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LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES speaker Series


*Photo “Presencia de América Latina”, ubicado en la Casa del Arte, Universidad de Concepción, Fotografía tomada por Farisori; Autor del mural: Jorge González Camarena, mexicano; Propiedad de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Learn more about the history, culture and current issues facing Latin Americans, in this monthly speaker series presented by CALL in partnership with U of C’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC). 

Each one-hour presentation is followed by a half-hour for questions and discussion.

Held monthly on every second Tuesday, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at cSpace, 1721 - 29th Ave SW, Room 310. Free for members and guests. No registration required. Free parking outside North entrance, on East side and on 29 Ave.

Our 2019/2020 dates are: 

Sept. 10
Oct. 8
Nov. 19 **Note that LARC will be held on the 3rd Tuesday for November only
Jan. 14
Feb. 11
Mar. 10
Apr. 14


Coordinator: Judy Hamill for more information.

Note: We do not meet in December.

Tuesday, September 10th 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Topic: How the Latin American Press viewed the Space Race

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, we’ll look back at the historic event from the perspective of the Latin American media. We’ll see how the US-Soviet space race was documented in the pages of the Columbian press, and how the distant discovery related to the Columbian political context at that time.

Speaker: Rogelio Velez Mendoza, MA 

Rogelio Velez Mendoza is the Program Coordinator of the U of C’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC). He has a Masters in History from the U of C and from the Universidad de Los Andes in Columbia. Rogelio also has an undergraduate degree in journalism and was a newspaper journalist in Bogota.


For listings of public events at LARC (the Latin American Research Centre),  see larc.ucalgary.ca

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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