Programs and Events

Spring 2018

Teach-In on the Effects of Hurricane Maria will take place Friday, January 19th from 3-5 p.m.  in the Jaime Escalante Room of Hewett and Manchester halls at Illinois State University. The event is free and open to the public. Professor Juliet Lynd, interim director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Illinois State University, will moderate the teach-in, which will include presenters Daynali Flores and Krista Cardona of Illinois Wesleyan University, Maura Toro-Morn and Yohanna Cuenca-Carlino of Illinois State University and Stephanie Rodriguez from The Daily Vidette.

A Benefit Concert to raise funds for hurricane relief will be at 7 p.m., Monday, January 22, at the Normal Theater. This event is also free and open to the public. The evening will be filled with music and performances by local student groups who will share their passions and their talents to raise funds for relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico.


International Film Series (IFS) Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium

IFS Jan 18 Biutiful Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010  

IFS/3D Series Feb 1  14 kmts Dir. Gerardo Olivares, 2007

IFS Feb 22  Vacas/Beiak  Dir. Julio Medem, 1994

Wednesday, March 21st, World Poetry Day Celebration 12:00 to 1:00PM  Art Atrium

Spanish Club  
Interactive Games. Bring your lunch and play!  Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:00PM in Turfler Room

Dance lessons (date and location TBA)

Fall 2017

Latin American Studies Colloquium: Fall 2017
Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador
Monday, October 30th 2017 -- 4:00 pm -- Davidson Room (Memorial Center)
 In her talk Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador, guest speaker Ellen Moodie, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) shares fragments of conversations with three Salvadorans, each in some ways representative of generational differences among contemporary activists (post-post war) in El Salvador, their parents (war-era) and their older siblings (post-war). Dr. Moodie draws from her ethnographic fieldwork carried out in San Salvador between 2012 and 2015 among young middle-class activists who have little or no memory of the war that defined El Salvador political imaginaries. Taking a common global middle-class anti-politics stance, this new generation of activists rejects “dirty,” organized politics, and revolutionary activism. Neither Marxist utopianisms nor “disappointed” revolutionaries (Greenberg 2014), Dr. Moodie calls them hopeful democrats, still lurching toward a better future.   Free and open to the public, invite your friends!

Presentation by students who studied abroad

Wednesday September 20, 4 p.m. in Buck 108


International Film Series (IFS) onal-film-series/

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium 

Thursday, September 14 

Even the Rain , Spain, Bolivia 2010 m/index_alt.html


Thursday, September 21

Butterfly,  Spain 1999 88030/


Thursday, September 28th 

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories  (Spain, México, Portugal, and Senegal). Dir. M. Angel Rosales, 2016. 09480/


3D Series iversity/3Dseries.html

Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. in State Farm Hall 102

Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series
On Accents and Cultural Identity . Facilitated by Profs. Joanne Diaz (English Department) and Carmela Ferradáns (Hispanic Studies Department)


past events