50th Anniversary

Articles, summaries and speeches

Quotable: Alumni and Collaborators Share

Raymond Offenheiser: Resource rights and protections are fundamental (full talk)

Hannah Wittman: Food Sovereignty: New Challenges

Shailly Gupta Barnes: Global Unity Through the Struggle Against Poverty

Fidel Santana: Latin America Is Land of Resistance to All Forms of Oppression

Photographs from the celebration

Album I: Friday, September 25, 2015. By Rebecca Dearden.
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Album II: Saturday, September 26, 2015. By Rebecca Dearden.
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Album III: Saturday, September 26, 2015. By Scott Nolasco.
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Album IV: September 25-26, 2015. By Margee Rogers.
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News Coverage

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United States-Latin American Committee Turns 50
The Cornell Daily Sun
by Kyle Oefelein
September 22, 2015

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CUSLAR celebrates 50th anniversary
Cornell Chronicle
by Giorgi Tsintsadze
September 29, 2015

50th Anniversary Celebration Program

Friday, September 25

Celebration and panel with CUSLAR members and alumni

“Toward a New Internationalism”
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Refreshments served at 5:00 pm
Barnes Hall Auditorium, Room 301, Cornell University

On CUSLAR’s history and connection to Latin American social movements:

Mary Jo Dudley, Director, Cornell Farmworker Program; former CUSLAR Coordinator
Joel Gajardo, Ret. former CUSLAR Coordinator
Fidel Santana, Sociologist; President, Frente Amplio; Dominican Republic

On challenges and possibilities in the hemisphere in the coming decades:

Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America; CUSLAR member
Hannah Wittman, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; former CUSLAR Coordinator
Shailly Barnes, Kairos Center

Saturday, September 26

9:30 – 10:30 am
Breakfast and informal reunion time for CUSLAR alumni and students
Founders Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel: On the state of social movements in the Americas
with Shailly Barnes, Kairos Center; Fidel Santana, Frente Amplio
Founders Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Afternoon and evening: informal gatherings with CUSLAR alumni and students.

Questions about accessibility and parking:
Contact Gabriela LeBaron, 512-565-8583.

If you’re coming in from out of town, we want to hear from you!
Please RSVP to cuslar@cornell.edu.

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