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The Latin American Political Society Proudly Presents: 

Brazil: Crime, Violence & the Challenges Ahead


Why does Brazil have exceptionally high crime rates? 
Why have both the police and the military proved unable to reduce said crime rates? 
What explains the emergence and persistence of favelas, and how are they tied to the future of Brazilian crime? 

If these questions interest you, come to ​Rocky 209 next (NOT this) Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm

The Presentation and Discussion will be accompanied with Free Dinner.

​In addition, we will have a sign-up sheet at the beginning of the presentation for people who want to get more involved and become part of the LAPS leadership board.

We hope to see you there! 


Potluck Community Dinner


Dartmouth Latino Heritage Month 2013

What an amazing Dartmouth Latin@ Heritage Month 2013!

While we’ve had Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in the past, this month marks our inaugural year of hosting our unique Dartmouth Latin@ Heritage Month. This was an entire, full month of activities from Oct. 3rd to Nov. 2nd.

Thank you to all the individual students, faculty, staff, student groups, departments, programs, and offices, for your support, sponsorship, collaboration and event coordination!

This was such an incredible effort by the entire community of which we can all be proud!

As a reminder of all of the great work that went into this month here is a calendar of most of the events connected to the month (please write to me if we’re missing any!):

Oct. 3rd – Obama’s Second Inaugural poet Richard Blanco:
Writing workshop at LALACS
Public Reading and Q&A

Oct. 5th – “The Dream Is Now” Documentary Screening

Oct. 15-16th – Poet Wendy Guerra
Bilingual Poetry Reading
Public Reading and Lecture

Oct. 15th – OPAL’s Week in Community –
Playing with Bias (The Psychology Behind Stereotypes)

Oct.16th – What Are You (Latino Identity Discussion)

Oct. 18th – Pulitzer Prize Winner: Junot Diaz
“This is How You Lose Her”
Reading, Lecture, and Q&A

Oct. 19th – Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Fraternity Inc. –
Noche Dorada: “Immigration Reform”

Oct. 21st – Cathleen Caron ’92-
“Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker”

Oct. 22nd – LAPS & Prof. Doug Irwin
“A Tale of Two Countries and Two Policies”
Chile and Venezuela, Neoliberalism and Economic Populism

Oct. 24th – Cuban filmmaker Marilyn Solaya –
“In the Wrong Body”
Documentary Screening

Oct. 31st – Prof. Louise Walker –
“Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968:
History of Economic and Political Crisis”

Nov. 1st – Dia De Los Muertos Altar Ceremony

Nov 2nd – Latin@ Heritage Month Closing Ceremony

Special thank you to the various sponsors and organizers for these events, including:
The Latino American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, the History Department, the Women and Gender Studies Department, the Center for Professional Development, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Center, SPEC, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, La Alianza Latina @Dartmouth, Latin American Political Society, Voces Unidas, Teach for America, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the LGBTQ Advising Office, the Office of Latina/o Student Advising, the Latina/o Community Interns, and the Latin@ Advisory Council

The 16th Annual Noche Dorada — La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated- Psi Chapter


This week in the Latino Community

Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra

Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Treasure Room, Baker Library
Sponsored by: Spanish and Portuguese Department
Bilingual Poetry Reading Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:00 p.m., Treasure Room (Baker Library).  Award-winning Cuban poet and novelist Wendy Guerra will read selections of her poetry in Spanish, with translations in English read by Dartmouth students.

Reception at La Casa to follow.

For more information, contact:
Jillene Syphus

Author Junot Diaz – Reading and Book Signing

MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winner will be conducting a reading of his new book, Q&A, and signing to follow. 10/18, Filene, 5pm.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Sponsored by: Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL)
In honor of Latin@ Heritage Month at Dartmouth,  LALACS, the Latin@ Advisory Council, Office of Latina/o Student Advising, and the Office of Pluralism and Leadership are proud to present:

MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) and the short story collection This Is How You Lose Her (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award.

Mr. Diaz will be conducting a reading, Q&A and book signing on Friday, October 18, in Filene Auditorium.

Sponsored by LALACS and Office of Pluralism and Leadership

RSVP encouraged but not required:

For more information, contact:
Rodrigo Ramirez


The 16th Annual Noche Dorada — La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated- Psi Chapter

Noche Dorada is the name of LUL Fraternity’s annual banquet style event. It is a staple in the Dartmouth Communities as a time when many cultures come together for food and celebration. In hopes of expanding the understanding  and tolerance towards Immigration Reform in the United States, the keynote speaker will be Angelica Salas, Director of the Coalation of Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Collis Common Ground
Sponsored by: Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated

Prof. Irwin on Latin America: The Economies of Chile and Venezuela

Interested in Latin American politics and development? 

Do you want to have a conversation with a leading expert about the economies of two vibrant but very different countries?

Chile is considered one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, while Venezuela’s economy is in shambles. Why is this the case?

Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd to learn more about the economies of Venezuela and Chile with Professor Douglas Irwin of the Economics Department!
Free Bolocco will be served. 
Details on specific time and place to follow.


About the Speaker:
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Douglas Irwin is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College.  He is author of Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012), Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011), Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, third edition 2009), The Genesis of the GATT (Cambridge University Press, 2008, co-authored with Petros Mavroidis and Alan Sykes), Against the Tide:  An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996), and many articles on trade policy in books and professional journals.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has also served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Updated: Latin@ Heritage Month


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Latinao Heritage Month 2013

This Week: Kicking Off Latin@ Heritage Month

Latin Heritage Month


Poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

THE DREAM IS NOW; Documentary Screening

The moving story of those directly affected by a broken immigration system, the undocumented children of immigrants who yearn to contribute more to the country they call home.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Rockefeller Center, Rocky 01

“The Color of Color-Blindness: Whites’ Race Talk in ‘Post-Racial’ America”

Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociology Dept. Chair at Duke Univ., will deconstruct whites’ post-racial or color-blind talk & suggest this is the new, dominant prejudice in the U.S.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Sponsored by: Research Events, Sociology Department
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Reitman/DeGrange Memorial Lecture Series

Post-racial arguments did not emerge in 2008 with the election of President Obama. White America has believed a version of post-racialism since the early 1980s. In this talk, Professor Bonilla-Silva will address three things related to this subject. First, to be able to clearly discuss racial matters, he will begin by defining what racism is all about. Second, he will be devote some time to characterizing the nature of and describing the practices associated with the racial regime of Post-Civil  Rights America. Third, the bulk of the talk will revolve around the examination of “color-blind racism” or whites’ race talk in the contemporary period. He will conclude his talk with suggestions of what is to be done to prevent color-blindness from sealing the (white racial) deal in America.

Co-Sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program.

Originally submitted by: Judy A. Danna

For more information, contact:

Raices 2013