Aficionados Speakers Series: BL 4
Thursday, Dec. 6, noon

“From Potosí to Tennessee: Clandestine Desires and the Sounds of Crossing.”
by Alex E. Chávez

In this lecture, Alex E. Chávez addresses how huapango arribeño music voices desires of recognition and connection among Mexican migrants. Chávez argues these notions of selfhood are inextricably linked to the transnational experiences, needs, and desires of Mexican migrants, all of which disturb both legal and cultural-nationalist logics on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

To make a reservation for any of the lunch lectures, please call (719) 389-6334 or e-mail

Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.
*Admission: $5 Registration Fee*

Space is limited to 100 registrants

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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7pm

“Verses & Flows: Ethnography, the Voice, and the Borders of Aurality” by Alex Chávez

In this presentation and performance, Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño, a musical genre originating from north-central Mexico. He draws on these experiences to address how aurality, ethnography, and performance have shaped the politics of his intellectual and creative work and how he engages both to theorize around the political efficacy of sound-based practices, the “voice,” and the disciplinary futures of borderlands anthropology.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room 899 N. Cascade Ave.

Performance and reception following lecture in Cornerstone Main Space

Co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology, History, and Music.

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Block 4 in The Butler Center: A Block of Dialogue and Reflection

Truth Be Told:CC Storytellers
Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in Gaylord Hall

ALL CC-faculty, students and staff are invited to hear and share their stories on the topics of race and racism. Hear from invited CC faculty, administrators and staff as they teach and learn about vulnerability and resilience.

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP… by December 4th at 5:00 pm

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We are thrilled that Eiko Otake is here on campus, teaching a block 4 class. Please try to come to the following events:

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 8, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
UCCS Theater
5225 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
at CC CornerStone Mainspace

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TODAY–Award-winning sleep researcher Roxanne Prichard is on campus to share her work on how college students sleep. Dr. Prichard has designed popular courses on sleep and dreaming and leads workshops on sleep for health professionals. Check out her workshop and talk//
SLEEP 101 WORKSHOP–2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Hybl Community Center Mainspace
CELLPHONES, HEALTH & WELLNESS TALK–5:00 p.m. in Gates Common Room

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SImonette Quamina will be giving an artist talk about her work. Simonette Quamina was born in Ontario, Canada and raised in South America and the Caribbean. She received a Harriet Sheridan Collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York and a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to completing her MFA, she dedicated her time to advancing her knowledge within the fine arts by studying under the master printmaker, Paul Mullowney, in Makawao, Hawaii and by working at Pace Prints Editions, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently an assistant professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Simonette Quamina’s diverse upbringing is constantly woven into the narrative of her prints, collages, and large-scale drawings. They have been exhibited nationally and are part of the Rhode Island school of Design Special collections library, as well as numerous private collections. She was the recipient of the 2017 Salem Art Works fellowship, the 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Art Works Center residency and she is a studio recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation of the Art Studio program in New York City.

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The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the new Director of Student Support position!

A presentation followed by Q&A will take place on:
– Wednesday, December 5, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Tutt Library room 105 for Candidate #1
– Thursday, December 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Tutt Library room 411 for Candidate #2
– Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Tutt Library room 105 for Candidate #3

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“Queering Archecture” a lecture by Rachel Montgomery Paupeck December 11th 4pm in Cornerstone Screening Room. “What is the role of the architect and what power systems are reinforced by the very claiming of that name. This lecture will look at what happens when rigid design thinking co-mingles with queer theory and an artist’s practice. I will examine how I often frame my work through the didactic but empowering lens of basic queer theory principles: agency, proclaiming and the claiming of space, representation, and identity. I will trace this lecture’s themes and contextualize them through my architectural and installation based practice.” Rachel MONTGOMERY Paupeck holds a BA from Smith College and a M.ARCH from Rhode Island school of Design (RISD). Her professional work has been shown in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, and she has been a guest critic at Cooper Union, Columbia University & RISD.

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