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MCC Theater

The Memorial Symposium will feature speakers who will honor the life and legacy of Professor Horacio Roque Ramirez (1969-2015). Dr. Roque Ramirez was a faculty member in the Department of Chicana/o Studies who passed December 2015. His ethnographic and archival research focused on Central Americans in the US, queer Latinx community life in San Francisco, and Latino sexuality and hope in an era of AIDS and deportation. At UCSB, he developed the courses “Central Americans in the U.S.” and “Salvadoran Diasporas”, among the first within the UC system.

The event is being organized by the Central American Studies Working Group, and co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office of Social Sciences, the Chicano Studies Institute, the Department of Chicana/o Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Orfalea Center, Las Maestras Center, Global Latinidades Center and the Robert and Lisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English, and Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies.