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PhotoVoice as Community Engagement – New Course Offering Fall 2018

Two Semesters:

Fall 2018 (IDH 3034 – 3 credits)

Spring 2019 (IDH 3035 – 3 credits)

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 5:40 pm


·       Artistic approach to social activism and community transformation

·       Collaborative, community-based techniques

·       Hands-on experience

·       Photography and social analysis

·       Latino population in Miami

·       Course taught in both English and Spanish; Conversational Spanish language desirable

·       GL-Course that counts toward students’ GL graduation requirement!

     

PhotoVoice as Community Engagement is a unique interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the use of PhotoVoice Methodology to contribute to community-engaged research and policy, and involve students directly in community actions to address social problems affecting Latino populations in Miami.

 

If you have questions or want to join this Honors College course, please contact Logan Saucer at (305) 348-4100 or lsaucer@fiu.edu

 

An Honors College course in collaboration with LACC

 

ICOT18 Miami Conference Registration Deadline

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The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) is offered every two to three years in different parts of the world. It is taking place May 16 – 20 at FIU. The series was founded 34 years ago by the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

ICOT fosters collegial exchange and educational development around the topic of thinking and its cultivation.Thinking is understood broadly to include any kind of thinking and learning and to acknowledge cultural, psychological, historical, and disciplinary diversity and richness.

The conference is transdisciplinary, drawing from diverse fields including education, neuroscience, health sciences, the arts, sports, government, business, anthropology, history, cross-cultural studies, architecture, engineering, economics, geography, technology and other areas.

To register during the Regular Registration Period, please visit icot18.com.

 

Informational session: New Course for Summer 2018 – PhotoVoice as Community Engagement

NEW IDH 3034 SUMMER 2018 COURSE

 We have an exciting new course for Summer 2018! PhotoVoice as Community Engagement is An Honors College course in collaboration with The FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and it is a GL-designated course that counts toward students’ GL graduation requirement. An informational session for prospective students will be taking place January 23, 2018, at 3:30 PM. The meeting will be at The College of Business Complex 232. You will have a chance to meet the instructors and to ask questions. Please RSVP ylopezre@fiu.edu  Thank you.

 Informational session for prospective students:

Location: CBC 232

Date: Tuesday, January 23rd

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Light refreshments will be served

 

 Short video: https://youtu.be/h6aI7hA_N6Q

 Long version video (6 minutes): https://youtu.be/8YOeGBFEKnw

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Documentary Screening and Book Signing: Finding Samuel Lowe. China, Jamaica, Harlem

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Documentary Screening and Book Signing featuring Paula Williams Madison. Sponsored by LACC. Co-sponsored by FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Part of LACC’s Migrant and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Colloquium with Ambassador Moreira Lima on “Brazil Foreign Policy”

Conversation featuring Ambassador Sérgio Moreira Lima, President FUNAG. Made possible with support from Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center; Consulate General of Brazil in Miami; and Department of Modern Languages, Portuguese Program. Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Culture Club. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public.02-13 Ambassador Moreira

The Future of US Policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean

Future of U.S. Policy Towards Latin American and the Caribbean

Conversation by Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee. Sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

History Will Absolve Me. Fidel Castro: Life and Legacy

History Will Absolve Me

Book presentation “History Will Absolve Me” featuring book author, Dr. Brian Latell. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, and Cuban Research Institute. Part of LACC’s Governance and Security Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Tourism in Cuba: Riding the Wave Toward Sustainable Prosperity

Toruism in Cuba

Book launch and conversation featuring book authors and experts, Richard E. Feinberg, Richard S. Newfarmer, Jorge Duany and Maria Dolores Espino. Moderated by LACC Director, Frank Mora. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, Chaplain School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Latin American Initiative at Brookings Institution. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.

Roundtable with FIU faculty experts on the Impact of Castro’s Death in Miami

Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

Roundtable with FIU faculty experts on the Impact of Castro’s Death on the Cuban-American Community in Miami
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 10AM – 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 150

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the third in a series of roundtable discussions on Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era.

This session will focus on how Castro’s death will impact Miami and the Cuban-American community, including effects on inter-generational relations, immigration and the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Expert panel featuring:

  • Eduardo Gamarra, professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and founder of the Latino Public Opinion Forum, the first university initiative in Florida to study the impact of Hispanic voters on U.S. politics
  • Sebastián A. Arcos, associate director, Cuban Research Institute and former advisor to the U.S. State Department on human rights issues in Cuba
  • Michael Bustamante, assistant professor of Latin American history, specializing in modern Cuba, Cuban America and the Caribbean and former research associate for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in D.C.

This program is free and open to all. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by:
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center • Cuban Research Institute  • Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy • Office of Global Learning Initiatives • FIU Honors College.

Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era: Roundtable with FIU faculty experts

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 Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

Roundtable with FIU faculty experts on International Impacts of Castro’s Death

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the second in a series of roundtable discussions on Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era.

This session will focus on how Castro’s death will impact Cuba’s relationships with the rest of the world, including Latin America and the U.S., particularly how a Trump presidency will affect diplomatic relations with the island nation. 

Faculty experts include: 

  • Eduardo Gamarra, professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and founder of the Latino Public Opinion Forum, the first university initiative in Florida to study the impact of Hispanic voters on U.S. politics
  • Frank Mora, director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere
  • Brian Fonseca, director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and technical expert on national security and foreign policy
  • Danielle Clealand, professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, whose research focuses on racial politics in Cuba, Latin America and the U.S.

The Cuban Transition in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

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The Cuban Transition in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

Panel Discussion with FIU Faculty Experts
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 10AM – 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 140

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the first in a series of roundtable discussions on the impact of Fidel Castro’s death on the internal dynamics in Cuba, including economic impacts, political freedom and social relations.

Expert panel featuring:

  • Dr. Eduardo Gamarra, Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and founder of the Latino Public Opinion Forum, the first university initiative in Florida to study the impact of Hispanic voters on U.S. politics.
  • Brian Fonseca, director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, technical expert on national security and foreign policy
  • Dr. Guillermo Grenier, Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies; specializes in labor, migration, immigrant incorporation and the Cuban-American community, particularly in Miami.
  • Dr. Martin Palous, Director, Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy and Senior Fellow, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

This program is free and open to all students. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.

[CANCELED] Memory ADN/Memoria DNA – Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA
Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

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Memory ADN/Memoria DNA is an exploration of cultural memory and how it is passed down from one generation to the next. It is a voyage through the sayings, customs and stereotypes, at times filled with humor, at times nostalgic, that explores the idea of what is “Spanish” from the perspective of a particular group of Latino immigrants, namely Caribbean and coastal. It is a work of experimental flamenco that combines dance, theater and film and deconstructs the forms of flamenco music and dance. Join us for this compelling performance and fascinating experience.

Niurca Márquez is an artist/researcher with a wide range as a creator and performer in film, site-specific work and staged performance. Her work has been commissioned by and presented on various curatorial platforms in Europe and the U.S. She has worked tirelessly on presenting new works that examine notions of identity, cultural memory and ritual in flamenco within a contemporary framework, as well as, works that delve into the multiple layers of communication and understanding in the form. She continuously examines the many intersections of tradition and vanguard to create new languages and expressions embedded in flamenco but informed by contemporary practices in dance and theater: a reflection on the work’s historical placement and potential implications within a contemporary dance setting.

José Manuel Domínguez, performer, theater director and writer, is the artistic director of the Antiheroes Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2011. With the goal of fostering inclusion through the arts and education, the organization focuses on creating and presenting contemporary performing arts, along with a strong educational component which includes year-round workshops for individuals of all abilities.

 

José Luis de la Paz is a flamenco guitarist and co-founder of the Nu Flamenco Collaborative. He has performed throughout the world and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Premio Jóvenes Interpretes-Bienal de SevillaPremio Asociación de la Prensa-Huelva, and Cuarto Cabalesamong others. In 1995 he appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca as one of the 20 best guitarists in Spain.

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain,
Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center,
African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and Coral Gables Museum

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here

For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa.

18th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture, “The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy”

Please join us for the 18th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture, “The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy” by Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday, 30 September 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center of FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. Please visit our website for more information: www.africana.fiu.edu or call us at 305-348-6860.

Espacio 08: New Collaborative Works Exhibition Opening and Reception

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100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Espacio 08: New Collaborative Works
Exhibition Opening and Reception
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 6:30 PM | FIU MMC | Green School Gallery (SIPA 1st Floor )

Florida International University welcomes the artists of Espacio 08. The group was formed in Havana at the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) by four professors as a collaboration between the academic and the artistic. A vision of interaction and participation, the project and its exhibitions revealed art at the forefront of the most global trends. Today, two of the artists remain at ISA and two live in Miami.

At FIU, the four artists will be reunited to share their experiences with the students and faculty, and introduce the teaching strategies that have made ISA one of the most important schools of art and creativity. During a week-long workshop with students and faculty, the artists will do critiques and portfolio reviews. In addition, the artists will present an exhibition of new works produced in collaboration with FIU students.

The exhibition will be on view from September 29th to October 7th, 2016.

  • Ruslán Torres Leyva – Artist, ISA director & professor of painting. Lives and works in Havana.
  • Abel Barreto Olivera – Artist, ISA professor of sculpture. Lives and works in Havana.
  • Jorge Wellesley – Artist and former ISA professor of painting. Lives and works in Miami.
  • Douglas Argüelles Cruz – Artist and former ISA professor of painting. Lives and works in Miami.

Also join us for a Conversation with the Artists on Friday, September 30th Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, 2:30 PM

Events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

Sponsored by 100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative
Co-sponsored by Department of Art and Art History, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Cuban Research Institute, and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon Adapts to Climate Change

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Global Indigenous Forum
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

The Organization of Indigenous Peoples
of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC)
Adapts to Climate Change and Preserves
Traditional Culture for a Post-Conflict Colombia
Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | PG5 155

 

Bernardita Remuy Capojo and Claudino Pérez Torres are native members of the Muruy (Uitoto) peoples of the Colombian Amazon. They will present on their work preparing for climate change and preserving traditional indigenous culture in a post-conflict Colombia as leaders within OPIAC, where Ms. Capojo serves as the president of the Association of Women and Families and Mr. Torres serves as the spiritual advisor and traditional elder of the same association.

Ms. Capojo is an indigenous leader with extensive experience working across indigenous communities, with children and youth, and indigenous women of the Amazon. She is currently responsible for overseeing projects related to the development of adaptations to climate change and for the planning for post-conflict cities comprised of indigenous men and women who are victims and refugees of the conflict within Colombia.

Mr. Torres is recognized by the Muruy people as a keeper of their traditional culture and holds the distinguished title of Elder, or Taita, for his extensive knowledge about cultural practices in rites, ceremonies and traditional Amazonian medicine. He was president of the Indigenous Organization of the Muruy of Amazonas (OIMA), 2000-2003, and an indigenous representative on the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006 of CorpoAmazonia, an Amazonian sustainable development corporation.

Questions and answers from the audience will guide discussion.

Discussion leader and organizer:  Dr. James Riach, FIU Department of Earth and Environment.

This event will be in Spanish with simultaneous English Translation.

Sponsored by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum and the student club, the Global Indigenous Group.  Co-sponsored by the Campus Student Organizations (CSO), Center for Women and Gender Studies, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence.

For more information, call 305-348-2247 or visit: http://indigenous.fiu.edu/.