ITHACA. NUEVA YORK. EE.UU. La organización no gubernamental dominicana Sociedad Comunitaria y el Comité de Relaciones de Estados Unidos y América Latina (CUSLAR, siglas en inglés) firmaron convenio de colaboración con la finalidad de promover el desarrollo de contenidos y metodologías para el trabajo pedagógico en las áreas de la salud, el arte, la cultura, estudios de género y masculinidad e historia latinoamericana y caribeña.
Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture, March 5,2013
Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), housed at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
FOOD JUSTICE: GUATEMALAN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE EXPERT TO SPEAK IN FINGER LAKES REGION, October 5, 2012
ITHACA, NY- This fall’s “food justice” theme in the Finger Lakes region continues October 12-17 when local groups host Ronaldo Lec Ajcot, Director of the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute of Guatemala. Lec will lead conversations in Ithaca, Elmira and Dryden on food sovereignty and the reclaiming of indigenous agricultural practices.
Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations, September 20, 2012
Two young leaders from South Africa's Shack Dwellers' Movement will lead discussions on housing and human rights and screen the award-winning documentary Dear Mandela at a series of events October 1-3 in Ithaca.
CUSLAR, is is playing a key role in the“Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity,” which is a month-long bus touracross the U.S. that will end in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12. It calls for an International Day of Action for Peace in Mexico.
The Caravan for Peace is calling for an end to the drug war, a halt to the illegal smuggling of weapons across the border to Mexico, the immediate suspension of U.S. assistance to Mexico’s armed forces, an end to the militarization of the border and the criminalization of immigrants and the adoption of policies that protect the dignity of every human being.
In a few weeks’ time, from August 17-19, the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) will host the eleventh annual “Spanish for Activists Camp” at the Foundation of Light in Ithaca, NY. The camp is co-organized with the New York CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) office, and every year about 70-90 people come to enjoy Spanish classes, workshops and panels on current social and political issues on Latin America and U.S. policy, as well as music, dancing and food. The camp is family-friendly; last year they began offering activities for kids of all ages. According to Tim Shenk, director of CUSLAR, “The weekend is a regional gathering for building a network of social justice organizations and solidarity groups in the region.”
CUSLAR makes strong showing at 2012 Latin American Studies Association
The Ithaca-based Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) made a strong showing at the XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held May 23-26 in San Francisco, Calif.
A half-dozen past and present CUSLAR coordinators and members presented papers on a broad range of topics at the LASA Congress, the world's premier forum for discussion on Latin America and the Caribbean. The event hosted nearly a thousand panels and five thousand participants over four days.