The Intl Research Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, sponsored by LACC, SIPA & the Navon Professorship in Sephardic & Mizrachi Studies, welcomed community members and over 100 scholars from across the globe to FIU on June 21. Dr. Tudor Parfitt's keynote on Blackness and Jewishness was followed by a lively concert by Kazmarikstan Jazz Project. For 3 days attendees enjoyed plenaries on topics ranging from migration, history and memory to sports, theater and film studies.
LACC is proud to host its 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute and welcome junior scholars, FLAS fellows and professionals from across the globe to FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami. The Institute, the only US Department of Education FLAS-approved summer program in Haitian Creole, consists of four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and two amazing weeks in Haiti. Please join us from June 22-August 2, 2015 and learn more about Haiti Cherie!
LACC has received a generous gift of $2.5 million from the Green Family Foundation to further support LACC programming, research, training and outreach related to LAC region. The endowment to LACC, which has been renamed the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, is part of a larger $20 million transformational gift to the FIU School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Thank you to Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation!
Now entering its 18th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Presentation on the Digital Library of the Caribbean's online exhibit, Haiti: Island Luminous, led by dLOC's Brooke Wooldridge. Hands-on training takes participants through more than 200 years of Haitian history and expert scholarly commentary by leading Haitianists across the globe. Part of LACC's 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Program. It is free and open to the public. Call 305-348-2894 for more information.
The institute provides K-12 teachers deeper understanding of the significance of Cuban and Cuban-American art in the construction of national and diasporic identities in order to advance teaching in the humanities at their respective schools. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, the Frost Art Museum and the Pérez Art Museum Miami(PAMM), with support from the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection at FIU, and the LACC U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant.
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxieme Maison (DM) 353
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199