During eight days each November hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation's premier literary festival. Dozens of authors from the Caribbean join the Miami Book Fair in a special section dedicated to Caribbean-specific events, including readings and panel discussions by prominent writers and experts, children’s writers, storytelling and music on the stage. The full schedule of events is supported by the Green Family Foundation and LACC.
In Celebration of Haitian Creole, Celebrasyon Mwa Kreyol, LACC, FIU's Dept of Modern Languages and Haitian Student Organization join to present language and cultural events to enrich knowledge about the language and Haitian culture. Designed to engage students and community members, activities range from film screenings to music presentations and include a scholarship pageant, panels of experts and contests for childrens' stories and text readings.
Funding available for the study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua!
Screening: America First: The Legacy of a Raid tells the story of an ICE raid against one immigrant community employed at a packing plant in Iowa and its aftermath 11 years later. A panel with Director Almudena Toral, Wendi Adelson, immigration attorney, and Erik Camayd-Freixas, author of US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact: Lessons from the Postville Raid, follows. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Green School and Department of Modern Languages. Free and open to the public. (305)348-2894.
Forty-two Senior High students from teacher Lashanda West's class visit FIU for an interdisciplinary look into the impact of climate change on LAC economies as part of a year-long collaboration between LACC and Cutler Bay Senior High School. Students interact with experts from the Extreme Events Research Center, the Wall of Wind, the Frost Museum, and Biology. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.