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LACAS Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events

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

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

Dorothea Smartt reading from her poetry

March 13, 2012

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"

Helena María Viramontes
May 13, 2011

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

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

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

Crossroads Conference

November 21, 2009


Speaker: Dr. 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


March 10, 2009

“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

"Racism in the Judicial System"

May 6, 2006

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

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

"The Importance of Marronage in Diaspora Studies"

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

"Violent Acts: Cultures, Structures, and Retraditionalization"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

"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: Dr. 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: Dr. Fannie T. Rushing, Benedictine University
March 16, 2004

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The Upstate New York Consortium for Latin American Studies

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Last Updated: 1/3/13