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Events: May 2017

May 12

LAS Convocation

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: UNM Hibben Center Atrium
Description: The Latin American Studies (LAS) program will hold its Spring 2017 Convocation, honoring those undergraduate and graduate students who will receive LAS degrees in May and August. This year's keynote speaker will be Megan Jordi Brody, UNM LAS alumnus and Supervising Attorney at Catholic Migration Services in Brooklyn, NY.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This is a free event open to the public.

May 22

LAII Vamos a Leer Book Group

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: NEW LOCATION: Casa Rondeña Winery
Description: Each month educators, teachers, librarians and community members from all over Albuquerque come together at the welcoming Tractor Brewing Co. on 4th St. to discuss young adult books related to Latin America. All of the books featured in the Vamos a Leer book group are chosen for their representations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the United States. In May, we're reading Echo by Pam Muñoz-Ryan.
Sponsors: LAII
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book group and relevant resources, visit the LAII's blog, Vamos a Leer: Teaching Latin America Through Literacy. For reference, see the PDF of Spring 2017 Vamos a Leer titles.