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Serving Our Diverse Latina/o & USC Community

               November 12th, 2007

       “The following e-newsletter from the office of El
        Centro Chicano is meant to make you aware of
           events & issues concerning the Latina/o
      community at USC, while also connecting you to
      the greater USC community. In addition, diverse
        resources and opportunities in Los Angeles are
      shared; however, this e-newsletter is not meant to
       be an endorsement. Please use your judgment.”

     Billy, El Centro Chicano Director, wvela@usc.edu , (213) 740-

                    GENERAL OUTLINE
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                 Sophomore Melissa Sanchez
EL CENTRO CHICANO ANNOUNCEMENTS:                                         5
           1.     One Stop Shop: Junior Class Reunion
                   Mon. November 12th 7-8:30pm ECC 300
           2.     Latino Honor Society Applications
                   Due Nov. 16th 5:00 pm to ECC
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:                                    5-6
           3.     ALSA First Annual Art Show
                   Tues. November 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Ground Zero
           4.     New Ballet Folklorico Group at USC
           5.     Conquest 2007
                   Thursday, November 29th 2007 6-11pm @ McCarthy Quad
           6.     Players Ball Club and Casino Event
                   November 16, 2007 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Upstairs Commons
           7.     USC Immigrant Integration Lecture: David Gutiérrez
                   Mon. November 12, 3:00 to 4:30 in DML 233
           8.     GAME U on XBOX 360 College Tour
                   Thursday November, 15th 2007 from 10am-3pm Alumni Park
           9.     Globe med at USC partnered with Face AIDS presents:
                  AIDS WEEK Nov 12-15
           10.    Sophomores in USC College : SOAR Program
           11.    Children and Families in Urban America minor
           12.    Special Course Spring 2008: Journalism 465
           13.    USC Rec Sports is offering Sports and Health Classes
                   Register Online Now
           14.    Nosotras Latina Support Group
                   Meetings Wednesdays 11:00-12:30pm
           15.    Peace With Food Support Group
                   Meetings Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30pm
           16.    Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
                   Now Accepting Applicants
           17.    Loved Ones Discussion Group
                   Now Accepting Applicants
CULTURAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:                                              9-12
           18.    UCLA Chicano Studies Book Signing Event
           19.    CASA 0101 presents ―YOU DON’T KNOW ME‖
            20.  Zócalo at NPR West
                  Thurs. November 15, 7 PM at NPR West
           21.   Mexican Artist Marta Palau at the USC Fisher Gallery
                  Thurs. November 15, 2007 6:30-8:00pm the USC Fisher
           22.   2nd Street Cigars and Gallery Presents ―Don’t Fence Me
                 In‖: Original "7 Works by L.A.-Based "Chicano Artists"
                  Nov 8th-29
           23.   Two New Plays at Casa0101: You Don’t Know me and
                 Something For Nothing
                  November 9th thru 18th, 2007
           24.   Cuidad Magazine: What to do in Los Angeles?
           25.   Africa’s Legacy in Mexico Exhibit
                  Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th @ Laband Art Gallery at Loyola
                    Marymount University
           26.   Cesar and Ruben A Musical, by Ed Begley, Jr.
           27.   Latin American Films at UC Riverside Fall 2007
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                                               12-14
           28.   Graduate Student Travel Grants
           29.   AB 540 SCHOLARSHIPS AB 540 Scholarship Websites
           30.   National Security Education Program David L. Boren Study
                 Abroad Scholarships
                  Tues. November 27, 2007 10:30-11:30 AM Leavey Library
           31.   Women & Minority Scholarships
           32.   The USC McNair Scholars Program
                  Deadline is Nov. 19th @ 4pm
           33.   Scholarship for Film/TV/media industries/Business Majors
INTERSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES                                                14-15
           35.   USC College Admission Intern Position
           36.   Internship Job Opening
CAREER/JOB OPPORTUNITES AND ENRICHMENT                                  15-18
           37.   iHispano.com announces addition of (LISTA) to our
                 national job board network.
           38.   Extreme Learning is HIRING Tutors
           39.   School of Social Work, Work Study Job
           40.   USC TriO Program Upward Bound Math-Science Graduate
                 Program Assistant
           41.   USC Law school department of continuing education is
           42.   Careers in American Diplomacy at the US Department of
           43.   Resource Handbook of Summer Opportunities
                  Thursday, December 20, 2007 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
           47.   Job Search Database
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:                                                17-18
           48.   Global Medical Brigades
           49.   Algebra Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Opportunity
           50.   Become a Trojan Diversity Recruitment Leader
           51.   Public Policy and Leadership Conference
           52.   17th Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance
                 Premedical Conference
           53.   City Year Los Angeles Young Heroes Program
IN THE NEWS                                                             20-21
           54.   Temple built 4,000 years ago unearthed in Peru
           55.   Newsmaker: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

El Centro Spotlights Fine Arts Major, sophomore, Melissa Sanchez
     Fine Arts major Melissa Sanchez was the honorary guest speaker on Saturday, October 6, 2007 for
     the "Las Madrecitas" Fall Fundraiser. Las Madrecitas is a philanthropy group that raises money for
     the patients at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. Melissa was awarded a Recognition Certificate
     sent by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recognizing her commitment and dedication in serving the city of
     Los Angeles for her actions of having a positive impact in raising awareness of those with disabilities
     within the community. A second award letter was sent by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger honoring
     Melissa for demonstrating outstanding accomplishments and working her way towards earning her
     degree at USC. Our opposing rivals also wrote a story which appeared in The Daily Bruin about
     Melissa in regards to the new research center which opened this past September. A short commercial
     was shown of Melissa which aired on the dedication day of the ground breaking of the new research
     center at UCLA. Some time this week The Palos Verde’s Peninsula newspaper will also run a story on

1.   One Stop Shop: Junior Class Reunion
     Come mingle with old friends, meet new classmates, network with USC alumni, and learn valuable
     tips from representatives of different resource centers on and off campus (Career Planning and
     Placement Center, Washington Mutual, Teach for America, Advising Office...)!
     But most importantly--Come chill and spend time with fellow Juniors (especially since so many of us
     will be studying abroad next semester)...
     Come on, you know you want to...Not only because you LOVE our class.. but also because being
     REUNITED feels ooh soooo good.
     There will be FREE FOOD AND DRINKS!
     Location: El Centro Chicano (Lecture Hall) UUC 3rd Floor
     Time: 7:00-8:30
     DRESS CODE: Business Casual
     Bring friends!!! (preferably OTHER Juniors..that'd be nice)
     See you there!For more info contact Liliana Quezada at El Centro Chicano, (213) 740-1480 or
2.   Latino Honor Society—Applications due Friday, November 16th, 2007
                               LHS was established at USC in 1997 in direct response to the need to
                               formally recognize the academic achievements of Latino students and their
                               dedication to the community. LHS promotes excellence in academic
                               scholarship; leadership; commitment to community service; involvement in
                               campus activities and positive role models!
                               All undergraduates are welcome to apply!
                               Applicants must have completed four semesters at USC (2 semesters for
                               transfer students). Maintained a 3.5 GPA or above and demonstrated
                               community and university leadership and involvement.
     Pick up applications at El Centro Chicano (UUC 300). Fall applications due Friday, October 26th,
     2007. If you have any questions, contact El Centro Chicano at ecc@usc.edu or (213) 740-1480

                    STUDENT ORGANIZATION
3.   ALSA First Annual Art Show
     Annenberg Latino Student Association
     First Annual ALSA Art Show
     Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.
     Ground Zero Café
     The Annenberg Latino Student Association is proud to present the first annual ALSA Art Show to be
     held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ground Zero Café on the USC campus
     behind Marks Tower and Marks Residence Hall. Join us as we present a night of art and music,
     showcasing the art of local Los Angeles artist Gustavo Muniz and a live jazz band. FREE drinks and
     appetizers provided! This event is FREE, so join us on this fun-filled event of thought-provoking art
     and nonstop jazz. Bring some friends along!
     For more information, contact usc.alsa@gmail.com.
     The Annenberg Student Organization Council, a new student group composed of all the Annenberg-
     based student organizations, is proud to present the first ever Annenberg-wide canned food drive.
     ASOC will be hosting a canned food drive starting Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16 in
     the main Annenberg lobby. We will be collecting food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the
     entire week.
     Please bring your canned food to donate to this great cause. All the collected cans of food will be
     donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank. Acceptable donated items include:
     • canned protein such as tuna, sardines, stew, soups
     • peanut butter and jelly
     • canned fruits and vegetables
     • fruit juices
     • staples such as beans, rice, pasta
     • personal care items including soap, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste
     Contact usc.alsa@gmail.com for more information. Please see attached flyer for more information.
4.   NEW Ballet Folklorico Group at USC
     Are you interested in learning how to folkloric dance or do have experience? Do you want to help
     revive a USC cultural tradition and meet new people! We are reforming the Folklorico Group at USC.
     For more info or if you are interested contact Jasmine Orozco at jnorozco@usc.edu

5.   Conquest 2007
     Thursday, November 29th 2007 6-11pm @ McCarthy Quad
     CONQUEST! is an event that truly represents the Trojan ideals--athletic prowesses, academic
     excellence, strong traditions, and commitment to the Trojan family.
     Special Guest Appearances Include:
     http://www6.thebravery.com/thebravery/home.php and the comedian Youtube Sensation Judson
     Laipply, also featuring:
     Trojan Dance Force
     Spirit Leaders
     USC Football Players
     World Famous Song Girls
     USC Trojan Marching Band
     Food Fair
     ***BEER GARDEN***
     Ferris Wheel
     Keep victory on the horzion and CONQUEST! in our wake.
6.   Players Ball Club and Casino Event
                                    The Building Governments and Residential Education Staff of West
                                    are proud to present Player's Ball-Club and Casino. The night features
                                    classic casino games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Texas
                                    Hold Em. We will have great food, live jazz, mocktails, and a cash
                                    bar. All proceeds will go to School on Wheels-providing tutors and
                                    mentors to homeless youth.
                                    DATE: November 16, 2007
                                    TIME: 8:00 p.m.-Midnight
                                    LOCATION: Upstairs Commons: Upstairs Cafe, Garden Court
                                    Room, and
                                    Garden Court Patio
                                    WHO's INVITED?: Everyone!
      If you have any questions or would like further information please contact
      Ja'Nae N. Davis, Residence Coordinator, Webb Tower via email
7.    USC Immigrant Integration Lecture: David Gutiérrez
      The Poverty of the Current Immigration Debate
      Monday, November 12, 3:00 to 4:30 in DML 233
      David G. Gutiérrez is a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and author of
      the highly acclaimed book, Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants and the
      Politics of Ethnicity (University of California Press 1995), editor of Between Two Worlds: Mexican
      Immigrants in the United States (Jaguar Books 1996), and editor of The Columbia History of Latinos
      in the United States since 1960 (Columbia University Press 2004).
8.    GAME U on XBOX 360 College Tour
      What: GAME U on XBOX 360 College Tour
      Where: Alumni Park located on the USC campus
      When: Thursday November, 15th 2007 from 10am-3pm
      Why: What’s more fun than playing XBOX during your lunchbreak?
9.    Globe med at USC partnered with Face AIDS presents:
      Nov 12-15
      Documentary Screening of " A Closer Walk"
      narrated by Will Smith and Glenn Close
      Wed Nov 14th at 6pm in SLH 102
      doors open at 5:45pm
       Free AIDS testing by Trousdale!!
      Free Condoms and Information !!
      email Globemed@usc.edu for more information!
      A Closer Walk is the first film to depict humankind's confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. The
      film's director and producer, Robert Bilheimer, is an Academy Award nominee for his film Cry of
      Reason, a profile of the South African anti-apartheid leader Beyers Naude. A Closer Walk was
      conceived with the late Jonathan Mann, architect of the World Health Organization's response to
      global AIDS
10.   Sophomores in USC College : SOAR Program
      We want to support your research, this year, with your first grant funding.
      The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences has created a new grant
      program that allows sophomores in any College major and those who are
      still undecided to receive $1000 to support research projects
      sponsored by College faculty outside of class.
      The new grant program is called Sophomore Opportunities for Academic
      Research -- SOAR, for short. You can apply for the money right
      now. To find out more about it, go to www.usc.edu/college/soar
      We'll be giving out the first grants this semester, so please check it out.
11.   Children and Families in Urban America minor
                                Spring 2008 Courses
                                200xm Institutinoal Inequality for minority groups in the United States
                                305L Children and Families in Urban America Integrative Sminar
                                400 Children and families in Urban Amerca Capstone Course
                                These Social courses are approced forhe minor in Children and Families in
                                Urban America. If you are interested in learning more about the minor,
                                please contact Dorthy Scott at dvscott@usc.edu or 213 740 9453
12.   Special Course Spring 2008: Journalism 465
                               This spring 2008 semester, the Annenberg School for Communication is
                               offering a 4-unit special topic course focusing on Latino News Media in the
                               United States, taught by journalism professor Felix Gutierrez on Tuesdays
                               from 2-5:20 p.m.. Students will explore the development of Latino media
                               and its coverage of such issues as the U.S. conquest of Mexican lands and
                               wars in Latin America, Latino immigration and settlement in the United
                               States, the Chicano Movement, and the growing visibility of Latinos in Latino
                               and general audience media.
                               Graduate and undergraduate students of all majors who are interested in
                               Latino news media are welcome to join the course. Enrollment is limited to
                               15 students. Contact Felix Gutierrez at ffgutier@usc.edu or
                               usc.alsa@gmail.com for more information.

13.   USC Rec Sports is offering Sports and Health Classes
      A program designed to introduce participants to health and fitness through recreational activities.
      Open to USC staff, faculty and students. There are still some spaces available in most of the classes.
      Classes include: CPR certification, Energizing Your workday Naturally (Nutrition & Fitness),
      Racquetball (Beg/Int) and Trojan Trekkers: Walking Program. For more information read the
      attached brochure or go to our website at www.usc.edu/recsports. Registration for each class closes
      one week before the class date. For more info contact Jennifer Siu (siu@usc.edu) or Arvin Varma
      Register at this e-address!
      Be Well Trojans! Jennifer Siu (siu@usc.edu)
      USC Recreational Sports
      http://law.usc.edu/documents/PaidNetworkingOpportunity.pdf . To apply, simply stop by
      the CLE office in room 313 of the Law School or email clestu@law.usc.edu with questions.
14.   Nosotras Latina Support Group
      A Weekly Latina Support Group
      Meets Wednesdays 11:00-12:30
      Topics include balancing school, work, relationships, and family, self-esteem, dating concerns,
      identity, straddling two cultures, and finding your place at USC or within the Latin@ community at
      USC. Confidentiality is a priority. For more Information please contact Maria Pozo-Humphrey
      L.C.S.W. or Elizabeth Reyes Ph.D. at 213-740-7711
15.   Peace With Food Support Group
      Is your relationship with food hurting you?
      Are you preoccupied with what you are eating or with exercising?
      Are you an emotional eater?
      Do you feel there is an emotional component to your relationship with food?
      If you are interested in a safe place to explore these concerns consider joining the peace with Food
      and body Image support group. Please call to meet with Elizabeth Reyes PhD and Carli Braun Kody
      MA to learn about the group 214-740-7711
      Group for Fall 2007 meets Tuesdays 3-4:30
16.   Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
      Are you a survivor of sexual assault?
      The USC Center for Women and Men provides a safe, supportive, and confidential place to talk with
      other survivors
      For more information please call or email:
      213-740-4900 or cwm@usc.edu
      Contact: Wendy Lopata
      ********** accepting new members Fall 2007 **********
17.   Loved Ones Discussion Group
      Is someone close to you a survivor of
      sexual assault?
      This new discussion group offers a safe and confidential setting for friends, partners and others (who are
      a part of the USC community) who have loved ones that have been sexually assaulted.
      For more information please call or email:
      213-740-4900 or cwm@usc.edu
      Contact: Wendy Lopata
      ********** accepting members for Fall 2007 **********
      (all inquiries will be considered confidential)

18.   UCLA Chicano Studies Book Signing Event
      Roberto Haro
      Book Presentation and Signing
      Please join Roberto Haro as he presents his latest books
      The Mexican Chubasco (2006) and Jolene’s Last Gasp (2007)
      The Mexican Chubasco is an expansive novel about the Mexican
      Revolution and the consequences for its citizens. Jolene’s Last
      Gasp is a fascinating detective thriller that involves the seamy
      side of the pornography industry in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
      The writer is a retired UC professor who is politically active and
      lobbies for Latino issues. He will also discuss his successful
      transition from university professor/administrator to full-time
      author.= Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm UCLA
      hicano Studies Research Library Haines Hall 144 Refreshments
      provided by Casablanca Restaurant Directions to UCLA available
      at: http://www.ucla.edu/map/ Campus parking can be purchased for $8 at the
      Westholme/Hilgard Ave. or Wyton Ave./Hilgard Ave. kiosks. The closest available Lots are #2
      and #3. To learn more about us, visit our website or email us. To subscribe to our newsletter, e-
      mail CSRC Newsletter and include in the body of your message the line (and nothing but the line)
      SUBSCRIBE CHICANO [first name, last name] (don't enter the brackets, just your name)
19.   CASA 0101 presents ―YOU DON’T KNOW ME‖
      "A young girl trying to come up in the projects is faced on the daily with
      family dysfunctions, drug addictions, her sexuality, and betrayals.
      *** AND ***
      “Raul prepares to launch the art gallery of his dreams. A new beginning,
      two men, one illusion, sexual politics = Something for Nothing.”
      NOV 9–11 + NOV 16–18
      *Opening night sold out*
      Fri & Sat @ 8 PM / Sun @ 7 PM
      $12 at the door / $10 advance / $5 Boyle Heights residents
      Pay-what-you can preview on Thurs. Nov 8th @ 8 PM
      CASA 0101 2009 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
      323-263-7684 / tickets@casa0101.org
      http://www.casa0101.org /
20.   Zócalo at NPR West
      Thursday, November 15, 7 PM at NPR West
      Zócalo and NPR West Present
      Girls Gone Mild: Have Roles for Women in Hollywood Gone Soft?
      A Conversation with L.A. Times film critic Carina Chocano and op-ed columnist Meghan Daum
      Does Hollywood misunderstand women or is it the other way around? Responding to the recent
      onslaught of studio films featuring unemployed, socially maladjusted men and the bland (and usually
      blonde) bombshells who love them, Los Angeles Times film critic Carina Chocano recently wrote an
      essay about the lack of substantial roles for comedic actresses. "The idea that a girl might play
      anything other than 'the girl' in a studio comedy," wrote Chocano, "is so far out of the mainstream
      that it's considered an experimental concept, not to mention a major financial risk."
      Carina Chocano and Meghan Daum visit Zócalo for a thoughtful and witty conversation about women
      and humor, women and Hollywood and whether or not there's any truth to the increasingly
      conventional wisdom that diminishing female roles are a direct result of diminishing female
      To Reserve a Free Seat at NPR West Click Here
21.   Mexican Artist Marta Palau at the USC Fisher Gallery
      Alongside colleagues like Francisco Toledo and Cecilia Vicuna, Mexican artist Marta Palau has
      broken ground in late 20th century and early 21st century work.
      Los Angeles—On November 15, 2007 from 6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM the USC Fisher Gallery, in
      collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Los Angeles, will present Mexican
      artist Marta Palau and her new book Marta Palau. Naualli. A panel composed of Selma Holo, Director,
      USC Fisher Gallery, Teresa Vicencio Alvarez, General Director, Centro Cultural Tijuana and Alfredo
      Alvarez, Director, UNAM-LA will discuss Marta Palau's career achievements. A reception will follow
      the event.
      Palau studied painting and sculpture in Mexico City, printmaking in San Diego and fabric in
      Barcelona, Spain. She has shown her work in Mexico, California, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and at
      the Havana Biennial, Sao Paulo Biennial, Lausanne Biennial of Tapestry and South America.
      General Information
      For general information, press information, images, or to schedule an interview, call (213) 740-5537.
      Press images can be downloaded at http://www.fishergallery.org/index.php?page=press
22.   2nd Street Cigars and Gallery Presents ―Don’t Fence Me In‖: Original "7
      Works by L.A.-Based "Chicano Artists"
      Contact and Curator: Robert Squires, 323.550.1878 rs@carlottaspassion.com
      Artists: Margaret Garcia, Leo Limon, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Jose Lozano, Frank Romero, and
      Patssi Valde
      Exhibit Dates: November 8 – 29
      Opening Reception: Wednesday, Thursday, November 8 (Downtown L.A. Art Walk Night)
      Preview: Friday, November 2 – November 7
      Location: 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, 124 W. Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
23.   Two New Plays at Casa0101: You Don’t Know me and something For
      A night of two electrifying new plays:
      You Don’t Know Me & Something For Nothing
      November 9th thru 18th, 2007
      6 performances only!!!
      CASA 0101 is proud to present two original pieces from the writing class of Josefina Lopez: You
      Don’t Know Me and Something for Nothing. Both pieces capture the spirit of local writers from
      the Los Angeles area and explore themes of pivotal moments in the lives of gay Latinos.
      Something For Nothing, a 15 minute one act play written by Victoria Heric, opens the evening. Raul,
      a thirty-something Guatemalan graphic designer working in advertising, prepares to launch the
      gallery of his dreams in Venice Beach with his married white lover John, only to discover that sexual
      politics really do add up to the launch of one grand illusion.
      You Don’t Know Me, the centerpiece of the evening, written by Patricia Zamorano, is a raw and
      powerful work that peers into the life of a young girl trying to come up in Boyle Height’s housing
      projects. Santa faces the daily pressures of family dysfunction, drug addiction; questions of
      sexuality and betrayal. Her passion for spoken word powerfully expresses her determination to
      triumph over her circumstances with a lasting voice.
      Performances begin Friday, November 9, 2007 and run through Sunday, November 18, 2007. Friday
      and Saturday shows begin at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are strongly
      recommended! There is a pay-what you can preview on Thursday November 8th. For reservations,
      please log onto www.CASA0101.org or call 323-263-7684.
      CASA 0101 is located at 2009 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Ticket prices are $12 General
      Admission, $10 for students, seniors and advanced ticket purchase, and $5 Boyle Heights Residents
      with zip codes 90023, 90033, and 90063 (must show ID). Group rates also available. For
      reservations, log onto www.casa0101.org, or call (323) 263-7684.
      CASA 0101 is dedicated to providing vital arts, cultural and educational programs - in theater, visual
      filmmaking, art and dance – to Boyle Heights, thereby nurturing the future storytellers of Los
      Angeles who will someday transform the world. Edward Padilla is the Artistic Director of CASA 0101.
24.   Cuidad Magazine: What to do in Los Angeles?
      What to eat? Where to go? What to buy? What to see? Keep in touch with what is hot in Latino Los
      Angeles. Go to Cuidad Magazine’s website at: http://www.ciudadmag.com/ciudad/
25.   Africa’s Legacy in Mexico Exhibit
      Where: Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University:
      1 LMJ Drive, Los Angeles CA 310-338-2880
      When: September 9th – November 18th 2007
      What: All images are gelatin silver prints and are courtesy of the artist
26.   Cesar and Ruben A Musical, by Ed Begley, Jr.
      This is a great play written and directed by actor Ed Begley, Jr. called "Cesar and Ruben." It's a play
      about Cesar Chavez and Ruben Salazar.
      It’s running now through November at The NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. Ticket
      prices $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for students. Please pass this information to other friends,
      students and colleagues.
      The NoHo Arts Center
      11136 Magnolia Boulevard North Hollywood, CA corner of Lankershim & Magnolia
27.   Latin American Films at UC Riverside Fall 2007
      Democracy and the Media
      We will be screening a selection of rarely shown documentaries and fiction films focusing on
      democratic processes and challenges in Latin America. Unless otherwise noted, all films are subtitled
      or spoken in English.
      Screenings are free and take place every
      Every Tuesday at 07:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in WATKINS 1000
      All are welcome. Watkins 1000 is a nice “theater” with comfortable seats. Hope you can make it!
      11/13 Caracoles (2003, 42 min.) is a documentary on democratic processes in the Zapatista
      controlled areas of Chiapas. It was made by the Chiapas Media Collective. Los últimos zapatistas
      (70 min.) is a documentary based on the testimonies of surviving soldiers from the Mexican
      11/20 A Place Called Chiapas (90 min.). A German-made documentary on the Chiapas Uprising.
      11/27 Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (93 min.), a documentary on the Oaxaca protests and their
      violent oppression by the State. The film highlights the role of alternative media in organizing the
      12/4 La Ley de Herodes (2000). A fiction film that explores the possibilities of overcoming
      corruption in a rural town government. The film is an allegorical critique of the Mexican political
      system under the PRI that has lost none of its relevance.
      For more information please contact Freya Schiwy at freyasch@ucr.edu

28.   Graduate Student Travel Grants
      The Center for Feminist Research is pleased to announce its competitive travel grant program for
      USC GRADUATE STUDENTS engaged in feminist research. The purpose of the grants is to assist
      students with travel expenses related to their research and to enable them to present papers at
      professional conferences.
      Priority will be given to advanced students requesting funds to travel to research sites, including
      archival resources, libraries, or to do field work. Students requesting travel funds to present papers
      at professional conferences will also be considered if the conference is of exceptional relevance to
      their career or research.
      A faculty committee consisting of members of the Center for Feminist
      Research Steering Committee will review the applications.
      The maximum amount a student may be awarded is $500. Awards will not
      be made retroactively to fund travel that has already occurred.
      Students will receive the funds from CFR as a reimbursement of travel expenses
      upon submissions of receipts.
      For travel between January and June 2008
      Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2007
      Submit applications to:
      Lisa Bitel, Interim Director
      Center for Feminist Research
      Taper Hall of Humanities, 422
      Los Angeles, CA 90089-4352
29.   AB 540 SCHOLARSHIPS AB 540 Scholarship Websites
         AB540_ScholarshipSAC_EDU.pdf:
         Scholarship Tips.doc
         SCHOLARSHIPS-forLatinos.doc; ScholarshipsWebSitesBrochure.doc;
         Scholarships Maldefsame.pdf
30.   National Security Education Program David L. Boren Study Abroad
      *** Information session featuring representatives from the National Security
      Education Program ***
      Tuesday, November 27, 2007
      10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Leavey Library Auditorium
      The National Security Education Program (NSEP) seeks to enhance U.S.
      understanding of foreign cultures, strengthen economic competitiveness, and
      ensure national security by fully funding students to enter a study abroad
      program with the intent to learn a new language. It is designated for
      students enrolled in study-abroad programs outside of Canada, Australia, New
      Zealand, and Western Europe. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in
      undertaking serious study in foreign countries, as a complement to academic
      and career goals.
      NSEP representatives Meg Goehrig and Megan Corrarino will visit USC to talk
      with undergraduate students interested in the program. Staff from USC's
      office of Academic Recognition Programs will participate in this session to
      explain USC-specific details about how to apply for these scholarships.
      Information regarding the David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship is
      available at: www.usc.edu/arp
      The USC deadline is Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 4:30pm to Academic
      Recognition Programs (Student Union 202). Please do not hesitate to contact
      us if you have any questions. www.usc.edu/arp
31.   Women & Minority Scholarships
      We have women’s and minority scholarship deadline approaching soon. For more information go to:
      Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your time!
      Daniel Kovach President
      Daniel Kovach Scholarship Foundation
32.   The USC McNair Scholars Program
      This Program is recruiting undergraduates from all majors and fields of study interested in
      independent research and pursuit of graduate study.
      What is the McNair Scholars Program? The USC McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded
      summer undergraduate research program designed for first generation/low income and
      underrepresented undergraduates who have demonstrated academic potential, and who are
      committed to study at the graduate level. Program Benefits include:
      * 2008 Summer Internship, including $2,800 research stipend * Free On-campus summer housing*
      Faculty mentoring* Tutoring by USC Graduate Students* GRE test preparation courses & fee
      reduction waivers* Graduate application fee waivers* Graduate admissions and financial aid
      counseling * Publication opportunities in Citations, The USC McNair Journal
      Who is eligible? First F generation/low F income students and women in science and engineering
      of any racial/ethnic group may apply. Students from groups underrepresented in graduate education,
      including Filipino-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans are also eligible. All applicants must have a
      GPA above 2.75 (completion of at least 60 units by May 2008 required). ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME
      TO APPLY!
      When can I apply? The application deadline is November 19, 2007 at 4pm. Visit
      www.usc.edu/mcnair for the full information sessions schedule and to download an application or
      contact the Dennis Kramer, McNair Program Coordinator at mcnairsc@usc.edu or in the McNair office
      at (213) 740-8702.
33.   Scholarship for Film/TV/media industries/Business Majors
      Any students wishing to get scholarship dollars for next year (2008-2009) should check out this
      link: http://www.hispanicarts.org/

      INROADS is ranked as one of the Top 10 Internships in America for talented ethnically diverse
      students. We are looking for motivated students who are ready to launch their career with a Fortune
      500 corporation. To apply to INROADS please click on this link
      ct=Intern , or contact me with any questions at 562-777-1711 ext 213.
      The following are just some of the corporations that offer internships through INROADS; Boeing,
      Kaiser Permanente, Mattel, Toyota, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and
      Southern California Edison.
      INROADS is the nation’s premiere internship experience leading to full-time job offers for talented
      ethnically diverse students. To become an INROADS Intern, you must be a highly motivated
      individual seeking an opportunity for both professional and self-development. Here are the qualities
      we look for:
      · Academic achievement
      · Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
      · Minimum 2.8 cumulative college GPA (higher GPA may be required based on major/corporation)
      · Combined SAT score of 1000, or ACT score of 20 or better
      · Career interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Sales, Marketing,
      Allied Health Care, Healthcare Management, or Retail Management
      · Full-time student attending an accredited four-year college/university
      · Leadership
      · Commitment to community service
      · Ability to articulate goals and achievements through the interview process
      · Interpersonal skills
      · Communications skills
      · Organizational skills
      · Maturity
      NOTE: All INROADS Interns must be permanent U.S. residents and have at least 54
      undergraduate credits remaining before graduation.
35.   USC College Admission Intern Position
      Are you enjoying your time at USC? Would you enjoy speaking with prospective freshmen about life
      in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences? If so, you should be an intern for the USC College
      Admission office.
      The College is looking for current freshmen or sophomores who have majors in the College of
      Letters, Arts and Sciences to work in our office. Work-study is not required. If you are interested,
      please complete the attached application. Applications should be submitted to CAS 100 by Friday,
      November 2. If you have any questions please call (213) 740-5930, any of our current interns can
      answer any questions you might have.
36.   Internship Job Opening
      What: An internship is available at a Hispanic public relations agency specializing in lifestyle, sports,
      entertainment and the Hispanic market. The internship begins this fall and offers a part-time,
      opportunity to learn PR first-hand and hands-on.
      Who Should Apply: Applicants must have strong writing, organizational and computer skills, and
      be a self-starter. College/university seniors majoring in Communications or Journalism are
      preferred. English and Spanish-speakers are encouraged to apply. A personal interview will be
      required of final candidates. To apply, please send a cover letter telling us about yourself and why PR
      is a field you are passionate about, along with the following materials: Current transcript Job
      resume, including PR experience Writing sample Two letters of recommendation or references
      All materials should be submitted to:
      Oralia Michel General Manager Taylor PRimero
      6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1415
      Los Angeles, CA 90048
      Email to: - omichel@taylorprimero.com

37.   iHispano.com, America's leading Hispanic Job Portal, is proud to announce
      the addition of the Latinos in Information Science and Technology
      Association (LISTA) to our national job board network.
      About LISTA: The Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) was
      founded in New York City, New York in 2000 by a group of nine technology professionals employed at
      various companies and businesses throughout the city. They were extremely concerned about the
      lack of Latino presence and representation in the information sciences, telecommunications and
      technology industries and decided to do something about it.
      LISTA was founded and inspired by Jose A. Marquez-Leon and Chris Rodriguez, two technology
      advocates with over twenty years of service to the Latino community, after the two met in New York
      City at an event at the United Nations.
      Their objective was to form a national organization of information sciences, telecommunications and
      technology professionals to serve as role models in the Latino community and develop relationships
      to help our community reach higher goals in math, science and technology and help conquer the
      digital divide.
      The concept of support is the key basis for the LISTA organization. LISTA quickly established
      professional chapters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Texas,
      California and Georgia to begin the network that continues to grow nationally as well as reach
      countries outside the United States. Today, LISTA remains committed to excellence and providing a
      wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions
      and the community. The organization is a catalyst for leadership, professional growth, and technical
      development for our community.
      iHispano.com is the leading career site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. Launched in 1999,
      iHispano.com has grown to become a vital career resource for job seekers and corporations alike.
      With resumes from qualified Hispanic professionals, job postings from some of today's industry
      leaders and Fortune 1000 companies, career advice and an e-Newsletter, iHispano.com is achieving
      its goal of enhancing opportunities for Hispanics and delivering a complete source for corporations
      to act upon their diversity initiatives.
      iHispano.com, the leading online Hispanic Recruitment Center is the premier source for online
      recruitment of Hispanic Career Candidates.
      iHispano.com has the largest aggregation of qualified Hispanic candidates...period!
      The Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) joins the
      iHispano.com recruitment family of professional sites including
      NSHMBA - the National Society of Hispanic MBAs
      ALPFA - the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
      Telemundo - the nation's leading television network for Hispanic Americans
      LATINA Style - the nation's leading Hispanic women's magazine
      Quepasa.com - the nation's largest Hispanic Social Networking Site
      NHBA - the National Hispanic Business Association, the nation's leading undergraduate association
      Candidates visit the iHispano.com family of career centers because they understand that companies
      who are posting jobs at iHispano.com are actively seeking Hispanic Professionals. Employers
      recognize that iHispano.com is the nation's premiere resource for the recruitment of Hispanic
38.   Extreme Learning is HIRING Tutors
      Now Hiring: Academic Coach Tutors
      Make a difference in your community by tutoring children!
      48 college units or college degree
      Available between 3pm and 6pm Monday through Thursday
      Ability to tutor in Math and Language Skills
      Familiar with computers
      Opportunities in Pasadena and Inglewood
      To apply for this exciting opportunity go to www.extremelearn.com
39.   School of Social Work, Work Study Job
      Looking for a student with work study funding. Ideally, the student
      would perform the tasks listed below. Could you post this announcement to
      your networks. I'm specifically looking for a Latino/a USC student. Any that
      is interested in the position can contact me at <aranda@usc.edu>.
      Inputting correspondence, reports and documents on word processor,
      spreadsheet, database, or other format. Special projects involving
      research, compiling and analyzing data, bibliographic searches. Assist in
      general office duties to include but not limited to: data entry,
      distribution, record maintenance, dispensing information, assisting students
      and other faculty, maintaining records/reports and filing system, etc.
      Knowledge of SPSS data analysis software is a plus although not a
      Maria P. Aranda, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
      Associate Professor
      School of Social Work
      University of Southern California
      Montgomery Ross Fisher, #214
      Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
      Phone: 213.740.0286
      FAX: 213.740.0789
      E-mail: aranda@usc.edu
40.   USC TriO Program Upward Bound Math-Science Graduate Program
      Two Student Positions Available for 2007-2008 Academic Year
      The USC Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Program is a federal TRiO program that is 100%
      funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The USC campus has housed the UBMS Program since
      1991. The UBMS Program is designed to provide college information and academic support to youth
      at the high school to increase the number of low-income and /or potential first generation college
      students traditionally underrepresented in the fields of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering,
      Computer Science or related fields in institutions of higher education.
      Responsibilities and Duties
             Hands-on academic/educational advisement to low-income, first-generation high school
             Organize program events; such as college visits, cultural events, career workshops, student
      retreats, etc.
             Provide workshops and visit high schools in the Los Angeles area.
             Participate in Saturday academic and event activities.
             Assist in record keeping and maintaining student files.
             15-20 hours per week (Must be able to work two-three times per week in five hour blocks)
      Additional Requirements:
      Many of our target schools range from close to far distances, thus it is required that you have
      reliable transportation to and from the school sites. Special consideration is given to those who have
      experience working with low-income, first generation and inner city youth. Student Program
      Assistants should be willing to commit to working for the program for a full academic year.
      Please note that USC students with work-study are preferred, but not required.
      Graduates: $12.00-$14.00 per hour
      How to Apply: Please Send your resume and work availability for the 2007-2008 academic year to
      Cecilia Carbajal, Program Manager, at carbajal@usc.edu
41.   USC Law school department of continuing education is hiring
      This office is currently looking to hire three other students.
      Work study required
      Please contact Jasmine Hernandez phone :(646)441-7928 if you are interested in this job. This
      department is in charge of hosting conferences for attorneys who need to fulfill their continuing
      education requirement by the Bar Association.
      It is a laid back office and there are a lot of networking opportunities.
42.   Careers in American Diplomacy at the US Department of State
      Peter Kovach, Diplomat in Residence for Southern California, based at UCLA is available to talk about
      careers doing America's diplomacy at the US Department of State. We are looking for a diverse
      group of people to comprise a Foreign Service that looks like America! Our careers range from the
      Foreign Service (aka, being an American Diplomat/career Foreign Service Officer); 19 different
      Foreign Service Specialists from Diplomatic Security Agents, to building engineers, to MDs and Office
      Management Specialists; civil service jobs (mostly in Washington DC) supporting our diplomats at
      the embassies; and student programs. Yes student programs or internships are a big thing at State.
      We accept folks in the summer fall and spring for work either in Washington at the Department of
      State or at our embassies and consulates overseas.
      He is available to speak to USC students with an interest in any aspect of our work either in groups
      or individually. I can be reached at: 310 206 2552; kovach@spa.ucla.edu. Please call on me so I
      can tell you about one of my life's great blessings-a fabulous career in the United States' Foreign
43.   Resource Handbook of Summer Opportunities
      The following is a resource handbook of Summer Opportunities for ALANA*
      Undergraduate Students.
      *ALANA is an acronym for American, Latino/a, Asian
      American and Native American people.
      This has an amazing list of resources, fellowships, internships, etc!
      Although summer has passed, you can keep this site on your Favorites list
      for next year!!!
      Website: www.doorsofopportunity.org
      You know you need a resume, but where do you start? Join us and have your questions answered!
      We'll show you what employers expect and how to make your resume shine.
       Wednesday, November 28, 2007 (3 to 3:30 p.m.)
      Once you have an offer from an employer, making the decision can be a difficult process. Learn how
      to evaluate the offer and determine what is negotiable. Get your questions answered when it comes
      to the art of negotiation, from what to ask to how to ask it.
       Monday, November 19, 2007 (2 to 3 p.m.)
      This one-day workshop is intended for recent grads or those about to graduate, and is designed for
      you to learn to create targeted resumes and cover letters, develop effective interviewing skills,
      negotiate job offers, write a personalized job search action plan, and also network with a panel of
      employers. Online registration is required.
       Thursday, December 20, 2007 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
47.   Job Search Database
      Looking for a job?
      Below are some new HUD jobs! As always, check at
      http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9hud.asp for latest information!

                    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNIES
48.   Global Medical Brigades
      Do you want the chance to provide much-needed medical relief to hundreds of Central
      Americans living in rural, impoverished villages? Last year, more than 100 USC volunteers brought
      medical aid to over 7,000 Hondurans. This spring we're going to Panama, and it’s your turn to join!
      Please join our 8 day student-run Medical Brigade to Panama. We are looking to send a group of 60
      dedicated volunteers: students, doctors/3rd & 4th year medical students, pharmacists/pharmacy
      students, and dentists/dental students. The trip is over spring break from March 15th–22nd.
       This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in medicine, public health, international
      development, Spanish, or just experiencing Central American culture. We need Spanish-speaking
      students on the brigade; however, everyone (even with no Spanish or medical experience) is
      encouraged to apply.
      We will be gathering donations, medical supplies, and medicineto bring with us to Panama. All
      members of the brigade will be paying their own travel, room, and board expenses. However, we will
      fundraise to minimize costs. If you are interested, please email brigades@usc.edu for more
      information and an application.
      For more information, visit our website globalmedicalbrigades.com or email brigades@usc.edu.
49.   Algebra Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Opportunity
      FSS-Project T.E.C.H. Achievement Plus (A+) is an after school and College Prep Program for Middle
      and High School student in 7th-12th grades in Mid-City Los Angeles.
      We seek experienced tutors who can start immediately and are willing to volunteer 2-3 days a week
      (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:00-5:00pm) at Tom Bradley youth and Family Center on
      5213 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
      To apply submit resume to twilkinson@fsstech.org.
      Applications are accepted ongoing.
      Call Tatyanna M Wilkinson for more information at 323 687 4662
50.   Become a Trojan Diversity Recruitment Leader
      What is a Diversity Recruitment Leader (DRL)?
      Diversity Recruitment Leaders are current USC students who volunteer with the Office of Admission
      to help recruit new African-American and Latina/o students to USC. They talk to prospective
      students about their experiences at USC, answer questions about the application process, and host
      students that visit the campus. The time commitment is only a few hours per semester, and YOU
      decide in which campaigns you would like to participate. In addition to helping to further the legacy
      of diversity at USC, you build your résumé, make new friends, and enjoy free food at all of our
      LIKE YOU! Interested? Need more information: contact Lizette Paredes at

51.   Public Policy and Leadership Conference
      Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)
      February 21-24, 2008
      Harvard University 's John F. Kennedy School of Government
      Apply to the PPLC! Deadline: November 16, 2007
      Apply Online at: www.ksg.harvard.edu/pplc
      The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform
      students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage
      students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate
      study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide
      information on financial support through various fellowship programs.
      The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University will be
      offering its eighth annual spring conference for first and second year
      undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional
      careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local
      government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies.
      Our goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities.
      To find out more about individual fellowships, please visit our resources
      The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in
      public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the
      diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference
      will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly
      those from historically under-served communities and people of color.
      Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals.
      Selection Criteria
      Conference participants will be selected based on good academic standing, as
      well as demonstrated commitment to public service. Commitment to public
      service will be measured through student leadership and activism,
      participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer
      commitments in high school and college. Please include this information on
      your resume.
      Apply Online at: www.ksg.harvard.edu/pplc
      Application Deadline: November 16, 2007
      Questions about PPLC?
      Please email admissions@ksg.harvard.edu
52.   17th Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Premedical
      Online Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Stanford University Minority Medical
      Alliance Premedical Conference , which will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the
      Stanford University School of Medicine. Advisers can visit the conference website at
      summa.stanford.edu/conference and access the online registration page. In addition to high school
      and pre-medical student workshops, the conference will also have a two hour workshop for pre-
      medical advisers. The workshop will include a medical school admissions panel, question and answer
      session, and much more.
      If you have any questions, please contact us via email at summamed@gmail.com. We look forward
      to having you attend the 2008 SUMMA Premedical Conference!
53.   City Year Los Angeles Young Heroes Program
      The Young Heroes Program is a service learning program for middle school youth on Saturdays
      between December and May. We split the youth into teams in order for them to develop social and
      teambuilding skills. These teams are run by Team Leaders who serve as role models for the youth.
      Our target age group for Team Leaders is roughly 17-24. Their primary responsibility is to show up
      three Saturdays a month from January to May. In December, we have a retreat for the Young Heroes
      which Team Leaders are required to attend. It is an excellent program which I know USC student
      would love to get involved with. Many Team Leaders go on to become Corps Members the year after
      they are a Team Leader. For general information, our website can be accessed at www.cityyear.org.
      For more info contact Nate Hayward at NHayward08@cityyear.org
      Young Heroes Program Team Leader Recruitment Director

                                        IN THE NEWS
54.   Temple built 4,000 years ago unearthed in Peru
      By Marco Aquino Sat Nov 10, 8:38 PM ET
      LIMA (Reuters) - A 4,000-year-old temple filled with murals has been unearthed on the northern coast of Peru,
      making it one of the oldest finds in the Americas, a leading archaeologist said on Saturday.
      The temple, inside a larger ruin, includes a staircase that leads up to an altar used for fire worship at a site
      scientists have called Ventarron, said Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva, who led the dig.
      It sits in the Lambayeque valley, near the ancient Sipan complex that Alva unearthed in the 1980s. Ventarron was
      built long before Sipan, about 2,000 years before Christ, he said.
      "It's a temple that is about 4,000 years old," Alva, director of the Museum Tumbas Reales (Royal Tombs) of Sipan,
      told Reuters by telephone after announcing the results of carbon dating at a ceremony north of Lima sponsored by
      Peru's government. "What's surprising are the construction methods, the architectural design and most of all the
      existence of murals that could be the oldest in the Americas," he said.
      Lambayeque is 472 miles from Lima, Peru's capital. Discoveries at Sipan, an administrative and religious center of
      the Moche culture, have included a gold-filled tomb built 1,700 years ago for a pre-Incan king.
      Peru is rich in archaeological treasures, including the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Andes.
      Until the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s, the Incas ruled an empire for several centuries that stretched from
      Colombia and Ecuador in the north to what are now Peru and Chile in the south.
      "The discovery of this temple reveals evidence suggesting the region of Lambayeque was one of great cultural
      exchange between the Pacific coast and the rest of Peru," said Alva.
      (Writing by Terry Wade; Editing by Peter Cooney)
55.   Newsmaker: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
      Wife of current president favorite to be next leader of Argentina Gained the nickname "Queen Cristina"
      because of her glamorous style Opposition candidates say she is out of touch with domestic problems
      LONDON, England (CNN) -- Powerful women are nothing new in Argentine politics but next week Cristina
      Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of the current leader of Argentina, is almost certain to move from her role as
      first lady to become the first ever elected "presidenta."
      Eva Peron set the mold in the 1950's as the wife of dictator Juan Peron, but in more recent times,
      women across Latin America have been reaching the top via the ballot box, including Chile's
      president Michelle Bachelet.
      Fernandez, a center-left politician for the ruling party, is expected to crush her opponents in the
      presidential election on October 28.
      She met her husband Nestor Kirchner when they were both law students in her hometown of La
      Plata in the 1970's. They married in 1975 and have two children. Kirchner served three terms as
      Santa Cruz governor, while Fernandez is a three-term senator now representing powerful Buenos
      Aires province.
      Comparisons have been made between the Kirchners and the Clintons. Like Bill and Hillary, the
      couple are said to consult each other on everything, especially political matters, and Kirchner is his
      wife's cheerleader-in-chief, promising she'll be an even better president than him.
      While economic and political stability may have been welcomed by many, some analysts are wary of
      the close relationship dominating Argentine politics.
      "There is no political debate in this country right now," Walter Curia, an editor at the newspaper
      Clarín told The New York Times. "The only debate is within the walls of the Pink House."
      As long as they keep trading places and winning elections, the couple could stay in the Casa Rosada
      indefinitely, sidestepping the constitutional limit of eight consecutive years in office.
      A different face in politics
      Fernandez' glamorous image, love of designer clothes and jet-set lifestyle has earned her the
      nickname "Queen Cristina" by the Argentine press.
      Many in Argentina also see her bossy and authoritarian, something leveled at Hillary Clinton before
      her image-makeover.
      "Humility is not her strong point," Michael Shifter, vice president for policy at Inter-American
      Dialogue in Washington, said in The New York Times.
      However her passion seems to be striking a chord with voters. A poll in early October put Kirchner 20
      points clear of her rivals.
      At a campaign rally in Buenos Aires, the stadium thundered with the chants of 7,000 fans: "We feel
      it! We feel it! Cristina, president!"
      "Get used to it," she responded, wagging a finger. "It's Presidenta!"
      Still, inflation is high, corruption scandals have tarnished Kirchner's government, and the opposition
      is trying to capitalize on fears the couple will become what rival campaigns call "una monarkia,"
      spelling the word for monarchy with a K for Kirchner.
      "There is a risk she will be so captivated by international politics and foreign relations that she will
      avoid the mounting problems in Argentina," Shifter told The New York Times.
      Overshadowing her husband
With her long brown hair and glamorous manner, Fernandez has often overshadowed her husband at
campaign rallies. In her fiery way she has become a leading advocate for the center-left.
As far back as 2003, she angrily pounded her Senate desk as she demanded the Supreme Court
repeal amnesty for officials accused of crimes during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, when as
many as 30,000 Argentines were kidnapped and killed, including some of the Kirchners' friends.
The high court listened, scrapped the amnesty, and "dirty war" trials resumed last year.
Argentines are only now overcoming a deep distrust of elected officials, bred by hyperinflation,
recession, corruption and failed promises in the first years of the new millennium. These woes
provoked huge street protests that forced a succession of presidents from office.
Kirchner's election in 2003 restored stability to the government. It also brought pragmatism. Like
Kirchner, Fernandez takes care to avoid raising expectations of radical change, but many Argentines
would be happy if she simply keeps her promise to continue the economic recovery begun by her

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