Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean

Talk explores emerging central themes in Latin America

Alex Latta, associate Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC), will talk about the emerging central themes in the recently released collection, Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 3pm, at 280A York Lanes, Keele […]

Filmmaker examines what it means to be indigenous

What does it mean to be indigenous? What do the history books of today leave out? Writer, photographer and filmmaker Tracy Kim Assing explores these questions and more in her first documentary film, The Amerindians. The 40-minute film will screen Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 12:30 to 2pm, in the Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Building, […]

Art helps youth in Canada and Jamaica open up about violence

The Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University launched a research partnership this summer that uses the arts to explore violence among youth in Canada and Jamaica. The project, Youth and Community Development in Canada and Jamaica: A Transnational Approach to Youth Violence, popularly known as “Project Groundings”, opened […]

CERLAC sponsors lecture on Caribbean women's religious dress March 10

Religion and culture Professor Carol Duncan of Wilfrid Laurier University will explore Caribbean women’s religious dress traditions at the next instalment of the Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean’s (CERLAC) Caribbean Lecture Series. “Caribbean Religion and Female Esthetic” will take place Thursday, March 10, from 12:30 to 2:30pm in the Conference Centre […]

Winners of the 2010 Michael Baptista Essay Prize announced

The two winners of the 2010 Michael Baptista Essay Prize for outstanding scholarly papers on topics of relevance in the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies have been announced. At the undergraduate level, international studies student Margaret Bancerz won for her essay “Counter-Hegemony and ALBA: The Answer to the FTAA”, while at the graduate level, […]