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Drugs, Guns, and US Policies in Mexico

LALACS is proud to host human rights activist Francisco Cerezo, in a talk presented by Witness for Peace of the Upper Midwest    What: “Drugs, Guns and US Policies in Mexico” When: October 9 at 7 pm Where: Confer 127 When Francisco Cerezo’s three brothers were arrested in Mexico for student activism, they never dreamed they […]

Meet the Majors: Yaisa Rodríguez

Hola/hi!   My name is Yaisa Rodriguez and I’m a psychology and LALACS double major. I was born in Havana, Cuba, and later moved with my family to Miami FL. Here I have been involved in various organizations some are, SLP, Building Bridges, Crossroads, and Big Partner Little Partners. This year I was an SLP […]

Lecture on Labor Violations in Colombia: The Trade-Offs of Free Trade

Join LALACS and Witness for Peace on May 1 at 7pm in Confer 128 in welcoming Sohely Rua Castañeda, Secretary of Women and Labor for Colombia’s National Union School. Hear first-hand testimony about the struggle for labor justice in Colombia on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The […]

Go to Cuba for J-Term 2014 (no Spanish needed!)

Religion, Culture, and Identity in Cuba – J-Term 2014 There is NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT! EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE:  This January 2014 course will take students across the island – from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital city of Havana to the western region of Pinar del Rio. This rare opportunity will enable […]

Brazilian Carnival at Gustavus

From OLAS, the organization for Latin American and Spanish Cultures: TIME FOR THE Brazilian Carnival!!!!! When:  March 16, 10pm-1am What:  Food, a band with the famous Dandara, face painting, and lots and lots of dancing. So join them at the Carnival where you will get a chance to learn about the Brazilian culture and meet new people.    […]

La Tierra del Olvido: Playing for Change

Check out this amazing video by the organization “Playing for Change.” The videographers brought together 75 musicians from across Colombia. Their goal: “to unite and inspire the people of Colombia so they can move forward from years of conflict and create a positive future.”    

Irma Márquez: young immigrant’s journey leads to permission to stay

Irma Márquez, a 2012 Gustavus grad, is an amazing young woman with an incredible story, here told to Minnesota Public Radio.    

Peace Corps Seeks Spanish Language Speakers

Peace Corps programs in Central and South America need volunteers with basic and advanced Spanish language skills together with a degree and/or experience in health, education, English teaching, youth and community development, business and micro-enterprise development, environmental education or studies, agro-forestry and sustainable agriculture. Serving in the Peace Corps is an ideal way to improve […]

Dream Act Wins in Maryland!

Great news for Dreamers and their friends  

Learning to Serve Spring Break Program in Petatlán, México

Petatlán, México – March 30 – April 7, 2013 The Learning To Serve Spring Break Program in Petatlán has been an amazing experience for many Gustavus students. This time, let it be you! On the program, you will work with the local community, stay as the guest of a Mexican family, and practice Spanish (no […]