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
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:
of the Caribbean - A Talk by Dr. Lisa
Paravisini-Gebert, Harvard University.
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
All are welcome! Presented by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
For more information,
please contact LACS Coordinator Dr. Allyson Ferrante: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-531-2440.