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January

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Aida Salazar sets a new standard for the coming of age novel with this expertly crafted debut novel that reflects many of the realities that young people of color face today. Join us and hear Salazar share her 2019 book, The Moon Within (Grades 4 and up). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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The Caribbean is marked by an abundance of natural resources and opportunities for international investment, but also faces challenges related to security, infrastructure, sustainable development, energy, and governance. Panelists will analyze the importance of Anglophone Caribbean political, economic, and strategic policy, and discuss its unique advantages and challenges. Part of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series. Free and open to the public, registration is required.

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This workshop for Middle School students will highlight how plants are not only beautiful to look at but are traditionally used to create natural remedies for the treatment of many common ailments. Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University.

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Join us for the final installment of our LACC/IAPA Journalism Webinar Series. The final webinar will be a press and academia roundtable featuring Luis Guillermo Solis, Carlos Jornet, and Gabriela Frías. In cooperation with the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration details forthcoming.

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This teacher training workshop is the first in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Damian Rojo will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

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Representatives from the Brazilian Consulate General of Miami will present to FIU students in the Portuguese Business Class. Event will be in Portuguese and is by invitation only. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series.

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LACC Interim Director Luis Guillermo Solis will analyze public policies in Costa Rica related to sustainable practices in agriculture, tourism, architecture, fisheries, among others and how current development models can be improved. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Earth and Environment.

February

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The world is at a crossroads as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy have combined with increasing polarization and highly charged elections. At the same time, the unrelenting and transcendent desire of people around the globe to live in freedom offers hope for democracy and human rights. Join us to examine these developments with a stellar cast of speakers. Sponsored by the Dorthea Green Lecture Series in collaboration with the McCain Institute. Registration required.

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Simone Athayde, Associate Professor, LACC and GSS, will present her research on social-ecological impacts of hydropower on indigenous peoples and local communities across the Amazon, focusing on the different dimensions of socio-environmental justice. Registration is required. Sponsored by the University of Florida Water Institute.

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Adrienne Wright's book, Hector, serves as a pertinent tool for adults discussing global history and race relations with children. Heartbreaking yet relevant, this powerful story gives voice to an ordinary boy and sheds light on events that helped lead to the end of apartheid. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, Middle East Outreach Council, African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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FIU Alumni composers concert with the NODUS Ensemble performing works by Kong, Mendoza, Norris, Reyes, and Von Wrangell. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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The Mainstream Schools Workshop provides teacher training to K-12 Portuguese educators. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program and AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese. Registration required. Part of LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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With governments distracted by COVID-19, transnational gangs like MS-13 and the Jalisco Cartel are expanding their reach and influence. What does this mean for regional security? What will the consequences be for northward migration to the United States? How should the new Biden administration react? Join experts on this panel which will launch the new edition of Americas Quarterly. Event will be broadcast live via the Americas Quarterly website. For questions, please contact lrauls@as-coa.org.

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The Education Department at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and LACC will offer a workshop on ethnobotany for educators to help participants understand the historical, cultural, and economic significance of plants through time. The workshop will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion, and guided hands-on activities. Registration required.

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The 31st Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium features Drs. Javier Francisco-Ortega and Rosalina Montes Espín, who will examine how the living collections of the Cienfuegos Botanical Garden in Cuba were established with material collected during the Utowana expeditions, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and the Department of Biology (Plant Talk Series). Registration required.

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Dr. Simone Athayde, LACC and GSS Associate Professor, will present on forest bioeconomy to FIU students enrolled in the Business Portuguese class. Lecture will be in Portuguese and is part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Part of LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Join us for this one-day conference that will examine how Central America can reduce risk, increase resilience and manage the increasing impact of extreme events which have become the “new normal” for the region. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

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This teacher training workshop is the second in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Peter DeMercado will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

March

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The second installment in the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will focus on regional cooperation in renewable energy initiatives and a global transition away from dependence on fossil fuels. The series has a special emphasis on the Anglophone Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium (CPC). Free and open to the public, registration is required. For more information, contact ldudley@fiu.edu.

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This event will launch the Latin America findings of Freedom House’s latest report, highlighting positive and negative changes, and why different countries are diverging. Freedom House and FIU experts will examine trends in political freedoms in Latin America in the global context, discussing the causes and potential consequences of the shifts being seen, and what needs to be done to protect positive shifts and prevent further decline elsewhere. Free and open to the public.

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FIU undergraduate student Kimberly Joseph will discuss various aspects of Haitian culture and society in relation to traditional values, history, language, food, religious beliefs, gender roles, health care, arts/music/dance, education, and the Haitian government. The event will be in Haitian Creole and is part of Kimberly's final project presentation for the Haitian Studies Certificate. Email ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and to RSVP. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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On February 28, President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas political party was a decisive winner in El Salvador’s legislative elections. Having gained a two-thirds majority, the governing party now holds unprecedented power. What challenges does this new political reality pose for El Salvador’s democracy? Co-sponsored by Seattle International Foundation and LACC. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Registration required.

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Syrian culture is beautifully represented through the meal Salma prepares and the diverse cast of characters in Salma the Syrian Chef speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Danny Ramadan will first speak about his book, followed by a conversation on Syrian food and culture. Accessible for readers ages 4-7/ Pre-K-2nd grade.

Central American Gangs Presentation

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Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, LACC Director of Research, will present to Southern Command on updated gang research and data from Central America. This event is by invitation only and closed to the public. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

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The Education Department at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and LACC will offer a workshop on ethnobotany for educators to help participants understand the historical, cultural, and economic significance of plants through time. The workshop will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion, and guided hands-on activities. Registration required.

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The Madan Sara documentary tells the stories of the indefatigable women who work in the Haitian markets and make Haiti's economy run. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Etant Dupain. Co-sponsored by LACC and part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Registration required.

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Dr. Rodrigo Maia will share experiences from his journalism career and insights on how technology is breaking paradigms. Dr. Maia is a university professor and works at CNN Brasil as an executive editor. Event in Portuguese. Co-sponsored by FIU Department of Modern Languages and LACC. Part of LACC's FLAC lecture Series. Part of LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Join us for a presentation and discussion on the benefits, challenges, and work needed to create a new FCIE Study Abroad Consortium. Presenters include David Moore, Executive Director of International Education at Broward College and Liesl Picard, Associate Director of LACC at FIU. Part of the LACC/Broward College MI-BRIDGE Program.

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Frank Mora, Professor of Politics and International Relations, former LACC Director and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, and Rebecca Kimbrell, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence at FIU, 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 U.S. Department of State. Free and open to the public. For information, contact 305-348-2856.

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Rebecca Kimbrell, Diplomat in Residence at FIU and MDC, and former U.S. Consul to Lyon, France will provide suggestions and recommendations for writing essays and personal statements for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information, call (305) 348-2856.

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Professor Rafael Soltero Venegas, from the Department of Marketing and Logistics of the FIU Business School, will lead a workshop to train professionals from small and medium-sized enterprises on sales strategies. The workshop will be in Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC, CRI, FIU Business, and CasaCuba.

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The Florida International University student organization MALOKA will host the nineteenth annual Tri-University Student Conference, titled “Changing Tides: Latino/a/x Identities & Their Foundations in the Age of Covid-19.” The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.

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Join the virtual launch of the spring 2021 issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas, "End of Empire? Racial Capitalism, Forced Migration, and State Violence in Haiti." Co-sponsored by LACC, the Haitian Studies Association, Ayibopost, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU. In Haitian Creole. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Moreno Veloso, son of Brazilian music icon Caetano Veloso, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Latin GRAMMY winning producer. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Event in Portuguese and by invitation only for K-12 Portuguese language students in South Florida.

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K-12 Teacher Training Workshop: Adapting Elements of Business Portuguese and Business Spanish to the K-12 Second Language Curriculum. Co-sponsored by LACC, the Center for International Business Education and Research, FIU Department of Modern Languages, and the UF Latin American and Caribbean Collection. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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This teacher training workshop is the third in a three-part series for MDCPS Visual Art educators. The series will feature a virtual tour of Pepe Mar's exhibition, Tesoro, currently at the Frost Museum of Art and will teach educators about cabinets of curiosities, teaching with objects, STEAM connections, and cultural influences from the Americas which inspire the featured artists' works. In this first workshop, Pepe Mar will lead teachers in hands-on assemblage activities.

April

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Senior High students 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, Biological Sciences and the Extreme Events Institute. 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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Featuring virtuoso performers from Mexico City, clarinetist Fernando Dominguez and percussionist Ivan Manzanilla. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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On March 14, Honduras held its primary elections. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE), voting anomalies were found in nearly 18% of tally sheets. Several candidates who received the most votes have been linked to acts of corruption and/or drug trafficking. What implications do these results have for Honduran democracy? Co-sponsored by LACC and the Seattle International Foundation. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

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Guest composer Ken Ueno and the NODUS Ensemble will perform. With support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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Join the discussion of The Silence of Bones. Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: "May you live in interesting times." Indentured to the police bureau, she's been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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This panel discussion will identify some of the basic pedagogical issues involved in teaching about Cuba and the Cuban diaspora. The panel will gather three educators to share their work on the literacy campaign in Cuba, Cuban-American teachers in Miami, and incorporating Cuba in the curriculum. Made possible with support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

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New York-based Alice Teyssier, virtuoso flutist and soprano vocalist, will perform new works with the NODUS Ensemble. With support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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38th Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Inter-American Press Association's SIP (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa) Connect. Program and registration information forthcoming. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Press Association. Made possible with support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. This is the first of two installments, the second taking place July 21-23, 2021.

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Madame Pipi follows the lives of three Haitian female bathroom attendants juxtaposed to the fast-paced culture of South Florida’s nightlife. The film will visually examine the determination of these women to survive economically in a gentrifying and culturally diverse society. Director Rachelle Salnave will screen the film to students at Boyd Anderson High School. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by Ayiti Images and FePouLi.

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Duo concert featuring the Calloway + Sudol Duo and the Misty Shore Duo with virtuoso pianist Chen-Hui Jen, virtuoso cellist Jason Calloway, and Jacob Sudol electronics. With support from LACC, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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Virtuoso guitarist Colin McAllister performs music by Reich, Murail, Sudol, Garcia, and new works by Tan and Smith. With support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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Featuring music selected from an international call for works and the music of the Cintas Foundation award-winning composers. With support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.

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Central American families and children keep flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border. The constant waves of immigrants, especially unaccompanied children, represent a challenge for practitioners, advocates and policymakers working to protect immigrants’ rights. This panel will bring the human rights perspective to the discussion of immigration policy in the United States.

May

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Venue:The Biltmore Hotel, Miami

The Interamerican Institute for Democracy will host a forum to examine the defense of democracy in the Americas. The forum will include former and current presidents from the region, scholars, and government officials. Co-sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence. The event will be broadcast live via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTcClGOO9SE

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A new Salvadoran Legislative Assembly, in which President Bukele’s party Nuevas Ideas controls the majority, was sworn in on Saturday May 1. What exactly has happened in the country in the last few days? And what will be the consequences of this crisis of democracy? Event in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence.

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Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat and Reverend Nathanael Saint-Pierre, moderated by Lochard Noel, PhD. Includes special segments with artist Stephen Arboite and Haitian radio personality Severe Livincoeurs from WSRF. Co-sponsored by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair, Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the City of Miami, and more. Free and open to the public.

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Adriana Calcanhotto, two-time Latin Grammy will speak about her career, her famous songs and answer questions from K-12 Portuguese Language students from South Florida. The conversation will include a performance of some of Adriana's greatest hits. In Portuguese. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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The third installment of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will examine the geopolitical landscape of the contemporary Caribbean, China’s growing influence and other outside actors, COVID-19 and pandemic diplomacy, US interests, and strategic resource wealth, management, competition, and access. The series has a special emphasis on the English-speaking Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium. Free and open to the public, registration is required.

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Veela Hiranandani presents her work, The Night Diary, where twelve-year old Nisha is forced to escape her home in 1947 with her Hindu family during the partition of India. She writes letters to her Muslim mother in her journal, who died in childbirth. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, Middle East Outreach Council, African Studies Outreach Council and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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The Colombian Studies Group will present an interdisciplinary conversation to understand how historical events, exacerbated by ongoing health and economic distress, have led to the current political and social crisis in Colombia. Event with be in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English. Co-sponsored by LACC. Free and open to the public, registration required. For more information, contact ldudley@fiu.edu.

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Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring Prof. Jean-Robert Placide and Prof. Yvon Lamour. Moderated by Ms. Sherley Louis, B.Ed. Includes special segments with artist Morel Doucet and Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog L’Union Suite. Co-sponsored by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair, Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the City of Miami, and more. Free and open to the public.

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The HSC brings together government representatives, academics and industry leaders. This year's HSC will be held online May 17 - 21. Hosted by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, the annual security conference will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Registration required. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Doctoral students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) will present projects from their Community Building and Action on the Social Determinants of Health practicum. Moderated on May 20 by Dr. Sheilla Rodriguez-Madera, Professor, FIU and moderated on May 21 by Dr. Souhail Malavé Rivera, Adjunct Professor, UPR. Events are in Spanish. Part of LACC's Health and Society Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC' US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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On November 7, 2021, Nicaragua will hold national elections for president, congress, and local authorities. The elections will take place in a context of weakened democratic and electoral institutions. Given the severe limitations on civic space, press freedom, and the exercise of political rights, what are the prospects for democracy in Nicaragua? Co-sponsored by LACC, Seattle International Foundation and the Wilson Center.

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Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring researcher Herve Fanini-Lemoine and Haitian radio and TV personality Carel Pedre. Moderated by Myrtha Wroy, M.S. Includes special segments with artist Vanessa Charlot and Haitian radio personality Elizabeth Guerin from Island TV. Co-sponsored by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair, Green Family Foundation, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the City of Miami, and more. Free and open to the public.

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El seminario sobre Chile tendrá un conversatorio con análisis de la integración de la Convención Constituyente y un panel sobre rediseñando el Estado desde lo local. Auspiciado por LACC y JGI en FIU, en colaboración con la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, la Universidad para la Paz, FLACMA y la Asociación Chilena de Municipios. Evento en español. Gratis y abierto al público.

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This presentation explores a series of LPs from the Díaz-Ayala Collection at the FIU Libraries, which evoke the complex nature of Afro-Atlantic deities known as orisha. Featuring David Font-Navarrete from the Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance at Lehman College, CUNY. Mr. Font-Navarrete's research is part of the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, which are made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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Part of the Little Haiti Book Festival. Storytelling with Muriel Johnson, Jude Joseph, Charlot Lucien, and Paula C. Pean. Books with Angie Bell, Tico Armand, Danielle Joseph, OliGa, and Imane Kernizan. Music with Inez Barlatier. Cooking with Nadege Fleurimond. Hosted by Mahalia Solages. Includes a special segment with the Haitian Ladies Network. Co-sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public.

June

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Annual conference for the global international education community with participants from more than 100 countries to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. The FIU NAFSA Conference booth is co-sponsored by LACC, FIU Global, International Admissions, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Current and prospective DC interns and all interested members of the FIU community and public are welcome to a summer briefing on issues surrounding migration from Latin America. Topics of focus include push factors from Central America and Spanish-language disinformation at the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting Latino/a users of messaging and social media apps. Presented by FIU in DC in partnership with LACC. Registration required.

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Venue:Bolivia

International interdisciplinary seminar for Community College and Minority-Serving Faculty on the Pueblos Originarios (indigenous communities) of the High Andes in Bolivia. Based in Bolivia and led by LACC Andean Studies Director, Bolivianist and Quechua community member, Dr. Maria Luisa Veisaga. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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This lecture utilizes legal professionals as a strategic window to unveil the patterns of social mobility and its limitations involving class, race, and gender in late colonial Cuba. Dr. Ricardo Pelegrin Taboada's research is part of the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, which are made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Social Studies Division will offer a three-day teacher training workshop for world history teachers. The workshop will focus on Cuba and will include presentations from scholars at FIU and UM. Co-sponsored by Related Philanthropic Foundation, LACC, JGI, CRI, and CasaCuba at FIU, UM Libraries, and the International Solidarity for Human Rights. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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This program partners with FIU Journalism and MDC to provide training for pre-professional journalists in Colombia and Miami. Scholars in Colombia, media professionals, and non-governmental representatives will present on topics related to the environment and journalism within the peace process in Colombia. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Made possible with support from LACC's Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Education at MDC. By invitation only.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Tropical Botany Institute is week long course at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami and immerses teachers in plant anatomy, physiology, ecology and more related to tropical botany, with a focus on the Americas. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

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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. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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A musical evening in honor of Cristóbal Díaz Ayala to celebrate the launch of his new discographic project entitled "Un Viejo Amor." Event will be in Spanish. Co-sponsored by CasaCuba, CRI, LACC, FIU Libraries, and FIU School of Music. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

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Venue:La Paz, Bolivia

Seminar with faculty presentations from the Universidad Pública de El Alto (UPEA), Florida SouthWestern State College, Georgia State University, and Morehouse College. Part of the LACC 2021 Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study for Community College and Minority Serving Institution Faculty. Event in Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence.

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This lecture by Dr. Adriana Méndez Rodenas encompasses a review of recordings of "la tumba francesa" held at the Díaz-Ayala Collection, focusing on the musicality of the dance, its connections to Afro-Cuban music, and its survival as a dance form. Dr. Méndez Rodenas' research is part of the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, which are made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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Third Horizon is an award-winning filmmaking collective dedicated to developing, producing, exhibiting, and distributing film and other art forms that give voice to stories of the Caribbean, its diaspora, and other marginalized and underrepresented spaces in the Global South. Co-sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's Caribbean Studies Initiative. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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The 2021 CLACS Summer Teacher Institute will host an engaging webinar and workshop series that will introduce techniques for integrating journalism about Latin America, media literacy skills, and global competency skills into the curriculum. A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, UW-Milwaukee CLACS, UW-Madison LACIS, and FIU LACC. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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This Summer institute offers a professional development opportunity to K-12 education professionals who are providing critical support to the student body as teachers, counselors and student service professionals. The virtual training examines the causes and conditions behind the development of a gang phenomenon in the Americas. Co-sponsored by LACC and CLACS at NYU. Made possible with support from the US Department of Education Title VI Grants of LACC and CLACS.

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This professional development opportunity is open to refugee and immigrant advocates and attorneys interested in understanding the situation of insecurity and violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America. This virtual institute will examine the causes and conditions behind the development of a gang phenomenon in Central America. Co-sponsored by LACC and CLACS at NYU. Made possible with support from the US Department of Education Title VI Grants of LACC and CLACS.

July

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The presentation will include an overall survey of the Díaz-Ayala Collection and its holdings; scrutiny of the earliest recordings in the collection; a survey of rumba and Afro-Cuban religious recordings; and a contrast of pre- and post-revolutionary production. Dr. Ned Sublette's research is part of the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, which are made possible with support from 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 1, 2021. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Intensive summer program for full-time regular faculty members in the Humanities or disciplines with a humanistic scope designed to foster success in applying for high value individual research awards and fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The program includes three sessions led by Humanities and Area Studies Program Director Bianca Premo. By invitation only.

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Join of us for a timely and compelling conversation on contemporary Haiti with guest speakers Constantin Chery, Nadève Ménard, and Garry Pierre-Pierre. Moderated by Chantalle Verna Associate Professor, History and International Relations & LACC Affiliated Faculty, FIU. Free and open to the public.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Tropical Botany Institute is week long course at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami and immerses teachers in plant anatomy, physiology, ecology and more related to tropical botany, with a focus on the Americas. Made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by LACC and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

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Michel DeGraff, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Director of the MIT-Haiti Initiative and a founding member of the Haitian Creole Academy, will present on the MIT-Haiti Platform. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and to RSVP. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series and Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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BIC Tizon Dife (Roosevelt Saillant), poet, composer and singer, and Michel DeGraff, Professor at MIT, will present on how #ChampMagnéBIC can help school and university students deepen their active learning in various subjects and work towards transforming Haiti. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and to RSVP. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series and Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

LACC/FIU School of Education Latin American and Caribbean Global Gateways Program

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The Global Gateways Program provides opportunities for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers to conduct an international teaching practicum at the Gredos San Diego (GSD) International School in Costa Rica. Led by LACC Affiliated Faculty Sarah Mathews, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at FIU. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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38th Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Inter-American Press Association's SIP (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa) Connect. Program and registration information forthcoming. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Press Association. Made possible with support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. This is the second of two installments, the first taking place April 20-23, 2021.

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Edouard Duval-Carrié, artist and curator, will discuss the question of how the arts participated in the efforts of all Haitians in building a new nation against all odds. In Haitian Creole. Limited attendance. Contact ldudley@fiu.edu for more information and to RSVP. Part of LACC’s FLAC Lecture Series and Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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A timely conversation about the recent protests in Cuba and their implications for the island, U.S.-Cuba relations, the Cuban Diaspora, and the broader region. Presented by the Green School in collaboration with CasaCuba. Co-sponsored by LACC, CRI, JGI, the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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This second installment of the Reflections on Haiti series features Haitian activists and civil society representatives as they analyze recent events, provide additional context through their lived experiences and put forth proposals for the future of Haiti. Presented by the Haitian Studies Association and co-organized by LACC, CEPR, HRC, Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and NACLA. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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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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In this seminar, the participating LACC Bolivia High Andes faculty members from Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions will present final projects from the field study and how they will incorporate their experiences from Bolivia in their teaching and research. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. For more information, call 305-348-2894.

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This program will focus on elements of Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican, and Afro-Dominican culture as related to adapting Spanish for Business Curriculum to the Afro-Hispanic Diaspora. Co-sponsored by CIBER, LACC, AADS, and CRI at FIU. Made possible with support from CIBER and LACC US Department of Education Title VI Grants.

August

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Teacher institute on working with digital media to link students with their communities. For Title 1 6-12 grade teachers in Broward and 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 Office of Global Learning Initiatives, the School of Education and Human Development, MDCPS, and Broward County Public Schools.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Hands-on teacher training workshop to explore the vegetation of South Florida and highlight the diversity of tropical plants of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For more information, contact janderson@fairchildgarden.org.

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This Workshop explores Brazilian Literature for children and young adults and focuses on reading strategies for Monteiro Lobato texts and for the Graphic Novel Vidas Secas. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. For more information and registration, please send an email to beatrizcariello@gmail.com. Part of LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Hands-on teacher training workshop to explore the vegetation of South Florida and highlight the diversity of tropical plants of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For more information, contact janderson@fairchildgarden.org.

September

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This conference brings together scholars from different disciplines, whose research contributes to the knowledge and understanding of the current República de Perú. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by the Department of History at FIU. For more information, call 305-348-2894.

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Panelists will discuss earthquake response and relief, regional impacts, the impact on the development of Haiti, and how to support Haitian-led solutions to the security and political crisis. Presented by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and co-sponsored by LACC, the Extreme Events Institute, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU. Free and open to the public.

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This film festival event will screen the film The Mother of All Fights. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Susanna Lira. For information, access www.inff.online. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, The Brazilian Culture Club, LACC, and the Green School. Open to FIU students, faculty, and the Miami community. Part of LACC's Brazilian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Dr. Bruno Baltodano, Professor of Political Science at Florida SouthWestern State College, will present on elections in Jesús de Machaca, a rural, indigenous community in Bolivia. Dr. Baltodano participated in LACC's 2021 Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study. Co-sponsored by LACC, part of LACC's Andean Studies Program, and made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

Youth and Democracy in the Americas Forum

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Youth and Democracy in the Americas will host their student forum at the FIU MMC campus with participants from Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Details forthcoming.

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Featuring guest composer Javier Alvarez and guest classical guitarist Jaime Marquez. The event will include a preconcert presentation by the guest artists followed by an in-person performance. With the support of LACC, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, FIU School of Music, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, The Wolfsonian – FIU, and The Betsy Hotel.

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Featuring NY-based sound artist and composer Zosha di Castri and the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet. The event will include a preconcert presentation by the guest artist followed by an in-person performance. With the support of LACC, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, FIU School of Music, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, The Wolfsonian – FIU, and The Betsy Hotel.

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Join us for a panel discussion on recovery efforts in Haiti following the recent earthquake. Panelists will discuss efforts to assist in recovery, disperse aid to isolated communities, and the preemptive steps to prepare for future extreme events in Haiti. Presented by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and co-sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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Learn about student internships, fellowships, and opportunities to work for the U.S. Department of State. Featuring Dr. Frank Mora, Professor of Politics & International Relations at FIU and former LACC Director, and Mignon T. Houston, Diplomat in Residence at FIU and MDC. Free and open to the public, registration required. Call 304.348.2894 for more information.

October

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These two days seek to share knowledge, build alliances and networks between the different actors dedicated to combatting disinformation. During the summit, more than 20 international speakers will participate. Co-sponsored by LACC, IAPA, Desconfío Project of Argentina, and the Foundation for Journalism of Bolivia. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

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This panel is comprised of prominent observers in Salvadoran politics who will discuss the social and economic situation of the country and the prospects for the reestablishment of democracy in El Salvador. Event will be in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Part of LACC's Governance and Security Program of Excellence and LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Registration details forthcoming.

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Conference for faculty members from community colleges and minority-serving institutions to learn about how to incorporate content related to the High Andes into their teaching. Presenters include Dr. Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Director of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by LACC and made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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Part of the 2021 National Student Conference on Hispanic Politics. A partnership between the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Florida International University, and the American Enterprise Institute’s Academic Programs department, this program is open to undergraduate students from all political and ethnic backgrounds. LACC will have a table to speak with students at the Professional Opportunities Fair about graduate study opportunities through LACC.

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Save the date for the 2021 Américas Award Virtual Ceremony. The live video streaming will be hosted by the Library of Congress. Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress. Made possible with support from LACC's US Deptartment of Education Title VI Grant.

A Conversation with Puerto Rican Diaspora Leaders

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The Civic Leadership and Service Series offers engaging discussions with public service leaders on the areas of civic engagement, leadership, community infrastructure, and social justice. The series is hosted by the Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership at Florida International University. Co-sponsored by LACC, Friends of Puerto Rico and Café Ama. Registration details forthcoming.

LACC/Inter-American Press Association Journalism Webinar Series

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First installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series in partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Information on the specific topic and featured speakers is forthcoming. Free and open to the public. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. In Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. For more information, call 305-348-2894.

Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation in the Caribbean

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This webinar launches the second year of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series webinars. Panelists will discuss conservation and environment issues in the Caribbean region as well as the blue economy. The series has a special emphasis on the English-speaking Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium (CPC). Free and open to the public. Registration information forthcoming.

LACC/Inter-American Press Association Journalism Webinar Series

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Second installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series in partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Information on the specific topic and featured speakers is forthcoming. Free and open to the public. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. In Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. For more information, call 305-348-2894.

November

LACC/Inter-American Press Association Journalism Webinar Series

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Third installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series in partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Information on the specific topic and featured speakers is forthcoming. Free and open to the public. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. In Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. For more information, call 305-348-2894.

LACC/Inter-American Press Association Journalism Webinar Series

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Fourth installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series in partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Information on the specific topic and featured speakers is forthcoming. Free and open to the public. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. In Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. For more information, call 305-348-2894.