Audio & Video

Welcome to the LACS multimedia archive. Audio and video recordings of LACS programs are available below, and many can also be viewed on the LACS YouTube channel »

September 29, 2015
Describing how to make a solar lamp in Q'eqchi' language
Rafael Yat describing how to make a solar lamp to a group of children in Samox-San Lucas, Guatemala, where University of Michigan Sa Nimá Collaborative members have been working during the past few years on the solar lamp project and teaching English to the children.

February 4, 2015
Re-Establishing US-Cuba Relations: Walking the Tightrope for Success
A panel discussion on the challenges and implications of the normalization of US-Cuba relations.
Panelists: Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology and MacArthur Fellow; Silvia Pedraza, professor of Sociology and American Culture; and Melvyn Levitsky, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof (moderator), assistant professor of American Culture and History

November 3, 2014
Mexico's Missing 43: What Happened to the Students in Guerrero?
A panel discussing the historical and political contexts surrounding the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Panelists: Jason De León (moderator), assistant professor of anthropology, University of Michigan; Jaime M. Pensado, associate professor of history, University of Notre Dame; and Jorge Nájera Godínez, graduate student at the University of Michigan.

April 11, 2014
Venezuela In Crisis
A panel discussion on the current social, political and cultural crises in Venezuela. Panelists: George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor of political science at Drexel University; Alejandro Velasco, assistant professor of Latin American Studies at New York University's Gallatin School; and Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American history at Pomona College

January 28, 2014
Pope Francis and the Future of Religion in Latin America
Lecture by Daniel H. Levine, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by U-M Department of Political Science and St. Mary Student Parish

January 27, 2014
Taking The Highway: Community Organizing Against Extractivism In Argentina's Triple Border Area
Lecture by Rubén Darío Ortiz, activist-scholar and union organizer from Misiones Argentina. This presentation is funded by a Title VI Federal Grant from the Department of Education, LACS, and the Interdisciplinary Marxisms Group

April 2, 2012
Religion in Greater Mexico: Ten Years of Researching Mexican Immigrants and their Religious Life in the U.S.A. 
Lecture by Dr. Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola. Co-sponsored by Program in Latina/o Studies, Program in American Culture, and Department of History.

October 28, 2011
Sara tarpuy wanka
Martín Castillo Collado, lecturer, Quechua Language Program at the University of Michigan performs a Quechua song traditional to the season when crops are planted.

September 30, 2010
Latino Immigrants in Europe
Lecture by José C. Moya, professor of history and director of the Forum on Migration at Barnard College, Columbia University

May 10-11, 2010
Workshop: The Caribbean at the Epicenter of History: Haiti, the Earthquake, and Transmigration

December 10, 2009
Contemporary Dominican-Haitian Relations 
Lecture by Bernardo Vega, President, Fundacion Cultural Dominicana and Ex-Dominican Ambassador to the United States