HEMI Graduate Student Initiative
October 10-13, 2013
USC & UCLA
American Studies and Ethnicity is a proud sponsor of the Hemispheric Graduate Student Initiative (HEMI GSI) being hosted jointly between UCLA and USC October 11-13 2013. This year’s theme, “Experimental Collectivities” aims to bring together dedicated people who are interested in working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression, and politics. The Hemi GSI works to promote embodied practices as a vehicle for the creation of new meaning and the transmission of cultural values, memory and identity. The Convergence will be international in scope yet through Working Groups, participants will engage in discussion and visit pertinent sites and community-based organizations around Los Angeles. There are over 50 confirmed guests with affiliations from the U.S., Latin America, and the Pacific Islands. Faculty and graduate students from private, public, community, and state universities; advocates, community leaders, and artists will converge during 4 days to discuss subthemes of borderlands, labor, care, and bodies in the digital age. We are committed to exploring how to dwell in the borderlands of our roles as teachers, students, artists, and activists.
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Along with a few dozen musicians including La Santa Cecilia, Jackson Browne and the Petrojvic Blasting Company, Ozomatli brought to life songs, many from the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, that have helped define the region. Read more
Shana Redmond was recently quoted in this article:
MORE U.S. BLACKS SATISFIED WITH HOW SOCIETY TREATS THEM, POLL FINDS
A new poll shows that black Americans have grown more upbeat about their treatment in society after the reelection of President Obama. Read more
RENEGADE RADIO STATION KDAY’S GANGSTER RAP PLAYING DAYS TO END
“KDAY gave an opportunity for communities in Los Angeles that weren’t heard on mainstream radio to be heard,” said Shana Redmond, USC professor of race, music and 20th century popular culture. “It was the first channel to make hip-hop its central genre for programming, and specifically it played hip-hop acts from Los Angeles. ” Read more
CALIFORNIA EASES TONE AS LATINOS MAKE GAINS
“The political calculus has changed dramatically,” said Manuel Pastor, a demographer and professor of American studies at the University of Southern California. “Immigrants are an accepted part of public life here. And California is America fast-forward. What happened to our demographics between 1980 and 2000 is almost exactly what will happen to the rest of the country over the next 30 years.” Read more
You can RSVP for the Crossing Borders conference here.
Registration is free of charge!
Graduate Student Conference
March 29-30, 2013
University of Southern California
Call for Papers – Submission Deadline Extended: January 10, 2013
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