Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival (8 Photos)
Detroit Institute of Arts (5 Photos)
El Canto Del Colibri (2 Photos)
Conference on the Americas 2016 (37 Photos)
Day of the Dead (2 Photos)
Tango Workshop 2016 (3 Photos)
Chicago Bus Trip 2016 (5 Photos)
The Annual Chicago bus trip took place in April of 2016.
Abrazos (2016) (11 Photos)
ABRAZOS - a film that tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for nearly two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.
A public lecture entitled, "Making Paraguay Real: How to Measure an Agrarian Transformation," by Dr. Kregg Hetherington, associate professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, specializing in in environment and infrastructure, the bureaucratic state and international development in Latin America. He has written extensively about how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrarian transition in Paraguay have experienced that country's halting transition to democracy. His book, Guerrilla Auditors, is an ethnography of how rural thinking about property and information come into conflict with bureaucratic reform projects promoted by international experts. His current research focuses on regulation in the soybean boom in Latin America's southern cone is transforming the relationship between states, plants, people and territory.
Conference on the Americas 2015 (2 Photos)
The 13th Conference on the Americas “Borders and Conflict Zones in the Americas” was presented by the Latin American Studies program at Grand Valley State University. Contact zones are places where the powerful and the seemingly powerless encounter one another with a mix of resistance and accommodation, and in the process they alter one another. These zones are where defenders of the status quo wrangle with advocates of novel ideas and practices, changing the differences between the two. They are habitats and terrains that produce and interact with new species or environmental factors.