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Events for Latin American Institute


From Botánicas to Obamacare: Health and Healing Traditions in Latin America

Professional development opportunity for K-12 educators from all disciplines.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Campus



Screening of film on Brazilian singer Elis Regina, followed by discussion with director Hugo Prata.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409


U.S. Central Americans

Presentations and Roundtable U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance

Monday, April 10, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicano Studies Research Center Library


Cuban Hip Hop: Desde el principio [From the beginning]

Screening of the Cuban, Hip Hop documentary: Desde el principio [From the beginning].
Q&A with Obsesion and filmmaker Dr. Vanessa Díaz (Visiting researcher at Chicano Studies Research Center). Moderated by T-Kay Sangwand (UCLA Library).
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Schoenberg Music Building


Public Conversation on hip hop and race in Cuba with Obsesion

Conversation on hip hop and race in Cuba with Obsesion. Moderator: Professor Aisha Finch, Gender Studies and Afro-American Studies. Translator: Dr. Vanessa Díaz (Visiting Research, Chicano Studies Research Center).
Thursday, April 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Powell Library Rotunda


Supermarkets of the Divine: Botánicas in Popular Culture

Presentation by Dr. Ysamur Flores-Peña. Part of the WLAC-UCLA Global Speaker Series on Global Popular Culture.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Los Angeles College


Arbitraging Identity

Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley, will be presenting a paper on masculinity on Mexico City's peso exchange markets.
Friday, April 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Haines Hall