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April 20, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: McGregor Center | Map
495 Ferry Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Invites you to attend

The 4th Annual La Academia del Pueblo: Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Latino/a and Latin American Research Conference

Theme: “Shifting the Harvest of Empire: Sembrando Una Nueva Conciencia”

Wayne State University

Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

This two day event will bring together undergraduate and graduate scholars, activists, corporate sponsors, and community members to engage in conversations around the historical trajectory of colonization in the Americas and the impact that has had on Latin Americans and U.S. Latinos today. 

Free film screening, conference, registration and meals included.

Friday, April 19th - Film Screening:

6:00pm - 9:00pm                Harvest of Empire (2012), 90 min.

Location: General Lectures 150 (5045 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, MI)

“Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González, HARVEST OF EMPIRE takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.” (harvestofempire.movie.com)

Saturday, April 20th - Conference Schedule:

Location: McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI)

8:30am – 4:00pm                  Registration (Morning Breakfast)

9:30am – 10:00am                Welcome & Kick-off

10:00am – 11:00am               Panel Sessions: Track I (Academic, Professional & Community)

11:00am – 12:00pm               Undergraduate Poster Session I

12:00pm – 1:45pm                 Lunch & Afternoon Keynote

2:00pm – 3:00pm                   Panel Sessions: Track II (Academic, Professional & Community)

3:00pm – 4:00pm                   Panel Sessions: Track III (Academic, Professional & Community)

4:00pm – 5:30pm                   Undergraduate Poster Session II & Diversity Career Expo

5:30pm – 6:30pm                   Networking Mixer


Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the WSU Graduate School,  the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, El Salón de Nuestra Cultura and the WSU Journalism Institute for Media Diversity


For more information about this event, please contact Tamara Serrano Chandler at 313-577-4378 or tamaraserrano@wayne.edu.