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Romance Languages and Cultures invites you to A Taste of 'Romance' and Desserts.

We will be tasting FLAN and TARAMISU while answering questions about the RLC major/minor, and Spring classes in French, Italian and Spanish at MHC.

Tanzina Vega: “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”

Nov. 2, 2017 4:30 pm
Dwight 101

Pruitt Fund Public Lecture

Tanzina Vega, CNN national reporter for race and inequality in America, will present a public lecture “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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The Latino Paparazzi of Los Angeles: Life, Death , and Labor in the Hollywood Industrial Complex

Oct. 26, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UMass. ILC 3rd Floor, Communication Hub

Vanessa Díaz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College.

Building on her book project Manufacturing Celebrity, which explores the ethnoracial, gender, and class stratification involved in the work of the celebrity journalists, paparazzi, and red carpet photographers who create the content for celebrity weekly magazines such as People and Us Weekly, this talk focuses on the racial politics of representation and division of labor among paparazzi. In the last fifteen years, the demographics of the Los Angeles paparazzi transitioned from a labor force of predominantly white men to one of predominantly Latino men, including individuals born in the U.S. and Latin America. Through the lens of these photographers, this talk reconsiders the (in)visibility of Latinx labor, stereotypes around immigration, and the relationship between media, politics, and celebrity in the era of the reality star presidency.

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La Noche de Cocinar

Oct. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mandelle Hall Golden Pear

Mandelle Hall Spanish Floor Presents: La Noche de Cocinar .

Cook Classic Spanish Dishes with Professor Antonio Illescas.

2nd Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department Internship Symposium

Oct. 14, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dwight 101

Join us in acknowledging the work of students in their broad spectrum of internships relating to Spanish Speaking/Latinx Communities in a variety of fields all over the world!

Sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department

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DACA and the State of Immigration Policy

Sep. 19, 2017 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UMass @Amherst, Campus Center 168

A discussion of the politics, policies, and pragmatics of current immigraion policy, particularly the recent termination of DACA.  This policy has important implications for students across the nation, staff members, and hundreds of thousands of individuals who may lose their rights to work or reside in the United States.

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Latinx Heritage Month Welcome Dinner

Sep. 15, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center

Welcome Latinx Heritage Month with MEChA and La Unidad!

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Sep. 11, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mandelle Hall, Main Lounge


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Information Session & Community Meeting

Pizza and Beverages will be served.

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Language Living Learning Communities Celebration

Apr. 21, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mandelle Hall Lawn

Celebrate Language Learning Communities!

Come Celebrate the end of a great year with your peers!

There will be food, raffles, and lawn games!

Everyone welcome!

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Noches De Cine

Apr. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr. 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Lounge, Mead Hall, 2nd Floor

Join the Spanish Language Society for Screenings of Spanish and Latin American Films (Spanish w/ English subtitles), hosted by La Sociedad de Español:
April 6th--Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
April 20th--Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)

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No Más Bebés

Apr. 6, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Small Gamble

Screening of the Documentary Film and a discussion with Elena Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized.

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Noches De Cine

Mar. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Lounge, Mead Hall, 2nd Floor

Hosted by La Sociedad de Español, Join the Spanish Language Society for Screenings of Spanish and Latin American Films (Spanish w/ English subtitles).

  • March 4th-- Cría Cuervos (Raise Ravens)
  • March 23th--PeloMalo (Bad Hair)
  • April 6th--Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
  • April 20th--Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)

Documentaries, Victims and Reparation: Investigative Journalism as a Tool for Recovering Historical Memory

Mar. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a talk with Investigative Journalist Montserrat Armengou who will discuss why investigative journalist have to step in where the state has failed, in Spain and around the worlld. The work of Catalan investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, Monserrat Armengou, has revealed unknown aspects of the repression of Franco's dictatorship in Spain. Montserrat Armengou is currently the Visiting Chair at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU.

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What Can I Do With a Language Major?

Mar. 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Executive Board Room

The Classics and Romance Language (French, Italian, Spanish) Departments invite you to meet their Alumnae and hear about their careers and professional lives.

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Pía Barros: "Women Write Back: Feminist Political Activism Through Literary Production"

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

The Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Invites you for a conversation with acclaimed Chilean writer, publisher and feminist activist, Pía Barros.

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Study Abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica!

Mar. 2, 2017 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Interested in studying globalization, development, and the environment?

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Study Abroad in Spain or Latin America

Feb. 24, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ciruti - Language Resources Center Lounge

Interested in Studying Abroad in Spanish?

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Celebrate or Declare your Major/Minor in Spanish, Latina, or Latin American Studies

Feb. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti Language Center

Join the Department for a celebration of our Majors and Minors!

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Language Living Learning Community Open House

Feb. 16, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mead Common Room

Come joing the Office of Residential Life, faculty members from the language departments and your peers in learning about out language living learning community program. Snacks will be provided. 

Argentine Culture Night 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mead Common Room

The Spanish Floor, the Language Resource Center (LRC) and Visiting Fulbrights from Argentina present:

Argentine Culture Night 2017

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CIEE Alumnae Networking Session

Feb. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 126

Interested in Studying Abroad? You're invited to talk to CIEE Study Abroad Alumnae about their experiences and to learn more about our programs. Listen to the stories of your peers about why you should study abroad! Refreshments will be served!

The world is our classroom, join us!

Spanish Language Society

Feb. 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Floor Lounge, Mead 1st Floor

Join us for the first meeting of the Spanish Language Society

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Urban Revitalization and Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Gender & the Contemporary City presented by Vanessa Rosa

Feb. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

A Talk in the Critical Ethnic Studies Lecture Series.

Vanessa Rosa is a Mount Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Latina/o Studies 

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Spanish Language Conversation Circle

Jan. 21, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA.

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Book Launch Party--New Works in Theatre & Performance

Dec. 6, 2016 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street, Amherst, MA.

Join 5 Five College Faculty members to celebrate their latest books!

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What are your plans after MHC graduation?

Dec. 5, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti Language Center

Learn about the Fulbright scholarships, Auxiliares and other research/teaching opportunities in Spain and Latin America.  

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Information Session and Know Your Rights Workshop for Immigrant Students and Allies

Nov. 30, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UMass Amherst, Integrative Learning Center, Room S331

Are you an immigrant student with questions about how a Trump administration will affect you? 

Immigrant students -- and their friends, family members, and allies -- from all local universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools are welcome!

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Like Water for Chocolate

Nov. 11, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mead Common Room

Spanish Floor Movie Night!

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"Alien" Incarcerations: Migrants in Detention

Nov. 10, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst

A panel discussion on the history and current realities of the migrant detention regime.

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Roosevelt Institute @MHC Presents What Now?

Nov. 9, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

Panel and Discussion on Democratic Access and Youth Engagement

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Cooking Desert Night

Nov. 2, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Common Room, Mead Hall

Romance Languages and Cultures invites you to a Cooking Desert Night

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Bad Hombres and Nasty Women

Nov. 2, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
New York Room

Join MEChA De Mount Holyoke for a Panel Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Oct. 28, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Eliana Ortega House 10/28; Cassani Lounge 11/1

Join MEChA in Celebrating Dia Los Muertos!

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Book Club en Español at the South Hadley Public Library

Oct. 29, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Hadley Public Library Conference Room

Mount Holyoke College Professor Nieves Romero Díaz facilitates Book Club in Español.

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Internship Symposium sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department

Oct. 22, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Executive Board Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Mount Holyoke Students Presenting on Their Internship Experiences in Spanish Speaking World

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Holyoke Bound

Oct. 1, 2016 9:37 am – 4:00 pm
Morgan Elementary School - 596 South Bridge Street - Holyoke, MA

A day long gathering for students, staff and faculty from the Five College Consortium interested in working, interning, volunteering and collaborating with residents and community organizations from the city of Holyoke. Join Us to learn about the rich cultural history of this city and its people. 

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Taste of Latinidad

Sep. 23, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MHC Skinner Green

Join MECha for a day of food and desserts to celebrate Latinx heritage month.

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International Fair—Study, Internships, Research

Sep. 20, 2016 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall

Go Global!

Study,  Internships, Research

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Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans New England Summit

Sep. 17, 2016 8:03 am – 5:30 pm
Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Learn about the current economic situation in Puerto Rico and its impact on stateside Puerto Ricans like you.

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Explore the Monteverde, Costa Rica Program

Sep. 12, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Kendade 303

Globalization/Development/Environment.  Explore the complex dynamics of change in the cloud forest community of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Spaces and Laurel Fellowships still available for Spring Semester 2017!

Come learn more from MVI's Program Coordinator, Maria Estela Coghi Jimenez.

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Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department At Home

May. 14, 2016 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Ciruti Center For Foreign Languages

Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
Department At Home
Come! Celebrate with the Class of 2016
Visit with Department Faculty.
Good Conversation! Good Food and Drinks! 

Community Based End of the Year Celebration

Apr. 27, 2016 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Please join us for a community dinner of Mexican and Salvadorian food catered by El Comalito, local entertainment and CBL Course and Fellowship Students will present their work. There will be special recognition of graduating Seniors and presentation of The Sally Montgomery Award.
This event is to recognize and celebrate the wonderful partnerships and collaborations that exist between Mount Holyoke College and its surrounding communities. This is a true community event. 
Please RSVP using the register button or go to our CBL facebook event page.

Belly Dance Workshop with Professor Barrios-Beltrán

Apr. 15, 2016 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mead Hall Common Room

Belly Dancing Workshop with Professor Barrio-Beltrán.

Come Join us for an afternoon of music and dance.

No experience necessary!

"An Open Wound" A Play by Zoe Rand '16

Apr. 14, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Torrey Common Room

A Staged reading of "An Open Wound: A Play about Memory, History, and Politics in Post-Dictatorship Argentina."  

Written by Zoe Rand'16 as part of her Honor Thesis Project. Directed by Maria Signorelli.

Hortense Parker Celebration: Celebrating Diversity, Cultivating Inclusion

Apr. 13, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Honor the first known student of color to graduate from Mount Holyoke College through a celebration of reflective words and performing arts from students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. Featuring keynote speaker Zowie Banteah, founder of the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center for Indigenous Communities. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by SGA Students of Color Committee, Office of Advancement, Weissman Center, and Cultural Centers.

Continuing the Legacy of Frances Perkins: Social Justice in Law and Policy, a talk by Naomi Barry-Perez '96

Apr. 2, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Naomi Barry-Perez '96 is an Alum and the current Director of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Labor.  Barry-Perez will speak for roughly an hour followed by a half hour Q & A session.  She is an amazing Latina who has done incredible things in law and government.  This is an opportunity not to be missed! 

The event is sponsored by La Unidad and Latin@Power on Campus. 

Admission is Free.

Maikol Yordan Lost All the Way

Apr. 1, 2016 4:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

The American Premier of  this Costa Rican Film

Hosted by: Francesco Zamora; Visiting Professor of Spanish and Producer of the Film.  

With Special Guest From Costa Rica: Daniel Moreno Rojas, Producer of the Film and a featured actor. 

Genre: Comedy with English Subtitles

Admission is Free!

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Semana Chicana

Mar. 25, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar. 28, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar. 31, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Several locations on campus

MEChA de Mount Holyoke Presents:

Friday, March 25th 7-10pm-Amphitheater Bajos La Misma Luna: Somos Estrellas (Open-Mic)

Monday, March 28th 4:30-6pm-Mead Common Room Afro-Latinidad Dialogue

Thursday, March 31st 7-9pm Gamble 106B Movie Screening "Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna"

 Be sure to check out bits and pieces of Semana Chicana's art showcase through campus and on the second floor of Blanchard for our Latinx Gallery.

Alumnae Panel: Life after MHC Community-Based Learning

Mar. 30, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dwight 101

Learning in Action Workshop Series
This road map will help you learn from past CBL leaders as you begin to take action steps on your own path. The panelists will reflect on how they listened to their inner voice and will share their personal experiences that inspired them to want to make a difference in their own communities. Come hear what opportunities await you after graduating from the CBL Program.

Fellowship Opportunities with Community-Based Learning

Mar. 30, 2016 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Prospect Dining Hall

Looking for intensive leadership development in social justice, education, community organizing, youth development, environmental activism, or community development? Work and Learn with organizations in the fields of Youth & Education, Environment & Agriculture, Community Development and Immigrants & Refugees.

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Tico Tuesday

Mar. 22 – Apr. 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Ciruti 202

Join Professor Francisco Zamora Every Tuesday at 6pm in Ciruti 202 for a special screening of these amazing Costa Rican Films.
All are screened in Spanish with English subtitles when available 

Eulalia, Oscar Castillo, 1987
Gestacion, Esteban Ramirez, 2009
Presos, Esteban Ramirez, 2015
El Retorno, Francis A Betorni, 1930

MHC Program in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Mar. 4, 2016 12:15 pm
Clapp 327

Students interested in the Spring 2017 MHC Program in Monteverde, Costa Rica are encouraged to apply by the early application deadline of March 31 to secure a place (though applications will be accepted through September as long as space is available).  For more information about the program go to MHC/Goucher program in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Students can learn more about the program Friday, March 4 at 12:15 pm in Clapp 327.

Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories

Mar. 3, 2016 5:00 pm
Seelye Hall 106 - Smith College

An 'Other' Feminism: Women's Involvement in the Zapatista Movement a talk by Hilary Klein

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Churro Sundae Bar

Feb. 28, 2016 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mead Hall Golden Pear

Menu Join MEChA in fundraising for the ECCSF conference at Brown University: Chocco Sundae Combo $4, Scoop of Ice Cream $1, Toppings (2) $1, Churro $1

Cooking Spanish Food with Professor Antonio Illescas

Feb. 26, 2016 6:30 pm
Mead Hall Kitchen

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What can I do with Latin, Italiano, Español, Greek, Portugues, Francais?

Feb. 15, 2016 4:15 pm
Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

Classics, French, Italian, Romance Languages and Spanish invite you to meet their Alumnae and hear about their careers and professional lives.

Whitney Waldenberg ’04, Italian, Attorney at Oxedine Barnes and Associates; Erica Buchinski ’10, Romance Languages & Cultures, Apple Inc. Worldwide Developer Relations; Julia Labaton ’93, French, President RED, PR, Beauty and Fashion; Sarah Mullervy ’03, Classics, Silvergate Media Supervising Producer; Jessica Babcock ’03, Spanish, Strategy Advisor Department of Defense for Policy.
Reception to follow in Lobby. Members of the faculty, CDC and majors will answer questions about the majors.

What Can I Do With a Major in...? Conversations with Alumnae

Feb. 15, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Classics, French, Italian, Romance Languages, and Spanish invite you to meet their alumnae. Reception to follow

Argentinian Carnival Night 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Language Resource Center--Ciruti

Come to Argentinian Carnival Night 2016

Snacks! Photo Booth! Mask Decorating! Alfajores! Mate!

Admission Free!

A shared language: Memoir, Feminism and Queer Cuentos

Feb. 11, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. She has written for the Atlantic, ColorLines, the New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered and CodeSwitch, and her essays have been published in the Bellingham Review, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, and Hunger Mountain. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.
Presented by the Weissman Center for Leadership & the Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus, Co-sponsored by Familia, Femmepowered, OUTreach & English at MHC

Claiming Blackness

Dec. 7, 2015 4:00 pm
Thompson Hall-519, UMASS

Fall 2015 Research Colloquium Series

Professor Karla Zelaya from the Afro-American Studies Department of Umass will speak on Costeños and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Sponsored the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), UMass Amherst. Free and open to the public.

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Two Lectures on Spain's Jewish and Islamic Heritage

Dec. 7, 2015 4:00 pm
Amherst College, Alumni House

The Amherst College Spanish Department is please to present two lectures on Spain's Jewish and Islamic heritage.

"Returns to Sepharad in Contemporary Spain" by Daniela Flesler, Associate Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at SUNY Stony Brook.

"Traveling al-Andalus: Itineraries of Spain's Muslim Past" by Eric Calderwood, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Belly Dancing Workshop

Dec. 4, 2015 4:00 pm
Ciruti, LRC Lounge

The residents of the Spanish Floor in Mead are sponsoring a Belly Dancing Workshop with Professor Dimaris Barrios-Beltran on Friday, December 4th at 4pm in the Language Resource Center Lounge.

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Quince Duncan A Life in the Literature, Culture, and Politics of Costa Rica

Dec. 2, 2015 4:30 pm
Reese Room, Smith House, Trinity College, Hartford CT.

Dr. Quince Duncan is Costa Rica's most important living Afro-Caribbean literary figure, renowned throughout Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.  Duncan's more than 30 books include essays, short stories, recompilations of oral narratives, and other texts, in both English and Spanish.

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"25 Years Later: Not AIDS, I Am Going to Die of Limping"

Nov. 30, 2015 6:00 pm
New York Room

Testimonial of former MHC Spanish Professor Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez

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İNoche LatinaỊ Carnaval

Nov. 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

La Unidad invites you to our Annual Dinner and Show, Noche Latina!  This year's them honors Brazilian Carnaval and Similar Celebrations throughout Latin America!

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Learn About Studying Abroad in Mexico

Nov. 19, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creighton Hall Common Room

Sara Redeghieri will talk about her experiences studying in Mexico

IFSA-Butler Study Abroad
Are you interested in studying abroad in a Spanish speaking country? Are you interested in exploring new places? Are you interested in non-traditional study abroad destination? 

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Community Bonds: Life Inside Immigration Detention in Massachusetts

Nov. 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium B, Art Building

Created and Presented by Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) with the generous support of Massachusetts Humanities.

Film Screening followed by Conversation and Community Discussion with Professor David Hernandez, Mount Holyoke College, Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department, and Christina Mansfield, Co-Executive Director, CIVIC.

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Conflict Minerals, Expanded

Nov. 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Thompson Hall-519, UMASS

Fall 2015 Research Colloquium Series

Quinn Kepes, Director of Verité and CLACLS alum will speak on the Nexus of Organized Crime, Human Trafficking, Corruption, and Conflict in Latin American Mining. More information on the topic can be found on "From the Field" on the Verité website. Sponsored the Center for Latin American, Carribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), UMass Amherst. Free and open to the public.

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Small world, Big Stories

Nov. 9, 2015 7:30 pm
Mead Common Room

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Meet the Latino Studies Faculty Coffee Break

Nov. 4, 2015 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ciruti - Language Resources Center Lounge

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Carmen de Las Cuevas Co. Flamenco from Granada, Spain presents; Sangre del Sacromonte

Oct. 27, 2015 7:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College Chapin Auditorium

Caremen de Las Cuevas co. Flamenco from Granda, Spain Presents: Sangre del Sacromonte. Voice: Sandra Santisteban. Guitar: Jorge el Pisao. Dance: Pilar Fajerado and Paco Fernández 

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Global Connections Conference: Traversing Culture and Disciplines

Oct. 27 – 28, 2015 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

An introduction to the world of social entrepreneurship and international institutions. Sponsored by McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Weissman Center for Leadership, Career Development Center and the International Relations Department.

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Women and Children Last: Family Detention as Punnishment

Oct. 26, 2015 4:00 pm
Thompson Hall-519, UMASS

Fall 2015 Research Colloquium Series

David Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies at Mount Holyoke College. This lecture will address the government practice of detaining migrants in “family residential centers” during deportation and asylum hearings. Sponsored the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), UMass Amherst. Free and open to the public.

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Global Experiential Learning

Oct. 26, 2015 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Ciruti - Language Resources Center Lounge Mount Holyoke College

Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Faculty and Students will be talking about

  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Community Based Learning (CBL Programs)
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Barrio Rising

Oct. 21, 2015 5:30 pm
West Lecture Hall, FPH

Urban Popular politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela, a talk by Venezuelan historian Alejandro Velasco.  Food will be provided.

Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they velebrated as Latin America's most stable democracy. But outside the staid halls of power, in the gritty barrios of a rapidly urbanizing country, another politics was rising- unruly, contentious, and clamoring for inclusion.

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Musical slums: playing for your life in Venezuela’s “El Sistema”

Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cassani Lounge in Shattuck Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke Alumna, Yana Stainova MA, will speak to us about El Sistema, a Venezuelan initiative intended to lessen socioeconomic exclusion by providing cost-free music education, and instruments, to half a million young people across the country. While a number of international musical celebrities have arisen out of this program, Stainova asks what has the practice of classical music meant for the majority of students who may or may not achieve professional status as musicians, and who live their lives amidst violence and state repression? This talk is based on sixteen months of multi-sited ethnographic research in Venezuela and teaching flute to children in Aguila, a crime-ridden slum in the capital Caracas. Sponsored by Lynk Curriculum Development Plan. Lunch will be served. 

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Society for Renaissance and Baroque Poetry-12th Biennial Conference. Sept 24-26

Sep. 24 – 26, 2015 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Umass-Amherst Conference Center and Mount Holyoke Wilits-Hallowell Center

Some 80 experts from countries such as Mexico, Spain, and the US will be discussing poetry from Medieval and Early Modern Spain as well as Colonial Latin America. The papers presented will discuss famous writers such as Garcilaso de La Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, along with topics such as gender and race in poetry, poetry and materiality, politics and poetry, Hispanic poetry and classical traditions, and contemporary appropriation of Renainassance and Baroque poetry.  

Open to all Five College Faculty and Students. For more information, please visit the conference website.

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