LACAS Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events

By Year: 

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2006
2005
2004

2015

"Creating Spaces Envisioning Futures: Uncovering A Transimperial Greater Caribbean"

Speaker: Ernesto Bassi
April 30, 2015

 

"Brothers Of The Blacklist"  Film Screening and Discussion

Speaker: Sean Gallagher
April 13, 2015

 

Black Student Union Women's History Month Keynote Speaker

Speaker:Nikki Giovanni
March 19, 2015

 

LACAS Spring Luncheon

February 23, 2015

 

"Comparative Chinese Diasporas: Race, Gender, Citizenship and Identity in Cuba and Mexico"

Speaker: Julia María Schiavone Camacho and Kathleen Lopez
February 11, 2015

 

2014

LACAS Fall Luncheon

December 10, 2014

"Negotiated Compromise and Absolute Rejection in Defense of Life: Contesting Extractive Development in Guatemala"

Speaker: Samantha Fox
November 24, 2014

 

"Identifying Bodies of Migrants who Cross the Border: Human Rights Implications"

Speaker: Kate Spradley
November 21, 2014

 

"La Guadalupe de Marfa, Texas: A Map and A Performance"

Speaker: Josh T. Franco
November 17, 2014

 

"Migrate, Cooperate or Resist: The Civilians' Dilemma in Colombian Civil War, 2000-2010"

Speaker: Carlos Moreno Leon
November 14,2014

 

"Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, & the Perfect Meal"

Speaker: Ava Chin
November 13, 2014

 

Panel: "Who are the Americans of the Future? Immigration, Citizenship and the Dream Act"

November 12, 2014

 

After I Pick the Fruit Film Screening and discussion with filmmaker Nancy Ghertner

Speaker: Nancy Ghertner, Samantha Fox (respondent) 
November 11th, 2014, Bundy Museum Annex, 129 Main St, Binghamton

 

Conference: "Coerced Labor Forms Since the Long Nineteenth Century"

October 29, 2014

 

"The Prisoners' University Project, 1990-2002"

Speaker: Fernando Picó

October 27, 2014

 

" 'Abajo Los Chinos' : Race and the Public Sphere in Revolutionary Mexico"

Speaker: Jason Oliver Chang
October 23, 2014

 

New York State Latin American History Workshop

October 18, 2014

 

"Crossing Borders: Organizing in El Salvador and the U.S"

Speakers: Edith Portillo and Cori Ring-Martínez
October 15, 2014

 

LACAS Open House

October 7, 2014

 

"Participatory Democracy in Venezuela: Conceptual Origins and Recent Experience"

Speaker: Josefina Bruni-Celli
September 2, 2014

 

"Nationalism Thought and Literary Nationalism in the Caribbean"

Speaker: Ileana Sanz Cabrera
April 3, 2014

 

"For Reynolds and Coke Free"

Speaker: Ray Rogers
March 13, 2014

 

Spoken Word and Performance

Poet: Avotcja
Performer: Venissa Santi
April 2, 2014

 

"500 Years of Resistance to Gender Violence and Domination in the Dominican Republic"

Speaker: Lisette Acosta Corniel
March 13, 2014

 

P'a Fuera y Pa'Lante! Forward and Onward! 2nd LACAS Latin American, Caribbean, Latin@ & Indigenous Undergraduate Student Conference, Banquet, and Dance

Keynote Speaker: Norma E. Cantu
March 1, 2014

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  2013

"Spending a Dime While Earning a Nickel"

Speaker: Kingsley Stewart
December 2013

"U.S. Participation in 19th Century Cuban Slave Trafficking"

Speaker: Jorge Felipe Gonzalez
November 14, 2013

 

"The Banning of Ethnic Study Books and Programs in Arizona Schools"

Speaker: Martin Sean Arce
November 7, 2013

 

"Race, Education, and the Mexican Immigrant Press in Chicago, 1915-1935"

Speaker: Mario Rios Perez
September 24, 2013

 

"I'm Still Standing: Thirty Years of Poetry"

Speaker: Dr. Luz Maria Umpierre-Herrera
April 4, 2013

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2012 

P.U.L.S.E. 2nd Annual Women Educating and Empowering Conference

SUNY-Binghamton
December 1, 2012

 

“Latin American Student Union Banquet”

November 3, 2012

 

Program attendance at the Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference

University of Albany, NY
October 24-28, 2012

 

"Afro-Diasporic Cuban Faith: The Role of Women in Osha"

Speaker: María Isabel Berbes Ribeaux
October 9, 2012

 

First Latin American, Caribbean, Latin@ and Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Student Conference and Banquet

April 21, 2012

 

"Obama and Beyond: Civil Right and Social Change in the 21st Century"

Speaker: Mary Frances Berry
April 19, 2012

 

Poetry Reading: Dorothea Smartt 

March 13, 2012

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2011

Program attendance at the 27th Annual Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy (West Lafayette, Indiana)

December 3, 2011

 

Latin American Student Union Banquet

November 5, 2011

 

"Dialogues with Pachamama. Andean Conceptions of "Luck" and "Plenty""

Speaker: Lucila Bugallo
October 12, 2011

 

"El fruto y su corazón: saber, dignidad, y persistencia en los pueblos surandinos de Jujuy, Argentina"

Speaker: Mario Vilka
October 7, 2011

 

"Humanizing the Dehumanized in Writing Their Dogs Came with Them"

Speaker: Helena María Viramontes
May 13, 2011

 

"We're not Dogs! Humanizing the Dehumanized in Writing Their Dogs Came with Them"

Speaker: Helena María Viramontes
May 12, 2011

 

LACAS Open House

April 22, 2011

 

Reading from The Origin of Species and Other Poems

Speaker: Ernesto Cardenal
April 14, 2011

 

"Instant Collectors, Collecionistas de Instantes"

Speaker: Saia Vergara Jaime
March 31, 2011

 

"Black and Gay Struggles in Cuba"

Speaker: Tomás Fernández Robaina
March 9, 2011

 

"A Mother/Daughter Writing against State Terrorism: From The Little School to The Strange House"

Speakers: Alicia Partnoy and Ruth Irupé Sanabria
March 3, 2011

 

"Faith and Religion in Argentine Prison Writing"

Speaker: Alicia Partnoy
March 2, 2011

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2010 

"Looking Beyond the Crown: Latin@ and African-American Street Organizations and Communities"

November 18, 2010

 

Latin American Student Union Banquet

November 6, 2010

 

Program attendance at the Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference

Hartford, CT
October 21-23, 2010

 

"Student Activism at the University of Puerto Rico"

Speakers: Alberto Rodríguez Rivera, Alicia Gerena Petru, Hedy Nieves-Crespo,
October 5, 2010

 

"The University as a Contested Space"

Speakers: Alberto Rodríguez Rivera, Alicia Gerena Petru, Hedy Nieves-Crespo, Roberto Morales López
October 4, 2010

 

“Return Our Ancestors: American Indians and NAGPRA - Voices from the Haudenosaunee"

Speakers: G. Peter Jemison, Doug George-Kanentiio, Joanne Shenandoah
May 6, 2010

 

“Caribbean Geographies: Tourism, Environment and Puerto Rico”

Speaker: Roberto R. Morales López
April 21, 2010

 

“Activism and Media Making”

Speaker: Esther Figueroa
March 3, 2010

 

“Screening and Discussion of Jamaica for Sale

Speaker: Esther Figueroa
March 2, 2010

 

Program Participation at the 39th Annual African-American and Puerto Rican Congressional Caucus

Albany, NY
February 12-14, 2010

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2009

Crossroads Conference

SUNY-Binghamton
November 21, 2009

 

Altarities/Alterities

Speaker: Laura Elisa Pérez
May 7, 2009

 

“Afro-Caribbean Rhythms”

Speaker: Tito Sandoval
April 23, 2009

 

“Reading of Writings by Lesbians of Color”

April 22, 2009

 

“Students to help Nicaragua’s needy”

Facilitator: Nelson Lopez
April 4-12, 2009

 

LACAS OPEN HOUSE

March 10, 2009

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  2008

“A Reading of the Play Beckett and Godot”

Speaker: Juan Radrigan
February 3, 2009
Speaker: Veronica Leyva
October 23, 2008

 

“Gender and Women’s Experiences in the Arts” (In Haiti)

Speaker: Lc. Mireille P. Jérôme
October 20, 2008

 

LACAS Open House

May 8, 2008

 

Bolivia: Current Political Trends

Speaker: Julieta Paredes
April 29, 2008

 

Program Attendance at Somos el Futuro Legislative Conference

Albany, NY
April 25-27, 2008

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  2006

"Racism in the Judicial System"

May 6, 2006

 

"Confined Lives in Neo-Colonial Peru: Race, Class, and Imprisonment in Lima"

Speaker:  Carlos Aguirre, University of Oregon
May 5, 2006

 

"The Importance of Marronage in Diaspora Studies"

Speakers:  William Fred Santiago-Valles, Western Michigan University
April 27, 2006

 

"Violent Acts: Cultures, Structures, and Retraditionalization"

Speaker: Kumkum Sangari, University of Wisconsin
April 18, 2006

 

"The Sexual Other in Brazilian Television: Social and Institutional Constraints on Representations"

Speaker: Antonio C. La Pastina, Texas A&M University
April 7, 2006

 

"Viewing Brazil: Local Audiences and the Interpretation of the Nation"

Speaker: Antonio C. La Pastina, Texas A&M University
April 6, 2006

 

"Píntame a Dangerous Mujer: Poesía and Prose"

Speaker: Tatiana de la Tierra, SUNY-Buffalo
March 2, 2006

 

"Candomblé and Umbanda: Syncretism, Afro-traditions and Cultural Resistance in Contemporary Brazilian Religious Practices"

Speaker: Ricardo J. Santos, Nassau Community College, SUNY
February 16, 2006

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2005

"Talking the Talk: The School of the Americas and Human Rights"

Speaker: Lesley Gill, Department of Anthropology, American University
April 26, 2005

 

AFROARGENTINES Film screening

Discussion Leader: Miriam Victoria Gomes, Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina
February 25, 2005

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2004

"A Memorial Teach-in: Dedicado a Pedro Pietri y Richie Pérez"

May 7, 2004

 

"Juan Sánchez: art and politics"

Speaker: Juan Sánchez
May 2004

 

"Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System"

Speaker: Juanita Díaz-Cotto, SUNY-Binghamton
March 2004

 

"Are You Not Receiving Enough Financial Aid? When Should You File a FAFSA? How Can You Afford Graduate School?"

Facilitator: Shevonne McKenzie, Financial Aid Counselor
AMarch 18, 2004

 

"Birthing the Nation in Color, Black, and White: Afro-Cuban Perspectives on Race and Nation in 19th Century Cuba"

Speaker: Fannie T. Rushing, Benedictine University
March 16, 2004

 

Past Joint Academic Activities:

The Upstate New York Consortium for Latin American Studies

The Upstate New York Consortium was established to: expand linkages among Cornell University, Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Binghamton to enrich connections among academic disciplines; connections between academic disciplines and the professions; and connections between academic and non-academic publics.

All members collaborated on:

  • language instruction, to provide students with the skills that allowed them to connect effectively to Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • interdisciplinary area studies, to connect the approaches of different disciplines and professions in ways that effectively address pressing public concerns;
  • outreach, to foster informed connections between the region and communities in the United States, including students in K-12 and in post-secondary institutions.

In addition, the members sought to foster more effective collaboration among their libraries and between the Consortium and other colleges and university in Upstate New York.

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Last Updated: 5/5/15