Cambia, todo cambia...Change in Latin America. 2006 Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, November 3 and 4, 2006, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California
Cambia, todo cambia…Change in Latin America is the refrán or general theme of the 2006 Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS), all day November 3 and 4, at California State University Dominguez Hills, at 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. The conference is free for students. The registration fee for non-students is $40. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 310-243-2636 or visit our website: www.pcclas.org.
PCCLAS 2006 will bring together over 200 scholars, educators, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, and community members interested in Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Papers will be presented from all areas of the social sciences, humanities and the arts and cross-disciplinary studies. Conference highlights include:
• 35 panels and workshops presenting cutting-edge research in the fields of Latin American Studies and Latino/a Studies
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• A conference-wide Roundtable on Change in Latin America featuring the participation of regionally-based experts on Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay.
• An award luncheon and address by keynote speaker Miguel Tinker-Salas, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on political issues confronting Latin America. Professor Tinker-Salas was recently visited by two FBI agents asking him questions about the political situation in Venezuela. The conference organizing committee felt that, if the FBI was so interested in the information he could provide, conference attendees would be so as well.
• An opening-day reception, and a Noche de Cultura featuring a concert by the Latin American band Huayucaltia in the University Theater on Friday, November 3
• A media room screening ground-breaking documentaries from Latin America and the U.S., running concurrent to conference sessions
• The Roundtable, “Dialogue on Crossing Borders in Latino/a Studies,” featuring the participation of the chairs of Chicano/a Studies Departments from throughout the region
• A digital presentation of political posters from the collection of the Center for the Studies of Political Graphics\
• A closing Fiesta at the local restaurant Pollo Inka, featuring Peruvian food and salsa dancing.
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