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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Madique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

The Hemispheric Security Conference (HSC) is an annual daylong conference held in Miami, Florida where experts from academia, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sectors converge to examine the most pressing security challenges facing the Western Hemisphere. HSC is led by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, both part of Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Havana between 2015 and 2019, Andrés García Molina explores the economic and aesthetic significance of the resurgence of street vendors and their "pregones," or songs, after several decades of silence following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, LACC, FIU-Libraries. Made possible by US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information, please contact 305-348-1991 or cri@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 230

Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official exam for Portuguese language proficiency, is administered by only 4 testing locations in the U.S.. Registration is required at the Celpe-Bras site and payment deadline is 4/10/2019. Further information @ vonoa@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Napo region and Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

A program at the Andes Amazon Field School in the Napo region of Ecuador covering Quichua and Ecuadorian culture and society. FLAS eligibility required. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and University of Pittsburg. More information with vcaviede@fiu.edu

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Tropical Botany, affectionately known as ‘Botany Bootcamp,' this two-week intensive workshop at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami immerses teachers in plant anatomy, physiology, ecology and more related to tropical botany, with a focus on the Americas. Professional development for MDCPS K-12 teachers. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, Miami Dade College and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Info: kmutis@fairchildgarden.org

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Venue:The Kampong in Coconut Grove

K-12 MDCPS Workshop for science teachers on identifying Caribbean trees and monitoring Miami's urban trees, and belowground processes in the Caribbean region and adaptation to climate change. Registration required. Free and open to MDCPS science teachers. Made possible in part by LACC's Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, National Tropical Botanical Gardens and International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong. Information at ictb.fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU

A six-week institute for the acquisition of Haitian Creole proficiency and cultural knowledge. FLAS eligible and scholarships available. Open to degree and non-degree seeking students. Information with vcaviede@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Intensive four-week program designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations through the experience of living and studying abroad. Open to graduate and undergrads. Scholarships available. More information vcaviede@fiu.edu

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Venue:Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

K-12 Teachers Institute for Professional Development on Central America: People & the Environment. For educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. Co-sponsored by the Latin American Centers of Tulane, Vanderbilt, University of Georgia and LACC. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration @ https://as.vanderbilt.edu//clas/summerinstitute2019/

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Venue:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

A CLACS Summer Teacher Institute to examine the reasons for mass migration in Central America and its causes. Open to in-service teachers and education students. Co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison and LACC. Made possible by the support of CLACS, LACIS and LACC's US Department of State Title VI Grants. Registration deadline May 24, 2019. For more information please contact Julie Kline (jkline@uvm.edu).

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Cooking demonstration and hands-on class with Award Winning Chef Vicky Colas. Students from FIU's Haitian Summer Institute learn of traditional Haitian cuisine from different regions, such as Port-Au- Prince, North, South etc., its history, and Haitian culinary vocabulary. Open to FIU's Haitian Summer Institute students only. Presentation in Haitian Creole.

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

Book presentation by co-authors Dr. Bruno Baltodano, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Martha Cottam, Washington State University, of "The Role of Female Combatants in the Nicaraguan Revolution and Counter Revolutionary War-Series:Focus on Global Gender and Sexuality". Part of the Green School at Books & Books Series. Co-sponsored by LACC, Florida SouthWestern State College, Washington State University, Books & Books and FIU's Green School. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, AC1 155

Teachers' workshop on working with digital media to link students with their communities. For Title 1 8-12 grade teachers in Miami Dade County Public Schools. Registration is required. Made possible in part by LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by The Education Effect, The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Digital Library of the Caribbean dLOC and Miami Dade-County Public Schools.

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Venue:Hotel Hilton Downtown Miami

36th annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Inter American Press Association's Fifth SIPConnect. Featuring a workshop for journalists reporting under risk. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program, and the InterAmerican Press Association. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 634-2465.

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Venue:Florida International University

The Conferencia Internacional Perú XIX, “Press and Literary Networks in 19th Century Latin America”, was originally organized at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 2009 with the hopes of finding and connecting new visions and studies regarding 19th century Latin America literature and press. The third version of this conference will take place in Miami Florida November 14th and 15th at Florida International University in the hopes of continuing this dialogue.