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January

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Second installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series will feature media influencer Mauricio Cabrera to discuss his recent book on trends for 2022. In partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. 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.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Student workshop for 6-8 grade students at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as part of The Fairchild Challenge. Students will explore how food eaten in their homes is representative of their heritage and how traditional recipes have been influenced by their surroundings. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

The New Music Miami ISCM Festival opens with virtuoso violinist Miranda Cuckson performing works by a diverse group of composers from the U.S. and abroad. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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This webinar is part of the second year of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series. Panelists from diverse sectors will analyze women's empowerment in the Caribbean region. 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.

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Third installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series features Janine Warner, Executive Director of SembraMedia. In partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. 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.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

FIU's Amernet String Quartet and the FIU NODUS Ensemble perform the works of Grawemeyer award-winning composer Dr. Chinary Ung. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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.

February

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

FIU's professional contemporary chamber music ensemble, FIU NODUS Ensemble, performs works by former award-winning music composers. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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Idia of the Benin Kingdom, authored by Ekiuwa Aire & illustrated by Alina Shabelnyk, introduces the life of Queen Idia of the ancient kingdom of Benin. 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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This webinar is part of the second year of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series. Panelists will provide an economic analysis for the Caribbean region, taking into consideration changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Cellist Jason Calloway, pianist Jen Hui Chen, and composer/electronic musician Jacob Sudol perform works for cello, piano, and electronics. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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Fourth installment of the 2021-2022 Journalism Series features Michel de Souza, Miguel Henrique Otero and Carlos Jornet. In partnership with LACC, the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. 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.

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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 lectures, discussion, and guided activities. Registration required. Made possible with support with LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

GRAMMY®-winning recording artist and composer Pauline Kim Harris performs a concert of music from her Chaconne project. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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.

Program in National Security Studies: Spring 2022 High School Teacher Workshop

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Seminar for teachers interested in bringing students to the international security simulation. Educators receive international security reading materials and active-learning education literature to enhance National Security Studies education in their classrooms. Presented by the Gordon Institute at FIU. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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Venue:University of Miami

The University of Miami will host the twentieth annual Tri-University Student Conference. The Conference is a collaborative tradition of Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.

March

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This webinar examines the triangular relationship of the Southern Cone with the United States and China, exploring both opportunities and challenges. The panelists will analyze the current conditions of the international system and its impact on the dynamic between China and the US in a very sensitive region for US foreign policy. Co-presented by LACC and the Gordon Institute Security Research Hub. Co-sponsored by CARI with support from Infobae. Event in Spanish with English interpretation.

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Venue:FIU MMC, ZEB 110

Erika Mouynes is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama. She has also served as Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation and Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, under two administrations. During her time at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Minister Mouynes served on the negotiating team responsible for the US-Panama Free Trade Agreement. Minister Mouynes will present to FIU students in a seminar setting, by invitation only.

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Venue:Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Room 150

The concert features original décimas performed authentically from Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Argentina. The lecture focuses on the diffusion of the genre throughout the Americas. Presented by FIU Department of Modern Languages. Co-sponsored by LACC, CRI, FIU School of Music, Dorothea Green Lecture Series, Sigma Delta Pi, and the Diaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection.

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39th 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. Event in Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Press Association. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. This is the first of two installments, the second taking place July 19-21, 2022.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

This book by Eugenio M. Rothe and Andrés J. Pumariega outlines the various psychosocial impacts of immigration on cultural identity and its impact on mainstream culture. Thoroughly researched, this book examines how cultural identity relates to individual mental health and should be taken into account in mental health treatment. Part of the Cuba and the Professions Series.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

The acclaimed Amernet String Quartet and the NODUS Ensemble perform the music of McArthur award-winning composer George E. Lewis. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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Venue:FIU MMC, Green School Lobby

On March 22nd, USAID Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FIU LACC to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the international development field. This MOU builds on USAID and LACC’s long-time collaboration on international development initiatives, such as governance and security in the Northern Triangle and disaster risk reduction.

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A Thousand Questions, by Saadia Faruqi is a heartfelt and delightful book about two girls from different worlds, of friendships and families. 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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Venue:FIU MMC, Graham Center 355 and Online via Zoom

William Neuman will present his new book, Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela. Neuman's work is a fluid combination of journalism, memoir, and history that chronicles Venezuela’s tragic journey from petro-riches to poverty. Co-presented with JGI Security Research Hub and co-sponsored by the Dorothea Green Lecture Series.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Boston-based contemporary bass clarinet and percussion duo, Transient Canvas, performs music by composers from the U.S. and abroad. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is convening a hemispheric conference to analyze the current state of migrations throughout the Americas, how to understand them better, and what policy choices are available to governments and the international community to protect migrants. Registration is now open. Agenda and speaker details are forthcoming.

April

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

This full-day workshop will focus on "Artful Teaching and Learning: Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum." Dr. Patricia Sobral from Brown University will lead participants through this experience with a series of activities combining the performing, visual, and literary arts. Held in Portuguese. For questions, contact bcariell@fiu.edu. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:FIU MMC, GC 274

Dr. Clinton Jenkins, LACC and Earth & Environment Associate Professor, will present his work on conservation in the Amazon to FIU students enrolled in the Accelerated Portuguese class. Lecture will be in Portuguese and is part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series. Part of LACC's Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies (PROBRAS). By invitation only.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

The NODUS Ensemble performs music from North and South including the music of Cintas Foundation award-winning composers. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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This panel invites a closer look at the Afro-Bolivian legacy and challenges of representation before and after the paradigm of plurinational inclusion through the fields of art, discursive archaeology, and politics. In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Morehouse College, Spelman College and African & African Diaspora Studies at FIU.

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This panel will feature leading Aymara thinkers from the High Andes (El Alto and La Paz) as they present on contemporary Bolivian identities as manifested through activism, feminisms, and urban landscapes. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Arizona State University. Event in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

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This webinar will examine how the new Honduran government plans to solve these long-standing issues and how those solutions do, or do not, break with previous efforts to do the same. Event is in Spanish with English translation available. Presented by the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy & The Global Immigration and Migration Initiative. Co-sponsored by LACC, Dorothea Green Lecture Series, and Fundación 15 de Septiembre.

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Efrén Divided, by Ernesto Cisneros, addresses family separation and childhood resilience as Efrén's life changes when his mom is deported back to Mexico. 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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Venue:FIU MMC

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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Venue:Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School

Yamandu Costa is widely considered to be one of the great guitarists in the world today. Costa will perform for students and engage in conversation about his career. 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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Venue:FIU MMC - GC 275A

Yamandu Costa is widely considered to be one of the great guitarists in the world today. Costa will perform for students and engage in conversation about his career. Part of the LACC FLAC (Foreign Language Across the Curriculum) Lecture Series. Performance and conversation attended by FIU Portuguese language students. Made possible with support from Beatriz Cariello and Gene de Souza. Event in Portuguese and by invitation only for FIU students.

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Florida is fortunate to have four Title VI National Language Resource Centers funded the U.S. Department of Education. Florida International University hosts LACC and The University of Florida hosts the Center for African Studies, Center for European Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies. This presentation will highlight the less commonly taught languages offered by these centers and the innovative ways they encourage foreign language acquisition.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian - FIU Museum, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Members of the FIU NODUS Ensemble perform the works of internationally renowned guest composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez. With the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, 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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In this installment of the "Briefings on Cuba" series, Dr. Ruth Behar will examine the renewed but difficult ties between Cubans on and off the island during the coronavirus pandemic. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, CasaCuba and LACC. For more information, call (305) 348-1991.

Latin American and Caribbean Botany: Botanical Nomenclature Workshop

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Venue:Montgomery Botanical Center, Coral Gables, FL

The lectures will cover historical overview of botanical nomenclature from pre-Linnaeus to the Shenzhen Code, review of the physical structure of the Shenzhen Code and discussion on the entire Code article by article, with special emphasis on validity of publication and solving nomenclatural problems of the participants. By invitation only. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Montgomery Botanical Center. Part of LACC's Caribbean Studies Initiative.

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This event explores the emergence and development of a "Senegalo-Haitian Community" for two decades following Senegal's independence from France in 1960. Dr. Hilary Jones will share examples from her career of conducting research in Senegal. Presented by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Chris Gray Memorial Lecture. Co-sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's Caribbean Studies Initiative.

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This webinar is part of the second year of the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series. Panelists will analyze how US-Caribbean relations have evolved within the first year of the Biden administration. 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.

May

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This virtual seminar will feature civil society representatives, businessmen and businesswomen, and former Presidents from Latin America who will discuss the upcoming Summit of the Americas. In Spanish. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by FUNGLODE, Global Americans and International IDEA.

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Venue:Pérez Art Museum Miami

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, the Pérez Art Museum Miami will present the film program "Men Nan Men" as part of an evening of Haitian solidarity through films and discussion. The "Men Nan Men" project is sponsored by LACC, FePouLi.org, Artists Institute in Haiti, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Third Horizon, and Oolite Arts. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

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The Hemispheric Security Conference (HSC) is an annual conference held where experts from academia, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sectors converge to examine the most pressing security challenges facing the Western Hemisphere. Hosted by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Pre-registration available.

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Venue:Boyd Anderson High School

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, filmmaker Rachelle Salnave will screen her documentary film Madame Pipi, and films from the project Men Nan Men, which include short documentaries that focus on the theme of solidarity and what it represents for the Haitian filmmakers. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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While I was Away, by Waka T. Brown explores the journey of a 12-year old girl who is plucked from her life in Kansas to live several months in Tokyo with her strict grandmother. 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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Jorge Felipe-González will discuss the role that U.S. merchants played in training the first generation of Cuban-based slave traders, connecting them with regions in Africa, and providing them with expertise in the human trafficking business. Presented by CRI, co-sponsored by LACC and FIU Libraries. Dr. Felipe-González is a 2022 recipient of the Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, made possible with partial support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant.

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Kimiko Nicole LeNeave will illuminate the ways music shaped political cultures and events in Cold War Latin America by examining the dialectic exchange between musicians and insurgents as well as transnational relationships between Cuba & other nations mired in political polarization. Presented by CRI, co-sponsored by LACC and FIU Libraries. Ms. LeNeave is a 2022 recipient of the Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, made possible with partial support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:Miami Beach Senior High School

Jair Oliveira is a Brazilian music producer, singer, songwriter and actor. Oliveira will perform for students and engage in conversation about his career. 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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Sophia Kitlinski will explore the movement of ritual objects from Cuba to Africa and Europe, specifically those belonging to the Abakuá, an all-male Cuban secret society with roots in West Africa. Presented by CRI, co-sponsored by LACC and FIU Libraries. Ms. Kitlinski is a 2022 recipient of the Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, made possible with partial support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant.

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Panelists will discuss the presidential elections in Colombia and platform issues such as the economy, increases in the cost of living, corruption, and the implementation of the peace agreement, among others. Event in Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Universidad del Norte.

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

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Venue:Alajuela, Costa Rica

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.

June

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Panelists will discuss the first round of presidential elections in Colombia, the profiles of the two candidates for the second round, and challenges facing the winner of the Presidential elections. Event in Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Universidad del Norte.

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The Library Bus, by Bahram Rahman, aims to tell the new generations about the struggles of women who, like the author's sister, were forbidden to learn. 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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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.

Teacher Training Workshop: The History of Cuba and the Cuban American Experience

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Venue:FIU MMC, UM, and Online

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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Panelists will discuss the Colombian Presidential Election results from the second round and analyze the opportunities presented to the elected candidate as he assumes the position. Event in Spanish. Part of LACC's FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Universidad del Norte.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library Room 220

In this professional development workshop for K-12 visual and performing art teachers, participants will learn about American cultures through authentic art. Author Rebecca Hinson will explain the process of creating and publishing children’s books. Participants will make a book mock-up, create original art and text for a book, and share their work. Co-sponsored by MDCPS Arts Division. Made possible with support from LACC's US Dept. of Education Title VI Grant. Open to MDCPS K-12 art teachers.

July

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Venue:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

This Institute explores an important dimension of the racial and cultural diversity of Spanish America by examining the histories, experiences and struggles for recognition of African-descended communities, particularly in the past two centuries. A collaboration between UW-Milwaukee CLACS, UW-Madison LACIS, and FIU LACC. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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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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In this presentation of the 2021 AmericasBarometer findings for Haiti, Dr. François Gélineau, Dr. Cristobal Dupouy, and Dr. Roody Reserve will discuss key findings as related to Haitians' democratic values, trust in institutions, and experiences in various dimensions of citizen security. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by USAID and LAPOP Lab at Vanderbilt University.

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Dr. Roody Reserve will share his experiences from conducting survey research in Haiti. Dr. Reserve teaches Political Science at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, where he serves as the Director of the Master's Program in Political Science. 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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Venue:Graham Center 355 and Online via Zoom

This conference will reexamine the importance of the 1990s peace accords in Guatemala and El Salvador, their validity after two decades, and the lessons that we can draw to tackle the current political crises in Central America. In person and live webinar. Available with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish via Zoom. Free and open to the public.

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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 12, 2022. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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39th 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. Event in Spanish. Co-sponsored by LACC and the Inter-American Press Association. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. This is the second of two installments, the first taking place March 15-17, 2022.

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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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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. Call for application information forthcoming.

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In this presentation, artist and art instructor Jhon Charles will examine different movements that have impacted Haitian painting and will provide a reflection on Haitian art inspiration, talent and creativity. This event will be in Haitian Creole. RSVP required to ldudley@fiu.edu. 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 presentation, Dr. Renauld Govain will examine how Haitian Creole is equally a language of teaching, literacy in general, literature and science. Dr. Govain serves as Dean of the Faculté de Linguistique Appliquée at the Université d’Etat d’Haïti and is a Professor of Linguistics. This event will be in Haitian Creole. RSVP required to ldudley@fiu.edu. 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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Venue:Online via Zoom with in-person visit to Little Haiti

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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Using empirical observations, Eddy Toussaint Tontongi will focus his presentation on a dual problematic: the persistence of prejudicial attitudes and reflexes against the Haitian language, manifested in everyday encounters and ceremonial or formal events such as funerals, graduations, weddings, etc. Event in Haitian Creole. RSVP required to ldudley@fiu.edu. 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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This workshop explains the theoretical frame and methodologies about playfulness in the development of pedagogical practices for Portuguese as a Foreign Language, and presents games focusing on teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language. Workshop will be presented in Portuguese. Part of LACC's Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

August

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Venue:Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL

The conference theme, “A Sea Change: Transforming Science into Stewardship”, will highlight the value of diversity in all forms in marine mammal science, from our multidisciplinary approaches to the improvement of diversity in our field. Co-sponsored by LACC. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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Venue:Harvard University and Online

Eleventh World Conference on Teaching Portuguese Language (XI EMEP - Encontro Mundial sobre o Ensino de Português) held at Harvard University. In Portuguese. Registration required. Attendance for K-12 Portuguese Language Teachers from South Florida made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant.

MALACS Orientation

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Venue:FIU MMC, Green Library 220

Orientation for incoming students seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) by LACC's Department of Academic Programs. By invitation only.

September

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Venue:Graham Center 140, FIU MMC

Save the date for the launch of LACC's Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies (PROBRAS). Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) FIU, Department of Modern Languages, and the Inffinito Film Festival. Contact lacc@fiu.edu for more information.

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Venue:FIU at I-75, Room 336

We Deh Yah, Still highlights oral histories and archival material of Indo-Jamaican descendants of indentured laborers who have migrated to the United States with connections to the South Florida region. Join the SAADA 2021-2022 Archival Creators Fellow, Michael A. Henry, for the We Deh Yah, Still closing reception. Presented by the Department of Religious Studies at FIU. Co-sponsored by LACC and AADS at FIU, and SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive).

October

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This webinar centers on the launch of a fully tasked-based Spanish language curriculum that celebrates blackness in Latin America. Featured panelists include Melissa Baralt (FIU), Uju Anya (Carnegie Mellon University), Jazmine Exford (UC Santa Barbara), Aris Clemons (University of Tennessee), and Déborah Gómez (Florida Memorial University). Presented by CHUE and co-sponsored by LACC; AADS; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; and NEH.

November

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Venue:Green Library 220, GL 1st floor TV Lounge, & GL Breezeway

Join us for language conversations, language trivia, language karaoke, free food, clubs, and much more about language and culture. Presented by FIU Libraries.

December

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Venue:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference is the largest gathering of K-12 social studies classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, district and state social studies supervisors, international educators, and social studies discipline leaders. Attendance for educators made possible in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Registration required. More information at NCSS website.