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Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship

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The University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) was founded in 2005 by former provost and chancellor Robert Coombe.  DULCCES is as a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty dedicated to creating and advancing knowledge that gives voice to the history, politics, culture, and legacies of Latino communities. The faculty of DULCCES are dedicated to critical inquiry that incorporates the rich histories of the Latino community. As a community of scholars we value the connection between the mind and the heart of the community which is the foundation from which we have emerged as scholars. 

Upcoming event-Faculty and graduate symposium   

"Occupying the Academy: Being,Thinking and Doing Decolonization"

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The University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) and the University of Waikato Te Kotahi Research Institute invite you to join us for a graduate student and faculty symposium on October 24, 2016. “Occupying the Academy: Being, Thinking, and Doing Decolonization” is a full day symposium seeking to share knowledge investigating ways that Indigenous/Latino cosmology and espistemology, as well as critical resistive and de-colonial praxis informs our work. We are inviting submissions from faculty and graduate students to share their works in the form of papers, posters, panels, and creative works (e.g. visual art, poetry, performance) in the following areas: Indigenous, Latino, and/or Critical Race theory, epistemology, and praxis. 

The symposium will be held on October 24, 2016 from 8:30 to 4:00pm at the University of Denver, Craig Hall, Boettcher Foundation Community Room with special keynote addresses by renowned Maori Scholars, Dr. Leonie Pihama and Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith starting at 6:30pm. Presenters are expected to attend the entire symposium.


Following the symposium we would like to invite you to a reception at 6:30-8:30 pm at the University of Denver, Craig Hall, Boettcher Foundation Community Room. The reception will be followed with special keynote addresses by renowned Maori Scholars, Dr. Leonie Pihama and Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith. 

*Registration to the Symposium and keynote reception can be done here. Registration to the keynote reception only can be done here

*Faculty and graduate students wishing to submit their work to be a part of the symposium must fill out the Abstract Submission Form (here). All forms should be submitted via email to latinocenter@du.edu no later than October 3, 2016 by 5PM MST. 


"Occupying the Academy: Being,Thinking and Doing Decolonization"                                               Keynote Speakers

 

Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (ProVice Chancellor Māori): Decolonising Methodologies

Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples was first published in 1998 with a new edition in 2012. The book is regarded as a foundational text in Indigenous Studies that has promoted research and scholarship by Indigenous scholars. Dr. Tuhiwai Smith's Keynote will address different aspects of the work of Decolonising Methodologies including, the contested spaces for Indigenous Knowledges, languages, cultures and peoples in the Academy, the building of Indigenous Capability in Research and the development of Indigenous research methodologies.

 

Dr. Leonie Pihama

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama (Te Mata Pūnenga o Te Kotahi): Ngā Pou: Kaupapa

Māori and Māori Health Research

Dr. Pihama's address will provide an overview of two Māori health projects that are being undertaken through a Kaupapa Māori research approach. ‘Tiakina te Pa Harakeke’ explores traditional knowledge and Māori childrearing practices and provides insights into Māori traditional knowledge as a vehicle for creating healthy and flourishing whānau. ‘Whakarauora Tangata’ explores the impact of Historical trauma and the ways in which whānau and Māori health service providers are working to create interventions in the area of Family violence that is grounded within te reo and tikanga Māori.