Youth Summer Program of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)
Theme: “Art and Activism in the Americas”
York University, July 18-22/2016
The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) invites youth from the GTA and beyond to its first student summer program, Young Amautas of the Americas. CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multidisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world.
Young Amautas of the Americas, CERLAC’s Youth Summer Program, will guide thirty (30) students, between 14-18 years of age, through an interdisciplinary educational process. Youth will participate in daily activities including art, dance, creative writing, sports, music, trips, and workshops. The curriculum will help students to collectively evaluate the historical and contemporary development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the influence of the regions on new generations of youth. It seeks to inspire Latin American and Caribbean youth to pursue post-secondary education. Professors and students from CERLAC and York University, as well as teachers, partners, and parents from the community will contribute to this new learning experience.
The program will run from July 18–22, 2016, from 9.00am - 3.30pm each day. There is no cost to the 30 youth who will be selected to participate. Meals (breakfast and lunch) as well as transportation (bus tickets) will be provided. This student summer program will be held at CERLAC, Keele Campus (York University). The Application Deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016.
Abubacar Fofana León, “Young Amautas of the Americas”, Summer Program Director, York University
Camila Bonifaz, Coordinator, Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York U
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