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  • Alex de Miranda 10:04 pm on April 7, 2016 Permalink
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    Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela – Talk – April 21st 

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  • Alex de Miranda 10:11 am on August 18, 2015 Permalink
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    Photo Gallery from Talk and Book Signing with Larry Rohter 

    Larry Rohter, former New York Times correspondent and author of the book “Brazil on the Rise” was the
    guest speaker at a talk and book signing at Loyola University School of Law on August 6th.  Larry provided
    an update on the current political and economic situation having just recently returned from an
    extended stay in Brazil. Professor Ben Penglase from the Loyola Anthropology Department moderated a
    lively Q & A  discussion afterwards.  This event was sponsored by the Illinois chapter of Partners of the
    Americas, Copa Airlines, Loyola University of Chicago and Sounds of Brazil.

    Larry Rohter, former New York Times correspondent and author of the book “Brazil on the Rise” was the guest speaker at a talk and book signing at Loyola University School of Law on August 6th. Larry provided an update on the current political and economic situation having just recently returned from an extended stay in Brazil. Professor Ben Penglase from the Loyola Anthropology Department moderated a lively Q & A discussion afterwards. This event was sponsored by the Illinois chapter of Partners of the Americas, Copa Airlines, Loyola University of Chicago and Sounds of Brazil.

     
  • Alex de Miranda 5:10 pm on July 23, 2015 Permalink
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    Brazil on the Rise: Talk and Book Signing with Larry Rohter 

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    Brazil on the Rise
    Talk and book signing with Larry Rohter (the New York Times)

    New York Times former correspondent and editor Larry Rohter will give an overview of Brazil’s history, culture, and economy, and talk about its amazing jump from a debtor nation to one of the world’s fastest growing economies.  Rohter will also discuss the reasons for the current political crisis.

    Larry Rohter was a correspondent in Latin America for more than 20 years. He is the author of the Portuguese language best-seller Deu no New York Times, a foreigner’s look at life in Brazil (2008), and Brazil on the Rise (2010). Born and raised in Chicago, Rohter is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he majored in history, politics and economics. He also has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he specialized in Modern Chinese History and Politics.

    The talk will be followed by Q&A moderated by Prof. Ben Penglase (Loyola University, Dept of Anthropology).

    Brazil on the Rise
    Talk and book signing with Larry Rohter (the New York Times)

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 – 6:00 PM
    Loyola University Water Tower Campus
    School of Law Room CLC – 209
    25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611 – CTA Red Line: Chicago Station

    Free admission. Refreshments will be served

    For more information and R.S.V.P contact cdasilva1@luc.edu or call Ariani Friedl (312) 427-0584

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  • Alex de Miranda 11:43 am on June 24, 2014 Permalink
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    Cristina Ortega Presentation on July 17th 

    In the 100th year celebration of Lina Bo Bardi’s birthday, Partners of the Americas Illinois-Sao Paulo Chapter and the AIA Chicago Chapter invite you to a reception and presentation:

    Lina Bo Bardi’s furniture design

    In order to configure a local identity in furniture design, the architect Lina Bo Bardi conducted an anthropological observation that conciliated with the international modern style. Presentation by Cristina Ortega, PhD Architect and Urban Planner from Sao Paulo, Brazil and POA 2014 Travel Grant recipient.

    Join us for delicious Brazilian appetizers and wine while enjoying the presentation about Lina Bo Bardi’s furniture.

    Date

    July 17, 2014

    Time

    6:30 to 7:15 PM reception

    7:30 to 8:30 PM presentation

    Location:

    AIA Chicago

    35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago Illinois

    RSVP by July 12 to cvidalhallett@ecovidaldesign.com

    Suggested donation: $20 and $15 for students,

    POA and AIA Chicago members.

    Image source: Instituto Lina Bo e PM Bardi, São Paulo, Brazil.

    Photo by Fernando Albuquerque, in the 1950s.

    Suggested donation: $20 (Regular attendees) Suggested donation: $15 (Students, POA, AIA members) Enter your own contribution amount.

     
  • dshoss 11:37 pm on October 14, 2012 Permalink
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    Transforming the Racial Paradigm: Meet the Panelists 

    Dr. Stephen Caliendo

    Stephen CaliendoStephen Maynard Caliendo is Professor of Political Science at North Central College, where he focuses his research in the areas of political communication and political psychology. He is author of the forthcoming book Inequality in America: Race, Poverty and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise (Westview). His book Teachers Matter (Praeger 2000) examines the effects of political socialization on attitudes toward American politicalinstitutions. Caliendo’s research has been presented at major conferences and published inthe Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Black Studies, and theJournal of Research and Science Teaching. He has authored or coauthored numerousentries in specialized encyclopedias such as Polling in America, The Encyclopedia ofHuman Rights, and The Encyclopedia of Political Communication. He is a regular analyst for international, national, state and local media outlets, is co-director of The Project on Race in Political Communication (RaceProject.org), co-author of Race Appeal (Temple University Press, 2011), and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Race & Ethnicity (2010).

    Dr. Horace Hall

    Horace HallDr. Horace R. Hall is Associate Professor at DePaul University in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research. He is author of Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Students (2006) and Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling (2011). Dr. Hall is also the founder and co-director of a youth activist program called, R.E.A.L. (Respect, Excellence, Attitude, and Leadership). R.E.A.L. is designed to enhance critical literacy skills in children and adolescents through life-skills and arts-based curriculum.

     

    Marcelo Jarmendia

    Marcelo JarmendiaMarcelo is from São Paulo, where he lived until his graduation from high-school. He spent the next year in Florida studying English as second language. Back in Brazil, Marcelo was admitted into the University of São Paulo where he later majored in Social Sciences, with a focus on Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science. That same year he started teaching Spanish at a number of businesses in São Paulo. Two years later he started teaching Portuguese to Spanish speakers, mostly professionals temporally located in São Paulo.

    Five years later, still teaching languages but now holding a college degree, Marcelo decided to return to the United States, this time choosing Chicago. Here he has been teaching languages since the third week of his arrival. In addition to his private students, Marcelo has also worked with the Spanish Language Center and the Brazilian Cultural Center prior to starting organizing his own group classes in August of 2006, as the founder of Brazil in Chicago.

    He recently founded a not-for-profit organization, Casa de Cultura Brasileira, with the goal of Bringing the Americas closer, one community at a time.

    Dr. Mikhail Lyubansky

     

    Mikhail_LyubanskyMikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D., is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where, among other courses, he teaches Psychology of Race and Ethnicity and a graduate-level restorative justice practicum based at a youth detention center. Since 2009, he has been a student and practitioner of Restorative Circles, a restorative practice developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter and associates.  In addition to academic writing, Mikhail regularly explores racial and restorative justice themes in his Psychology Today blog Between the Lines and in contributions to a variety of anthologies on popular culture.  Born in Kiev, Mikhail immigrated with his family to the United States as a child in 1977. He now lives in Urbana, Illinois with his wife and two kids, ages 10 and 5.

     

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    Cassio Amarante

    Cassio Amarante was born in São Paulo, on September 07, 1966.  He holds a Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAU-USP (Universidade de São Paulo), which he received in 1991.

    Amarante started his professional life working at the architecture offices of architects Roberto Loeb and Marilia Santanna de Almeida, and worked ib  a project with Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s team. 

    He worked as an assistant to set designer/filmmaker Daniela Thomas, with whom he developed several set design projects for theater, advertising and movie productions.  Since 1993 Amarante has lead set design and Art Direction projects for theater, television, advertising and movies productions, including Xingu, the opening night film for MOSTRA.  Additional award winning films include:  The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Central Station, Som e Furia, and As Melhores Coisas do Mundo.

    Deanna Shoss (Facilitator)

    Recognized in 2005 “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” by Crain’s Chicago Business, Deanna Shoss brings over 25 years experience to her current role as Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development for Jewish Child & Family Services, a $30M social service organization that touched the lives of over 26,000 individuals across Chicagoland over the past year.  Her past experience includes building community programs for diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, designing turnkey marketing initiatives for McDonald’s Owner/Operators across Eastern New England, creating award winning multicultural events and exhibits for 80 million annual travelers at O’Hare International and Midway Airports, working to diversify audiences as President and CEO of the League of Chicago Theatres, and planning major festivals, social media marketing and branding campaigns, as Founder and President of Intercultural Talk, Inc., a multicultural marketing firm. 

    Shoss is an associate of Executive Diversity Services, a company providing training and strategies for engagement and inclusion.  She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English, and blogs and tweets periodically about unconscious bias, stereotypes in media and multicultural parenting at interculturaltalk.org and @cultureguru.

     
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