Dear Latin Americanist Community,
The LAI’s Outreach Program is also launching a new series dedicated to Latin American children’s literature. As part of this series, editors, authors, illustrators, and scholars will offer lectures to K-12 educators on the most recent trends in and pedagogical uses of Latin American children’s literature. While the talks are primarily aimed at teachers, all are welcome to attend the monthly webinars. This series begins on October 19, with a presentation by Gina Rodríguez, a copyeditor and consultant with more than 17 years of experience in the publishing industry in Mexico and the United States; Gina has worked as managing editor for some of the most prestigious presses in the region, including Penguin Random House/Vintage Español (YA books), Santillana, Castillo, and SM. As the inaugural speaker of the series, Gina will offer an introduction to the varied landscape of children’s literature in Latin America and suggest strategies to use this material in the classroom. Not to be missed! Register and learn more details about this series here. On this note, our Outreach Program provides a stellar example of how the LAI contributes to the local community. Teachers who attend the seminars and workshops of the program use state-of-the-art knowledge on Latin America to create amazing lesson plans, which in turn benefit thousands of children in local public schools. Become engaged and support the vital mission of the LAI’s Outreach Program by donating to the LAI California Community Engagement Fund.
Not surprisingly, we start the academic year with numerous events organized by the centers and programs of the LAI. Make sure to check the LAI calendar to learn about events scheduled for the month of October on indigenous language rights in Mexico, the struggle to preserve the Amazon in South America, sustainable development projects promoted by Guatemalan return migrants, and more!
Finally, if you’d like to support the mission of the UCLA Latin American Institute and its centers, programs, and working groups, you can donate to our general fund. Your generous contributions support the lively intellectual life of the institute. Thanks!
Director of the UCLA Latin American Institute
Tuesday, October 3rd | 3:00 PM | Kaplan Hall A48 | *Event will be in Spanish*
Thursday, October 12 | 6:30 PM
James Bridges Theatre | The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception.
Screening of "We'll Be Singing by September" | Thursday, October 19 | 8 PM
Nano Stern Sings Víctor Jara | Friday, October 20 | 8 PM
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