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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

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.

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Venue:SIPA 230

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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232-235

Master class in Haitian Dance and Folklore featuring the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Sponsored by LACC. Event is free and open to the public. Call (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 140

Lecture by Jean Herard Richard (Richie), Maestro and Drummer from KLASS. Maestro Richie explains the evolution of Kompa, KLASS, and its place in modern Haitian culture during his lecture at FIU. This event is in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series. Part of LACC's Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Program. Event is free and open to the public. Call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Street, Miami

Celebration of Haitian heritage and culture featuring live music, food, art and entertainment featuring a live concert by KLASS. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation and LACC.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | G SIPA Language Lab

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. By invitation only. Registration is free but required. Information at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell

This three-day program provides participants with a first-hand view of business opportunities in the leading Latin-American country. Participants receive a solid overview of the political, legal, social and business context in Brazil. Sponsored by the School of Business, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Enterprise Florida, and WorldCity, among others. Registration is required. For more information, please call (305) 348-4217.