Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 28: Study Abroad Fair; 10:30-2:30pm in George J. Howe Red Barn.

Monday, February 9: “How Mexican Food Conquered America—Even Kentucky!” a presentation by Gustavo Arellano, author of the weekly newspaper column “¡Ask a Mexican!”; 5:30-6:30pm in Elaine Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library. Co-Sponsors: Department of History, Department of Anthropology, the Liberal Studies Project, the Office of Diversity & International Affairs, and LALS.

Thursday, February 12: Major Fair; 11:00-1:00pm in SAC Multipurpose Room.

Tuesday, February 17: Carnaval Around the World; 11:00-1:00pm in the Red Barn. Organized by the Spanish section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. (Postponed due to snow day.)

Friday, February 20: “Musical Sociality and Queer Latinidad,” the Woody Guthrie Lecture of the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of US Popular Music, US Branch, by Dr. Deborah R. Vargas from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz; 1:30-2:45pm in the Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library. Co-Sponsors: Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the LGBT Center, the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, and LALS.

Thursday, February 26: A.C.E.S. KY: Black and Latino Student Symposium; 9:00am-5:00pm in SAC. Co-Sponsors: Rae & Audwin Helton, A&S Center for Academic Advising & Student Services, K’LEA, Center for Race & Inequality, CODRE, and LALS.

Friday, February 27: “Reading Literature From the Center of the World. The Elusive Case of Ecuador,” Hispanic Keynote Lecture of The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture by Dr. Michael Handelsman; 3:15-4:45pm in Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library. Co-Sponsors: The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, the Department of English, and LALS.

Saturday, February 28: Day of Dignity; 12:00-5:00pm at the Muhammad Ali Center (144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202).

Thursday, March 26: Disability Resource Center/LALS Cookout; 11:30am-1:00pm in the Stevenson Hall Lobby.

Thursday, April 2: 8th Annual LALS Spring Showcase; 3:00-4:00pm in Shumaker Research Building, Room 139.

Monday, April 6: Taste of Diversity; 11:00am-1:00pm in the Strickler Hall lobby. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Affairs.

Friday, April 17: "We Question While We Walk: Building Community through Popular Education in Albany Park, Chicago,” a presentation by Isabel Valenzuela and Alejandro Monzón of the Centro Autónomo; 9:00-9:50am in Davidson Hall, Room 206.

Sunday, May 3: Kentucky Derby Festival Cinco de Mayo Fiesta; 2:00-9:00pm at Fourth Street Live! Hosted by the Mayor’s Office for Globalization’s Louisville Latino Council and Sponsored by Cordish Corp., LG&E, La Poderosa Radio Station and Adhawks Advertising & Public Relations, among others.

Monday, May 4: LALS Tranquility Garden Unveiling Ceremony; 12:30-2:00pm at the LALS Tranquility Garden (west side of Stevenson Hall, facing the Bingham Humanities Building).

May 4-28: 12th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama.

LALS Club Dates: January 21, February 18, March 25, and April 15; 3:30-4:30pm in Stevenson 307.