Sexually transmitted infections, adolescent pregnancy, and substance use are common among Latino youth, particularly those from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Puberty represents an important developmental window for understanding risk. Dr. Deardorff will describe collaborations across two longitudinal studies of youth in the U.S. and in Chile.
Julianna Deardorff is an associate professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, where she focuses on pubertal development and sexual behaviors among Latino youth.
A discussion on Argentine politics and perspectives for the future.
Sergio Massa is an Argentine National Congressman and the former mayor of Tigre. The Financial Times called him “the rising star of Argentine politics.”
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Political Economy.
Directed by Mariana Rondón (Venezuela, 2013)
Nine-year-old Junior wants to look like a pop star and have his “bad hair” straightened for the yearbook picture. His mother, disturbed by what she considers effeminate behavior, tries to stop him. Their conflict escalates until Junior is forced to make a painful decision. 93 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Directed by Rodrigo H. Vila (Argentina, 2013)
One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa “fought South America’s dictators with her voice.” This intimate documentary follows the arc of her 50-year career and explores the impact she had on the musical and political heritage of Latin America. 93 minutes. Spanish, Portuguese, French with English subtitles.
Building from his recent book, The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, Charles Walker examines the role this massive rebellion (1780-83) had in global history. In particular, he probes its impact on Spanish America’s wars of independence and whether it belongs in the category of an Atlantic Revolution.
Charles Walker is a professor of History and the director of the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas at UC Davis.
Jeffrey Q. Chambers
Jeffrey Q. Chambers is a faculty scientist in the Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and an associate professor of Geography at UC Berkeley.
Directed by Shaul Schwarz (Mexico, 2013)
To a growing number of Latinos, narco-traffickers have become heroic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their success. “Narco Cultura” explores both the grisly reality and the pop fantasy of the drug war by contrasting the experiences of a crime scene investigator in Ciudad Juárez and a narcocorrido singer in Los Angeles. 102 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
The Mexican anarchist and exile Ricardo Flores Magón was at the center of the first grassroots political movement to span the U.S.-Mexico border. In his new biography, Claudio Lomnitz delves into the lives and ideology of Magón’s inner circle, examining their role in the Mexican Revolution.
Claudio Lomnitz is the Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University.
The discussion will be moderated by Margaret Chowning and Brian DeLay, both professors of History at UC Berkeley.
Directed by Fernando Coimbra (Brazil, 2013)
A love triangle intersects with a kidnapping in this twist-filled Brazilian thriller. Inspired by real events, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra’s debut feature captures every parent’s worst nightmare, casting light upon the cruelties of which humans are capable. 108 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
As Brazil transitions from a low- to a high-income nation, the juxtaposition of traditional infectious diseases with emerging non-communicable diseases creates a new public health syndrome called non-communicable disease-associated infectious diseases (NCDAID). This new syndrome disproportionately affects residents of urban settlements known as slums or “favelas.”
Lee Riley, MD, is a professor and Head of Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health.
Brad DeLong is a professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.