Charla de Merienda: The American Dream or American Carnage?
Supported by: the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, the Latin American Graduate Organization, and The Commons
The American Dream? A National Emergency? As the country is embroiled in a debate about immigration and national security, a subject that expressly concerns America’s identity and its values, this event will privilege facts, allow space for opinions, and build common ground on a topic that touches all of us. Charla de Merienda asks: what does it mean to be American? Who gets to define it? What would you do to “pass” as something you’re “not”?
Charles Olcese, KU International Student Services
Gibette Encarnacion, English
Raul Saenz, Molecular Biosciences
Karen Lisondra, Resonation Music and Arts, LLC
Charla de Merienda is a new collaborative series that carries forward the tradition of interdisciplinary discussion of research and current affairs in the Latin America and the Caribbean. Moderated by Lawrence Talks! Editor-in-chief, David Tamez, Charla de Merienda models critical debate through dialogue between members of the academy and community. The series is hosted at The Commons, a well-known space to engage with perspectives on broad topics and draw on diverse specializations and experiences. In collaboration, we bring people together to examine topics of national and local interest. Each discussion begins by examining facts to establish common ground, then guest speakers present prepared remarks (5-7 min), and a moderated community discussion follows. It is our hope that this model will raise awareness of the issues concerning the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States and be of interest to: All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students.
Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Framing the Dialogue