We want to share with you that the on April 21st, LAS presented two exhibits at the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry Showcase. The two exhibits are the result of research grants awarded to Latin American Studies faculty.
1. Virtual Dialogues with Latin America:
Researchers: Dr. Matías Bianchi and Dr. Linda Green
Virtual Dialogues with Latin America is a series of seminars organized the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona with support from Asuntos del Sur and other institutions in Latin America. The goal is to provide an expository medium by which leading experts in Latin America can interact with our students and faculty, not just at the University of Arizona, but world-wide as the events are streamed and make use of social media platforms. The dialogues address pertinent issues that affect Latin America and the United States today.
2. Documenting Social entrepreneurs and cooperatives in Brazil for HD Television
Researchers: Daniel Duncan and Dr. Marcela Vásquez-León
This video illustrates a series of HD Television Mini-Documentary Programs that show selected case studies of grassroots development initiatives in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project produced a set of video profiles, interviews, and “day in the life” features, presenting successful individual and collective innovative entrepreneurial ventures that build community networks; address concerns with social inequality; and maneuver through complex government regulations and uncertain marketing contexts. Featured entrepreneurs and associations/cooperatives share their experiences, challenges, and the key factors necessary to avoid failure in a demanding and competitive global economic environment and in the context of a highly stratified society.
Table for the Virtual Dialogues: Colin Deeds & Eric Franqui of LAS pictured (photo by Matías Bianchi)
Daniel Duncan and Dr. Marcela Vásquez-León: Documenting Social entrepreneurs and cooperatives in Brazil for HD Television (photo by Matías Bianchi).