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January

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Book presentation by Wolfgang Kaleck, human rights activist and General Secretary for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, best know as Edward Snowden's lawyer in Europe. Co sponsored by LACC, Department of History, College of Law, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Please call 305 348-7266 for more information.

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Venue:Miami and Key West

A conference and workshop on Exploring Cuba through Miami, Media and Technology for faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions and Community Colleges. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, Cuban Research Institute, dLOC,FIU Libraries, Wolfsonian Museum, and the San Carlos Institute, Key West. By invitation. For information call (305) 348-2894.

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

Renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie closes the exhibit, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, that has been on display since October of 2018 and was featured throughout Art Basel. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami-Dade County and the Funding Arts Network, among others. RSVP at the Frost Museum website https://frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions-events/events/2019/01/edouard-duval-carrie-lecture.html).

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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.

February

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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.