The theme of Susquehanna University’s 18th annual Latino Symposium (March 13-15) is “Freedom and Responsibility: Latino Perspectives.”
Presentations and events sponsored by students, faculty and outside speakers will explore numerous ways in which this theme is revealed: the martial arts dances of Brazil’s Capoeira, the Peruvian film MadeinUSA, the Chicano play El soldado razo, the poetry of Cecilia Vicuña, a dance workshop and an open mic for the spontaneous expression of poetry, music and prose in many languages. Among other scheduled events, a special public round table will deal with issues raised by Latino voting trends in the recent presidential elections.
This year’s symposium highlights Latino communities in the United States, as well as the rich cultures of Latin America. A special feature will be the return to campus of many Susquehanna graduates whose dedication to Spanish and Latino culture began during their undergraduate years. They will be honored at a formal luncheon, Luces en la Comunidad, along with 12 exemplary Latino high school seniors from surrounding schools.
The 18th Annual Symposium
Freedom and Responsibility: Latino Perspectives
March 11-16, 2013
2013 Symposium Highlights
2013 Latino Symposium Preview
2012 Symposium Highlights
2011 Symposium - Pasos Caribeños Dance Troupe
The troupe's performance was part of the 2011 Latino Symposium. Dances included Plena, Jíbaro and Bomba from Puerto Rico; Merengue and Bachata from the Dominican Republic; Salsa from Cuba; Cumbia from Colombia; and Tango from Argentina.