CLASA Detroit Event Calendar
Don VoelkerExhibit of paintings on the first floor of the McNichols Library, Extended through October 9, 2015!
Library hours: Mon – Thurs 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat 9 am – 5 p.m.; Sun 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Don Voelker's Paintings of Latin America. This exhibit and sale of the artwork, due to generosity of the artist, is a benefit for CLASA and for Sr. Peggy O'Neill's Centro Arte para La Paz in Suchitoto, El Salvador.... More
Father Joe Mulligan
Wednesday, September 30, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
McNichols Campus Library, Room 324
10 a.m. Mega Events of 2015: Pope Francis' Visits to the Americas--a summary of the pope’s messages from visits to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay/reflections on the pope’s U.S.
11 a.m. The Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador--introduction to the life and prophetic teachings of Blessed Oscar Romero/significance of his beatification.... More
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7 p.m., Briggs Building, Room317
Film, “Resistancia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley” (2014) with Talk by the filmmaker, Jesse Freeston. In this documentary, "2000 landless families take possession of the palm oil plantations of Miguel Facusse, the country's largest landowner and a key player in the coup. The camera follows three farmers over four years as they build their new communities on occupied land..." Trailer:http://jessefreeston.com/resistencia/... More
Jorge Parra and Paige Shell-Spurling
Thursday, October 1, 2015
10-11:50 a.m., Commerce & Finance, Room 228
Jorge Parra, finalist for the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College’s 2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership, and solidarity activist Paige Shell-Spurling will share about their struggle for workers' rights in Colombia and about their participation in the Arcus Center prize competition.... More
Dr. Dana Frank
Thursday, Oct. 22, 11:20 a.m.
President's Dining Room, second floor of the Student Center
This talk will analyze current dynamics in Honduras, including the human rights crisis, U.S. policy, and social movements seeking to restore the rule of law and bring social justice to Honduras.
Dana Frank has worked very closely with the Sisters of Mercy in Washington, D.C., on Honduras policy in Congress, and with Radio Progreso and Padre Melo (Ismael Moreno, S.J.) in Honduras.... More
Dr. Berta Esperanza Alvarez Martens
Tues. Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m: .“Fernando Ortiz and the Afro-Cuban movement”
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7 p.m.,“The role of Cuban women during the last 50 years of Revolution”
Wed., Nov. 4, noon, “The Importance of U.S. – Cuban Cultural Exchange Programs”... More