FOLA: FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICA

FOLA         

                           
Throughout the 2008 - 2009 academic year, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, along with its co-sponsors, will offer a series of events which will focus on the history, culture and current events of Latin America.

SPONSORS:
  
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures
IECA
Dept. of History
Brauer Museum of Art
Office of Multicultural Programs
LIVE (Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence)
Union Board
Cultural Arts Committee

S P R I N G  S E M E S T E R

JANUARY 19
Lecture
2:30 pm
Christopher Center, room 205


  Lecture:  A presentation by IU Northwest Professor Ruth Needleman on "From Domination to Liberation: Latin America Has Proven a New World is Possible"

An MLK Day Focus Session

MARCH 18
Lecture
7 pm
Kallay-Christopher 112


  Lecture:  Presentation and discussion, led by Professor Nelly Blacker-Hanson, on education and teacher-activists in Mexico's struggle for equality

MARCH
IECA Role Play


  Role Play Simulation:  Activity for IECA and foreign language student majors
APRIL 1
Performance
7 pm Kallay-Christopher 112
  Special Performance:  Original performance by members of LIVE (Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence)


F A L L   S E M E S T E R

SEPTEMBER 3
Dance Lessons

7 pm
Union Great Hall
  Dance Lessons:  A celebration of Latin music and dance led by Professor Nelly Zamora-Breckenridge
OCTOBER 1
Student Coffee Hour

7 pm
Brauer Museum of Art
  Brauer Museum's exhibition of Spanish and Latin American art with Professors Carlos Miguel-Pueyo and Stacy Hoult-Saros
NOVEMBER 5
Academic Quiz Bowl

7 pm
Huegli Hall Lumina Room
  Academic Super Bowl: A "quiz bowl" on Latin America for all VU students