Join NACLA at LASA 2018 in Barcelona!
Join NACLA at LASA 2018 for a series of special events commemorating NACLA's 50 years in print!
Publishing for Impact: How (and Where) to Write for Popular Readerships
When: Tuesday, May 22, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Where: Hotel Barcelona Princess, 2nd Floor Forum, Avinguda Diagonal, 1, 08019, Barcelona
Featuring Alejandro Velasco (NACLA; New York University), Christy Thornton (NACLA, Johns Hopkins University), and Pablo Navarette (Alborada)
More and more, scholars are called upon to present their work and contribute their expert analysis on current events to readers and audiences beyond the academy. This workshop aims to bring together editors from publications – print and online – based in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, and which cover Latin American politics and society geared for popular audiences.
Documentary Showcase: Tregua
When: Thursday, May 24, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (first screening); 8:00PM - 10:00PM (second screening with Q&A)
Where: Nook Art Space, Nou de la Rambla 143, 08004, Poble Sec, Barcelona
In partnership with Pablo Navarette and Alborada Films.
Tregua explores the Colombian peace negotiations through the stories of women FARC guerrillas. These women have laid down their arms, left the Colombian jungle and are now in Havana, Cuba negotiating a peace deal with the Colombian government, which they hope will not only bring an end to the world’s longest armed conflict, but will also guarantee women’s rights and social justice in Colombia. While the drama unfolds, Tregua also turns its lens on the journalists reporting on the peace talks, and on Havana’s inhabitants as they go about their everyday lives.
NACLA 50th Anniversary Reception
When: Thursday, May 24, 9:30PM - 11:00PM; toast at 9:50PM
Where: CCIB (Center Conventions Internacional Barcelona), First Floor Terrace, Room 127, Willy Brandt Square 11-14, 08019, Barcelona
Join us for a reception and toast celebrating 50 years in print! since 1967, NACLA has published the quarterly journal‚ the NACLA Report‚ blending academia‚ journalism‚ and activism‚ as well as regular online content at nacla.org. Please join us in raising our glasses to 50 years of reporting and analysis on Latin America, featuring remarks by our executive editor‚ Alejandro Velasco‚ as well as light snacks and refreshments. Be sure to arrive by 9:50PM for a toast to NACLA's 50th year!
And, next Monday in New York City with Jacobin:
Life After Lula
When: Monday, May 14, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, New York 11201
With Lula jailed, the Brazilian right has sidelined an opponent they could not defeat. As their aim returns to the working class and poor, will the Brazilian left be ready? With Sabrina Fernandes, Jacobin's contributing editor on Brazil, a sociologist, an activist, and creator/producer of Tese Onze, a YouTube show and multimedia project tackling the challenges of the Left in Brazil.