Calendar of Events

October 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


A film showing and conversation with critically acclaimed director, Luis Argueta.

"ABRAZOS tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to  meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for nearly two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity."

October 19, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Queering Latina/o Migration

This Lunch & Learn is facilitated by Julio Capó, Jr., Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Commonwealth Honors College, to celebrate and acknowlegde Latin@ Heritage Month and National LGBT Center Day. Part of Culturas que Perduran/Enduring Cultures

April 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Gender, Migration and 'Illegality' in the New West

Presented by Leah Schmalzbauer, Amherst College

April 13, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

March 30, 2015

Place Branding as Policy in Puerto Rico: An American or Latin American Example?

Presented by Carlos Suarez-Carrasquillo, Political Science, Umass


March 27, 2015

Who is Latino Studies for? Minority Knowledge and Americanness

Please join us for the two-part event (lecture and workshop) of our year-long series “Re-imagining Latin@ Studies in Higher Education”, on Friday and Saturday March 27th and 28th.


On Friday, March 27th at 3pm in Herter 301, distinguished guest Silvio Torres-Saillant (Professor of English, Syracuse University) will give a lecture titled:

“Who is Latino Studies for? Minority Knowledge and Americanness”

Workshop: RSVP

On Saturday, March 28th from 9am to 11:30am in Thompson 919 at UMass, we will be hosting a Latina/o Studies workshop with Professor Torres-Saillant for faculty and graduate students.

If interested please contact Gloria Bernabe-Ramos at so that you can receive a PDF of the reading that will anchor the discussion.

March 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

"Mexico & Amherst & Mi barrio: Resisting Death, Creating Memory and Acting in Common in Contemporary Mexico"

This Event will bring together Mexican activists whose work on memory and human rights has been critical to raise public awareness about widespread state-sanctioned violence in contemporary Mexico.


Pablo Obando of Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico.

Cordelia Rizzo of the National Commision of Human Rights, writer, academic, and human rights activist.

Alejandro Velez Salas co-founder of collective Nuestra Aparente Redicion (NAR), which has worked in documenting forced disapearences, murders, and feminicides in Mexico.

March 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

"Linguistic Inequality: Language and Power in the Americas"

A one-day symposium facilitated by CLACLS Fellow Jonathan Rosa from 9:00am-3:00pm.


9:15am: Jennifer Leeman, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, at George Mason University will present "Language Governmentality and Accent-Based Discrimination in Arizona Schools".

11:00am: Nelson Flores, Assistant Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "From Social Transforamtion to Official Antiracism: The Unexamined Whiteness of Bilingual Education".

1:30pm: Jose Del Valle, Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at City University of New York presents "Post-Political Language Policies and the Erasure of Inequality".

March 05, 2015 - 4:00 PM

"The Fourth Feminist Wave in Latin America"

Please join us this Thursday, March 5th at 4pm in Campus Center 905-909 for our guest lecturer, Marlise Matos, to commemorate International Women's Day. Her lecture will be titled, "The Fourth Feminist Wave in Latin America." 

*Refreshments to follow*

Co-sponsored by the Political Science Department

February 27, 2015 - 2:30 PM to February 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Looking for Work in a Globalizing Industry: Puerto rican Women and New York's City's Garment Industry

By Carmen Whalen, Professor of History and Latino/a Studies, Williams College

Part of the series titled, "Reimagining Latina@ Studies in Higher Education"

Open Lecture: Friday, February 27


Campus Center Room 803

UMass Amherst


Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students: Saturday, February 28


Thompson 919

UMass Amherst

*If interested please contact*


Event Supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and the Five College Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Council