JUAN DELGADO PRESENTATION
“No Longer Invisible? Counting and Discounting People of African Descent in Mexico (1545-2020)"
December 2, 2021, 3-4PM PST
Since Mexico’s Independence, people of African descent have been absent from national census counts. However, for the first time, the 2020 Census included a question for people who self-identify as Afromexican, Black, or Afrodescendent. The results show that Mexico officially has 2.5 million people of African descent (two percent of the population). What can we learn from taking a comparative historical perspective on this enumeration and its results? This presentation will provide a long-term account of the production of ethnoracial categories and numbers in Mexico. From the Fuenclara census of 1742 to INEGI’s census of 2020, Juan David Delgado explores the colonial salience and the modern disappearance of the enumerated Afromexican population to understand the dilemmas of the contemporary visibility.
WRITERS GONNA WRITE
Last Saturday of every month
Join Dr. Katie Manning, LJWL students, alumni, and faculty for a time to write in community.
These casual, drop-in style events take place the last Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm PST.
Contact us for the Zoom link!
INTERVIEW WITH NADIA BOLZ-WEBER,
WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA
February 22, 2022
Kicking off the 27th annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea will be Nadia Bolz-Weber. Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Co and the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint (2013), Accidental Saints: Finding God In All The Wrong People (2015) and SHAMELESS: A Sexual Reformation (2019).
In 2017, she won the coveted Audience Award at the Nantucket Project. Bolz-Weber has been featured in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, More, and on CNN and the BBC World Service.
Her latest project is a podcast, The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber, a partnership with PRX and The Moth.
INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BROOKS,
WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA
February 23, 2022
David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. He is a commentator on The PBS Newshour, NPR's "All Things Considered" and NBC's Meet the Press.
His books include Bobos in Paradise, The Social Animal and The Road to Character (a #1 NYT bestseller). His latest book is The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (also a #1 NYT bestseller).
He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and Newsweek.
INTERVIEW WITH CORNEL WEST,
WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA
February 25, 2022
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative intellectual. He is Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.
West was previously Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.
FEATURED PREVIOUS EVENTS
ANTI-RACIST FILM SERIES #2, Negra
INTERVIEW WITH MEDHIN TEWOLDE SERRANO
Negra, presented at more than 25 Film Festivals internationally, has won several awards including the Best Mexican Documentary at the International Film Festival in Monterrey, Mexico. The documentary narrates the Director’s exploration, along with five other Afro descendant women’s search for what it means to inhabit the body of a Black woman in Mexico. It weaves the stories of five women in southern Mexico, and their experience with racism. It traces their process of resistance and self-acceptance, as well as the strategies they build to transcend stereotypes and finally, the celebration of their identity.
This event will provide a streaming link to view the film (prior to the interview) and an interview with the director of Negra, Medhin Tewolde Serrano.
ANTI-RACIST FILM DISCUSSION
Five Years North
Streaming thru Oct 1, 2021
Five Years North is the coming-of-age story of Luis, an undocumented Guatemalan boy who just arrived alone in New York City. He struggles to work, study, and evade Judy - the Cuban-American ICE officer patrolling his neighborhood. The film is intimate and observational — following Luis, Judy, and Luis’ family back in Guatemala for more than three years to provide a fresh and valuable entry point to understanding America’s immigration system and its human cost on all sides.
DRIFTWOOD STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Watch the winners of the Driftwood Student Short Film Contest, followed by interviews with their directors and Dr. James Wicks.
This event is hosted by Driftwood, Dept. of LJWL and Dept. of Communication Studies.
This event was part of the 2021 Writer's Symposium by the Sea.
2021 WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA
(Click links below to watch events online)
Driftwood Student Short Film Festival. Moderated by James Wicks.
Theology Writing Discussion with Brad Kelle, Michael Lodahl, & Montague Williams. Moderated by Rebecca Laird.
Poetry Workshop with Katie Manning & Margarita Pintado Burgos
Interview with Katie Manning & Margarita Pintado Burgos by Dean Nelson
Academic Writing Panels (Moderaded by Hadley Wood):
PANEL 1: Alain Lescart, Max Butterfield, Bettina Tate Pedersen, Kara Lyons-Pardue, and Karl Martin.
PANEL 2: Stephanie Smith Matthews, David Cummings, Carol Blessing, and Linda Beail.
Interview with Dean Nelson by Stephen Goforth