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  • From LACIS

     LACIS LECTURES – Fall 2017

    September 12  (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     “Reconfiguring Property Rights, Reshaping Social Relations: Housing Policy in Castro’s Cuba, 1959-present”

    Presented by: Martina Kunóvic, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, UW Madison

    September 19  (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     “US – Cuba Relations from Obama to Trump”

    Presented by: Ernesto Domínguez, University of Havana. Tinker Visiting Professor, Political Science Department

    September 26 (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     “Land use change and oasis bird communities in the Atacama desert”

    Presented by: Cristian Estades, Universidad de Chile. Tinker Visiting Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department

    October 10 (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     Nabuco Award Winners

    Presented by: Loren Peabody and Colten Parr

    October 17 (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    Managing Water Resources in Chile’s semi-arid Elqui Valley

    Presented by:  Paul Block, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

    October 24  (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    Race and Language of the Belonging Argentina

    Presented by: Blenda Femanias, Adjunct Professorial Lecture, American University.

    October 31 (12:00-2:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    Ethical Positioning Created by Authoritarianism: from the Popular Subject to the Collective “I” in the Chilean Documentary

    Presented by: Walescka Pino-Ojeda, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    November 7  (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    On the Backs of Tortoises: the will to save the Galápagos Islands.

    Presented by: Elizabeth Hennessy, Assistant Professor of World Environmental History in the History Department and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

    November 14 (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     Documentation, Activism and Revitalization of Indigenous Ecuadorian Languages:  A Shared Commitment

    Presented by: Marleen Haboud, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

    November 28 (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002

    Presented by: Benjamin Márquez, Director Chicano/Latino Studies Program, UW Madison.

    December 5  (12:00-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

    Yasuni: Experiencias en el Manejo del  Parque Nacional más Grande del Ecuador Continental

    Presented by: José Narváez, Ex-Director del Parque Yasuni. MS Student Environmental Conservation UW Madison.

    December 12  (12:00-1:00, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive)

     Remittances and Family Dynamics in Cuba

    Presented by: Denisse Delgado Vázquez. Visiting Researcher Associate, University of Massachussets.

  • Latin American Community

    Undocumented in Dane County

    Tuesday, December 5th

    The struggles facing undocumented families are not far away — they are right here at home. Learn how this timely national issue affects our local neighbors. Fabiola Hamdan, a bilingual social worker who works with undocumented residents in Dane County, will give us an up-close look at the challenges they face every day.

    Everyone is invited to this dinner, which is sponsored by Temple Beth El Sisterhood and Men’s Club. $17/person ($10/person for students). Register at by November 14.


    Pozole & Chill

    Saturday, December 9th

    Finals season is upon us, and so is pozole season! The Classy Chi Gammas will be selling delicious homemade red and white pozole for those who are in need of a study break right before finals. 🥘
    What is pozole? Pozole is a Mexican soup that is made with hominy, pork, and spices that will warm your heart during this cold season. 💚💙
    Pre-order your pozole by December 1st at We will be serving the Pozole on December 9th from 4pm-6pm. Location: TBD
    12 oz bowl for $3
    20 oz bowl $5

    Job Opportunities 

    New bilingual employment opportunity at Metro Transit!

    Metro Transit seeks a candidate who is bilingual in Spanish and English, to provide excellent customer service in the Metro Customer Service Center and reception area. This is a part-time position as a bilingual Transit Customer Service Representative.


    Limpiando con Unidos – Hazlo Con Ritmo

    Saturday, December 9th

    Acompáñenos el Sábado 9 de Diciembre para organizar las oficinas de UNIDOS!
    Hemos recibido muchas donaciones que se han acumulado durante el transcurso del año. Ayúdanos a organizar nuestros materiales para poder utilizarlos de una manera mas eficaz durante nuestros grupos de apoyo o el cuidado de niños.
    El evento se llevará acabo desde las 2-5PM y tendremos pizza y bebidas para compartir.
    Vengan con sus artistas y canciones favoritas en mente (o publíquenlas en la pagina de Facebook) para poder inspirarnos al limpiar!
    Les esperamos!

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