LACC and FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion host Dr. Gustavo Gutierrez, leading Dominican priest and author of the classic, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation, that transformed the language of justice for the poor in Latin America. Supported by LACC's Title VI grant, Gutierrez inaugurates a two-day conference of Catholic Church leaders and offers a workshop for K-12 teachers on how to teach socio-ecclesial movements of liberation.
LACC's 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute students are on the ground in Haiti practicing their Haitian Kreyol skills and absorbing the country's rich culture. Dr. Jacques Pierre and assistant Rose Nicholson lead the group in the exploration of Cap Haitien sights and events. Link to their photos by clicking on the title above.
Ten educators from across the US are in Cuba this week to learn about educational practice and philosophy on the island. Cuba claims following the Revolution its literacy rate was increased from 60% to 100% within two years by sending thousands of “literacy brigades” travelling across the country to rural areas. The program has been hosted by LACC and the University of New Mexico since 2016 and is led by Dr. Eric Dwyer of FIU's School of Education and Human Behavior.
Orientation for incoming MALACS students. By invitation only. Contact LACC's Academic Program for more information at 305-348-2894.
Executive Certificate in Global Security and Public Policy is a program designed for professionals and examines the intersection of global security and public policy. In Spanish with English and Portuguese translation. Co-sponsored by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2977.
Discussion featuring experts on transnational organized crimes. Moderated by Frank Mora, LACC Director. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, U.S. Department of Justice, and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. RSVP is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.