Recap of an Evening with Honduran Indigenous Leaders Conversation

On July 12, 2017, CLACS hosted a timely event with two of Honduras best known indigenous leaders. The night’s conversation featured Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, daughter of the late Lenca community leader Berta Cáceres and General Coordinator of  the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and Miriam Miranda who is General Coordinator ofContinue reading “Recap of an Evening with Honduran Indigenous Leaders Conversation”

El Salvador Accords 2016 Conference Videos and Transcripts Now Available

Link to Videos and Transcripts A year in the making on Spring 2016, NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) presented “From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process.” This was a remarkable convening of stakeholders in the signing of theContinue reading “El Salvador Accords 2016 Conference Videos and Transcripts Now Available”

Next Week at CLACS: PoeTea, NYPL Oral History, CineCLACS and Revolutionary Feminism!

We’ve got amazing events planned for next week here at CLACS at NYU! It’ll be a busy week–from having the New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project on site to hosting an important discussion on feminism in Latin America–and we want to invite you along! All our events are free and open to NYU studentsContinue reading “Next Week at CLACS: PoeTea, NYPL Oral History, CineCLACS and Revolutionary Feminism!”

Wynnie Lamour on The Sanité Bélair Women’s Empowerment Series

At CLACS at NYU we’ve been celebrating International Women’s Month by hosting The Sanité Bélair Women’s Empowerment Series all this month. So far, we’ve hosted Black Afro-feminist activist Fania Noel and rapper and spoken word artist Theresa Sophia Alphonse. Later this month we’ll be hosting Stephani Saintonge, an award-winning filmmaker & documentarian. To give the CLACS at NYU’s communityContinue reading “Wynnie Lamour on The Sanité Bélair Women’s Empowerment Series”

Thinking Through Milanich’s Children of Fate in Contemporary Times

By Amanda Sommer Lotspike, MA candidate at CLACS “No Charges Filed Against Off-Duty LAPD Officer,” the headline reads. A video shows a grown white man bearing a gun, clutching the shirt of a child. Another grown white man stands away with his hands in his pockets, while children rush to support the child, who is beingContinue reading “Thinking Through Milanich’s Children of Fate in Contemporary Times”

CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

  It is with great honor that we share with the #CLACSatNYU community that our faculty member Pamela Calla recently won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, leadership, social justice advocacy, and community building. Professor Calla is a distinguished anthropologist, cherished member of the #CLACSatNYU community, and a mentor to manyContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award”

Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, or what should have been Brazil’s Oscar nominee

By Ian Merkel, PhD Candidate, History and French Studies, New York University The Brazilian film Aquarius, released internationally last October, has been celebrated  by critics worldwide after its standing ovation at Cannes. On the front cover of the September edition of the French magazine Cahiers du Cinema, Aquarius was applauded as “a marvelous and surprising actContinue reading “Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, or what should have been Brazil’s Oscar nominee”

Resúmen de evento: Presentación de la Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna

El pasado lunes, septiembre 26, José Ignacio Valenzuela nos visito en CLACS y nos contó cómo nació la idea para los libros que forman la Trilogía del Malamor. Relato que escribir la Trilogía del Malamor se trató de poner “carne latinoamericana” sobre “huesos anglosajones” de manera literaria. Para revisar el evento completo, por favor vean el videoContinue reading “Resúmen de evento: Presentación de la Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna”

Event Re-cap: PoeTEA, Quechua & Kreyòl Showcase

This past September 13th, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies celebrated a night of languages and culture. Our Quechua & Kreyòl showcase included presentations by language instructors Odi Gonzales (Quechua) and Wynnie Lamour (Haitian Creole). Students also shared poetry and participants enjoyed a playlist curated by Haitian-American DJ Sabine Blaizin, as well as delicious food and tea.Continue reading “Event Re-cap: PoeTEA, Quechua & Kreyòl Showcase”

Upcoming Event: Peruvian Scissors Dancers Performance

Join us Tuesday, October 18 to witness the wonderful peruvian scissors dancers performance at the KJCC Auditorium! Originating in the southern region of Peru (Ayacucho) during the Andean resistance period (in the middle of the 16th century), ancient Scissors Dancers were prohibited for being considered rebels, heretics and possessed by demons. However, they fought – throughContinue reading “Upcoming Event: Peruvian Scissors Dancers Performance”