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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. Information at (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, GC 355

What domestic and international policy changes are in store for Brasil under the Bolsonaro administration? A Davos-style conversation moderated by Luis Guillermo Solis, former president of Costa Rica; featuring Patricia Campos Mello, Folha de SP; Barry Levitt, PIR professor at FIU and Nick Zimmerman, former White House NSC Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone. Part of LACC's Security and Governance Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. RSVP and tickets at https://bit.ly/2RuH13

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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 LACC, the National Council for the Social Studies, the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA),FIU School of Education. Registration required.

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Venue:Webinar

First 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 and that explore the world. This webinar features the Middle East Outreach Council's award-winning book The Map of Salt and Stars 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

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, SIPA 125

Conversation on the top challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in 2019. Featuring faculty members Thomas Breslin, Tatiana Kostadinova, Naisy Sarduy, Luis Guillermo Solis and moderator David J. Kramer. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Model United Nations Program and the Dept. of Politics & International Relations. For more information please call 305 348-7266.

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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. Ryder Business 130

Teacher Workshop providing background materials in preparation for high school student simulation exercise. Topic is Failed States in Latin America with presentations by Hector Cadavid, Dr. Astrid Arraras, Brian Fonseca and Alexander Morales. By invitation. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Jack Gordon Institute, and Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills of Miami Dade County Public Schools. Information at 305 348-2977.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Presentation and interactive STEM training on ethnobotany for middle school MDCPS students by experts on plants and their medical, religious, and other uses. At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and MDCPS. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 140

Dr. Edward Paulino, Associate Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, discusses the emergence and evolution of the border of Lights collective that seeks to remember the victims of the 1937 Haitian Massacre and its legacy while promoting solidarity and understanding between Haitians and Dominicans. Co-sponsored by Dept. of History's Colloquium in Atlantic History and its Graduate Student Association, FIU Hillel and Holocaust Studies Initiative.

February

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Venue:Webinar

Presentation of the Series Trends2030 on the politics, economics and security issues in the hemisphere by authors Luis Guillermo Solis, Christopher Sabatini and Frank Mora. In Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Dept of Education Title VI Grant. Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, InterAmerican Press Association, Global Americans, FIU's Masters in Spanish Journalism Program For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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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.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus MARC Pavilion

Presentation of the IACHR-commissioned report released by the International Group of Independent Experts on the violence in Nicaragua during March and April 2018. Featuring Claudia Paz y Paz, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Tifani Roberts and Arturo Aguilar. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Seattle International Foundation. For more operation call(305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School

Brazilian composer and musician Pretinho da Serrinha presents for Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School Portuguese Language Program students. In Portuguese. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church. 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

An opera presentation presenting the life and times of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo featuring the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists, FIU historian Aurora Morcillo and Department of Theater student Rosalyn Tavarez. Co-sponsored by LACC, NEA, SIPA, Florida Grand Opera and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-7266.

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Venue:Webinar

Rocio Gallegos, co-founder and editorial director of La Verdad and Red de Periodistas de Juarez discusses the advantages of collaborative journalism in reporting in dangerous situations. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the InterAmerican Press Association, and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Second 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 and that explore the world. This webinar features the Africana Book Award winner When Morning Comes followed by a discussion with author Arushi Raina 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

Lecture and Workshop on Digital Scholarship by Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by dLOC, Digital Library of the Caribbean. Made possible in part by the generousity of the Green Family Foundation. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information contact (305) 348-3008.

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Venue:University of Florida

68th Annual Conference on Jews and the Americas by UF's Center for Latin American Studies. A study on tkhe Jewish experience in the Americas from the 16th Century to present. Part of LACC's Latin American Jewry Series. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, the UF Center for Latin American Studies, the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at UF. Registration required.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GL 220

Book presentation of "Afroecuatorianos y politicas de inclusión en la revolución ciudadana" by author Dr. Jhon Anton Sánchez. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Observatory of Justice for Afrodescentants in Latin America (OJALA), GSS Department Graduate Colloquium and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:Webinar

Argentine war correspondent and trainer Karen Marón discusses her specialization in covering armed conflicts and international politics in more than 30 countries worldwide. In Spanish. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Inter American Press Association and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

March

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Venue:Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus,

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) presents a hands-on Leadership Institute for teams from higher education institutions. Featuring facilitators Jon Rubin, Stephanie Doscher, Joan Landeros, Osvaldo Succi and Jenifer Cushman. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Global Learning and Information Technology. Registration required. For more information contact Stephanie Doscher @ sdoscher@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Webinar

Mariana Alvarado, Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab, discusses her teaching and training activities in Mexico and Colombia where journalists are often reporting at risk. In Spanish. Supported in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Inter American Press Association, and FIU's Spanish Master's in Journalism Program. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.

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Third 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 and that explore the world. This webinar features the Americas Book Award winner Lucky, Broken Girl followed by a discussion with author Ruth Behar on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Co-sponsored by LACC and colleague Title VI universities members of the Americas Award.

April

Latin American Studies Southeast Regional Libraries Meeting

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Venue:Florida International University Green Library and UM Library

The Latin American Library hosted 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 our university and library missions in building the region’s strength in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Current member institutions of LASER include: Duke University; Emory University; FIU

May

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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.

June

Tropical Botany

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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/

July

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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).