Co-Sponsored Events

LASC Co-Sponsorship Policy

LASC will co-sponsor speakers, conferences, and other events that are free and open to the public, directly related to Latin American Studies, and broadly relevant and accessible to UMD undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to financial co-sponsorships, we offer assistance promoting the event to our large community network.

To request a co-sponsorship, submit a letter to LASC Interim Director Dr. Britta Anderson ( that addresses the following:

  • How will the event promote understanding of Latin America or the Caribbean?
  • How will the event serve and appeal to UMD students? Address the target audience, expected attendance, broad appeal, and accessibility of the event.
  • What is your marketing plan? Who do you hope to serve with this event, and how do you plan to publicize it?

  • If the request for co-sponsorship is attached to funding, the following are the guidelines for co-sponsorship:

  • Requests should be submitted to the Director.
  • The center will fund requests at the discretion of the Director.
  • We will fund requests up to $200.
  • Units or organizations seeking co-sponsorship must have access to a KFS account.
  • Units receiving co-sponsorship should acknowledge the Latin American Studies Center and include our logo in promotional materials.
  • LASC will co-sponsor no more than three events with any single department or organization in a given academic year.

  • The total amount for this purpose per year will be $2,000 ($1,000 per semester). Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the $1,000 is not used during the course of that semester, it will not roll over into the next semester.


    Recent Events


    International Education Week –Film Screening
    November 9, 6pm-8:30pm
    HJ Patterson Atrium
    Film Screening – Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho. Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

    Estudios Universitarios
    October 21, 9:00am-12:00pm
    HJ Patterson Atrium
    LASC shared resources at this community outreach event designed to introduce local Latinx families to the process of applying for college.

    “Cristina Rivera Garza Book Launch and Panel Co-sponsorship with Spanish"
    October12, 5pm-7:30pm
    HJ Patterson Atrium
    Author Cristina Rivera Garza came to campus to discuss her recently released translation of her novel, The Iliac Crest (Feminist Press, 2017).

    Cartoonist Ricardo Cate Co-sponsorship with MICA
    October 9, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Stamp Grand Ballroom
    Special guest speaker and cartoonist Ricardo Catè joined us all the way from New Mexico. He will share personal stories, talk about how he started cartooning and discuss his experience at Standing Rock.

    Spanish film club by Pragda: Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema
    October 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 2017 7:00pm
    St. Mary’s Hall Language House
    Join the Spanish and Portuguese Department to enjoy five films related to Latin America and discussions coordinated by professors.

    Nuestras Raíces
    September 28, 6pm
    Stamp Student Union
    Join the Hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity to learn about indigenous art and participate in an interactive art project.

    Latinx Bienvienda
    September 25, 6-8pm
    PG Room (STAMP)
    LASC shared information about our resources at this tabling event hosted by the Hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda.

    Latinx Monologues LHM Co-sponsorship with PLUMAS
    September 20, 7pm
    Stamp Grand Ballroom
    PLUMAS held their 4th Annual Latinx Monologues. Students creatively addressed topics including: creating a space to empower and celebrate Latinx identities and voices through spoken word, poetry, dance, music, and more.


    “Diversity Capitalism: Identifying Second-Generation Discrimination in the Neoliberal Academy and Reclaiming the Democratic Commons in the Age of Trump"
    April 28, 2017,4:30pm-7:30 pm
    Grand Ballroom Lounge, 1209 Stamp Student Union
    Lima’s talk was based on his next book project, Broken Things: Toward an Aesthetics of Disrepair, and how the assault on higher-education by neoliberal policies of corporatist “privatization” and “economic efficiency” has hallowed out both democratic practice and education as democracy’s social equalizer.
    *Co-sponsored with the Graduate School

    Global Social Hour
    March 15, 2017, 3pm-6pm
    H.J Patterson (1st Floor Atrium)
    Event for Members of the campus community to support and celebrate the global diversity of students, faculty and staff
    *Co-sponsored with International Student & Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs, Education Abroad, Office of China Affairs, the Counseling Center, Maryland Language Sciences Center, Arabic and Persian Flagship Program, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

    Global Migration Film Series: Sin Nombre
    Discussion with Dr. Britta Anderson
    March 16, 2017, 6pm-9pm
    Francis Scott Key 0106
    *Co-sponsored with the Center for Global Migration Studies

    The United States, Guatemala and Humans Rights: Finding Truths in the Archives of Terror
    Talk By Kate Doyle
    November 16, 2016, 4pm-6pm
    Taliaferro Hall Room 2110
    Kate Doyle talked about human rights issues faced in the United States and Guatemala.
    *Co-Sponsored with the Department of History

    4th Annual Latinx Monologues
    September 21, 2016, 7pm-9pm
    Colony Ballroom
    PLUMAS held their 4th Annual Latinx Monologues! Some of the topics that were mention were, creating a space to empower and celebrate Latinx identities and voices through spoken word, poetry, dance, music, and more.

    Talk - Colonial Latin American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
    March 25, 2016, 3:00-5:00pm
    2120 Francis Scott Key (MerrilRoom)
    This presentation focused on women-cronistasin 16th century Colonial Latin AmericanChronicles through legal and historical discourses in letters, “peticiones,” and “probanzas” to analyze the rhetoric of “silence,” of “neglect and claim,” and of “deviation.”
    Speaker 1: Valeria Añón, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires, “Rhetoric of Silence and Deviation: Women Cronistas in Colonial Latin America”
    Speaker 2: Barbara Mundy, Professor of Art History, Fordham University, “The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan (Or How One of the World’s Largest Cities Was Erased From the Map of History)”

    Workshop on Latin American Business Administration
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 1:30-2:30pm
    Multipurpose Room, 0137 St. Mary's Hall
    Workshop on Latin American Business Administration with PhD students from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.

    Talk: “Argentine Jews under the ‘Chuppah’: Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Ethniz and Sub-ethnic Identities (1920-1960)”
    November 3, 2015, 4:00pm
    2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
    The presentation explored the marriage patterns of the Sephardi Jewish communities, paying special attention to when Sephardim began marrying Ashkenazi Jews, thereby giving birth to a new type of Jewish identity known as Argentine.
    *Co-sponsored with the Miller Center

    Talk: “Neither ‘Fist’ Nor ‘Feathers’: Queer (Im)possibilities in Cuba”
    October 28, 2015, 3:30pm–5:00pm
    Multipurpose Room, St. Mary’s Hall
    Lourdes Martinez Echazabal, Professor of Latin America and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose research focuses on twentieth-century Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultural studies, specifically Cuban literature and film.
    *Co-sponsored with Department of Spanish and Portuguese; School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of Women Studies; and LGBT Equity Center.

    Pragda Film Festival October 13 – November 10, 2015, Tuesdays at 7:15pm
    Multipurpose Room, St. Mary’s Hall
    *Co-sponsored with SLLC and SPAP
    Amin Abdel Hasbun, Memory of a Crime
    Presented by Dr. Eyda Merediz, SPAP
    October 13
    Presented by Dr. Ryan Long, SPAP
    October 20
    Eternal Amazon
    Presented by Dr. Regina Igel, SPAP
    October 27
    The Crow's Nest
    Presented by Dr. ANA Patricia Rodriguez, SPAP
    November 3
    Asier and I
    Presented by Dr. Juan Uriagereka, Department of Linguistics, and Dr. Jose M. Naharro, SPAP
    November 10

    Imagining Home/Land Belonging with Frida Larios
    October 6, 2015, 3:30pm
    Art and Learning Center, Stamp Student Union
    *Co-sponsored with SLLC, SPAP, ALC, LTP, and OCE

    Latinx Monologues Featuring Maya Chinchilla
    October 1, 2015, 6:00pm
    Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union
    *Co-sponsored with PLUMAS; School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; U.S. Latina/o Studies; and the office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy

    Spoken Word and Q&A with Maya Chinchilla
    October 2, 2015, 1:00pm –2:00pm
    2110 Taliaferro Hall
    Brown bag, conversation, and spoken word/poetry performance with Maya Chinchilla, Guatemalan femme writer, video artist, educator, and author.
    *Co-sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese