Before an audience of Cuban-American community leaders, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a major policy speech on Friday and pledged to lift the embargo on Cuba if elected. Clinton is the first among the wide field of 2016 presidential candidates to call for an end to the embargo stating: "Engagement is not a gift to the Castros. It's a threat to the Castros." LACC Director Frank Mora introduced Secretary Clinton.
LACC releases its 2015 Hemisphere Magazine. More than 30 years after Latin America transitioned from dictatorships to democracy and decentralization to implant government accountability, expectations have disappointed and concerns are raised today over a slowdown, or even reversal. Guest editor Cristina A. Rodríguez-Acosta, Assistant Director of FIU's renowned Institute for Public Management and Community Service, invites leading experts to see how decentralization can be deepened.
At student-led workshops on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, 40 middle-school students who are Haitian or of Haitian descent reconnected —or in some cases connected for the first time— with their Haitian roots. Taisha Gauthier, developer and co-founder of the program, explained the need to focus on identity because "we don’t fit in with Haitians or Americans either." The program was run by the Haitian Student Organization and supported by LACC and FIU’s Global Learning Initiative.
Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA, University of Minnesota), leads this second workshop/seminar for Haitian Creole language instructors from community colleges, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Made possible with funding from the US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is free but required. For more information call (305) 348-2894.
Foreign language teachers from regional colleges gain Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) tools to create and design language teaching tasks for use in their classrooms. TBLT is the latest applied realization of communicative language teaching (CLT). Directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt. Free and open to language teachers; registration required. For more information please contact Dr Baralt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.
A book presentation by Author Teresita A. Levy. A major contribution to the debate over U.S. colonialism, this book shows how Puerto Ricans won inclusion in the empire, in terms that were defined not only by the colonial power, but also by the colonized. Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.
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