News and Events

  • Artist demonstrates graffiti art on a wall during the Brandeis Graffiti Week.

    Graffiti Week

  • Recent Events

    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!

    Past Events

    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.