On November 2, CLACS organized “Inclusivity in the World Language Classroom,” with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), featuring Professor Pamela Wesely (University of Iowa), and cosponsored by Spanish and Portuguese, the Language Resource Center and the Center for International Education. On November 16, in a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting (Washington, D.C.) and the CIE Institute of World Affairs, CLACS offered “Critical Thinking, Communication and Connection with Global News: Focus on Migration in the Americas.” The Pulitzer workshop featured two guest journalists: Julián Aguilar (The Texas Tribune) and Nadja Drost (Special Correspondent from Latin America for PBS News Hour).
Earlier in the fall, CLACS worked with International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) to organize a third annual professional development day, focused on the course, History of the Americas. Speakers from three DC area universities (George Mason, George Washington, U.S. Naval Academy) presented on the topics of indigenous movements and civil society, Venezuela, and migration.