Spring 2021 Brazil Initiative

CLACS has two days of virtual events for our Spring 2021 Brazil Initiative. The events were graciously put together by our colleagues at Marquette University, Dr. Michelle Medeiros (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and Dr. Jessica Rich (Political Science). April 23, … Continue Reading »

The Sidewalk School

The Sidewalk School

March 2, 2021
4:30-5:30pm Central
The Sidewalk School exists to provide quality education to migrant children who would go without as they experience displacement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Initially developed for the Matamoros Tent City, The Sidewalk School now operates in six Mexican cities. … Continue Reading »

Author Reyna Grande

March 10, 2021 (4:30-6:00pm Central)

Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her life before and after she arrived in the United States from Mexico as an undocumented child immigrant.… Continue Reading »

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

February 17, 2021 (4-5:30pm Central)

with Jeffrey Erbig (Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies UC-Santa Cruz)
Drawing upon manuscripts from over two dozen archives in seven countries, Erbig traces on-the-ground interactions between Ibero-American colonists, Jesuit and Guaraní mission-dwellers, and autonomous Indigenous peoples as they responded to ever-changing notions of territorial possession.… Continue Reading »