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Mark your calendars! Here’s a preview of our events for September:

Join us for a virtual visit from Joseph M. Pierce, titled “Naked Indians: ‘Not as Revolting as One Might Think’”

September 8th @ 5PM EST

Description: Settlers have viewed Indigenous bodies as objects of erotic ambivalence. The Indian is naked in colonial eyes. And the nakedness of the Indian is itself a project of discovery in which the body is subjected to aesthetic and epistemological scrutiny. This scrutiny is not value neutral, and participates in the gendered dynamic by which Europeans imagined Indigenous peoples as naive and deviant, but also potentially beautiful. Amerigo Vespucci would write about the Indigenous women he observed, “they are not as revolting as one might think.” This and other depictions of indigenous bodies focus on the matter of the flesh but also how the unclothed Indian represents both an object of desire and revulsion. This presentation will discuss what the naked Indian means, and how Indigenous people have repurposed the significance of nakedness over time.

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A Night with Sones de México Ensemble

September 9th @ 11-12 & 6:30-7:30PM EST

Description: The Carolina Latinx Center, Latin American Business Association, UNC Latina/o Studies Program, & the Institute for the Study of the Americas present the Sones de México Ensemble Concert & Workshop! Sones de México Ensemble promotes a greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance, education, and dissemination. Sones de México Ensemble educates, researches, preserves, arranges, presents, performs, and disseminates Mexican folk and traditional music and dance to children and adults of all nationalities, physical abilities, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Kino Corner Film screening for Latinx Heritage Month

September 21st @ 8PM:

Description: As part of the Kino Corner Classics Series, view Ya No Estoy Aquí (2020) dir. Fernando Frías, screened at the Genome Sciences Building—Room 100.

Latinx Heritage Month

September 15-October 15:

Stay tuned for collaborations with the Carolina Latinx Center for Latinx Heritage Month! Including a Kick-Off Event in the Pit on Sept. 15 from 11-2PM, Keynote Address in the Great Hall on Oct. 5 at 7PM, and a closing Carnaval with Mi Pueblo on Oct. 15!

CALL FOR PAPERS

for our annual Graduate & Undergraduate Symposium! This year’s theme is Coastal Voices (click here for the Call For Papers)

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Undergraduate Panel Date: November 8th 

Graduate Panel Date: November 9th 

Keynote Address: November 10th 

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