Noticias de la Semana
July 7th - July 21st, 2017 

Compiled by the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program at UW-Madison

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Education, Volunteer & Job Opportunities
Summer Edition

Congratulations to our graduates! We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

This Week...  

LACIS Summer Courses 
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Saturday, July 8th
Our first ever annual fashion show! showcasing the beautiful of the African culture courtesy of our clothing brand African N American fits come join us and witness our amazing work of all dimension colors and class.

Saturday, July 8th

 Join the makers of Chrysalis Pops for a hands-on fruit pop-mixing workshop. Learn how to make custom, healthy fruit pops. Bring the mix home and freeze it overnight to make tasty home-made fruit pops! Staff from Chrysalis will also talk about different ways to focus on wellness this summer. Best for learners ages 5 and up. Kids under 12 should have an adult with them.

This event is FREE.  
Registration is required for this event; register online or call 266-6350
Saturday, July 8th - Sunday, July 9th
 Art Fair on the Square 2017  

One of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square July 8 and 9, 2017 as MMoCA presents the 59th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square. View a list of participating artists at:

Saturday, July 8 (9 am-6 pm) 
Sunday, July 9 (10 am-5 pm)

It takes hundreds of volunteers to mak e Art Fair on the Square a reality each year. If you are interested in volunteering at the fair (July 8 & 9, 2017) sign up at

Located at the King Street corner of the walkway leading to the Capitol building, MMoCA invites families to drop by the American Transmission Company Kids' Area to enjoy free art and craft projects for children of all ages! This year, activities will include collage landscapes, fairy house building, beading, screen-printing, coloring, jewelry making, and more.

For parking information, please visit the City of Madison's website:

Sunday, July 9th
Centro Hispano's Mercadito! 
Sunday, July 9th
    Yoga with Cats.

Come to our Yoga class and stay and play with Cats. They love your Yoga Mat and they love to watch you squirm. $7.00 RSVP at our meetup
Sunday, July 9th

Join us for Madison's #BikeTheArt tour on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Bike the Art is a monthly curated bicycle tour of local art spaces. As always, come for all or part of the tour. It's free and open to the public.


1:30-2:00pm The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Memory Cloths Circle - take home portable embroidery kit!

2:25-3:30pm Madison Circus Space - Try out the circus arts like juggling, acroyoga and hooping! (Fill out the online waiver in advance to save time.)

3:40-4:00pm Baraboo Woodworks - Tour and demos! 

4:00-5:00pm One-One Thousand - Try shibori dyeing and enjoy a few libations!

Monday, July 10th

-Looking for an opportunity to gain first hand experience working with people in crisis?  
-Interested in building expertise for careers in healthcare, advocacy, or counseling?  
-Want to receive formal training about working with Spanish speaking, immigrant communities? 
-Ready to use your language skills to connect and help people in Dane County?

Become a volunteer for UNIDOS' 24/7 help-line LA RED!
LA RED is the ONLY 24/7 Spanish Language help line in Dane County. It is intended to provide support to victims and survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence from the Latinx, Immigrant, and LGBT+ communities. Starting this Summer UNIDOS is offering a four day training program. After the training you will be eligible to volunteer from the convenience of your home (We provide a cell-phone you can take with you for each 5:30PM-8:30AM shift).

July 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th
Time TBD

-Proficient in Spanish
-18 years of age
-Submit Application & Confirm Interview date before June 30th (last day to interview is July 7th)
-Commit to at least 6 shifts over a 4 month period

If interested in participating contact UNIDOS at or 608-256-9195.
Tuesday, July 11th

7pm-11:55pm @ Majestic Theater

After unveiling our new name and new logo join us for an after party to celebrate the future of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

Trivia will be held from 7pm-8pm, which will be followed by a dance party, a video booth, and performances by B-Free. The evening will be DJ'd by DJ M White.

There will be food, there will be dancing, there will be fun!
Tuesday, July 11th
Want to learn how your business can build a plan for domestic violence? Learn how on JULY 11th at 10 AM, watch our LIVE UNIDOS Show and engage with Brandie De La Rosa, an expert on how workplaces can properly deal with domestic violence! #SupportingSurvivors #SafetyintheWorkplace #AlwaysUNIDOS With guest Brandie De La Rosa, Keynote Speaker, and Director of E3Inpsire #NonProfits #SocialJusticeTal
Thursday, July 13th
5:30pm-7:30pm @ Summit Credit Union 

Join us to showcase the richness, depth, and beauty of Latino identity, and culture.
We will collect multimedia material for the 2017 Yo Soy media campaign. We are expanding this year to include video, photographs of both individual and collective identity.
Friday, July 14th
Sunday, July 16th
La Movida 1480AM invites you to celebrate Día de las Familias Latinas at the Jefferson County Fair on July 16 from 12 noon until 10 pm!!! A day full of entertainment with live music, contests, authentic Mexican food and so much more! The Jefferson County Fair is an event where families gather to showcase their talents, achievements and celebrate their cultures; promoting economic growth in Jefferson County.  
Headlining on La Movida stage: Grupo Bryndis, El K-Paz Mayor y su Fuerza Calentana, Efecto Exclusivo, Ballet Folklórico de Carlos y Sonia Ávila, Estrella Latina y Acapletla Show!!! Tune in to La Movida 1480AM or visit our website at lamovidaradio.comyou're your chance of a family pack with 5 entries!!!  
Wednesday, July 19th - Sunday, July 23rd

The fun, family-friendly Dane County Fair is your "Ticket to Fun" this summer in Madison, July 19-23. The Fair features a world-class carnival, FREE nightly concerts, fair food favorites, animals of all sizes and more. A full list of events and activities can be found on the Fair website, Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook,, and Follow Us on Twitter,, for chances to win prizes including Fair admission! #DCF17
Wednesday, July 19th
Enlace at BMO Harris Bank - Hilldale

Join the Latino Chamber of Commerce at BMO Harris Bank's Hilldale location! BMO Harris provides a broad range of banking products and solutions through over 600 branches. We'll learn more about BMO Harris, make business connections, hear about upcoming Chamber events and workshops, and more! Appetizers will be served. Members and non-members are welcome. FREE! 
Friday, July 21st

Come celebrate the annual LUCES gala with us at the Concourse Hotel on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6pm. We will be recognizing 10 scholarship recipients and celebrating their accomplishments.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Ramón Ortiz
UW Whitewater Assistant Vice Chancellor
Ramon Ortiz works at UW-Whitewater as the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, worked in a private sector, and later returned and completed an M.B.A. in Finance. He works with students who may not have come from the most affluent background but have a wealth of ambition and desire to succeed. He enjoys reeading, hiking, traveling and most importantly spending time with his family. He is also currently the Interim Director of LSP and a doctoral student at UW-Madison pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Upcoming Events...
Sunday, July 23rd

La Movida Radio 1480AM presents "Family Fiesta Day" at the Dane County Fair at the Alliant Energy Center! Thanks to the sponsorship of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, Ale Asylum Brewery, Metro Ford of Madison and Mad CIty Windows.

La Movida invites you to the Dane County Fair on Sunday, July 23, with traditional dances of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico of Carlos and Sonia Avila, first time at the county fair La Sonora Dinamita, live performances by Alacranes Musical, and many others!

Starting at 12 noon "Family Fiesta Day" is filled with ALL-DAY entertainment and contests such as the Taco Eating Contest sponsored by La Rosita Latina, Jalapenos Eating Contest sponsored by Paradise Island, El Grito Contest sponsored by the Team of First Weber and the crowning of Miss Viva Mexico 2017!

Sunday, July 23 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison!

"Family Fiesta Day" at the Dane County Fair is presented by La Movida Radio 1480AM and thanks to the sponsorship of:

La Rosita Latina, Paradise Island, El Equipo Arce de First Weber, Ramos Tax & Services, El Toro Loco Entertainment, Catholic Financial Life, María Villegas Souveneirs y Voz Latina Newspaper.

We look forward to seeing you on July 23rd at the Dane County Fair! Don't miss it!

For more information visit

Wednesday, July 28th

Join us to celebrate UNIDOS' 21 years of service to victims & survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault in Wisconsin.
Our event is a call to action, activism, and support for our communities.

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Education, Volunt eer and Job Opportunities...
Centro Hispano

Would you like to receive training at Madison College to work as a Nursing Assistant at a hospital, nursing home, and other facilities? Apply to receive funding at Centro Hispano. Classes begin August 2017. If you have any questions please contact Bianca Rodriguez at 608-442-4020 or

Latino Academy of Workforce Development
Teach and Tutor in Spanish! 

Hello Spanish Majors- The Latino Academy of Workforce Development is seeking Reading Language Arts tutors for students studying for their GED. We will provide materials and resource but would love your knowledge of the language to give students that one-on-one attention they deserve. This is a great opportunity to use everything you have learned and help the community. The GED/High School equivalency is a big milestone for our students and you can help them tackle the exam and get their GED!

Tutoring would be Tuesday and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM. 
Please email if you are available!

Political Science 601

CP 300

Family Court Clinic
The FCC needs Spanish interpreters who are able to devote at least two hours per week to either answer the FCC intake line and schedule appointments at the Law School, OR, to participate at the courthouse to interpret for law students who meet with Spanish-Speaking community members; OR, to make phone calls to our Spanish-speaking clients and to interpret at client meetings. Occasional document translation may also be requested. Regular attendance at shifts is essential to the work as is proficiency in Spanish.
Contact Marsha Mansfield -

Inter-L&S 210

UW Colaboración Ambiental: Ecological Restoration, Climate Change and Water Stewardship 
Winter 2017/18

Travel to Granada, León, and Managua, Nicaragua, and learn how Nicaraguans prioritize environmental education and water stewardship at the national and local levels.  This  CALS field study explores topics in environmental education, ecological restoration, and civic ecology, and students engage in a service learning project together with community members.
The program includes site visits to organic farms, botanical gardens, the Monbacho Volcano, and other geographical sites, and the course approved as a Global Health Certificate Field Experience. 

Program Details:
  • Early- Mid January
  • Earn 2 credits of Nutri Sci 421
  • Fulfills the Global Health field study requirement
Spanish 361
If you took Spanish 223 or Spanish 224 with Professor Egea, you may be interested to know that he will be teaching Spanish 361 (on Spanish culture through film) during the second four-week session this summer (July 17-August 13). Please feel free to contact him directly if you want more information about the course. This is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to take the Spanish civilization course but are having issues enrolling in it during the academic year.

World Language Education
Anthro 352




Department of Political Science Summer Courses

Department of Political Science is offering many interesting summer courses both online and on-campus.
Summer Courses
PS 103: Intro to International Relations (Online)
PS 104: Intro to American Politics and Government (Online)
PS 106: Politics Around the World (Online)
PS 209: Intro to Political Theory (Online) 
PS 217: Law, Politics, and Society (On campus)
PS 317: The Politics of Human Rights (Online)
PS 359: Problems in American Foreign Policy (Online)
PS 371: International Political Economy (Online)
PS 400: Models of Political Leadership (On campus)
PS 414: The Supreme Court as a political Institution (On campus)
PS 427: Legislative Internship (Online)
PS 449: Government and National Resources
(On campus)
PS 506: Democracy in America (On campus)  

Public Affairs 520

If you are looking for a summer course, please consider this new course from the La Follette School of Public Affairs:
Public Affairs 520: Inequality, Race and Public Policy
SUMMER, 2017
Explore the impact of public policies and programs on the distribution of income, wealth and opportunity in the United States. Examines inequalities across various social dimensions with a focus on disparities across racial and ethnic groups. It will begin with an introduction to key concepts in the measurement of inequality and poverty and an overview of recent trends. We will systematically examine how public policy shapes inequality across a range of topical areas including labor markets, education, taxation, health, housing and criminal justice.  Prereq>  Sophomore standing; The course has been approved to meet the ethnic studies requirement. Students from all departments welcome.
M,Tu, Wed and Th
On-campus, 6/19 to 7/16
For more information:
Mary Treleven
Spring 2017: Professional Development

Summer 2017 Professional Development
WI Dells-- June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25    Tuesdays 8am-4pm
Madison--June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27    Thursdays 8am-4pm
Milwaukee (west side)--July 17, 24 , 26, 28, August 4    (8 :30am-4:30pm)
Oshkosh--July 21, August 7, 8, 9, 10    (8:30am-4:30pm)
  WI Dells--May 23, 30 , June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1    Tuesday eve 4:45-8:30pm   
Madison--May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14    Friday evenings, 5pm-9:40pm   
Madison--May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Sat afternoons from 1pm-4:45pm
Madison--May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30    Sun mornings from 8am-11:45am
Madison--May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6    Thurs evenings 4:30-9:55pm  
Madison--July 19, then meet  July 31, Aug 1, 2, 3    ( 8am-4pm)
See listings online at UW-Parkside
CACLL/Center for Active & Collaborative Lifelong Learning, Inc. 
Madison, WI 53711             (608)772-0794   

Please see below and attached for information on the Spanish Summer Course 2017 offered by APLU member Universidad de Guadalajara. Please pass along this information to those on your campuses who might be interested in this student opportunity
Taking into consideration that the Spanish language is the 2nd most spoken language in the world and in the US, Universidad de Guadalajara offers the PEPE Program as a valuable asset for the development of intercultural and professional skills for US Students. Also, the PEPE Program is an opportunity to increase our mutual understanding in the context of the North American integration.
Learn more about the program at 


Let AIESEC take you to Buenos Aires, Argentina this summer. 
Spend your summer in a fulfilling way by volunteering or doing an internship with AIESEC in Argentina.
AIESEC is the world's largest youth-led organization. We create leaders and empower communities through cross-cultural exchange. 
  • 6-week long volunteer opportunities or 2-month internship in Buenos Aires
  • Learn Spanish while immersing yourself in a beautiful culture
  • A chance to change local lives by volunteering or working as a:
    • English teacher
    • Marketing/fundraising manager 
    • Childcare teacher
  • Working on a weekly basis abroad
  • $500 volunteer program fee or $600 internship program fee
  • Airfar
Latino Academy of Workforce
 Spring 2017 Internship at the Latino Academy of Workforce Development
Engage in your local latino community and be part of Latino Academy ! (We are on a bus line!)

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development, has been empowering the Latino community in Dane County for 5 years. We train and educate students to successfully integrate into the economic and educational systems in Dane County. We are seeking interns for the spring semester who can help grow the Latino Academy and better serve our students. This is a great opportunity to practice Spanish and work directly with members of the community. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please visit our facebook page or website at .

The Latino Academy is seeking two interns to assist with daily operations and student long term employment success. Interns are asked to work at least 7-10 hours a week.
Futura Language Professionals 

Teach in Spain

                    5 Reasons teaching in Spain gives you an edge over competition  

1. Adaptability-- This unique experience will immerse you in creative and unconventional English teaching, allowing you to become a more versatile thinker in different working conditions.
2. Cultural insightfulness
-- You will become more of a global citizen by overcoming language barriers and cultural differences.

3. A jumpstart to your career!-- There aren't many high-quality undergraduate experiences in the field, so having one like this under your belt will help you get ahead of the game.
4. Opens doors
-- Become more marketable to institutions at home AND abroad! You never know what opportunities may arise in the future for which you could be a perfect candidate for...

5. Personal growth
-- Stepping out of your comfort zone will only make you stronger and more confident in both your personal and professional lives. You'll only regret the things you DIDN'T do.

CARA Pro Bono Project
Now more than ever, it is important to fight for justice for Central American families seeking asylum in the United States. The  CARA Pro Bono Project, a legal services and organization in one of the United States' three family detention centers, is looking for passionate people to join their staff. You can read more about the South Texas Family "Residential" Center, where CARA works, here: I'm writing to inform UW-Madison students of the opportunities available to them with the CARA Pro Bono Project. 

For current undergraduate students:
Week-long volunteer
Each week, a new team of lawyers, paralegals and activists from around the country comes to Dilley, Texas to devote their energy and efforts to getting Central American women and kids out from "babyjail" and a fair hearing in a US court to apply for asylum. Even as an undergraduate student, your Spanish skills would be a tremendous asset to the team, and this can make a meaningful alternative spring or winter break. Contact  Maggie Schumann, former undergraduate long-term volunteer, for ways of making it affordable. More details:

Summer legal assistant
A small number of individuals spend extended periods at the CARA Pro Bono Project as long-term volunteers. Because CARA runs primarily on weeklong volunteers, your longer-term presence means you'll become a valuable member of the team. If you're thinking of pursuing a career in law or social justice work, this is for you. Reach out to  Maggie Schumann, a former undergraduate long-term legal assistant, for more details on what the position entails and ways of making it affordable. 
Consular Fellows

Now Accepting Applications
W e are currently accepting applications for Consular Fellows - Spanish positions. 

The Consular Fellows Program (CFP) is a unique national service opportunity with the Department of State to live and work overseas as part of an Embassy or Consulate community.

New hires will receive a competitive salary, paid housing while overseas and may be eligible for a recruitment bonus of up to 10% of their basic salary. This incentive would be paid in two installments: one upon completion of the first two-year assignment, and the second at the end of the second two-year assignment (48 months service). Consular Fellows may also be eligible to participate in the Department's Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) at any post in which they serve. For more information on the program, click  here

All potential applicants are strongly urged to  read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the  Consular Fellows - Spanish vacancy on USAJOBS.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances. 

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our  forums or  FAQs at

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State

Volunteer at Centro Hispano
Guest Bloggers Sought for LACIS Blog!
Did you study abroad or intern in a LACIS country? Are you following a particular current event? Did you attend a LACIS event? We want to hear what you think! Write a brief post, include pictures or videos, and we will share it on the LACIS blog! (Please note that your blog posting may be edited down for size or content, if needed.)
Contact the LACIS social media intern, Jesus Del Toro (, with any questions or with your finished product! 
Get Involved with Colombia Support Network! 
Want to get more involved with international advocacy on the UW-Madison campus?
Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers serves to bring awareness on the UW campus about the human rights atrocities occurring in Colombia, encouraging UW students to become educated and engaged in the CSN solidarity mission through volunteering, spreading our peaceful mission, and sending student delegations to peace communities in Colombia.
The Colombia Support Network was created in 1989 to provide support to Colombian communities and organizations in areas of conflict which seek to construct a just social and economic order using non-violence means. There are more than 6 million displaced persons in Colombia, and more than 31,000 persons have "disappeared" since 1990s. Peaceful civilians have faced attacks from rebel groups such as the FARC, as well as paramilitary forces which are indirectly - and sometimes directly - aided by a government which serves to protect solely the interests of the wealthy. This March, important peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC forces are likely to reach a deal, making the current issues in Colombia especially relevant.
Engagement with CSN-UW Badgers can be as simple as liking our Facebook page [Colombia Support Network-UW Badgers], and considering attending future CSN events, such as movie series or speakers!  We're also looking for new leaders who are passionate about human rights and might one day go on a delegation to Colombia with CSN.
  For more information on the Colombian peace process, you should find this website very helpful: 
Questions? Please contact Samantha Strok @
Apply for a grant! 
International Division, IRIS award seed grants for interdisciplinary research

Six interdisciplinary research projects that blend place-based scientific inquiry with international expertise have been awarded incubator grants by the International Division and the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
These projects focus on Africa, South Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, in fields as diverse as public health, child development, civil engineering, climate science, archaeology, genetics, virology, and environmental studies.
Offered this year for the first time, the grants are aimed at bringing together faculty in STEM fields who are conducting place-based research abroad with experts from regional and area studies centers within IRIS.
Funding for these awards, of up to $50,000 each, comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and other International Division funds.

International Reach
I nternational Reach is a unique volunteer program that places international speakers in schools, campus venues and community organizations for short presentations. It provides interesting opportunities for individuals to share perspectives on their home countries with teachers, students and area residents for the purposes of furthering global education and intercultural dialogue. International Student Services (ISS) coordinates the International Reach Program.

BRIDGE International Friendship Program


BRIDGE (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) pairs new international students with American students for a whole semester based on similar interests, personalities and needs. BRIDGE provides new international students with a friend, ally, resource person, and cultural navigator. The program offer numerous cross-cultural activities, learning experiences and fun. To learn more, visit

Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project


MDGAP educates the campus about eight United Nations development goals on poverty, hunger, education, gender eqaulity, global health and the environment. The project also links students with hands-on , goal-related research, internships and volunteer opportunities in order to further job skills, foster global competency, and advance the goals. For details, visit

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