News and Events
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).
November 14, 2020
Topic: Voices of Comedy
Time: Nov 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
November 13, 2020We 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
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
November 4, 2019Thank 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.
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.
September 19, 2019Come 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!
May 3, 2019We gathered with graduating LALS students and Jane's Award and Prizes' recipients to celebrate another year with our program.
February 4, 2019The Modern Jungle screening, a film by Charles Fairbanks (USA) and Saul Zak (Mexico).
November 1, 2018
Held in the Intercultural Center (ICC).
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.
October 11, 2018
September 28, 2018
Two-day film festival held this year at Brandeis held September 28-29.
April 27, 2018
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.
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.
March 16, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
February 9, 2018
“Touched by Music: Enchantment and Aspiration in Venezuela,” presented by Dr. Yana Stainova, Dartmouth University.
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.
January 19, 2018
BARS Anthropology Friday Seminar, “Violence Unresolved: Argentina and the Problem of the Perpetrator,” presented by Professor Ram Natarajan, University of Arkansas.