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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:FIU-MMC Graham Center Ballrooms

A timely discussion with leading experts on some of the most critical issues in the world today: security challenges from Russia and China; the fight against terrorism in the Middle East; U.S. policy toward Cuba and Venezuela; and the future of democracy and human rights. Reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Strategic and International Studies and The American Interest. Reservations Required.

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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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Informational Session for prospective students of the three-semester course IDH 3024, PhotoVoice as Community Engagement. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU's Honor College. For Honor College students. For more information please call Yessenia Lopez-Reyes at (305) 348-4100.

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

Tatuagem. 2018 Brazilian Film Series Screening

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Florida International University, Room GC 305

Screening that is part of the Spring 2018 Brazilian Film Series. In Portuguese. Co-Sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Modern Languages Deptartment Portuguese Program and the Brazil Culture Club. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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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:Webinar

A 60 minute Webinar with award winning author, Margarita Engle, National Young People's Poet Laureate, who discussed her book Lion Island and its application to curricula. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Consortium of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Tulane University's Stone Center for ltin American Studies, and the University of Florida's Center for Lain American Studies.

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Webinar featuring Erick Monterrosas and Vladimir Cortés Roshdestvensky of Article19 Mexico + Central America. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el periodismo. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. To register, click on the title above.

Latin American Forum

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Talk by Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly, on "2018 Elections in the Region and what they mean for Multilateral Business." Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894

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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.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

Faculty colloquium featuring Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Director, Gabriela Hoberman, Assistant Director and Vicente Sandoval Henriquez, Postdoctoral Associate of FIU's Disaster Risk Reduction Program. LACC's 18th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium. Free and open to faculty and graduate students. to RSVP and for more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Third edition of the Miami International GuitART Festival featuring 11 concerts, 6 masterclasses, 5 lectures, luthiers' expo, and performance and composition competitions. Presented by FIU Music and supported by the Knight Foundation, Art Works, NEA, Miami-Dade County, State of Florida, Hill Guitar Co., Turkish Airlines and more.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 314

Second film in the Spring 2018 Brazilian Film Series: LGBTQ Brazilian Films. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

Lecture by Michael Touchton, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Miami. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Úrsula O'Kuinghttons, El Pais, Spain. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el periodismo. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. To register, click on the title above.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference featuring K-18 Portuguese teachers and specialists. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, MDCPS, AOTP, and Brazilian Culture Club. Made possible with support from LACC's U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series and the LACC, MDCPS, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami K-12 Portuguese Consortium. For more information, please contact bcariell@fiu.edu.

K-12 Student Simulation: Rise of the Dragon: China on the World Stage

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Ballrooms

Workshop is the second part of an MDCPS teachers and student class exercise examining the influence of China in Latin America. Part of LACC's Program of Governance and Security. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Registration required. Made possible with funding from LACC's US Dept of Education TitleVI grant. Please call (305)348-2894.

March

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave.

Book presentation by Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center of Economic Research at FIU and José Manuel Piña Gutiérrez, President of the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tobasco, Mexico. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Green School at Books & Books Program. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 305 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Conference and workshop for government and public administrators. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Microsoft, and Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Affairs. For more information please call (305) 348-2977.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Lecture by Laura Gómez-Mera, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Miami. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:University of Miami, Student Center Complex Senate Room, UM

Lecture by José Miguel Cruz, LACC Research Director and Professor of Political Science, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Seminar featuring open discussions of foundational readings by leading scholars of colonial Latin America. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of History and its Graduate Student Organization(DOHGSA. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 103

K-12 Teacher Training Workshop "Latin America and the Caribbean in the Classroom: Celebrating Student Diversity to Make Social Studies, Reading & Art Meaningful. Featuring Rebecca Hinson. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center 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.

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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:Richter Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room, UM

Lecture by Victor Uribe, Professor, History and Law, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Part of the Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium at UM. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894

CLAS Tri-University Graduate Student Conference

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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:FIU's Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS

35th annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean featuring a forum for scientists, journalists, scholars and policy-makers to discuss climate change and attend workshops on covering the topic. Sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and School of Communication + Journalism. Co-sponsored by Knight Foundation and NAHJ. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GC 274

Lecture by Dr. António Eduardo Mendonça, Universidade de Lisboa. In Portuguese. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) lecture series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 314

Third film in the Spring 2018 Brazilian Film Series: LGBTQ Brazilian Films. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and Brazilian Culture Club. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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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.

April

Post-Earthquake Public Support for Code Enforcement in Mexico City: Is It There?

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Venue:Whitten Learning Center Room 160, UM

Lecture by Richard Olson, Professor, Political Science & Director, Extreme Events Institute, FIU. Part of the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2017-2018 Faculty Exchange Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the University of Miami. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Webinar featuring Alberto Lalama, Google, New York. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el periodismo. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP). Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public. To register, click on the title above.

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Conference by the Association of Florida Colleges on College Teaching and Learning. A collaborative project and presentation by Melissa Baralt, FIU, and Griselda Ortiz, FMU, on How to do Spanish Language Task-based Language Teaching in Colleges. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Association of Florida Colleges and Florida Memorial University. Registration required. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Book presentation and discussion featuring Arnold McIntyre, Chief Western Hemisphere Dept., IMF and Joyce Wong, Economist, Western Hemisphere Dept., IMF. Discussant: Dr. Percy Hintzen, GSS, FIU. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the International Monetary Fund. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

Teacher Training in Ethnobotany

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Teacher workshop held by instructors Marion Litzinger and Kiki Mutis on the connection between plants and culture through a hands-on, interactive look at the cultural and economic value of plants and their importance in our lives. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and MDCPS. For more information, contact: 305.667.1651 x3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis, kmutis@fairchildgarden.org.

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Venue:GC 274

Lecture on the Brazil's important diplomatic role in ongoing negotiations over the nuclear ban on Iran by Monica Hirst. In Portuguese. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Dept. of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and the Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Program and its Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

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Venue:Ryder Conference Room | Hilton Miami Downtown

Conference to analyze the impact on governance and business of corruption throughout the hemisphere. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and its College of Business. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 305 348-2894.

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Venue:The Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Lecture and choral presentation by Kathryn Longo, Maria Guinand of Schola Cantorum Venezuela, FIU Choirs, Amazonia Vocal Ensemble and Reagan HS Women's Chorus. Part of LACC's U.S. Department of Education Title VI-Funded Distinguished Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU Music at the Wertheim, Miami Dade County and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Tickets at music.fiu.edu/concerts.

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Venue:The Wertheim Performing Arts Center, FIU

Workshop for K-12 teachers and local choral musicians on the choral music of Latin America. The workshop features readings by Maria Guinand and performances by guest conductors and the FIU choral ensembles. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Music at the Wertheim, Miami Dade County and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Made possible by LACC's U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. For more information please go to music.fiu.edu/concerts

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Yurima Blanco, recipient of the 2018 Diaz-Ayala Travel Grant on "The Lyrical Theater in Expressions of Cuban Identity: Study and Reconstruction of El Sombrero de Yarey, An Opera by Ernesto Lecuona". In Spanish. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute and FIU Libraries. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 314

Third film in the Spring 2018 Brazilian Film Series: LGBTQ Brazilian Films. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages' Portuguese Program and Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Rescheduled.Webinar featuring Antonio Rubio Campaña, president of the Spanish Association of Investigative Journalists and professor at University Rey Juan Carlos and El Mundo Master's Program, Spain. In Spanish. Part of the Webinar Series Ciberseguridad en el Periodismo. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Spanish Master's Degree in Journalism Program, and La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Florida Iinternational University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

How to Engage Students Using Science in Latin America is LACC's 19th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium. Presenter: Melissa McCartney, Asst. Professor, Biology and Discussant: Ligia Collado-Vides, Sr. Lecturer, Marine Sciences. Sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Ballrooms

3rd Annual Hemispheric Security Conference offering an assessment of the 2018 security environment. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the U.S. Army War College. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

May

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival: A series of interactive cultural activities for children and adults. Based on the works of Kiki Wainwright. Part of MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Miami Dade College's Miami Book Fair, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, LACC, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and local businesses.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

An annual two-day book festival that features cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers and workshops as part of Miami Book Fair's ReadCaribbean program. Partially in Haitian Creole. Co-sponsored by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair, Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, County Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, Sant La, FANM, and more. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.miamibookfair.com

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat, author of the Art of Death, and award-winning foreign correspondent Jacqueline Charles discuss the role of research in their writing. In English with Creole interpretation. Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival and MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, and others. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Haitian drummers share their beat with children and adults at the Little Haiti Book Festival: A series of interactive cultural activities for children. Performers, Michael Gil, Lucrece Louisdhon Louinis, Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon, Yaddyra Peralta, Rebecca N Carmant, Francoise Elizee, Nathalie Neree, Kara Vaval Ferrier, Yanatha Desouvre and more. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Presentation by a representative of Edition Delince for debut authors of Haitian Creole, French and English works. Part of MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, Miami Dade College's Miami Book Fair, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami, and General Consulate of Haiti. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Haiti's Medicinal Herbs and Cuisine / Bay Kò a Manje, Nouri Namn nan: Fèy Medisinal ak Manje Ayisyen with Frantz Delva, Nadège Fleurimond, Leonie Hermantin. Part of MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, MDC's Miami Book Fair, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, Miami-Dade County Dept of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Board of County Commissioners, and various. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Part of MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program featuring presentations by Jean Fils-Aimé, Jerry Gilles, Frantz-Alix Lubin, and Fabienne Josaphat. In Haitian Creole and English. Co-sponsored by LACC, Miami Dade College's Miami Book Fair, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners,and various. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Presentation on Proverbs and Comic Books / Pwovèb ak Liv Ti Komik (Bann Desinen)in Haitian Creole and English by Yanatha Desouvre and Thomas Logan. Part of MDC's Miami Book Fair ReadCaribbean Program. Co-sponsored by LACC, Miami Dade College's Miami Book Fair, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Green Family Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners,and various. Free and open to the public.

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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:Florida International University Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Ctr, 10910 SW 17th St.

Choral and orchestral presentation of Jesuit-composed baroque music hidden for 300 years in N. Bolivia. Performance by the Sacred Mission Baroque Orchestra of Chiquitos, Bolivia and FIU's Camerata Choir and Baroque Trio. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's School of Music, and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Made possible by the support of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. More information at (305) 348-2894.

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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.

Haitian Summer Institute Orientation

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

Orientation and classification for participants of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Language, LIfestyle, and Identity in Puerto Rico

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Lecture by Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska, Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Poland and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at FIU's Cuban Research Institute. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

Tour of Little Haiti

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Venue:Various, Little Haiti

Tour led by Leonie Hermantin, Haiti Development Consultant. Part of LACC’s 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC’S Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. By invitation only. Call LACC at (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Florida International University, CBC 254

Screening and Q&A with Haitian-American film producer/director Rachelle Salnave. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Ballrooms

A symposium to lay the groundwork for civic engagement by Florida's Puerto Rican community in South Florida. Featuring research by Drs. Eduardo Gamarra and Jorge Duany. Part of LACC's Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Open to the Public. Registration at https://bit.ly/2Ku7hUQ

July

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Master class in Haitian Dance and Folklore featuring the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. Conducted in Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 21st 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.

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America CLACS Summer Teacher Institute

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Venue:Hefter Conference Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Three-part K-18 Teacher Institute on Contemporary Race and Politics in the Americas focuses on construction of race and racism in Hispaniola, Mestizaje, Brazil and Race, Nation and Art. Registration required. Co-sponsored by LACC and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Madison LACIS and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CLACS. Made possible by US Department of Education Title VI funding. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

Kreyol in Haiti: Its Current Status

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Presentation by Fernan Leger and Nicolas Andre. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public.

Haiti Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Pre-departure orientation for students participating in LACC's Haiti Study Abroad 2017. Contact LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Annual Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden festival featuring the mangos of Haiti, Mango Fest. Workshops, sales, activities. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and local businesses. Open to the public. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Workshop for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Cuban Research Institute and Miami Dade County Public Schools' Division of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2856.

The Botany of Haiti

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

Guided botanical tour of Fairchild Garden's Haitian Collection; lecture on the Mangos of Haiti by Philippe Mathieu, Agronomist and Member of the Society for the Exportation of Fruits and Legumes, Haiti; and Haitian Creole "Chaz Tresor" in the Garden. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. In Haitian Creole. Call LACC at 305-348-2894 for more information.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists International Conference and Career Fair

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Exhibit presence at the annual NAHJ conference offering content experts to major media representatives and opportunities to the 1,500 journalists attending. Registration required. Co-sponsored by LACC and FIU's Department of External Affairs, College of Communication, Arquitecture + the Arts, College of Business and Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

Mikaben at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, CBC Bldg., Room 154

Lecture/Demo by Haitian musician and singer, Mikaben, highlights his inspiration and evolution as one of Haiti's most popular artists. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA). Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. In Haitian Creole. Free and open to the public. Call 305-348-2894 for more information.

Sounds of Haiti: Mikaben in Concert

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

The Sounds of Little Haiti presents Mikaben live in concert. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Art Digital Archive (HADA). In Haitian Creole. All ages concert. Free and open to the public. Call 305-348-2894 for more information.

Exploring Haiti in North Miami

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Guided tour by Leonie Hermantin focuses on the past, present and future of the Haitian community's impact on the culture, politics and economy of North Miami. Site visits include Sant La, CreoleTrans, and Saint James Catholic Church, among others. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. In Haitian Creole. Call LACC at 305-348-2894 for more information.

Haitian Creole Linguistics

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, CBC Bldg., Room 154

Lecture by linguist Dimitri Hilton, Professor, Miami Dade College. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. In Haitian Creole. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at 305-348-2894 for more information.

The Haitian Community in Miami: Supporting Understanding, Leadership, Advocacy and Civic Engagement

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, CBC Bldg., Room 154

Lecture by Gepsie Metellus, Executive Director, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, North Miami. Part of LACC's 21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. In Haitian Creole. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at 305-348-2894 for more information.

Summer Institute for Title I Teachers: Global Issues and Digital Media

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Venue:Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1 Bldg., Room 155

Professional Development workshop for MDCPS Title I K-12 teachers provides the skill set and content for integrating Latin American and Caribbean issues into the curriculum through the use of digital media. Registration required. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Office of Global Learning Initiatives, The Education Effect, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and Miami Dade County Public Schools. For more information please call LACC at (305) 348-2894.

August

Brazilian Scholar Dr. Regiani Zacarias at Santa Fe College

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Venue:Santa Fe College

During the Week of August 6th Dr. Rigiani Zacarias, a linguist and expert in Portuguese/English second language acquisition from Sao Paulo State University at Assis, meets students and professors to discuss language and culture and to promote the Latin American Studies program at Santa Fe College. Events are free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and Santa Fe College. Made possible by funding from LACC's Title VI grant. For more information please call (352) 381-7031.

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Venue:Florida Memorial University, Conference Room 246

MI-Bridge Series workshop presented by Dr. Melissa Baralt on task-based language teaching to minority students. Free and open to all language teachers. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Dept. of Modern Languages and Florida Memorial University. Made possible by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

MALACS Orientation

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

Orientation for incoming students seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) by LACC's Department of Academic Affairs. By invitation only. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

September

Latin American Forum

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Venue:Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables

Talk by Eliot Pedrosa, United States Alt. Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Ballrooms

LACC 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecture featuring Former President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera of Costa Rica, currently LACC Visiting Distinguished Scholar. Sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, and FIU's Honor College. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 140

In its 22nd year, The Brazilian Film Festival of Miami launches its University Series Program at FIU with the films Euller Muller entre dois mundos (Euller Miller Between Two Worlds) and Canastra Suja (Wildcard).In Portuguese with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, the Brazilian culture Club and BRANFF. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305)348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

20th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium offers a discussion on Blooming Brown Macroalgae in the Caribbean and the Multidisciplinary Responses Required. Speaker is Ligia Collado-Vides, Senior Lecturer, Marine Sciences and the Discussant is Joel Heinen, Professor of Biodiversity Conservation Policy. LACC faculty members and graduate students are invited to RSVP by calling (305) 348-2894 or clicking on the title above.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GC 243

A Davos-style conversation featuring Luis Guillermo Solis, former President of Costa Rica, Richard Feinberg, Professor at UCSD and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution, and Jose Miguel Cruz, LACC Research Director, moderated by Frank Mora, LACC Director. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For additional information please call (305) 348-2894.

October

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Ziff 110

Internationally-renowned Reggae group Jahfé discusses their experience with music as a vehicle for social and psychological transformation. Part of LACC's Music Across the Americas Concert Series. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Dr. Oelze's class Music, Modernity & Identity in Latin America. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. Information at moelze@fiu.edu

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. CBC 254

Brazilian author and political commentator Luiz Ruffato shares his observations and views on the current political situation in Brazil and urban life there. In Portuguese. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Department of Modern Languages and the Brazilian Culture Club. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the curriculum Lecture Series (FLAC). For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. SIPA 125

Half-day Dorthea Green Lecture Series featuring leading scholars and practitioners as they explore the current landscape of immigration and immigration reform. Co-sponsored by LACC, Green School doctoral students, Professor Juan Gomez, FIU's Depts of Global and Sociocultural Studies and Religious Studies, and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Free and open to the public. To RSVP call 305 348-7266.

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Art Museum @ Florida International University

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first century art from islands throughout the Caribbean basin. This groundbreaking exhibition highlights the undercurrents that connect Caribbean cultures and countries. The exhibit is on display through January 13, 2019. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia & Phillip Art Museum and the Funding Arts Network, Inc.

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Venue:Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School

Yamandu Costa lecture and demonstration on the 7-string guitar for students of the Portuguese program at Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School. In Portuguese. Made possible in part by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. In partnership with producer Gene de Souza of Brazilian Nites, the City of Doral and Alan and Diane Lieberman. Free and open to the public. For information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. In Haitian Creole. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. SASC 100

Former President and CEO of the National YoungArts Foundation, Carolina García Jayaram discusses the future of arts education, her leadership role and how her choices made her career possible. Free and open to students and faculty from MDC, FIU and the general public. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Humanities Edge, and Miami Dade College. More information at merary.nieves@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GC 355

Director Sonia Fritz presents her documentary "Después de María: Las 2 orillas", a look at Puerto Rico 8 months after the passing of Hurricane Maria. In Spanish with English subtitles. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, LACC, FIU Puerto Rican Student Association, Puerto Rican Alliance of Florida, Puerto Rican Leadership Council of South Florida. Free and open to the public. Registration required (305) 348-1991.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

21st Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium on politics and race in Puerto Rico. Presentation by Professor Danielle Clealand followed by comments by Discussant Dr. Jorge Duany. Open to faculty and graduate students. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 150

Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. In Haitian Creole. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Free and open to the public. Please call (305) 348-2894 for more information.

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Venue:Koven Center @ FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Annual conference of the NAAHP includes the participation of FIU's Haitian Student Organization and Association members. In Haitian Creole. Part of FIU's Kreyol Month Celebration. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. Information at info@naahpusa.org.

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Venue:Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus Koven Center

Networking Reception for members of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals and members of FIU's HSO and HSA student organizations. Reservations required. Information at info@naahpusa.org.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. CBC 155

Annual Haitian Student Organization Scholarship Pageant. Scholarships awarded for best cultural and historical figure presentations. Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. Information at HSO FIU.

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Venue:The Caribbean Marketplace, Little Haiti Cultural Center

Panel and discussion featuring Nick Andre, Fedo Boyer, Shirley Plantin and Carel Pedre moderated by Angie Bell. In Haitian Creole. Part of Kreyol Month Celebration. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO CluFree and open to the public. Information at 786-942-6408

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 835

Panel Discussion featuring Féquière Vilsaint, Angie Bell, Fedo Boyer and Nick Andre. In Haitian Creole. Part of Kreyol Month Celebration and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. (305) 348-2894

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Hallway

Tabling by Haitian Student Organization (HSO) and Professor Nick Andre to inform students of Haitian Creole classes offered at FIU and recruit members to the HSO. Free and open to the public. Part of 2018 Kreyol Month Celebration. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Department of Modern Languages and HSO. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Miami Dade College North Campus, Room 2158

FIU and LACC professors Fedo Boyer and Nick Andre unite their expertise with the experts at Miami Dade College for a special presentation to MDC's IBO Club. In Haitian Creole. Part of Kreyol Month Celebration and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by LACC, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International , Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO, Creole Trans.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The publication of "Obispos de la Patria Grande. Pastores, profetas y mártires: is the fruit of last year's Symposium on Latin American Socio-Ecclesial Movements of Liberation: History and Continuity (1968-2018. This event launches the book and offers discussions tied to the ongoing research as well as an homage to Saint Romero of the Americas. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, Religious Studies, History, and the Latin American and Caribbean Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture and performance demonstration by Haitian singer/artist ADA. In Haitian Creole. Part of the 2018 Kreyol Month Celebration. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Modern Languages, Haitian Student Organization (HSO), Haitian Student Association (HSA), FIU French Program, FIU Haitian Creole Program, Atizan International, Miami Dade College's Haitian IBO Club, Creole Trans. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 213

Book presentation by Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Ricardo Ramirez on Power of the Margins: The Emergence of the Latino in the Church and Society. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion. For more information please call (305) 348-2186.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 160

A look at the unsung immigrants and migrants that built Miami —from Bahamian workers and African-Americans to waves of Cubans and Puerto Ricans; the paradox of its immigrant founders and legacy of segregation that determined which stories would be told and which would be forgotten. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's The Humanities Edge, Cuban Research Institute and Honors College. Free and open to students and faculty from MDC and FIU as well as the general public. Information at merary.nieves@fiu.edu

LACC Workshops for K-12 Teachers at Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies

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Venue:Miami Springs Senior High School

Conference featuring social studies teachers for the “Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies 20th Annual Conference.” Three LACC sessions made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. The conference is open to all social studies teachers. For more information, please contact Mr. Danny Vinat, MDCSS, dvinat@dadeschools.net.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. GL 220

Sound and Image Librarian Tom Moore lectures on the Works and Life of Sergio Roberto de Oliveira, Brazilian composer, artist and performer. Part of the Listening Closely Series on Music at the Green Library. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information contact Tom Moore at stepmoor@fiu.edu

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ziff Bldg, Room 110

Music Across the Americas Concert Series presents Afro-Cuban Batá & Cuban Citizenship featuring Dany Jesus Ilas, Hans Hernandez and Roger Consiglio. Co-sponsored by LACC and Dr. Micah Oelze's history course Music, Modernity & Identity in Latin America. Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University, Washington DC

Luis Guillermo Solis, former President of Costa Rica and current Distinguished Visiting Scholar at LACC, heads a panel featuring Ana Quintana, The Heritage Foundation and Victoria Gaytan, Global Americans on Trends for Latin America and the Caribbean 2030. For more information contact Carlos Becerra at cabecerr@fiu.edu.

Penn Biden Center Roundtable Discussion with President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica

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Venue:The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, Washington DC

Roundtable and discussion featuring Luis Guillermo Solis, former President of Costa Rica and current Distinguished Visiting Scholar at LACC. For policy makers and diplomats. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. By invitation only .

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

22nd Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium featuring Victor Uribe Uran, professor of history and law and chair of the History Dept.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220 | GC Lawns | GL TV Lounge

Fourth Annual Language Day featuring language reunions, trivia, karaoke, pop-up speakers, free food, swag, roundtables, games and more. Co-sponsored by FIU Libraries, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU's Department of Modern Languages and Student Organizations. Free and open to the public. For more information please visit libguides.fiu.edu/fiulanguages

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Panel of Caribbean authors Edwidge Danticat, Loretta Collins Klobah, Tiphanie Yanique and Jessica Pabon-Colon discussing mismanagement of natural resources and public projects and the chasm between promises of progress and the outcomes following natural disasters to common citizens. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and various.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

A panel with Natalie Hopkinson, Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Michael Barnett, Judy Raymond and Donna Aza Weir-Soley discussion on how writers from the Caribbean construct alternative images of the histories of slavery and colonialism. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and various. Information available at miamibookfair.com

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Writers Kevin Jared Hosein, Hector Duarte Jr., Nicholas Laughlin and Manny Duran present literary crime fiction based in the Caribbean. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and various. Information available at miamibookfair.com

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Panel discusses writing about Jamaica exploring racial identity, gender and sexuality, family and alienation, exile and history. Marcia Douglas, Alecia McKenzie, Alexia Arthurs and Geoffrey Philp. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, OHL Arellano, Royal Caribbean, The Batchelor Foundation, de Groot Foundation and Sosyete Koukouy.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Panel of Haitian writers addresses the impact of their Haitian and Haitian-American identities on their writing. Marilene Phipps, Katia D. Ulysse, Fabienne Josaphat, Edwidge Danticat. In English with Haitian Creole interpretation. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sosyete Koukouy and more.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 6, 1st Floor

Ruth Behar, Loretta Collins Klobah and Rajiv Mohabir explore the influence of their ancestors' on their literary works. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sosyete Koukouy and more.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Panel discusses choices made by writers to tell and report stories that embody French-Caribbean life. Gerty Dambury, Mehdi Chalmers, Monique Clesca, Serge Bile and Vanessa Selk. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sosyete Koukouy and more.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

A panel of academics and experts speak to the issue of Haitian migration and life in the balance. Pauris Jean-Baptiste, Pierre buteau, Inema Jeudi, Claude Charles and Marleine Bastien. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sosyete Koukouy and more.

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Venue:Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor, Room 8301

Panel discusses the blurry lines between "normal" gender relations in Haiti and other African-Caribbean countries, and how literature can support women. Judite Blanc, Monique Clesca, Marlene Chouloute-Hyppolite, Georges Bossous and Anaise Chavenet. Presented by Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College. Part of ReadCaribbean programs in partnership with Knight Foundation, the Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sosyete Koukouy and more.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

Screening: America First: The Legacy of a Raid tells the story of an ICE raid against one immigrant community employed at a packing plant in Iowa and its aftermath 11 years later. A panel with Director Almudena Toral, Wendi Adelson, immigration attorney, and Erik Camayd-Freixas, author of US Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact: Lessons from the Postville Raid, follows. Co-sponsored by LACC, The Green School and Department of Modern Languages. Free and open to the public. (305)348-2894.

December

LACC/Cutler Bay Sr High Interdisciplinary Teach-In: Tracking Climate Change Effects on LAC Economies

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Forty-two Senior High students from teacher Lashanda West's class visit FIU for an interdisciplinary look into the impact of climate change on LAC economies as part of a year-long collaboration between LACC and Cutler Bay Senior High School. Students interact with experts from the Extreme Events Research Center, the Wall of Wind, the Frost Museum, and Biology. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.