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CLALS | Upcoming Events

CLALS events intend to enrich understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. Many are open to the public.

DC Area Survey Report Release: "Neighborhood Diversity and Well-Being: A Pilot of American University's DC Area Survey"

Monday, October 3, 2016 | 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. | Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service

Change occurs constantly in metropolitan areas. Yet there is surprisingly little research infrastructure to measure how people make sense of and react to those changes. In 2015, under the auspices of the Metropolitan Policy Center in its School of Public Affairs, American University launched the annual DC Area Survey (DCAS) to study neighborhood and resident well-being in the Washington, DC (DC) metropolitan area. At the presentation, researchers will share findings from the 2016 pilot survey, which focused on the experiences of DC area residents in two relatively new types of neighborhoods: Latino neighborhoods and “global neighborhoods.” Learn more about the DC Area Survey


Latinas/os in the Upcoming Elections: Trends in Politics

Monday, October 17, 2016 | 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Butler Boardroom

This panel will offer the opportunity to better understand the diversity within Latina/o communities, as well as an opportunity to discuss new voting trends and to connect with the most up to date research, commentary, and political organizing and mobilization for the upcoming elections. Speakers include Dr. Mark López, Director of Hispanic Research at Pew Research Center; Valeria Ojeda, President of the Kennedy Political Union and AU alumna; and Ed O'Keefe, Political Reporter at The Washington Post. This event will be followed by a reception.

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An Evening with Margo Glantz

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. | Hughes Formal Lounge

A definitive voice in the world of Mexican literature, Margo Glantz is an acclaimed writer, essayist, scholar, and literary critic whose unique work has traversed genres for nearly seven decades. Known for her critical analyses of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other Mexican colonial figures, Glantz also explores her personal history through autobiography, fiction, and testimony. Through CLALS's partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute, please join Glantz and a panel of AU scholars and others for a rare opportunity to engage in conversation about Glantz's life and universally-celebrated work. This event will be followed by a reception. 


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