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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus,

Retreat for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), an associated group of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), to discuss "Social Studies Education at the Crossroads: Learning from the Contexts of South Florida for Advocacy & Action." Supported in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU's School of Education and Human Development. Registration required.

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

Featuring Dr. Alex Galarza. In 2005 a collection of documents in decay was discovered in Guatemala. The files belonged to the National Police and tell the story of abuses during the civil war (1960-1996). Haverford College and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo is digitizing, preserving and providing access to the records. Dr. Galerza leads the project team at Haverford. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.

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

Screening and talk. The documentary Ciudad Deportiva is based on the research of Dr. Alex Galarza and tells the story of Boca Juniors' attempt to build a massive neighborhood complex revealing the links between soccer, politics, consumption and urban transformation. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by dLOC and Haverford College's Digital Scholarship team. Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

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

The fourth annual Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools Workshop focuses on Practical Ways to Integrate Cultural Competencies into Your Curriculum. Featuring Dr. Megwen Loveless, Director of Portuguese at Tulane University. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, its Portuguese Program, AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese - and the FIU Brazilian Culture Club. Info at bcari001@fiu.

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

LACC Director Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, and Monique Quesada, US State Department Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC and former U.S. Consul General to Marseille, offer an insider's guide to career opportunities with the US government. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.

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

Workshop for students on "Writing a Personal Statement that Pops" offered by Monique Quesada, Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC, and former U.S. Consul General to Marseille, France. Co-sponsored by LACC, US Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Free and open to the public. Information at (305) 348-2894.