Captured in the Sacred Valley of Peru by faculty member Don Leonard, "Salt of the Earth" was awarded 1st Place in the Places category of the 2016 International Photography Exhibition.
NEWSLETTER: April 23, 2018
History Workshop: "Archiving for the Empire"
On Wednesday, April 25th, join CLAS affiliate, Dr. Alcira Due ñas for a workshop on "Archiving for the Empire: Indian Escribanos and Notarial Culture in Colonial Peru."

The workshop will take place from 12-1 pm in 235 Dulles Hall. Pizza will be served. Please read the corresponding paper ahead of time. You may email Daniel Rivers at for a copy.  More information about the workshop is available on the event page:
CLAS Alum Awarded $12,000 Research Scholarship
Congratulations to former CLAS intern Sandy Lackmann! Sandy was recently awarded a $12,000 Arts and Science Undergraduate Research for her honors thesis titled "Advocacy or Abuse? The role of U.S. immigration law in the lives of asylum-seeking Central American women." Sandy is a third year student double majoring in International Studies and Spanish and minoring in Human Rights. For more information about Sandy's award, visit the news story on our website:

MÁS ALLÁ Summer Camp Returns!

Calling all high school students! Join CLAS this summer for the  MÁS ALLÁ summer camp. In a single week, students can learn how to play Andean panpipes and other instruments, have an immersive Spanish-language experience, and learn about Andean culture by performing it. 

The camp will take place from June 11-15 and is open to all high school students regardless of musical experience or ability in Spanish. Camp instructors are OSU graduate students with specializations in Hispanic-Linguistics, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology. The cost for the entire week is only $299. Please visit the website for more information about this valuable opportunity:
Summer Seminars Abroad in Havana, Cuba
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University announce this year's intensive Summer Seminars Abroad, a 16-day workshop in Spanish linguistics in Havana, Cuba. 
The program, to take place  July 9-25, 2018,  is intended primarily for Spanish teachers. Applications are open, however, to graduate students from Spanish and other disciplines who have a demonstrated ability in the use of the Spanish language and a need for this type of course. 
For more information, and to apply for the program, please visit the website:
BuckAlly Information Session and Training
On Tuesday, April 24th, the BuckAlly Dream Team will be hosting an Information Session and Training for all interested participants. Both sessions will take place in 010 Page Hall. Information about the event can be found below. Please RSVP by April 20th, 2018 here:

Information session 1:30-2:30

Topics to be covered - What are the demographics of documented and undocumented immigrants in Ohio?  What are the applicable state and federal-level laws?  What is the difference between DACA, undocumented, and mixed status?  What is a Dreamer? How have these categories changed in recent years?  What is the current status of DACA? Does it matter how I describe or refer to people without legal status?  What should I keep in mind if I want to be an ally?
BuckAlly Training 3:00-5:00 pm

Topics to be covered - What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide?  What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status?  What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students? What can I do to support these students?  Where can I find more information or resources about this topic?  Know your rights - Role-playing for instructors, staff, and students - Bystander training - Raise awareness in your social network - Become a member of the OSU BuckAlly Dream Team!
Discovery Theme Project: Be The Street
Be the Street has pulled together faculty and graduate students from five departments - Theatre, Dance, Spanish & Portuguese, English and Comparative Studies. Over the past year, Be the Street has worked with the renowned Albany Park Theater Project (APTP), an award-winning Chicago theater company, to develop a new community-engagement program in the Hilltop neighborhood.

On May 5th, join Be the Street for open rehearsals held throughout the day (8:30 am - 4:00 pm). On Sunday, May 6th, there will be a community conversation at 1:00 and a public performance at 2:30. All performance events will take place at Third Way Cafe (3058 W. Broad Street). For more information, visit:
Upcoming Event: Young Lords 50th Anniversary Symposium
Next autumn, DePaul Unversity and Grand Valley State University are hosting the Young Lords 50th Anniversary Symposium. On September 21st, the keynote address will present a dialogue between the founder and president of the Young Lords, Jose "Cha Cha" Jiminez, and former political prisoner, Oscar López-Rivera. This will take place at the McGrath Arena (2323 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614). A reception will begin at 6:00 pm and the program begins at 7:00 pm.

September 22nd will be a day for panels, exhibits, and cultural performances. On September 23rd, there will be a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Grito de Lares and an Award Ceremony Cultural Program. 

For more information about the symposium, please email
Autumn 2018 Less Commonly Taught Languages of Latin America: Course Offerings
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce new less commonly taught language course offerings for Autumn 2018, including:
  • Yucatec Maya
  • Haitian Creole
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
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