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La Falsa Esperanza

Empezando con el surgimiento de Rosas como el hombre más poderoso del Argentina, es evidente que los gauchos, pero también las otras razas y tipo de gente que no pertenecen a la clase alta, tenían que enfrentar a mucha discriminación.
Lo que me interesa de esta época en Argentina y a través de esto las lecturas de Lynch y Sarmiento es que los dos lados de pensamiento que existían, el federalismo y el unitarismo, fueron totalmente diferente además del racismo y negación de las clases inferiores.
Por un lado, Rosas tuvo éxito en ganar el apoyo de gauchos y algunos indios, intentando mostrar que la aristocracia no dirige el país. Rosas si logró dar más derechos a todos los hombres con el sufragio de hombres, pero este sistema fue un fraude porque fue un voto verbal y también mucha gente todavía fue excluida. Aunque muchos peones y gauchos formaron milicias a favor de la causa de Rosas, no necesariamente recibieron más poder o representación política. Lynch nos muestra que Rosas aprovechó este tipo de gente para su propio ganancia de poder, riqueza, y influencia, y cuando logró el poder, empezó a matar a sus opositores políticas.
Por otro lado, Sarmiento discute el campesino argentino, y intenta encontrar una manera de orden en el país de Argentina. A través de esto, se define el gaucho como asesinos. Cree que hay una cuestiona en la manera en que operan los gauchos y otros pueblos pastores. Una cita específica subraya las creencias de Sarmiento, “Había, antes de 1810 …dos civilizaciones diversas: la una, española, europea, culta, y la otra, bárbara, americana, casi indígena…” (69). Cree que sólo la inmigración europea puede salvar al país y establecer un elemento de orden. Es una perspectiva muy fuerte, y nos muestra que Sarmiento representa un cuerpo de intelectuales populares que comparten opiniones racistas y desiguales.

Así que, el gaucho y los otros grupos inferiores de la época se encuentran en una situación difícil, con represión indirecto con Rosas, y represión directo con Sarmiento y sus compañeros.

Reblogged from: Wesconnect News. (Go to the original post…)

By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Julie Yannatta ’91]Management Executive Julie Yannatta ’91, the president of entertainment branding company and record label Be Why, recently celebrated the label’s first Grammy win.

White Sun, a Sikh trio based in Santa Monica which is signed to the young company, bested a competitive field of artists to take home the Grammy for Best New Age album last Sunday for their album, White Sun II:

“White Sun II,” which features Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate, the Punch Brothers’ violinist Gabe Witcher and tabla player Abhiman Kaushal, was a breakout New Age hit in 2016, where it was a top-charter at both Apple and iTunes.

This is a huge victory for Be Why, which Yannatta founded in 2010 after a long, varied career spanning law, music, software and music entrepreneurship. As an undergraduate she majored in government and the Science in Society program, which helped provide her with the foundation to pursue a wide range of work opportunities. Some of her most recent positions include a stint as General Manager of the Shangri-La Music team, where she worked alongside music industry veteran Jeff Ayeroff to release albums by alternative and legacy artists. She later joined Ayeroff to executive produce Chimes of Freedom, a charity compilation album celebrating Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary. Now, as head of Be Why, she is reaping the benefits of these diverse experiences.

Accepting the trophy at the 59th Grammy ceremony, White Sun’s lead singer and songwriter Gurujas explained the significance of the victory:

“We just want our music to make something better for somebody somewhere. And it’s our dream to see this world become a more beautiful place. For anyone who shares in that dream with us, thank you, we love you and let’s do better.”

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Reblogged from: Wesconnect News. (Go to the original post…)

By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Julie Yannatta ’91]Management Executive Julie Yannatta ’91, the president of entertainment branding company and record label Be Why, recently celebrated the label’s first Grammy win.

White Sun, a Sikh trio based in Santa Monica which is signed to the young company, bested a competitive field of artists to take home the Grammy for Best New Age album last Sunday for their album, White Sun II:

“White Sun II,” which features Grammy-winning kora player Mamadou Diabate, the Punch Brothers’ violinist Gabe Witcher and tabla player Abhiman Kaushal, was a breakout New Age hit in 2016, where it was a top-charter at both Apple and iTunes.

This is a huge victory for Be Why, which Yannatta founded in 2010 after a long, varied career spanning law, music, software and music entrepreneurship. As an undergraduate she majored in government and the Science in Society program, which helped provide her with the foundation to pursue a wide range of work opportunities. Some of her most recent positions include a stint as General Manager of the Shangri-La Music team, where she worked alongside music industry veteran Jeff Ayeroff to release albums by alternative and legacy artists. She later joined Ayeroff to executive produce Chimes of Freedom, a charity compilation album celebrating Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary. Now, as head of Be Why, she is reaping the benefits of these diverse experiences.

Accepting the trophy at the 59th Grammy ceremony, White Sun’s lead singer and songwriter Gurujas explained the significance of the victory:

“We just want our music to make something better for somebody somewhere. And it’s our dream to see this world become a more beautiful place. For anyone who shares in that dream with us, thank you, we love you and let’s do better.”

Read more…

Image: c/o White Sun

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20170217-julie-yannatta

#THISISWHY

Related links

[LinkedIn] connect with Julie Yannatta on LinkedIn ➞

Don’t have a Facebook account, but want to comment? Email us.

En el inicio de la colonización, los colonos tienen un necesidad de los reyes en España para ayudar y facilitar el establecimiento de los nuevos asentamientos y comunidades. Necesitaban orientación para iniciar un nuevo asentamiento y establecer una base sólida. Pero, a través del tiempo, los asentamientos maduraron y crecieron, y finalmente llegaron a resentir el control de los reyes de España, y como resultado, exigieron su independencia y libertad para formar su propio modo de vida y gobernarse a sí mismos.

Claramente, los reyes de España tenían resistencia con este movimiento. En este parte de historia, España solo quería las colonias porque hicieron un beneficio en el comercio. “La Europa misma por miras de sana política, debería haber preparado y ejecutado el proyecto de la independencia americana; no sólo porque el equilibrio del mundo así lo exige; sino porque este es el medio legítimo y seguro de adquirirse establecimientos ultramarinos de comercio.” Y porque España no quería perder las colonias, y sus conexiones comerciales y ganancias, las colonias necesitaban una persona para empezar un movimiento por la independencia, y lucha por sus derechos y libertades; y esa persona era Simón Bolívar.

Los colonos necesitaban luchar para su independencia. “Se han roto las cadenas; ya hemos sido libres, y nuestros enemigos pretenden de Nuevo esclavizarnos. Por lo tanto, la América combate con despecho; y rara vez la desesperación no ha arrastrado tras sí la victoria.” La libertad nunca se dio a los colonos, tuvieron que luchar por su derecho a la autodeterminación y la libertad de decidir el futuro de sus propias comunidades. “El espíritu de partido que, al presente, agita a nuestros estados, se encendería entonces con mayor encono, hallándose ausente la fuentes del poder, que únicamente puede reprimirlo.”

La Carta de Jamaica

Para mí, “Contestación de un americano meridional a un caballero de esta isla” contiene los elementos similares a Brevísima relación por las Casas. Las dos audiencias tienen los aspectos similares y como resultado Simón Bolívar utiliza las similares estrategias retoricas; el uso de los detalles específicos y el forma verbal de ‘nosotros’.

Similar a “La relación”, Simón Bolívar escriba a los lectores que no son de la región. Las dos audiencias son forasteras y como resultado Bolívar le promociona los detalles específicos al lector. Por ejemplo muchas veces él incluye la población, la área de las regiones y la cultura o el espíritu de la tierra. Estos detalles fortalece la credibilidad del autor. En adición, él menciona que La Nueva Granada es “el corazón de la América”. Estos tipos de descripciones son evidencia que Bolívar no solo sabe mucho sobre la región sino también es una parte de la gente y las culturas.

Además, él uso el forma de nosotros para demostrar su relación cercana. Sin embargo, él utiliza ‘nosotros’ mas que las Casas. En La relación, cuando las Casas describe los eventos de los conquistadores, él utiliza el forma ‘él’ o ‘ellos’ para distanciarse de los actos terribles de los conquistadores. Mientras a veces las Casas trata separarse, Bolívar necesita mostrar que él es una parte cada área y la región está unida. La biografía de Bolívar menciona que Bartolomé deseaba una región unida. Como resultado, él utiliza nosotros y proporciona las frases como ‘nuestra situación’ para expresar su meta de una unión de regiones unidas.

La Gran América

La carta de Jamaica nos da una perspectiva interesante, porque nos muestra algunas de las ideas de Bolívar en cómo quiere ver el desarrollo del Nuevo Mundo independiente. Con respecto a esto, lo que me fascina es la opinión de Bolívar sobre el futuro de gobernar para el Nuevo Mundo, especialmente la creación de un gobierno central para toda la region. Para mi, es un poco ambiguo lo que desea. Cuando habla sobre la tiranía de España y como trata a la tierra y a los indigenas, discute el tema como si el Nuevo Mundo hubiera una nación unida. Pero cuando empieza a hablar sobre el futuro y las políticas, dice que no quiere un gobierno que representa a toda la tierra, porque hay demasiado intereses geográficos, políticos, culturales etc. que se tiene que ser considerados, y es imposible hacerlo debajo de una administración. Además, Bolívar rechaza la idea de monarquias o, un “sistema federal entre los populares y representativos,” pero está a favor de una república central en Maracaibo o Las Casas después de la unificación de Venezuela y Nueva Granada. Sigue discutiendo otros regiones, que quiere ver, y que piensa sobre que va a pasar, pero sin embargo se indica la idea de una nación grande. Especialmente la cita, “Yo deseo más que otro alguno ver formar en América la más grande nación del mundo, menos por su extensión y riquezas que por su libertad y gloria, (7)” me llama la atención, porque ahora me parece que si fuera una posibilidad, Bolívar apoyaría a una nación grande. Como un gran héroe de la revolución, y a través de esto una figura importante en el nuevo desarrollo de los sistemas políticas independientes en Suda America, es necesario que entendamos las argumentaciones de Bolívar.

 

Reblogged from: ENGAGE – Wesleyan University. (Go to the original post…)

ARTFARM, a non-profit organization which cultivates high-quality theater with a commitment to simple living, environmental sustainability and social justice, is currently looking for summer interns. They are looking for one Directing Intern (unpaid) and two Arts Administration Interns (paid).

To apply for either position, send a resume and cover letter to info@art-farm.org by March 10. Contact Executive Director Dic Wheeler with any questions.

The Directing Intern will serve as Assistant Director and Production Intern for ARTFARM’s Shakespeare in the Grove production of Hamlet from May 30 – July 25, 2017. This powerful and poignant masterpiece will highlight the twelfth season of ARTFARM offering professional outdoor Shakespeare overlooking the Connecticut River Valley in Middletown, CT.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the director in all aspects of preparing the production. This will include attending all rehearsals (18 – 24 hours per week), taking notes, leading breakout rehearsals, coaching performers individually and in small groups, assisting in daily rehearsal setup and breakdown, assuring the safety of all performers, communicating director’s notes to the actors and design team, attending weekly production meetings, and other rehearsal assistance as needed.
  • Supporting the production’s designers, technical director, stage manager and producer as needed. These exact responsibilities will evolve during the production process, based on the Intern’s skills and interests balanced with the needs of the production. They may include assisting with set construction, costume and property construction, assisting in marketing and publicity, outdoor performance site preparation, or assisting with box office/house management.

Division of Tasks:

The Intern will work approximately 35 hours per week during the first five weeks of the internship (May 30 – June 30). This time will be divided roughly between 20 hours per week as Assistant Director in rehearsal (5:30 – 9:30 pm, Monday through Friday) and 15 hours per week as Production intern. Additionally, the Intern will attend a full run through on Saturday, June 24, noon – 6 pm.

The final two weeks will involve extended hours as the production goes into technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and performances. Total hours worked over the eight weeks of the internship will be approximately 290.

Supervision and Evaluation:

The Intern will be supervised by the Production’s Director/Co-producer, ARTFARM Executive Director Dic Wheeler. They will be in daily contact throughout the process. Evaluation will be ongoing, as well as more formally through weekly Producing Team Meetings. Special meeting may be called at any time by either the supervisor or the intern to address any issues, problems or challenges that either feels needs to be addressed.

Meetings:

The Intern will attend weekly Producing Team Meetings (involving the co-producers and the two Administrative Interns working on the production) and weekly Production Meetings (which include the above plus all production designers, technical staff and stage manager).

This is an unpaid Internship and housing is not provided. ARTFARM will assist the Intern in locating affordable housing, but ultimately housing will be the responsibility of the Intern.

 

 

Arts Administration Interns: ARTFARM is looking for two talented and energetic individuals who can take initiative, take direction and be self-reliant while working on many administrative, artistic, technical and promotional aspects of Shakespeare in the Grove, 2017.

The Interns will work with the Producer and other production staff and will be deeply involved in the marketing, public relations, technical support and event coordination for a two week outdoor professional run of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

This is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of producing a large-scale theater event, from fundraising to wardrobe, while playing a central role in bringing to life the 12th season of Shakespeare in the Grove.

The Interns will work about thirty hours per week, although the final weeks will require more hours, as opening night gets closer.

May 30 to July 26, 2017

Positions come with a $1000 stipend.

We are looking for current college students or recent graduates. Relevant skills and experiences include internet literacy, desktop publishing, graphic design, event management, set construction and painting, writing skills, public speaking, marketing, sales, imagination, attention to detail, and a general willingness to go where the need is most acute and fill the gap.

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Remember the “1 Year Out” series? Well, today we are launching a new series called “Reflections.” This series will feature guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center. They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at the Center for Prison Education, working on a project/venture through the Patricelli Center, or some combination of the above and more. We believe that critical, real-time reflection enhances civic engagement work and promotes more robust learning. Want to contribute a reflection of your own? Contact Civic Engagement Fellow Rebecca Jacobsen ‘16.

Reflection #1: Alex Garcia ’17

Fall 2016 was a period of renewal for Kai Entrepreneurship, one of the student-run nonprofits I co-lead, and was also a new beginning with the start of my Patricelli Fellowship project on the future of transportation.

Some members of the Kai team at a team dinner. Missing Alvin, Duong, Vivian, Josh, and Marc.

Some members of the Kai team at a team dinner. Missing Alvin, Duong, Vivian, Josh, and Marc.

At Kai we launched new programs, recruited new team members, created essential “apocalypse documents” that preserves our institutional memory, and began handing down the reigns to our younger team members. For my fellowship project I’ve taken notes on public transit from my study abroad in East Asia and travel in major U.S cities. I’ll start off with describing some of the concrete projects happening at Kai and then move onto my fellowship project.

One new program we tested this year was the Kai Mentorship program. The program was created by Mika Reyes and developed with Cindy Horng and Vivian Liu and paired six alumni with six students who applied through a competitive application process for a specific mentor. Wesleyan has often tried to create such a program, but it has been delayed countless years in the endless bureaucracy. As such, we promised to share our findings in this pilot with the school so they could learn from our mistakes and successes. The next round of the mentorship program will be announced this upcoming semester and be headed by new Kai member and mentorship program alumnae Saki Ohashi.

Brian Wong, Founder of Kiip, speaking to students.

Brian Wong, Founder of Kiip, speaking to students.

Older programs also continued this semester. The speaker series headed by Kai member Pi Paticha brought in the young and dynamic ad-tech entrepreneur Brian Wong. The event attracted around 35 students to the Olson Commons (formerly 41 Wyllys) to hear Mr. Wong speak. At the end of his funny and honest talk, Brian was also kind enough to hand out some free signed copies of his book, The Cheat Code: Going Off Script to Get More, Go Faster, and Shortcut Your Way to Success.

The tech trip to NYC continued this year for its third iteration and was headed by new leaders: Alvin Chitenea and Marc Esposito. Twelve students were selected to go on the trip and meet with alumni founders and professionals at companies such as Givkwik, Peatix, Alley Interactive, and more. During downtime, students got to know each other and practiced pitching at Madison Square Park. Our next trip will be during Spring Break for the third annual Silicon Valley trip.

Kai NYC Trip Participants with Wesleyan alumni. Fall Break 2016.

Kai NYC Trip Participants with Wesleyan alumni. Fall Break 2016.

This trip was one of our first programs and starting next year Kai alumni will be working in San Francisco and able to give office tours to students. Time sure flies!

This semester many of the senior Kai team members are involved in teaching the Kai student forum called Kai Labs. Two years ago Mika Reyes taught her first student forum on Human Centered Design and from that experience she created a new project-based class that serves real clients in the Wesleyan University community. Kai Labs is divided into two sections and has already enrolled the maximum of 30 students. The engineering section is headed by Daichi Onda and Tim Kim and the Product Manager section is headed by Alex Garcia, Cindy Horng, Pi Paticha, and Mika Reyes. The Kai team is really excited to be involved in our third student forum. Kai Labs will be more integrated with the Kai organization compared to the previous two forums; last semester, Kai member Marc Esposito taught a Community Consulting student forum and two years ago was Mika’s Human Centered Design student forum.

Mika Reyes teaching her Human Centered Design Class in 2015.

Mika Reyes teaching her Human Centered Design Class in 2015.

Student Forums are full credit classes taught by students that have faculty advisors and count towards graduation both for the instructors and students.

In the coming months we’re excited to see our new members take on added responsibilities and come up with their own ideas for programs and partnerships. A main task ahead is fundraising for upcoming trips, our website costs, and competitions and hackathons. We’re looking forward to continuing our educational programs in entrepreneurship and ensuring a diverse group of students get all the access and resources they need to succeed.

In terms of my Patricelli Fellowship project I have been hard at work trying to answer fundamental questions about the future of transit. This work has entailed reading and analyzing the planning documents of transit organizations such as Taipei Metro, New York MTA, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and San Francisco MTA. My larger questions center around how autonomous vehicles fit into this equation and how the two systems will work together and be affordable.

A great part of being part of the fellowship is that I have been able to conduct in-person focus groups with my cohort to understand how people currently get around and what their pain points are in car-dependent Middletown, Connecticut. With the introduction of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft last year, things have dramatically changed for the students that don’t own cars. Price is still an issue, and that is where I’m looking at solutions to bring costs down.

Intro Slide to my Patricelli Fellowship Project.

Intro Slide to my Patricelli Fellowship Project.

In the meantime I’ve been working on smaller achievable projects such as increasing awareness of existing public transit options in Middletown by writing short tip posts in the campus blog Wesleying. In addition, I’ve been adding pressure to the local transit agency to put their timetables on Google maps so that more students will be aware that there is even public transit in Middletown and be able to plan trips easier. This work will take time, but is much more tangible than the more future facing parts of my fellowship project. I’m looking forward to having more done as the semester progresses!

Reblogged from: Green Street Blog. (Go to the original post…)

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HOT Schools – Internship positions available

Connecticut Office of the Arts Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools™ in partnership with Wesleyan’s Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two internships to Wesleyan University or Middlesex Community College Students.

This is a unique opportunity for organized, tech savvy individuals interested in the elements of planning, developing, implementing and coordinating particular aspects of the HOT Schools program including the HOT Schools 24th Annual Summer Institute (SI). The SI is an intensive interactive arts education experience for 200 plus artists, teachers, administrators and parents engaged in school culture change through strong arts, arts integration, and democratic practice.  For more information about the HOT Schools Program visit www.higherorderthinkingschools.org

The program is a synthesis of educational pedagogy and strategic partnerships with teaching artists and arts and cultural organizations dedicated to cultivating arts energized school communities.  Program interns will assist in all aspects of planning and implementation of this intensive week- long professional development opportunity.

To apply: Please send a resume and letter of interest to hotschools@wesleyan.edu by March 10th, 2017.

Arts in Education (AE) Conference Interns

Duration:  The AE Conference Planning Interns will work from June 5 – July 19, 2017

Description:  Participating in event design, planning and implementation

  • Research and compile relevant resources
  • Assisting in creation of promotional materials
  • Managing multiple data systems (school reports and plans, on-line registrations and surveys, etc.)
  • Organizing materials and supplies for presenters
  • Networking with educators, artists and presenters
  • General clerical duties (copying, filing, assembling materials, etc.)

Qualifications: The candidate for this position should be a self-starter with strong writing skills, be proficient in using excel and Google docs and have general clerical skills. The position requires flexibility, strong interpersonal skills and an interest in working collaboratively. Drivers license and access to a vehicle preferred.

Payment: $10.00 per hour

June  5 – June 23 at 20 hours a week

June 26 – July 19 at 40 hours a week – Room & Board at the Hilton will be provided from 7/9 -7/14.

Reblogged from: Center for the Arts. (Go to the original post…)

Photos from the gallery walkthrough of the exhibition Stereoscopic Vision by the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The event also featured the first of three pop-up performances called IN STEREO, which pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa’s work.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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