Harry Belafonte in Memoria 

Actor, singer, and activist Harry Belafonte passed away earlier this month at the age of 96. Born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr in 1927 in Harlem, New York, he was the son of Jamaican immigrants of Scottish, Dutch-Jewish, and African descent. He grew … Continue Reading »

Agents of Exchange

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Women’s Roles in Forming the Latin American Literary Canon
an international virtual symposium
February 16, 2024
Even before the 1868 translation of Sarmiento’s ‘Facundo’ by Mary Tyler Mann, women’s contributions have been crucial to the development of the Latin American literary canon.… Continue Reading »

Ireland and Latin America 

You might be surprised to learn that there is a long history between Ireland and Latin America. Dr. Edmundo Murry’s article “Ireland and Latin America: a Cultural History” can be an introduction piece to the subject. The Library of Congress has an article … Continue Reading »

2023 CLACS Summer Teacher Institute

drawing of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico

July 18-20, 2023
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (in-person)
This institute examines innovative projects in Latin America to create more livable, equitable and sustainable urban spaces.  It explores initiatives which confront the challenges of climate change, urban growth, and marginality with participatory and community-building programs. … Continue Reading »