Banana Craze

The Universidad de los Andes in Colombia has a virtual exhibit entitled “Banana Craze” looking into the many facets of Latin American and Caribbean life affected by the colonial cultivation of the banana. Various topics include violences, ecosystems, and identities with a variety of … Continue Reading »

2022 CLACS Summer Teacher Institute

Oaxaca mural, Africamericanos

July 11-13, 2022
location: UW-Milwaukee (in-person)
A legacy of slavery and regional migration created significant African-descended communities throughout Spanish America. However, outside of regions where plantation agriculture flourished, many of these communities have been rendered relatively invisible in nations which have imagined themselves as shaped primarily by their indigenous, mestizo or European roots.… Continue Reading »

Japanese Mexicans and WWII

Inside an Invisible Iron Wall: The Forced Relocation of Japanese and Japanese Mexicans during World War II, given by Dr. Jerry Garcia on Monday, March 14 (4pm Central) via Zoom, will be the first lecture in a series on Japanese Latin Americans during WWII. Click … Continue Reading »

Wisconsin Immigrant Workers: Their Stories and Impact

March 10, April 7, May 12, 2022
The pandemic placed a spotlight on the many essential roles that immigrants play in our economy and society. Join us for a series of webinars highlighting the untold stories and contributions of Wisconsin’s immigrant workforce, from health care to the dairy industry. These webinars are free and open to the public.… Continue Reading »

Encanto and Magical Realism

Disney’s 2021 film Encanto is having a huge cultural moment and its popularity can be a great way to introduce your students to the magical realism genre that is deeply intertwined in this film. This style is largely associated with Latin American writers … Continue Reading »

Reading Luisa Capetillo

Thursday, March 10, 2022
1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Please join us for the third LACUSL Speakers Series of the 2021-2022 academic year. We welcome Dr. Nancy Bird-Soto, Professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.… Continue Reading »