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:

1. How will the event promote understanding of Latin America or the Caribbean?
2. How will the event serve and appeal to UMD students? Address the target audience, expected attendance, broad appeal, and accessibility of the event.
3. What is your marketing plan?
4. 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:

1. Requests should be submitted to the Director.
2. The center will fund requests at the discretion of the Director.
3. We will fund requests up to $200.
4. Units or organizations seeking co-sponsorship must have access to a KFS account.
5. Units receiving co-sponsorship should acknowledge the Latin American Studies Center and include our logo in promotional materials.
5. 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.

All co-sponsorship proposals must be submitted at least one month before the event. All events co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Center must prominently include our logo on all marketing materials and state that the event is "Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Center" in all publicity, flyers and emails regarding the event.

Recent Events


Community Engagement: International High School at Langley Park�s Career Day
April 13, 2018
HJ Patterson Atrium
We participated at career day at the International High School located in Langley Park, where a large majority of students are from Latin America and the Caribbean

Latinx Bienvenida
September 25 ,2017 , 5:00am-7:00pm
HJ Patterson Atrium
LASC shared information about our resources during this event hosted by the Hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda.

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 shared personal stories, talked about how he started cartooning and discussed 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
LASC joined the Spanish and Portuguese Department and enjoyed five films related to Latin America and discussions were coordinated by professors.

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

Latinx Bienvienda
September 25, 6-8pm
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 mentioned 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-cronistas in 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 literature and cultural studies, specifically Cuban literature and film.
*Co-sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of Women's 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