News and Events
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!
November 1, 2019
Save the Date! On Friday November 1st at 6:30pm Eddie's Perejil is coming to Brandeis.
“Eddie’s Perejil” is a gripping solo 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.
May 3, 2019We gathered with graduating LALS students and Janes 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 Fronteras, 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.