LACS Carnival Week

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
All day event
DMF Auditorium and Other Locations
Event Type
Special Event
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

We warmly invite you to enjoy the richness of the Latin American & Caribbean region during the 2017 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Carnival Week! Celebrating Indigeneity, March 20-24, 2017. Our 11 events engage: Social Justice, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Dance, Martial Arts, Theater, Music, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Undergraduate Research & Performances.

Monday, March 20th: 8:00-3:00pm - RCC Ballroom: Tour a Giant Map of South America with Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan, Dr. Vernon Domingo, and their students; 12:20 - 1:35pm – DMF Auditorium: Keynote Conversation with Queen of the Maroons, Gaama Gloria "Mama G" Simms, and Dr. Diana Fox; 1:50-3:05pm - DMF Auditorium: "Indigeneity in the Caribbean Context: Before 1492" - A Talk by Dr. Erica Neeganawedgin, University of Western Ontario.

 Tuesday, March 21st: 9:30-10:45am - DMF Auditorium: BSU Trinidad Field School Research Presentation with Dr. Diana Fox and Students; 3:25-4:40pm – DMF Auditorium: BSU Student reading of Migdalia Cruz's play, A Crossover Dream, directed by Dr. Colleen Rua and followed by a social justice workshop. 

 Wednesday, March 22nd: 11:15-12:05pm – DMF Auditorium: BSU Trinidad Field School Launch with Founder, Akilah Jaramogi, Dr. Diana Fox, and Provost Karim Ismali; 12:20-1:35pm - RCC Demo Room: BSU Undergraduate Research Showcase with Presenters: Karoline Siljander, Sharisse Viltus, Holly Stanley, Eustace Walker, Monique Shepard, Amaryllis Lopez, Takeesha Joseph, and Shane Dougherty; 1:50-3:05pm - DMF Auditorium: A Performance by the Latin American Indigenous Band, MarKa.

 Thursday, March 23rd: 9:30-10:45am - Burnell 132 A & B: Capoiera Master Class, led by Cape Cod Capoiera; 11:00-12:15pm - DMF Auditorium: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Paravisini-Gebert on the extinction of the Caribbean monk seal; 12:30-1:45pm –DMF Auditorium: Parrots of the Caribbean - A Talk by Dr. Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, Harvard University.

 To give you a taste of Latin American Caribbean culture, Sodexo is serving Caribbean national dishes every day in the Flynn dining hall (Tillinghast). Monday-Suriname/ Tuesday-Puerto Rico/ Wednesday-Bolivia/ Thursday-Brazil/ Friday-St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

 All are welcome! Presented by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program

For more information, please contact LACS Coordinator Dr. Allyson Ferrante:  or 508-531-2440.



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