Please check out our sign-on letter about the current situation in Honduras. SOLAS has been a long time supporter of Honduran communities and has hosted artists and activists just as Karla Lara and the beloved Berta Cáceras. We stand with the people of Honduras and we will continue to keep the conversation going.
Student Organization for Latin American Studies – SIN FRONTERAS POSTER CONTEST
We are the Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) at the University of New Mexico. Our mission to increase awareness about Latin American issues and cultural happenings through the facilitation of intellectual dialogue by engaging in various events in both our community and university. Each year we hold a free Latino film festival at the Guild on Central in Nob Hill, called Sin Fronteras- a student organized event devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. This year we are holding a poster making contest for our Sin Fronteras film festival. As we want to highlight young local artists, this contest is only open to high school students in the Albuquerque area.
I am writing to ask you if you could inform your class and other students of possible interest and encourage them to enter to win!
The poster’s theme is building bridges.
The poster must contain:
· the festival’s name, Sin Fronteras,
· mention that it is a Latin American and Latino film festival
· the festival’s dates, March 23rd-25th
· its location at The Guild Cinema
· our website, solasunm.org.
· The poster will be 11X17 inches.
First place winner will receive $100 and $50 gift card to a local Albuquerque establishment.
Second and third place winners will receive $50 worth in gift cards each to local Albuquerque
establishments. The winning poster will be used in our promotion, and the 2nd and 3rd place
winners will be displayed at the Guild during movie screenings.
How to Submit a Poster:
E-mail your poster to both SOLAS Vice President Kalyn Finnell at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. In the e-mail Include your name, grade, and what high school you attend.
The files should be either a JPEG or a PDF document. We are accepting hand drawn and/or computer work. Collages, pencil, ink, digital, or a combination are all accepted. If making hand drawn work, please send a photo. We will not accept pixilated images.
Friday, December 15th.
For more information, please visit our website, http://www.solasunm.org/news. Attached are
examples of past posters. For questions, please contact Kalyn Finnell, SOLAS Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
!Please join SOLAS for a Q & A with Jessica Davine!
When: March 24, 2017
Time: 2-3 PM
Where: Latin American and Iberian Institute (801 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106).
Click here for more information!
The news of UNM-CIA "Signature School" partnership has been perceived by the public as a something that the school and students support. However, the reality is that this decision and its process have not been transparent to the students and other campus constituents, which is why we would like to clarify out stance on this matter. As students of Latin America we are well aware of the negative impacts the CIA has imposed in Latin America throughout history. While we do not oppose the CIA or other government agency recruitment on campus, we do oppose both, the UNM - CIA partnership and the branding of UNM as a "Signature School." Attached is the document we sent to the office of the Provost, which clearly states our concerns and our opposition.
We are calling out to all high school students who are passionate about arts in the Albuquerque area. This year, we want to highlight young local high school artists to create our Sin Fronteras 2017 poster. Our poster theme is Bridging communities/making cultural connections.
The poster must contain:
To submit a poster, please include your name, grade, and what high school you attend in the email.
1st place: $100 and $50 gift card to a local Albuquerque establishment
2nd Place: $50 worth in gift cards to local Albuquerque establishments
3rd Place: $50 worth in gift cards to local Albuquerque establishments
The winning poster will be used in our promotion, and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be displayed at the Guild during movie screenings.
The deadline for submitting the poster is Friday, January 6th to both SOLAS Vice President Kalyn Finnell at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send files as either a JPEG or a PDF document. We are accepting hand drawn and/or computer work. Collages, pencil, ink, digital, or a combination are all accepted.
Below are examples of past posters but we encourage everyone to be creative as possible. For questions, please contact Kalyn Finnell, SOLAS Vice President, at email@example.com.
SOLAS is excited to launch a new Topics section on the website - Travel! Under the Topics tab in the Travel section we will post firsthand accounts from UNM students who have traveled abroad in Latin America. Please check out our first post from UNM undergraduate student Forrest Pitts, "Exploits and Expletives in Guatemala." We will send emails through the SOLAS listserv notifying everyone when we post new travel blogs!
If you are a UNM student and would like to submit your travel experiences to the website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLAS is proud to launch the multimedia section of this website! Under the multimedia tab we will post some of the events that we host such as our ¡SOLAS Presents! lecture series as well as our interview series. Please check out the video recording of Corey Ragsdale's presentation "Who Makes the Cut?..." and an audio recording of Daniel Cozart's lecture, "Slavery and its Malcontents..." We will send emails through the SOLAS listserv notifying everyone when we post new events.
If you are a UNM student and would like to present your research at a ¡SOLAS Presents! event, or if you would like like to be interviewed, please email email@example.com.
¡Bienvenido/Welcome to the SOLAS website! We have created this space with the hopes that it will be an active forum for all UNM students studying Latin America to share their insights as well as to promote pertinent on and off-campus events that relate to the region. Additionally, this site will serve as a platform for broadcasting research and personal experience in our interaction with Latin America whether it be academic achievements or activist endeavors. We urge all people throughout UNM, New Mexico and the world over who are committed to shaping the discourse about the socio-cultural, environmental, political and economic realities of the Americas, to participate and advocate for social progress through critical debates. As a community of active citizens and scholars, we hope that this site will be just a humble beginning to the larger task of our generation in making this world a more equitable place for everyone regardless of race, gender or class.