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Venue:Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Mexico

Conference of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Center for U.S. -Latin America Initiatives, The School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, Wingate University.

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

The U-Turn examines the lives of women and children following the Postville raid in 2008. Directed by Luis Argueta. Part of LACC's Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Florida International University Green Library and UM Library

The Latin American Library hosts a 2-day meeting of The Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries (LASER) consortium. LASER is a SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) affiinity group. LASER promotes cooperation among affiliated institutions to support FIU's library mission in building the region’s strength in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Current member institutions of LASER include: Duke University, Emory University, and FIU.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Madique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Launch initiative of FIU's Puerto Rican Student Association featuring the effects of hurricanes on Caribbean island nations with a focus on St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. . Panel of experts discusses management, recovery and the Puerto Rican exodus to Florida. Free and open to the public. Made possible with the generous support of the Green Family Foundation. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Puerto Rican Student Association.

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Venue:Florida SouthWestern State College

A Memorial Lecture to commemorate the first year anniversary of the student movement in Nicaragua. Participation of faculty from FIU and FSW and student movement members. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. 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

Workshop for law-enforcement and defense professionals on Resilient Communities against Transnational Gangs (RESCAT). Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant and the Green Family Foundation. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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

K-12 Teacher Training Workshop on Resilient Communities against Transnational Gangs (RESCAT). Open to MDCPS teachers and counselors. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Schar School at George Mason University and Miami Dade County Public Schools. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220

Workshop and lecture by UWI Dr. Preeya Mohan, Research fellow at Salises St. Augustine, Trinidad. Topic: Economics and Disaster in the Caribbean. Free and open to the public. Made possible with the support of the Green Family Foundation. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). For more information please call

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Venue:Webinar

Fifth in five-month series for educators of World Area Book Awards in 60 minute webinars that feature award winning children's and young adult titles appropriate for ages 7-12. This webinar features the South Asia National Outreach Council's award-winning book You Bring the Distant Near followed by a discussion by the author on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC and colleague Title VI universities members of the Americas Award.

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

Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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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: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).