Reach out!

The growing Latino population of New Orleans presents a series of opportunities for Loyola University to make a positive contribution to the city.  The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) works with different academic units and offices promoting outreach initiatives and programs.

CLACS has information about a number of scholarships, programs, contests, and study abroad opportunities throughout the region. Please see our bulletin boards on the first floor of Bobet Hall for more information or contact us at (504) 865-2886.

Recent Events

October 17-19, 2012 - The Center along with the Bolivian Studies Association in collaboration with Tulane and Loyola Universities presented Jallalla: Masters of Bolivian Cinema, which featured the work of three well-known bolivian filmmakers:Jorge Sanjinés, Antonio Equino, and Marcos Loayza. In addition to screenings, noted scholars and critics from the U.S. and Bolivia discussed the role of cinema in contemporary Bolivian culture. Find out more information here.

September 19, 2012- Leading scholar Carlos Man Ging Villanueva, S.J., Ph.D., and VP of Academic Research at the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Ecuador (PUCE), presented on Ignatian Spirituality in Latin America: The Practice of Spiritual Accompaniment. Find out more information here.

August 2, 2012- The Center along with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans cosponsored Tiempo de Danzón, an exhibit of photographs by Cristina Kahlo – historian, lecturer, photographer, and great niece of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Find out more information here.

April 12, 2012- Dr. Alberto Munera, Director of the PENSAR Institute at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, presented a lecture entitled Jesuit Education and Social Change in Latin America. For more information on PENSAR click here. 

October 13-14, 2011- CLACS along with JSRI and the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice in the College of Law, co-sponsored Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported:Immigration Detention, Advocacy, and the Faith Community, a two-day conference focused on the realities of immigration detention in the U.S. Find out more information here.

October 12, 2011- Dr. Gerardo Aldana presented on Indigeneity, Classic Maya Astronomy, and the Calendar interpreting ancient Maya philosophy, culture, and science through a native, environmental lens. Find out more information here. 

September 29, 2011 - Dr. Jesus Barquet – presented his book Ediciones El Puente en La Habana de los años 60. Find out more information here. 

April 13, 2011 - Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera presented on the Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Music, Nation, and Migration. Find out more information here.

April 4, 2011 - The Center hosted a forum entitled Art, Community and Nonviolence discussing the paintings of Columbian-New Orleanian artist Gustavo Duque. Find out more information here.

March 30, 2011 - Three Loyola alumni and successful political scientists returned to Loyola to present a forum entitled Latino-America: How Latinos Influence Contemporary U.S. Politics. Find out more information here.