This exciting series of performances, lectures, films, and social gatherings continued an IUPUI tradition. 2010-2011 programming focused on our many relationships with the country of Mexico.
The partnership between IUPUI and Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) anchored much of this activity, but our year-long journey will take us to every part of the country.
Democracy, Violence, & Accountability, in Mexico Today
Monday, April 18, 2011
IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Join us for a talk by prominent political and legal scholar, John Ackerman. He will speak at both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Ackerman is coming to Indiana from one of Mexico's leading universities, UNAM.
Diversity Week Speaker Series
Dr. Fuentes-Afflick spoke to an audience of approximately 200 Wishard, IUPUI, and community affiliates on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The topic discussed was "Diversity in Pediatrics: Pride or Panic?"
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment http://pediatrics.ucsf.edu/faculty/elena-fuentes-afflick-md-mph
"Invisible Frontiers" Art Exhibition
November 29 - December 2, 2010
The "Invisible Frontiers" was installed in the gerbil tube between Mexico (Cavanaugh Hall) and the United States (Campus Center). Graduate Herron School of Art and Design student, Rogelio Gutierrez, designed the 40 "road signs" to represent an invisible frontier shared by the two countries. The signs were provocative and challenging by design to highlight issues of concern regarding immigration.
December 2, 2010
IUPUI Campus Center Atrium
Ian McIntosh, IUPUI Director of International Partnerships (Emcee); Artists Rogelio Gutierrez and Lizeth Quinones; Carlos May, Director of Latino Affairs, Office of the Mayor-Indianapolis; Maria Lopez, Law Professor, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
Invisible Frontiers was also the key installation at the International Human Rights Day observance on Friday, December 3. The artwork is a co-production of Rogelio and Lizeth. The hope was that viewers, "Walk in the footsteps of the undocumented – feel how they feel for just those few seconds inside the 'invisible frontier'".
Artist Rogelio Gutierrez, Democracy Plaza at IUPUI, Office of International Affairs Partnership Mexico at IUPUI, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
MEXICAN FILM CYCLE
October 30, November 4 - 6, 2010
In commemoration of Mexico's bicentennial of independence and the centennial of the Mexican revolution, the Indiana State Museum and the Mexican Consul of Indianapolis showed some of the finest films from the golden age of the Mexican cinema as well as the stories that surround one of Mexico's most treasured folk heroes.
- Santo Y Blue Demon Vs. Los Monstruos (Santo and the Blue Demon Vs. The Monsters) (1969)
- Santo Contra Las Lobas (Santo and the Wolves) (1972)
- La Perla (The Pearl) (1945)
Bi-National Health Week
Thursday, October 7, 2010
IUPUI, IU Binational Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Center, Wishard Health Services - Multicultural Affairs, and the Mexican Consultate.
Letter from André Carson,
United States Congress
The Calnali Microfinance Project provides small loans and other support — training, education on basic financial management — to citizens in Calnali, State of Hidalgo, Mexico so that they can become self-sufficient, provide for their families, offer needed products in their communities and share their traditional crafts throughout Mexico and the world.
Learn more about international service learning at IUPUI here. Check out programs, including programs in Mexico.
Diversity Scholars Display
Check out the Partnership Mexico Display in University Library (ground level, across from the Center for Teaching and Learning).
- Office of Student Involvement serves to enhance student involvement through programs, student organizations, leadership opportunities, and experiences for students that allow for the practical application of what is learned in the classroom.
- Multicultural Center seeks to support the entire student population promoting the value of diversity, broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity and advancing and supporting cultural competence and civic responsibility among all members of the IUPUI community.
- Binational Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Center (BiCCHEC) As communities become more and more diverse, obstacles to health and wellbeing created by language and cultural differences emerge. Finding ways to improve the availability of health services and eliminate health disparities for an increasingly diverse and mobile community is a commitment of BiCCHEC.
- Student Life & Global Engagement takes a very student-centered approach to designing and supporting initiatives that connect students and the campus to the world and to the local community.
- Amigos en Servicio (AeS) is an IUPUI student organization dedicated to service to the Latino community (in Indianapolis and abroad(, opportunities to gather socially and learn/practice the Spanish language, 3.) to provide educational opportunities for members to learn more about Latino cultures and issues, and, 4.) to fundraise for agencies serving Latinos in Indianapolis and abroad.
- IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH/Rome Visiting Professorship
- Rotary Club of Indianapolis
- Wishard Health Services - Multicultural Affairs