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Dear SDP Members:

Happy new year 2022! We hope your semester is off to a great start.

In order to minimize the spread of Covid-19 among our campus community, all Sigma Delta Pi events scheduled this spring, including our Conversatorio/Tarde de Peli (Spanish-Language Film Series), will take place in virtual format.

1. Conversatorio & Tarde de Peli – Biweekly, Fridays at 5.30pm

Starting February 4, we will meet online via Zoom to chat in our biweekly Conversatorio and watch together a Spanish-language short-film or documentary through the free platform Kanopy available on the Alkek Library website. Our Chapter President, Yesenia Cardona-Cervantes will serve as moderator.

Conversatorio Zoom Link:


February 4 – Amantes del Círculo Polar (España, 1998)

[A secret love story told by the two protagonists Anna and Otto whose lives of Anna and Otto will be intertwined in a single circle that will begin to close on the very edge of the Arctic Circle.]


February 18 – Midaq Alley (México, 1995)

[Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City.]


March 4 – El viaje de Carol (España, 2002)

[Carol, a 12-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War.] 


March 25 – Machuca (Chile, 2005)

[Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.]


April 8 – Karen llora en un bus (Colombia, 2011)

[Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her youth. She decides then to separate and go in search of a life of its own.]


2. Initiation Ceremony – (Date to be determined) March 2022.

Virtual initiation ceremony for new SDP members. 


3. SDP Lectures Series I - February 23, 5.30pm.

Guest speaker Dr. Fernando Riva (U. of Arkansas) will give the virtual talk titled “El Libro de Alexandre: origen y alcance del mester del clerecía”.

Zoom link: 


4. SDP Lectures Series II - March 9, 5.30pm.

Guest speaker Dr. Bryan Kirschen (Binghamton U., NY) will give the virtual talk titled “Un trezoro muestro: Judeo-Spanish Language, Yesterday and Today”.

Zoom link: 


5. Al Principio, our Sigma Delta Pi literary and arts magazine is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2022 issue. We invite you to participate by sending us an original poem, short-story or art work (pictures, drawings). Al Principio is a Spanish-language magazine, but we also welcome contributions in other languages to be included in the section titled “In aliis linguis”. For non-Spanish language contributions, please limit the number of individual submissions to one. If the poem or story is in a language other than Spanish or English, it should be accompanied with the English translation. We will add the Spanish translation of the text in the volume.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022.

The new volume will be available online in our SDP Canvas site in mid-April. Please submit your contribution to:

For previous volumes of Al principio, visit our website:

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