“Phuyup Yawar Waqaynin” Libromanta

Rimasun Libro Quechua Gladys Camacho Ríos kan lingüista, qillqaq ima Cochabamba-Boliviamanta. Pay qillqaran “Phuyup Yawar Waqaynin” librota. Kay podcastpi pay kutichin Charlie Uruchimap, Emily Thompsonpa (ima) libronmanta tapuykunankunaman. Kay libro riman Gladyspa Tata Faustinu Camacho Sotop llakiy kawsayninmanta, jaqay 1936manta 1970kama, Boliviapi.

Gladys Camacho Ríos es una lingüista y escritora de Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ella escribió el libro: “Phuyup Yawar Waqaynin.” En este podcast Gladys responde las preguntas de Charlie Uruchima y Emily Thompson acerca de su libro. El libro relata la vida triste de Tata Faustinu Camacho Soto, abuelo de Gladys, entre los años 1936 y 1970 en Bolivia.

Gladys Camacho Ríos is a linguist and writer from Cochabamba, Bolivia. She wrote a book: “Phuyup Yawar Waqaynin”, which can be translated as: “The Cloud’s Blood Red Tear.” In this podcast she answers Charlie Uruchima’s and Emily Thompson’s questions about her book. The book is about Gladys’s grandfather, Faustino Camacho Soto, and tells the story of his sad life from 1936 to 1970 in Bolivia.

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     Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Diaz based in New York, recently  co-directed the documentary Toñita’s, with Beyza Boyacioglu. It was shown in February at the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight 2014. Diaz completed the short documentary Toñita’s during a fellowship in 2012-2013 with UnionDocs Collaborative Studio in Brooklyn. The short documentary follows the regulars of Toñita’s, the last Caribbean social club in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Owner, Maria Toñita Cay provides a space that has resisted change in a neighborhood that has undergone a rapid socio-economic transformation over the two past decades. In 2010, Diaz co-directed the documentary Brilliant Soil, which followed Herlinda, a Purepecha indigenous potter who uses lead-free glaze for her creations. His work has been exhibited in Madrid, Vienna, and Mexico City. The following interview took place in February.

Sebastian Diaz

Sebastian Diaz

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A Crowd-Funding Campaign for Stories of El Salvador

35mmThe exhibition Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath will open April 8, 2014 at the Stovall Gallery, at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

In order to cover the exhibition costs, we have launched a crowd-funding campaign through Indiegogo and so far have raised 90% of the goal with 5 more days to go.
We have also started a great collaboration with Dr. Pamela Calla and her Spring 2014 undergraduate seminar, Women in Social Movements in Latin America. Students are helping us in the many preparatory phases of the exhibition, from scanning 35mm slides to framing photos, from detailed research of historical facts to marketing and outreach activities. They will also collaborate to the Film Series and Symposium that will accompany the exhibition.

Save the dates:

April 16, 2014 – 6.30pm
We Women Warriors
The movie will be presented by Dr. Pamela Calla.

April 23, 2014 – 6.30pm
Mujeres de la guerra
A discussion with directors Lyn McCracken and Theodora Simon will follow the film screening.

April 30, 2014 – 6.30pm
Dr. Florence Babb, from the University of Florida, will present “Gender, Race, and Indigeneity in Latin America: Provocations from Decolonial Feminism” in the symposium co-sponsored by CLACS Feminist Constellations Working Group and the College of Arts and Science.

All the events will be free and open to the public and will take place at the Auditorium of the King Juan Carlos Center, NYU.

If you want to see the exhibition’s trailer and support Stories of El Salvador with a donation, click here.

Posted by Camilla Querin and Raúl Guzmán – MA Candidates at CLACS / Museum Studies

Politics of the Popular Conference

With the rise of the Pink Tide during the last decade and due to the current unrest in a post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela, the question of populism has become ever more prominent for Latin American academics. On March 7th, CLACS invited nine guest scholars to share their recent research surrounding the issue of populism in Latin America. Coming from diverse academic background, these experts delved into a wide range of issues, ranging from “popular” politics to popular music. The goal was to produce an engaging medium for academic discourse on current Latin American issues and certainly by the end of the day many attendees felt that their understanding of current Latin American issues had expanded.


The morning presentations did not hesitate to jump straight into the substance of Latin American populism by discussing popular politics, parties and leaders. This series of lectures helped viewers get a better understanding of who and what is the popular in Latin America. A memorable quote from Raul Madrid of UT Austin was that “leaders shape the popular by bringing out and aligning grievances among the majority.”

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Jorge Saavedra, Elva Ambia ima Runasimita Kawsarichinankupaq Ruwashasqankumanta

Rimasun Quechua podcasts audio CLACS NYU Jorge Saavedra Elva Ambia Miami NY InitiativeKay podcastpi Jorge Saavedra (Quechua en Miami), Elva Ambía (New York Quechua Initiative) ima rimanku Michael Abbottwan, Charlie Uruchimwan ima, imaynatachus runasimita erqe kashaspa yachakusqankumanta. Kunantaq, imatachus kay Estados Unidospi runasimita kawsananpaq ruwashasqankumanta, chaykunamanta ima rimanku.

Rimasun Quechua podcasts recording Jorge Elva CLACS NYUEn este podcast Jorge Saavedra (Quechua en Miami) y Elva Ambía (New York Quechua Initiative) conversan con Michael Abbott y Charlie Uruchima sobre cómo es que aprendieron Quechua cuando eran niños en el Perú, y que iniciativas están realizando actualmente en los Estados Unidos para contribuir en el crecimiento del idioma.

In this podcast Jorge Saavedra (Quechua in Miami) and Elva Ambía (New York Quechua Initiative) talk to Michael Abbott and Charlie Uruchima about how they learned Quechua as children in Peru, and what they are currently doing in the United States to contribute to the growth of the language.

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Quechua Mugs and Tshirts for sale!

Quechua mugs tshirts for sale CLACS NYUAllinllachu! We are excited to announce the arrival of Runa Simi Outreach Committee’s (ROC) promotional mugs and t-shirts. They will be available at all of our events for a limited time! Mugs are $15 each and t-shirts are $30. All of the proceeds from the sales of our new mugs and t-shirts go towards our future events and Quechua Nights. Help us spread the word! Each item features the phrase “Musphashanichu icha Runasimita Uyarishanichu?” (“Am I dreaming or am I hearing Runa Simi (Quechua)?”)
Interested? Contact CLACS!

Allinllachu! Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar la llegada de nuestras tazas y camisetas promocionales por Runa Simi Outreach Committee (ROC). Estarán de venta en nuestros eventos por un tiempo limitado! Las tazas son a $15 y las camisetas a $30. La recaudación de las ventas nos ayudará con nuestros eventos del futuro y las Noches de Quechua. ¡Ayúdenos difundir la palabra! Cada artículo cuenta con la frase “Musphashanichu icha Runasimita Uyarishanichu?” (“¿Estoy soñando o estoy escuchando Runa Simi [Quechua]?)
Interesados? Contacte al CLACS!

Genocide, Narrative, and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean Archipelago

Melanie NewtonThis spring’s colloquium series Whither the Caribbean? Critical Perspectives on History, Politics, and Culture opened with a talk by Melanie Newton, Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto.  Newton specializes in the social and cultural history of the Caribbean and the history of slavery, gender, and emancipation in the Atlantic World.

Newton presented her paper “The Race Leapt at Sauteurs”: Genocide, Narrative, and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean Archipelago, which explores the history of Garifuna people (Afro-indigenous descendants of the people of the ‘Caribbee’ islands) between 1492 and the eighteenth century. Her objective was to demonstrate that the Lesser Antilles’s histories of enslavement and colonization fit the 1951 United Nations definition of genocide as an attempt to “destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.” To do so, she took into account three acts of annihilationist violence committed by the Spanish in 1493, the French in 1651, and the British from 1796-1797 against the Lesser Antillean peoples who came to be known as the Caribs. The three military defeats suffered by the Carib people translated into symbols of racial annihilation that helped colonial authorities to dispossess Caribbean aboriginal people of legal claims to either redress or rights based on Carib ancestry.

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