La Frontera/The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination

Lectures & Talks

Soft Opening of The Border: Selections from the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art with talk by artist Bovey Lee. 

May 2nd, 2019 | Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries 
Sponsored by the Escalette Collection of Art
Hand cutting century-old paper, Bovey Lee creates contemporary narratives in her latest work that explores issues of migration, lineage, and belonging as US immigration policies shifted and tensions at the border escalated. In this talk, she speaks about how concepts, materials, and her unique creative process unite to make socio-political commentaries.

International Day of Peace/Social Justice BBQ with Scholar-Artist-Activists from the BorderClick Project 

September 19th, 2019 | Wallace All-Faith's Chapel and Fish Interfaith Courtyard 
Sponsored by the Peace Studies Department, College of Educational Studies, Civic Engagement Initiatives, and University Program Board.

Documenting the Border

September 19th, 2019 | Beckman Hall 404 
A panel discussion featuring journalists Joe Matthews (Zócalo Public Square), Gustavo Arellano (Los Angeles Times), A.C. Thompson (ProPublica), and Dr. Maytha Alhassen (Chapman University Peace Studies Department) 

Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust

Alexandra Zapruder in conversation with Peter Feigl

September 24th, 2019 | Memorial Hall Auditorium 
Courtesy of the Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education.
In this lecture, author Alexandra Zapruder shares the intensely personal writings of young diarists of the Holocaust. Some of the writers, who ranged in age from twelve to twenty-two, were refugees while others lived in hiding, passed as non-Jews, or were imprisoned in ghettos. Most of the diarists perished. We are honored that diarist Peter Feigl will be joining Ms. Zapruder in conversation following her lecture.

Richard Lou's Border Door: Artivist Aesthetics and Decolonial Engagements 

Featuring Guisela Latorre 

September 25th, 2019 | Argyros Forum Rm. 201
Guisela Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latinx and Latin American art with a special emphasis on Chicana/Latina feminism. She is the author of Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile (2019) and Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (2008). In addition, she was co-curator and co-author of the exhibition/book ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege (2017). Her other publications include “The Art of Disruption: Chicana/o Art’s Politicized Strategies for Aesthetic Innovation” in The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies (2018) and “Indigenous Images of Democracy on City Streets: Native Representations in Contemporary Chilean Graffiti and Muralism” in Street Art of Resistance (2017). She is currently working on an anthology on the arts collective Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo.

Fandangos, Borders, Guacamayas and Resistance: Documenting the Daily Accords of Our Communities

October 10th, 2019 | Cross Cultural Center, Argyros Forum 
Dr. Rodriguez, College of Educational Studies, presented information and music from Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event where musicians from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border play music and share experiences.

Documenting Clandestine Movement: A Conversation on the Ethics of Photoethnography along the Undocumented Migration Trail

October 17th, 2019 | Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts 
Panel discussion featuring MacArthur Fellow Dr. Jason De León (Department of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA) and Michael Wells (Photographer), and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa (Department of Sociology, Chapman University). 


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