Tag: CU Boulder

13
Apr

Impacto de los Extranjeros en el Ciclo de la Pobreza

Como parte de la Conferencia de Asuntos Internacionales (CWA, Conference on World Affairs) de la Universidad de Colorado en Boulder; con Jorge Chojolón, educador, activista y director de la Academia Asturias en Guatemala.

Part of the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado, with Jorge Chojolón, educator, activist and director of the Academia Asturias in Guatemala. (Panel in Spanish with English translation available.)

 

07
Mar

Intersections, Stories, Voice: Expressions of Young People’s Resilience, with Tim Z. Hernandez

Tim Z. Hernandez is a poet, novelist and performance artist. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for poetry, the Colorado Book Award for poetry, and the International Latino Book Award for historical fiction. In 2011 the Poetry Society of America named him one of sixteen New American Poets, and he was a finalist for the inaugural Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for his work on locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon. His books and historical research have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Public Radio International, and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is currently working on a book project that is based on the historic plane crash at Los Gatos Canyon, an incident made famous by Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name. Hernandez holds a B.A. from Naropa University and an M.F.A. from Bennington College. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. ADDITIONAL INFO: Growing Up Boulder received a University of Colorado Diversity and Excellence Grant for its project titled, “Intersections, Stories, Voice: Expressions of Young People’s Resilience.” This project will be developed in partnership with poet Tim Z. Hernandez, Boulder High School’s AVID class, and Environmental Design’s Designers without Boundaries. Through this project, we hope to increase our collective understanding of individual and community resilience and increase understanding of diversity issues through exposure to diverse poets who communicate about resilience.

23
Feb

Writing and Rhetoric Program Showing of Do You Know Who I Am?

Come learn about the reality behind the rhetoric of immigration and hear about the real lives at stake in the immigration debate! The Do You Know Who I Am? film explores the obstacles faced by undocumented youth and inspires youth in similar situation not to give up on their educational goals. Scripted by Motus Theater based on autobiographical monologues written and performed by undocumented leaders. Hosted by the CU Boulder Writing and Rhetoric Program the screening will be followed by a thought provoking discussion led by cast member and immigration expert Ana Cristina Temu. Please join us for this event and bring a brown bag lunch!

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