2020 CLACS Summer Institute (Online)

Underreported Stories from Latin America (Online)*

organized by
the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee

June 29-30, 2020

Join us for a professional development opportunity that will introduce methods for using global news stories and journalism skills to deepen students’ engagement with their curricula, while also increasing their critical thinking and communication skills. Featuring education staff from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit journalism organization that aims to increase public engagement with pressing issues by supporting journalism and educational outreach, the institute will feature presentations by three award-winning journalists who are currently covering pressing issues facing communities in Latin America.

Monday, June 29
9:30-11am: Session 1 (with featured journalist)
11:30am-12:30pm: Optional interactive workshop (space limited)
1-2:30pm: Session 2 (with featured journalist)

Tuesday, June 30
9:30-11am: Session 3 (with featured journalist)
11:30am-12:30pm: Optional interactive workshop (space limited)

Cost: free to K-16 educators and Education students.  Registration is required.

Registration deadline: June 12, 2020 (registration closed/institute full)

A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. CLACS, LACIS and FIU are Title VI National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S.Department of Education.


*This program replaces the in-person June 29-July 1 CLACS summer institute, “Sparking Critical Thinking and Connection with Global News: Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Image: Venezuelan migrants at the Ecuadorian border (©UNICEF/ECU/2018/Arcos, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)