POSTPONED: NACLA 50th Anniversary Dinner Gala & Fundraiser

September 14, 2020

*Due to the spread of coronavirus and restrictions on events held at NYU, i.e. our gala venue, this event has been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned for more updates.

Join us for an evening celebrating NACLA's 50-year history of working toward our mission of solidarity with Latin America. The seating arrangement for the event will be banquet style. Guests will receive a commemorative NACLA tote bag and a special 50th anniversary commemorative program. There will be a dinner buffet and wine reception, followed by a series of presentations, including music and poetry.


Saturday, March 14, 2020



NYU Kimmel Center 

Eisner & Lubin Auditorium

60 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

(A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains to West 4th)

The invited speakers are:

Dr. Lorgia García Peña, Roy G. House Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University, and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, a modern-day freedom school providing education to undocumented students. She is also the author of Borders of Dominicanidad (Duke University Press, 2016).

Ani Cordero, Puerto Rican singer, composer, activist, and co-founder of Puerto Rican Independent Musicians and Artists (PRIMA). Her solo acoustic performance will include a discussion of the political situation in Puerto Rico, her activism and nonprofit work, as well as a musical tribute to the social protests that have arisen throughout the region.

Jean Wyllys de Matos Santos, ex-Brazilian congressman and 2019-20 ALARI Scholar at Risk, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchings Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Wyllys, an outspoken gay rights activist, has been living in exile in response to the repressive Bolsanaro regime. He will lead a tribute to his friend and former colleague Marielle Franco on the two-year anniversary of her assassination. 

Javier Zamora, Salvadoran-born poet and author of the award-winning collection Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press), and most recently, a 2018-19 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. Zamora is also a co-founder of the Undocupoets campaign.

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