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January

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center

Symposium of scholars and artists explores the history of free-Black carpenter and 1812 Cuban anti-slavery activist Jose Antonio Aponte, and the contemporary art inspired by the “Book of Paintings” that became an important part of his trial. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Green Family Foundation, FIU's Cuban Research Institute. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Florida International University, AHC-2, Room 655

Teacher Training Workshop featuring K-12 teachers. Made possible with support from LACC's U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC grant. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, and Miami Dade County Public Schools' Division of Social Sciences and LIfe Skills. For more information, please contact (305) 348-2894.

Study Abroad Fair

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Featured Latin American and Caribbean programs include: LACC Politics and International Relations in Argentina and the 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Leonardo Martín, Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean center and the Cuban Research Institute. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 355

Panel discussion of experts in LA multicultural legal instruments for afrodescendants. In Spanish. Funded by Ford-LASA Special Projects Grant; co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS), Office of Research and Economic Development. Part of LACC's Migrant and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

March

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

The Seventh Anolis symposium brings together Anolis biologists from throughout the hemisphere to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Anole Annals Organization and the Feeley Lab of FIU’s Department of Biology. For more information please call (786) 365-9273.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference featuring colleagues from Florida International University, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University for the 16th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference. The event features research and papers from all disciplines by graduate students whose work is tied to Latin America or the Caribbean. Abstracts submission deadline is February 2, 2018. For additional information or inquiries, please email fiu.maloka16@gmail.com.

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Venue:By invitation only.

Seminar featuring faculty from FIU and Santa Fe College on Latin America and the US. Co-sponsored by FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Santa Fe College. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call 305-348-2894.

May

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Florida International University

The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) fosters collegial exchange and educational development around the topic of thinking as interpreted across disciplines and cultures. Co-sponsored by Florida International University (FIU), Visible Thinking South Florida and the Association for Thinking and Learning with the support of Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

June

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit https://www.mylearningplan.com. For more information, contact: (305) 667-1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Haiti

Now entering its 21st 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.