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January

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Venue:FIU Miami Beach Urban Studies (MBUS)

The Symposium focuses on National Research Center, Community College (CC) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Collaboration to Internationalize Education. This event features presentations by CC/MSI partners throughout the US who represent diverse area studies regions. Co-sponsored by FIU LACC and Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies. For more information, please call (305) 348-2856.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Graham Center 150

Raji Uma, Department of Women and Gender Studies, and Yandra Mariano, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, will present their research at the Tuesday Times Roundtable. Raji Uma's research was made possible with support from LACC's Global Learning Mentorship award with Dr. Michaela Moura. Presented by FIU's Global Learning, Libraries and the Student Government Association.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This workshop aims to help students understand the foundation of ethnobotany and the many ways we use plants in our everyday lives. Students will also research Latin American and Caribbean plants. This workshop is sponsored by The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in partnership with LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.

Plant Talk: Amazon Forest, Drought and Fires

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Venue:FIU MMC, Wertheim Conservatory 130

Dr. Ane Alencar, Director of Science at the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM) in Brazil, will present on the environmental and conservation issues related to the fires and drought in the Amazon region. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 305 348 2856.

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Venue:Florida International University, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Main Gallery

This event includes a pre-concert discussion of works with Boris Alavaro (Chile) and Edgar Alandia (Bolivia) followed by a performance from the Amernet String Quartet and members of the NODUS Ensemble. Made possible with the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, City of Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the Betsy Hotel.

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Venue:Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique, Wertheim Conservatory 130

The 28th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium will discuss the multifaceted impact that drought and forest fires have had on the environment and social ecology in the Andes-Amazon basin region. Featuring Ane Alencar, Science Director of IPAM Amazonia and a panel of FIU faculty members. Sponsored by the Andean Studies Program at LACC and the International Center for Tropical Biology at the Kampong. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348 2856.

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Venue:Florida International University, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Main Gallery

The second New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) concert of the year features virtuoso bassoonist Rebekah Heller. This event features a pre-concert discussion of works followed by a performance. Made possible with the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the Betsy Hotel.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

Book presentation by Leopoldo Martínez Nucete, a Venezuelan-American international lawyer, social entrepreneur, and civil rights activist. Following the presentation, Dr. Frank Mora, Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, will moderate a discussion with Mr. Martínez Nucete. Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348 2856.

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Venue:FIU MMC, College of Business Complex 233

Dr. Joseph Nye, the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and renown expert of "Soft Power," will speak about current and future issues in national security. Hosted by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy in partnership with FIU's European and Eurasian Studies Program; the Department of Politics and International Relations; the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Graham Center 150

The Mainstream Schools Workshop focuses on the Place of Grammar in Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching. Featuring Dr. Ana Thomé Williams, Associate Professor of Instruction in Portuguese at Northwestern University. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program, AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese - and the FIU Brazilian Culture Club. Info at bcari001@fiu.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

This installment of the Tinker-Andes series will feature research by Morgan Gray, PhD student from the Department of History. Morgan's work explores rape and seduction lawsuits in Peru. Bianca Premo, Department of History, will serve as the discussant. Sponsored by the Tinker Foundation and supported through LACC's Andean Studies Program. For more information, contact 305 348 2856.

February

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Venue:FIU MMC, College of Business Complex 154

Eduardo Chavez, the grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, will screen his documentary "Hailing Cesar." The film follows Eduardo's personal journey to connect with the legacy of his grandfather. The event will also feature a presentation by Eduardo about the documentary. This event is co-sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU MMC, College of Business Complex R233

Panel presentation featuring Elizabeth Zechmeister, Director of LAPOP Lab; Barry Levitt, Politics and International Relations Associate Professor, FIU; Richard Olson, Director of the Extreme Events Institute, FIU and José Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, LACC, FIU. Discussant: President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by LACC and LAPOP. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:FIU MMC, College of Business Complex 152

LACC Director Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, and Rebecca Kimbrell, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC and former U.S. Consul to Lyon, France, offer an insider's guide to career opportunities with the United States government. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the U.S. Department of State. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact (305) 348-2856.

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Venue:FIU MMC, College of Business Complex 152

Workshop for students on "Writing a Personal Statement that Pops" offered by Rebecca Kimbrell, Diplomat in Residence at FIU, MDC, and former U.S. Consul to Lyon, France. Co-sponsored by LACC and the U.S. Department of State. Free and open to the public. Information at (305) 348-2856.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Graham Center 355

This program will launch the latest issue of Americas Quarterly—the leading publication on Latin American politics, business and culture—in Miami. Expert panelists will discuss the growing influence of Latin America’s armed forces and their impact on politics and the economy.This program is complimentary and open to the public. Prior registration is required. Space is limited. To register please email RSVPMiami@as-coa.org

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Venue:FIU MMC, Ryder Business Building 140

The documentary film, El Testigo: Caín y Abel, chronicles the story of Colombian photographer and journalist Jesús Abad Colorado as he captured over 20 years of the Colombian armed conflict through photographs. Mr. Colorado will introduce the film and will engage in a Q&A with the audience following the screening. Dr. Ulrich Oslender, Associate Professor of Geography will be the discussant. The film and event will be in Spanish. For more information, call 305 348 2894.

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Venue:Harvard University

This workshop aims to address the relationships between identity and language, and more specifically, the role of race in the SFL (Spanish as a Foreign Language) classroom. Uju Anya (Penn State College), Melissa Baralt (Florida International University) and Déborah Gómez (Florida Memorial University) will present the workshop. This event is partially funded through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:FIU MMC, MARC 290

This conference will bring together European, Caribbean and US experts to discuss the relations between the EU and the Afro-Caribbean. Sponsored by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. For more information, please contact calyc@fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

This 29th Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium features Gayle Williams, Latin American and Caribbean Information Services Librarian from FIU Libraries. Gayle Williams will discuss unfilmed screenplays based on her soon to be published bibliography of screenplays from Latin America and the Caribbean. Discussant: Santiago Juan-Navarro, Department of Modern Languages. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-2856.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Academic Health Center 3, Room 205

Camila Segura is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language podcast distributed by NPR. After obtaining a PhD in Spanish Literature from Columbia University she left academia to join Radio Ambulante in 2012, when it launched. Radio Ambulante is a groundbreaking and award-winning narrative podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories. For more information, call 305-348-2851.

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Venue:Webinar

This month’s book award is sponsored by the Africana Book Award. Three time CABA winner Elizabeth Zunon will discuss her award-winning CABA books and her career. Her 2019 book, Grandpa Cacao, A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family combines her talents as illustrator and author. The picture book connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns how her grandfather harvested cacao beans in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

La Belle Vie: Film Screening at South Broward High School

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Venue:South Broward High School

A screening of the feature documentary, La Belle Vie: The Good Life, for students at South Broward High School. This film chronicles Haitian-American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave’s journey to discover her Haitian roots by examining the complexities of the Haitian society. Rachelle Salnave, producer and director of the film, will provide introductory remarks. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information please call (305) 348-2856.

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Venue:Hotel Arya in Coconut Grove

Palmer Trinity will be hosting 35 Heads of School from around the world at the XXI Global Connections Seminar beginning on Friday, February 28. Global Connections encourages school leaders worldwide to develop global consciousness within their school communities. Member schools cooperate actively with each other to promote global engagement and impact. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by Palmer Trinity School. More information: 305-348-2894.

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Venue:Key Biscayne Presbyterian School

This conference is offered through the Visible Thinking South Florida, a learning community of practice founded 13 years ago by students, alumni, and teachers under the lead of Dr. Angela Salmon. The conference offers an opportunity to learn from local and international research experts in the field of play. Muriel Vela's research was made possible with support from LACC's Global Learning Mentorship award with Dr. Salmon as part of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant.

March

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Venue:FIU MMC, GC Ballrooms

Teacher Workshop providing background materials in preparation for high school student simulation. Topic is Assessing Al-Qaeda's Inroads into Latin America and West Africa with presentations by Hector Cadavid and Aldo Fonseca. 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 the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Social Sciences of Miami Dade County Public Schools. Information at 305 348 2977.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

This Tinker-Andes installment will feature research by Génesis Portillo, Department of Modern Languages, and Sandra Londoño, Department of History. Maida Watson, Department of Modern Languages at FIU, and María Laura Picón, Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, will serve as the discussants. Sponsored by the Tinker Foundation and supported through LACC's Andean Studies Program. For more information, call 305 348 2856.

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Venue:Miami, Florida

This Conference will feature presentations on Ignacio Jerusalem, Chapelmaster of the Mexico City Cathedral: Music and Art in New Spain during the Eighteenth Century. Musical performances will also be featured. Co-sponsored by FIU's School of Music and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Wertheim Concert Hall

Trace the history and musical development of New Spain's most important religious center with works by Franco, Fernandez, Céspedes, Salazar, Padilla, Sumaya, and Jerusalem. Performance by FIU Collegium Musicum with Director, Juvenal Correa-Salas. For more information and ticket details, call 305 348 0496. Part of the concert series The Music of Colonial Latin America.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Wertheim Concert Hall

Juvenal Correa-Salas, organ and harpsichord, will present with the FIU Concert Choir and Conductor Maria Guinand. The performance will feature works by Billoni (Durando), Salas (Santiago de Cuba), Manuel José de Quiróz (Guatemala), Sumaya (Mexico City), and Ignacio Jerusalem (Mexico City). For more information and ticket details, call 305 348 0496. Part of the concert series The Music of Colonial Latin America.

Ethnobotany Teacher Training Workshop

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Teacher workshop on the connection between plants and culture through a hands-on, interactive look at the cultural and economic value of plants and their importance in our lives. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For more information, contact: 305.667.1651.

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Venue:La Merced Chapel at Corpus Christi Church

The acclaimed Chicago Arts Orchestra will present Spanish music from the colonial era--never before heard in Florida. Also featuring Javier José Mendoza (Artistic Director), Maibel Troia (Conductor) and special guests Encantus Voices Choir. For more information and ticket details, call 305 348 0496. Part of the concert series The Music of Colonial Latin America.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Graham Center 355

Conversation with renowned Brazilian singer, composer and guitarist Lulu Santos. Known to many as one of the greatest Brazilian music artists of all time with a career that spans more than four decades and 30 albums. This event will be in Portuguese. Part of LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Anthony Faiola will share his perspective on the recent political events in Bolivia as the South America/Caribbean Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. This webinar is the first of five in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish.

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Venue:FIU MMC, MARC 353

This event has been cancelled. For more information, call 305 348 2894.

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This webinar will explore the book, Darius the Great is Not OKAY by by Adib Khorram (Dial Books, 2018), winner of the 2019 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature. Darius Kellner knows a lot about tea, Tolkien, and taroffing, one of many Iranian customs Adib Khorram shares with the reader of this revelatory middle school-level novel. The Iran of this novel is as multidimensional as the diverse characters who inhabit it. Recommended grade level 7 – 9.

18th Annual Tri-University Graduate Student Paper Competition

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Venue:Online submission

The Tri-University Paper Conference is a collaborative tradition of graduate students from University of Miami's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Florida Atlantic University's Caribbean & Latin American Studies Program. This year, the face-to-face conference is cancelled but the paper competition will continue with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Papers are due on March 27 at 5:00 pm.

April

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Dr. Carlos Espinal, Director of the Global Health Consortium at FIU's Robert Stempel College of Public Health will present on the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is the second of five in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

The State of Venezuela: An Online Conversation with James Story

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James Story is Chargé d’ Affaires for the Venezuela Affairs Unit. Mr. Story will speak about the current situation in Venezuela and will engage in conversation with Frank Mora, Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute. Co-sponsored by the Jack Gordon Institute. The online event is open to FIU students, faculty and staff only. Registration is required. For registration information, please email ldudley@fiu.edu

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Agustín Cohen, business professor at the University of CEMA in Argentina, will present on the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is the third of five in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

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South Asia Book Award and South Asia National Outreach Council present Barb Rosenstock and her book The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art. In 1947, Nek Chand began building a Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India, using natural and discarded man-made materials. Readers will learn of Chand’s marvelous creations in this picture book biography with detailed illustrations and a gatefold photograph. (Grades 2-5)

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A Symposium about Open-Access, Technological Needs, and Institutional Sustainability will center the voices of a group of archives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a forum for stakeholders in the region to come together in conversation to share strategies and identify common areas of need. The project is funded by a CLIR Microgrant with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This symposium will be held online via Zoom. For more information, visit the event website.

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The Jack D. Gordon Institute and LACC present a virtual lecture with Mr. John F. Tobon, Deputy Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations. Mr. Tobon will present on money laundering and financial crimes with an emphasis on transnational threats and criminal organizations. Event is open to all students. For more information, please contact JGI@fiu.edu or 305-348-2977. See flyer for registration information. Supported by LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Jose Miguel Cruz, the LACC Director of Research, will present on Central America's response to COVID-19. This webinar is the fourth of five in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

May

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Senior High students from Lashanda West's class will engage with FIU Faculty for an interdisciplinary look into the impact of climate change on LAC economies as part of a collaboration between LACC and Cutler Bay Senior High School. Students interact with experts from LACC, the GIS Center, the Extreme Events Institute, and Earth and Environment. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. By invitation only. For more information, please email ldudley@fiu.edu.

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Mercedes Vigón, Associate Director of FIU's International Media Center, and Fabiola Torres, Director and Founder of "Salud con Lupa" will present. This is the final webinar in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is required.

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Francie Latour's 2019 Américas Award Honor Book, Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings tells the story of Ti Chou, a Haitian-American girl who travels to visit her beloved and convention-defying aunt, a painter who lives in Haiti. Rich with history, heroes, and cultural pride, the book traces Ti Chou's journey to a distant ancestral home, and the powerful family connection that bridges the physical, cultural, and generational divides of her hyphenated identity.

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Brazilian composer, producer and musician Celso Fonseca presents for Portuguese language students at Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, Miami Beach High School, Ronald Regan High School, and FIU. Performance and presentation 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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Los panelistas, destacados protagonistas de la experiencia de la CICIG, discutirán las lecciones del trabajo de la Comisión para la lucha contra la corrupción en Guatemala y en la región. Presentarán Claudia Paz y Paz, Thelma Aldana y Arturo Aguilar. El webinar se realizará en español. Evento patrocinado por Howard G. Buffett Foundation y en coordinación con Seattle International Foundation. Registro a través de Eventbrite. FLAC Lecture Series and Governance & Security Program of Excellence.

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The HSC brings together government representatives, academics and industry leaders. This year's HSC will be held online May 18 - 22. Hosted by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, the annual security conference will stream live and be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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Venue:Online via GoToWebinar

37th Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Inter American Press Association's Sixth SIP (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa) Connect. This year's format will be online, free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Press Association. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant.

June

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In the previous months, COVID-19 has had catastrophic effects on the population in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The pandemic has revealed and intensified the inequalities throughout the city. Panelists will analyze the current situation and include faculty members from universities in Quito and Guayaquil. The webinar will be in Spanish. Sponsored by LACC's Andean Studies Program. FLAC Lecture Series. Supported by LACC's Title VI Grant. Registration required via.

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En este webinar, dos destacados periodistas centroamericanos discutirán el papel del periodismo de investigación en el combate de la corrupción en los aparatos gubernamentales de la región. Presentarán Carlos Dada y Álvaro Montenegro. El webinar se realizará en español. Evento patrocinado por Howard G. Buffett Foundation y en coordinación con Seattle International Foundation. Registro a través de Eventbrite. FLAC Lecture Series y Governance & Security Program of Excellence.

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This program partners with FIU Journalism and MDC to provide training for pre-professional journalists in Colombia and Miami. FIU Scholars, media professionals, and US government representatives will present on the role of media and communications in the conflict and peace process in Colombia. In Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and the Governance & Security Program. Made possible with support from LACC's Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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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. For more information, contact vcaviede@fiu.edu.

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Gene de Souza has been producing concerts, radio, and booking tours with Brazilian and world music artists for over 20 years. He will provide an insiders perspective into the sever impact COVID-19 has had on live music in Latin America, and also the new opportunities that have emerged. Webinar will be in Portuguese. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Webinar will be broadcast live via the FIU LACC Facebook page.

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This webinar will focus on the book, Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman (Pajama Press). From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a writer. If Nia is to write a new story for herself, she must overcome more obstacles than she could ever have conceived of for her mythical princess, and summon courage she isn’t sure she has.

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LACC, in cooperation with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Miami Dade County Public Schools, will offer a 1 day virtual workshop that provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to learn about the nature of science with tropical plant conservation and diversity, with a focus on the Americas. Made possible with the support LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required. For more information, email janderson@Fairchildgarden.org.

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An online professional development workshop that will introduce methods for using global news stories and journalism skills to deepen students' engagement with their curricula, while also increasing their critical thinking and communication skills. A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison and LACC. Made possible by the support of CLACS, LACIS and LACC's US Department of State Title VI Grants.

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Professors Laurent Dubois, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard and Chantalle F. Verna will discuss the journey of creating and the ever-timely value of The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, and Politics (Duke 2020). The edited volume offers anglophone readers access to Haiti's dynamic history and culture from the viewpoint of Haitians from all walks of life. In Haitian Creole. Open to the public. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and RSVP. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series.

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The 23rd Annual Haitian Summer Institute will host a Lecture Series, which will span June 30-July 29, 2020. All lectures will be in Haitian Creole and are open to the public (unless designated as invitation only). For more information and to RSVP, email ldudley@fiu.edu. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

July

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En este webinar, el tercero de la serie sobre corrupción en Centroamérica, destacadas mujeres con experiencia en la lucha contra la impunidad discutirán el rol y las respuestas de las mujeres ante los problemas de corrupción de la región. El evento se realizará en español. En cooperación con Seattle International Foundation y Ford Foundation. Registro a través de Eventbrite. Se realiza gracias al apoyo de LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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FIU faculty, alumni and educators will share their stories of teaching in Latin America, disseminate pedagogical tools, and highlight the positive impact of FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Global Gateways Program on educators' efforts to further internationalize their classrooms. Free and open to K-12 Teachers. Registration is required and open until July 10, 2020. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Mario Delatour, filmmaker and producer, will screen his film From Kiskeya to Haiti: Where Have Our Trees Gone? The film addresses challenges related to centuries of deforestation in Haiti. Following the screening, Mario Delatour will engage in coversation and Q&A with the audience. Film and presentation will be in Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and RSVP. Part of LACC’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Lecture Series.

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The Institute looks beyond Cuba’s Cold War conflict with the US and examines a less familiar side of the Cuban story of the 1960s. Scholars and experts on Cuban history, politics, sociology, music, theater, photography, film, and dance provide new insights into the politicization of daily life and expression in 1960s Cuba. Free and open to K-12 Teachers. Co-sponsored by CLACS at UW-Milwaukee and FIU's CRI. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

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Dr. Marie Guerda Nicolas is a Professor of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of Miami. She is a licensed psychologist and focuses her practice in the area of children, family, and community well-being. This lecture will provide information on the link between history, identity and mental health, and the influence of culture in promoting our overall well-being. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information. LACC's FLAC Lecture Series.

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Language educators from different academic institutions in Brazil, Mexico, and the USA will share their experiences and successful practices as they discuss the present and the future of language pedagogy. The Workshop will be in Portuguese. Offered in conjunction with the IX EMEP Conference. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

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LACC, in cooperation with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Miami Dade County Public Schools, will offer a 1 day virtual workshop that provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to learn about the nature of science with tropical plant conservation and diversity, with a focus on the Americas. Made possible with the support LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required. For more information, email janderson@Fairchildgarden.org.

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Award-winning Chef Vicky will share her love for and deep knowledge of Haiti's cuisine and rich culinary history. Her virtual cooking demonstration will highlight dishes from different regions of Haiti and expose participants to the richness of Haitian Creole's culinary-related vocabulary and expressions. This event will be in Haitian Creole. By invitation only. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Supported by LACC's Dept. of Education Title VI Grant.

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Dr. Comeau is an economics professor at DePaul University and has also published on the works of Maurice Sixto, Haiti’s most famous master storyteller, of whom he is a renowned imitator. This lecture will present a multidimensional summary of the presence of women in Maurice Sixto's work. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. For more information and RSVP, email ldudley@fiu.edu. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Charlot Lucien, a Haitian storyteller, poet and visual art artist will present on how Haitian storytellers use traditional cultural forms such as lodyans, folktales, and storytelling to preserve their culture and explore, denounce or raise awareness about complex issues of class, injustice and inequalities. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and RSVP. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series. Supported by LACC's Title VI Grant.

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This program introduces participants to anti-racist educational practices in Portuguese language and literature classes through the research and the experiences of racialization of Black Brazilian educators teaching in the United States. Based on this lived experience, we present recommendations of teaching materials and suggestions for curricular development. Workshop in Portuguese. Registration required. Made possible by LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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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. For more information, call (305) 348 2894.