ALAS 11th Annual Conference â€“ Education Across the Americas: Impacting Society through Philosophy and Education
- From 4/18/2013, 5:00 PM To 4/20/2013, 5:00 PM
ALAS 11th Annual Conference – Education Across the Americas: Impacting Society through Philosophy and Education
Thursday - Saturday, April 18-20, 2013, Location TBD
Sponsored by the DCI Grant Fund, the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs, the Office of Student Activities and Programs.
ALAS is very proud to boast that The Education Across the Americas conference is one of the only conferences in the Americas where scholars working on educational issues in Latin America and the Caribbean come together to share research, build collaborative relationships, and develop new critical conversations about questions concerning education in and across these regions. Additionally, this conference brings together scholars, students, teachers, and activists working in urban education and education concerning Latino/as and/or other immigrant communities in the United States. Our conference, therefore, creates a much-needed transnational dialogue that surpasses the boundaries that divide many Latin American and Latino/a scholars, students, and communities. The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Teachers College is an organization of students from diverse countries of Latin America that was formed 11 years ago and has since reached out to include members from all nationalities that are interested in topics related to Latin America. Since conception, our aim has been to create an academic, cultural, and social network within the Latin American community at Teachers College. With the sponsorship and support of faculty members, different programs, and schools at Columbia University, our association has become an invaluable venue to learn about and address Latin America issues through academic, cultural, and social spheres.
- Ana Cecilia Galindo-Diego