Entries tagged with ‘lalacs’

Birds of Passage: 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Pájaros de verano (Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra) is an indigenous narrative, detailing the corrosion of a native Wayuu family caught within the 1970s drug trade. This film is not meant to be an easy watch, but a slow digestion that leaves the audience craving more about Colombia’s economic and social situation. After viewing the […]

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

For the 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival we have selected five diverse films that challenge ethnic, racial, linguistic, social and political, constructions in the Americas. We hope you will enjoy these films, and the robust conversations that will follow them. All films will be available for free streaming the week prior to the dates below. […]

Shout Out to Our 2020 Grads!

LALACS MAJORS Samuel Abegglen’20  Biology, Studio Art, and Latin American, Latinx and Carribean Studies triple major; Spanish Minor Senior Capstone: LGBT migrants from Latin America report persecution as a reason for seeking asylum in the USA. While scholars have analyzed this issue, less focus has been placed on the racism and heterosexism within the migration […]

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Lecture: Politics and History of the Inka Empire

Professor Steve Kosiba’s presentation on the Incan empire was incredibly detailed and timely, as it was on Indigenous People’s Day. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization and spark thoughts about the context in which it relates to how society perceives globalization and the cultural conflicts that exist today.  The […]

Meghan Gallagher Represents Class of 2019 as Commencement Speaker

The LALACS major from Chanhassen, Minn. will deliver the commencement address on Saturday, June 1 at Hollingsworth Field.

Language Study Opens Door to the World for Young Alum

Bjorn Kjelstad's education in the Gustavus Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies program prepared him for research and life in South America.

1968 Teach-In Explores The Legacy of Protest

Professors from four different areas offered an interdisciplinary look at the legacy of 1968's historic protests.