Posted by: bateslas | September 16, 2009

Welcome to Latin American Studies at Bates

Welcome to Latin American Studies at Bates College. We are finally online!

The faculty members associated with the Latin American Studies General Education Concentration with funding from the Mellon Innovation Fund, has kicked off our Latin American On-Campus Studies Program.

As part of the program, we are very pleased to present a week-long series of events related to themes of indigenous struggles in the twenty-first century, and we are bringing in some impressive guests to campus, including a Bates alum who works with indigenous peoples in the Amazon (Trevor Stevenson ’00), a traditional Peruvian musician (Kike Pinto), a former member of the Guatemalan national congress (Victor Montejo), and an indigenous leader from Ecuador (Patricia Gualinga).

Monday Feb. 22: Symposium featuring our distinguished guests

4:15 Chase Lounge

Tuesday Feb. 23: Roundtable discussion featuring distinguished guests and Wabanaki leaders

4:15 Benjamin Mays Center

Wednesday Feb. 24: Andean Music Concert

7:00 Benjamin Mays Center

Thursday Feb. 25: Brown bag lunch on Indigenous and Afro-descendant Activism

11:45 (please rsvp to ttaylor by 2/22)

Thursday Feb. 25: Lecture by Quicce Duncan, Costa Rica’s first Afro-Caribbean writer in the Spanish language

4:15 Benjamin Mays Center

For more information, please contact any of us.

The Bates Latin American Studies Faculty

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