February 22, 2010
Colombian law professor Eduardo Restrepo’s talk, entitled “Armed Conflict and Collective Rights in the Southern Pacific Region of Colombia,” will take place on Monday, February 22, from 3:30-5:30, in the Faculty Lounge (TNH 3.214) at the University of Texas School of Law. Professor Restrepo is a leading thinker in cultural studies in Colombia and has researched and written extensively on Afro-descendant social movements and cultural identity in that country. He is here as a LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor.
Gabriela Polit, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will serve as respondent to Professor Restrepo’s talk.
More information on Restrepo, including the paper he will be discussing during his talk, “Armed Conflict and the Organizing Process of Black Communities in the Colombian South Pacific,” can be found on our website at: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/events/speaker-series.php#erestrepo.
Also pasted below is the remainder of the schedule for our events this spring, including the Happy Hour series; our upcoming annual human rights conference, “Walls: What They Make and What They Break,” on February 25—26; a presentation by Japanese composer Koji Nakano on March 5; and the dance performance “Canción del Cuerpo (Song of the Body),” with Colombian choreographer Alvaro Restrepo’s el Colegio del Cuerpo, from Cartagena (performances on March 5—7). We hope to see you at one or more of these events.