LACC and UNM Take US Educators for View of Education under the Cuban Revolution


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.

LACC Launches Fully Online Bachelors Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


LACC is pleased to announce the launch of a fully online Bachelors degree beginning this Fall'17. The degree joins LACC's nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees, joint degrees, and certificates of specialization. All are designed to provide students from a broad range of disciplines —physical sciences, humanities, business and law, for example— the ability to center those interests in the LAC region. To learn more about the online BA and LACC degrees, click on the title above.

20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series Launches with "Haiti and the Uses of America"


On Wednesday, June 28, Dr. Chantalle Verna inaugurates the 20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute (HSI) Lecture Series with a talk on the research and history behind her recent publication "Haiti and the Uses of America." The presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception to celebrate the HSI's 20th Anniversary. Join us! For details please click on the title above.

Upcoming Events

20th Annual Haitian Summer Institute

06/19/2017 09:00 AM

Now entering its 20th 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. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Global Issues and Digital Media: Integrating Latin American and Caribbean Theme into the Curriculum

07/31/2017 09:00 AM

Workshop featuring discussions, hands-on activities, and field work for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, The Education Effect, The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Digital Library of the Caribbean-dLOC, and Miami Dade county Public Schools. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Book Presentation | The Power of Race in Cuba

09/26/2017 08:00 PM

Book presentation by author, Dr. Danielle Pilar Clealand. Dr Clealand is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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