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Sociocultural Programming: Events

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    10th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sunday, September 29, 2013   |   All day!

    Various times and locations

    Free and open to the pub lic unless otherwise indicated

    UWM’s Roberto Hernández C enter presents its 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a va riety of cultural and educational events. Visit for event li stings.

    For more information, contact Luis Saavedra: 414-22 9-6156 or Sponsored by the UWM Roberto Hernández Center.

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    The Exquisite Uterus Project

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Union Art Gallery

    The Union Art Gallery is proud to host the 4th exhibition of The Exquisite Uterus Project, a fabulous collection of fibe r-based artworks which give voice to the pressing reproductive rights issues of our time. This collaborative art project has inspired many conversations surrounding current women’s issues, and hundreds of participants from acro ss the U.S. will be exhibited. This exhibition will also feature the print c ollection curated by artist Meredith Stern entitled “This is an Emergency!”\ , a handful of local installation artists, and a special musical appearance from our local chapter of the Raging Grannies at the opening reception.

    For more information, visit Sponsore d by the Union Art Gallery, Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Program ming, Studio Arts and Craft Centre, Women's Resource Center, Women's Stud ies Program, LGBT Resource Center, and Advocates for Choice at UWM.

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    Arab-American Activism and the Problem of Religious Identity

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   2:30pm - 4:00pm

    AGS Library (3rd floor, Golda Meir Library East Wing)

    Free and open to the public

    A lectur e by Professor Caroline Nagel, Dept. of Geography, University of South Car olina, as part of the lecture series "Arab and American: Literature, Media , Gender, and Cultural Politics," which showcases important, contemporar y scholarship at the intersection of Arab and American studies. It is intend ed to situate Arab and American literature and culture within a global conte xt as well as engage with important and contextual questions about gender, representation, and politics.

    For more information, contact Prof. Anna Mansson McGinty, Dept. of Geography: Sponsored by the Vilas Trust (Kumkum Sangari, English Department), Department of Geo graphy, Women’s Studies Program, Cultures and Communities Program, Center for 21st Century Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies Program, History Dep artment, and Comparative Literature.

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    Carlos Montes: An Evening with a Revolutionary

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   6:00pm - 9:00pm

    UWM Union Wisconsin Room

    Free and open to the public

    Carlos M ontes is a veteran Chicano activist known for his leadership of the 1968 Eas t Los Angeles education reform movement and the historic Chicano Moratorium against the U.S. war in Vietnam. He is a co-founder of the Brown Berets, a Chicano youth organization of the 1960s with a 13-point program for peace, justice, equality, and self-determination. Montes has been actively involv ed in recent immigrants’ rights mega-marches of 2006 and May Day protests.

    For more information, contact Jorge Maya: 414-712-5255 or jma Sponsored by YES! at UWM, Students for a Democratic Society, U nion Sociocultural Programming and the Roberto Hernández Center.

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