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SPRING 2018: Elementary Quechua & Andean Culture I

SPRING 2018: Elementary Quechua & Andean Culture I
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm
Course code: ROML 110

Prof. Américo Mendoza-Mori

This is Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) affiliated course (major/minor).

Course summary

Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire and still spoken by approximately 8 million people throughout the Andes, is the most spoken indigenous language in the Americas. The program focuses on the development of written and oral communicative abilities in Quechua through an interactive activity-based approach. Course includes an introduction to Quechua and Andean culture. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities. Assessment is based on both students’ ability to use the language in written and oral tasks and understanding the language and culture. This beginning level Quechua course is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.

Lectures will be delivered in English and Quechua.

 

[pdf]] Check out the course syllabus here: https://goo.gl/zDPsNi 

Learn more about studying Quechua at Penn , here: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/quechua/study-quechua/

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*Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore College can also register for this class. Penn graduate students  can also register for this class (for more details, please contact Prof. Mendoza-Mori).

 

Indigenous Peoples Days 2017 in Philadelphia

Date: Thursday, October 12th, 6-8:30pm
Place: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Art Museum (2525 Pennsylvania Avenue)

This is an event to honor the Lenni-Lenape today, on whose ancestral territory we stand, and to cherish the multi-ethnic community of Native American, First Nation, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and other Indigenous Peoples living in the Philadelphia region. It will also be a day to honor the American Indian Movement (AIM), Taino Revitalization Movement, Mexica Movement and the many Indigenous nations and communities from North to South America who are on the frontline defending the earth and their sovereignty.

The Quechua program at Penn will be featured during the panel “Philly Now” at 7:50pm.

 

Schedule

Opening Celebration — (Atrium)
6PM – Opening Ceremony with Trinity Norwood
6:10PM – Aztec Dancers followed by Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape drum circle and dancers

Presentations & Presenters — (Auditorium)
7PM – Opening Remarks
7:10PM – Panel: Indigenous Sovereignty
7:40PM – Panel: Indigenous Movement
8PM – Philly Now
8:30PM – Q&A + Closing Remarks

List of Presenters:

Trinity Norwood (Ambassador of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe)
Chief Dwaine Perry of Ramapough Lenape Nation
Daniel Wakonax Rivera / Taino Restoration Movement)
Yadira Xochicoatl
Brujo de la Mancha / Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac
Keturah Peters / Natives at Penn
Américo Mendoza–Mori / Quechua Program at Penn

More info about the event, here

Quechua Cultural Night, 10/19, 6pm

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
6pm
Place: Arch Building #110, UPenn (3601 Locust Walk)

Tupasunchis!! Let’s meet up!

We invite your to learn more about the Andes (Latin America), its people and culture, and Quechua language. Please join us for a fun evening of Quechua conversation, games, and refreshments (Inca Kola). Everyone is welcome!

No previous knowledge of Quechua is necessary.
Free and Open the public

Facebook event link

David Choquehuanca at Penn

Event Canceled until further notice

This year we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and we are honored to invite Mr. David Choquehuanca, Secretary General of ALBA and former Foreign Minister of Bolivia, to speak at Penn.

Mr. Choquehuanca, a high-ranked Aymara leader who have played an internationally and national role on promoting Indigenous Rights will discuss about the challenges and goals on recognizing and respecting Indigenous peoples’s cultures, territory and citizenship.

His talk is scheduled for October 11th, 2017, 5pm as a preliminar special event of the “Penn in Latin America” conference.

More information will be available soon.

 

Quechua program Welcoming Event: guest-lecture by Prof. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 6pm
Place: Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn (3708 Chesnut Street)

This is our first event of the year. Enjoy some Inca Kola and snacks, learn about the Quechua program at Penn and join us for lecture by Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli on the history of the Incas. Introduction remarks by Prof. Jorge Téllez.

 

Abstract: Texts and illustrations by Inca petitioners in eighteenth-century Mexico’s archives raise questions about hemispheric and transatlantic movement of the descendants of Incas kings after the Spanish conquest.
This presentation examines the long journey of the Uchu Tupac Yupanqui family in Peru and Mexico on their way to a desired, but never reached, destination: the court of the Spanish King.

Bio: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of Colonial Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of La fe andina de la escritura: identidad y resistencia en la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala (2006), Durmiendo en el agua (2008, short fiction), Nobles de papel (2016) and Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799 (2017, co-edited with M. Díaz). Her current project is tentatively titled: From Coyas to Doñas: Inca Women and the Gendering of the Colonial Archive.

Fall 2017: Register for Quechua at Penn

FALL 2017: Elementary Quechua & Andean Culture I

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Course code: ROML 110

Prof. Américo Mendoza-Mori

Course summary

Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire and still spoken by approximately 8 million people throughout the Andes, is the most spoken indigenous language in the Americas. The program focuses on the development of written and oral communicative abilities in Quechua through an interactive activity-based approach. Course includes an introduction to Quechua and Andean culture. Students will participate in pair, small-group and whole-class activities. Assessment is based on both students’ ability to use the language in written and oral tasks and understanding the language and culture. This beginning level Quechua course is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.

Lectures will be delivered in English and Quechua.

 

[pdf]] Check out the course syllabus here: https://goo.gl/zDPsNi 

Learn more about studying Quechua at Penn , here: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/quechua/study-quechua/

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*Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore College can also register for this class. Penn graduate students  can also register for this class (for more details, please contact Prof. Mendoza-Mori).

 

Bronx Llaqtamanta: Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Doris Loayza

 

Join The Andean Repreqsentation and the Quechua Language program for our screening and discussion of “Bronx Llaqtamanta” with Peruvian filmmaker, Doris Loayza.

“Bronx Llaqtamanta” follows Segundo Angamarca from Ecuador, who runs a Kichwa language radio station two blocks from Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.

(Doris Loayza, USA, 2016, 5 min, Spanish / Kichwa with English subtitles)

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Doris Loayza is a cultural educator and translator, specializing in Quechua language and culture. She is originally from Llamellin, Peru, in the Andes. She earned a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU, and holds a certificate in multimedia and folklore from the City Lore Documentary Institute. Her first video, “Bronx Llaqtamanta (“From the Bronx”), about a Quechua radio station in the Bronx, has shown at universities, museums and the United Nations.

Doris recently moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where she volunteers for The Language Conservancy, a non-profit working to help revitalize Native American languages, and is exploring opportunities to teach Quechua at Indiana University.

 

Facebook event link: https://goo.gl/IWZXfR

Thursday, April 17th, 2017
12pm

La Casa Latina, UPenn (ARCH Building)
3601 Locust Walk

 

[video] Indigenous Languages within the US immigrant communities

“Language is one of the first things that signals the assimilation of new immigrants. What is lost when we lose touch from our Native language or those spoken by our ancestors?”

The last episode of PhillyCAM”s Atrevete Philly hosted Ruben Chico, a cultural activist and Náhuatl speaker, and Penn Quechua Prof. Américo Mendoza-Mori. They discussed on how important is to preserve and celebrate Indigenous languages within the immigrant communities in the United States.

You can watch this episode here.

Atrevete Philly is produced by PhillyCAM. It airs once a month on Comcast TV channels 66/966, Verizon.

Learn more about the Quechua language program at Penn, here.

 

Can Universities Save Indigenous Languages? The case of Quechua

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Time: 12pm
Place: Silverstein forum (Stiteler Hall, UPenn)
208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, 19104

[talk] “Can Universities Save Indigenous Languages? The case of Quechua” by Prof. Américo Mendoza-Mori.

Please join us for the next Latin American and Latino Studies Internal Speaker (LALSIS) Series presentation. Lunch will be served.

The Latin American and Latino Studies Internal Seminar series (LALSIS) has the main goal of discussing work-in-progress by members of the Penn LALS community such that we can learn about and from the scholarship of our colleagues on campus. We hope that our interactions in LALSIS may lead to future collaborations in teaching or research, or simply to the solidification of an interdisciplinary community with interest in Latin America and Latin@s.

 

Kichwa Hatari at Penn: Running the First Kichwa-Language Radio Show in the United States

Kichwa Hatari is a weekly radio program, the first in the indigenous Kichwa language in the U.S, aimed at reaching the Quechua/Kichwa population in the United States, particularly in New York.

This initiative is blending radio and community work into a one-of-a-kind project that is as much about revolutionizing radio airwaves as it is about cultural/linguistic empowerment and grassroots social organizing.

Kichwa Hatari members will participate at the Andean Language and Cultural Advocates Roundtable, as a part of the “2017 Thinking Andean Studies Conference“.

 

Andean Language and Cultural Advocates Roundtable
February 11, 2017

12:15pm – 1:30pm  |  Widener Room (Penn Museum)

  • Gringo Kullki: Sucres to Dollars in Ecuador (Film and Presentation)
    Prof. Regina Harrison (University of Maryland)
  • Running the First Kichwa-Language Radio Show in the United States
    Kichwa Hatari

 

For the complete conference schedule, please click here.