CLACS Events this Week Spotlight Indigenous Film and Women Leaders of our Region

This week from October 27th through the 30th, CLACS will be featuring insightful programming meant to spotlight indigenous film resources and archival research, the healing power of the written word and women of the Caribbean telling their stories, and lessons learned of social change from Indigenous Lideresas in Colombia. All of these events are beingContinue reading “CLACS Events this Week Spotlight Indigenous Film and Women Leaders of our Region”

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”

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: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean

Mother Tongues United is an event organized by CLACS in partnership with  The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (HCLI) and Port Academie to bring together educators, authors, and activists from different language communities to discuss the importance of the use of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean. At the center ofContinue reading “Upcoming Event: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean”

Kreyòl @ NYU

This academic year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies began offering Haitian Creole language classes to students at New York University. Students at Lehman College and Columbia University can enroll in the classes as well thanks to the Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium. Kreyòl is one of Haiti’s two official languages and isContinue reading “Kreyòl @ NYU”

CLACS Language Offerings to be Showcased at Orientation

On Tuesday, August 25th the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU (CLACS) kicked off the fall 2015 semester with a series of events to welcome a new class of students, and showcase to all NYU students its unique language offerings in Quechua and Haitian Kreyól. As a Title VI National Resource CenterContinue reading “CLACS Language Offerings to be Showcased at Orientation”