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Your Healing is Killing me

November 18, 2020


Your Healing is Killing Me

by Virginia Grise

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

5:00 p.m.–6:20 p.m., via Zoom 

Part performance, part lecture, part writing workshop—this event 

is unprocessed and gluten and guilt free.  


Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies, 

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and 

the Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). 

Voices of Comedy

November 14, 2020

voice of Comedy

Topic: Voices of Comedy
Time: Nov 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Town Hall Meeting

November 13, 2020

We are inviting interested students, including but not limited to people already majoring and minoring in LALS, to a "town hall" on November 13, from 10:30 am-12 pm

November 10, 2020

Out there without fear: A dancehall Documentary
After the Dance: Performing Sovereignty In The Caribbean  invites you to an open class. Explore the global impact of Jamaica's Dancehall dancers and their struggle for local recognition.  The documentary screening of Out There Without Fear will be followed by a panel discussion with the documentary filmmaker, Joelle Powe, the leading scholar on Jamaican popular culture from Jamaica, Dr. Carolyn Cooper, and internationally renowned Dancehall choreographer, Latonya Style.  The intersection of dance with art, classism, violence, the empowerment of women, the church, tourism, and blackness will be discussed.  Panelists will be calling in for this virtual event from Jamaica. 

November 6, 2020

Please join us on November 6th at 2 pm for the Brandeis Anthropology Research Colloquium Hunt Lecture in Economic Anthropology, featuring David Freidel. "Flashing Cash: Celts, Mirrors, Money and Power in Olmec and Maya Civilizations."  

October 23, 2020

Border South: Anthropology, Documentary
Film, and the Politics of Border Crossing.
Dia De Los Muertos

November 4, 2019

Thank you to the Intercultural Center (ICC) for opening their space and allowing us to host the movie COCO while we enjoyed authentic Mexican hot Chocolate and spent a bit of time telling stories about our ancestors and what this day means to us.
Eddie's Perejil, followed by Q&A

November 1, 2019

Friday November 1st at 6:30pm Eddie's Perejil came to Brandeis. 

“Eddie’s Perejil” is a gripping solo play, written and performed by Edward Paulino, about a working-class Dominican-American college student who stumbles upon a document describing a long-forgotten genocide against Haitians by Dominicans known as the 1937 Haitian Massacre, el Corte, and temwayaj kout kouto. This discovery and subsequent self-reflection sets him on an inescapable collision course with his romanticized notion of what it means to be Dominican in the diaspora.

Meet and Greet with LALS Program

September 19, 2019

Come and join us at the Intercultural Center from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday September 19, 2019. We will be having a meet and greet with LALS for an opportunity for current and interested students to meet each other, learn more abou the program and meet some of our LALS faculty!
LALS Annual get together 2019

May 3, 2019

We gathered with graduating LALS students and Jane's Award and Prizes' recipients to celebrate another year with our program.
The Modern Jungle

February 4, 2019

The Modern Jungle screening, a film by Charles Fairbanks (USA) and Saul Zak (Mexico).
Día de los muertos

November 1, 2018

Held in the Intercultural Center (ICC).

Non-Fiction Documentary Photography Workshop

October 19, 2018

Presented by Stephen Ferry and Elizabeth Ferry.

La Batea Presentation: Elizabeth Ferry and Stephen Ferry present their book on Gold Mining in Columbia.

Aurelio Martínez acoustic performance

October 11, 2018

BLIFF Film Festival

September 28, 2018

Two-day film festival held this year at Brandeis held September 28-29.

Past Events

LALS Annual get together

April 27, 2018

En el séptimo día

April 20, 2018

Film Screening of “En el séptimo día” (On the Seventh Day) to promote the September 2018 Boston Latino International Film Festival at Brandeis.

Clínica de Los Migrante

March 27, 2018

Screening of “Clínica de Los Migrantes,” a medical drama about a year in the life of Puentes, one of the only health clinics in the U.S. involved in the politically controversial practice of providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. By law, illegal immigrants cannot obtain health insurance, and receive no regular medical treatment. At Puentes, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Steve Larson attend to an ever-growing population of housekeepers, prep cooks, and construction workers. Many come to Puentes after being turned away at other hospitals. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, Clinica de Migrantes tells the story of America's true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them.

Max Sedita, Janes' Travel and Research Grant

March 16, 2018

Kiss of a Spider Woman

March 12, 2018

Exclusive screening of a 35mm copy of a classic film, “Kiss of a Spider Woman,” the story of political imprisonment during a military dictatorship in a Latin American country. But it is also a story about the emergence of queer identities, and about the power of film and storytelling.

Jessica Priestley, Jane's Travel Grant

March 9, 2018

BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar

February 9, 2018

“Touched by Music: Enchantment and Aspiration in Venezuela,” presented by Dr. Yana Stainova, Dartmouth University.

Panela de Barro

February 2, 2018

Lunch Field Trip to Panela de Barro (Brazilian per kilo and churrascaría) co-sponsored by IBS Latin American and Brazilian Initiative.


January 25, 2018

Screening of the movie “Dolores,” co-sponsored and hosted by Sin Frontiers, Heller School. Documentary followed by discussion.

BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar

January 19, 2018

BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar, “Violence Unresolved: Argentina and the Problem of the Perpetrator,” presented by Professor Ram Natarajan, University of Arkansas.