Be the change you want to see…

  I saw this lovely quote and photo over on Nidhi’s page “Sunnies My Bunnies“.  Isn’t this a wonderful way to change how we have that conversation with our children?  We would probably be amazed by the answers they give us! Please head over to Nidhi’s site to read her thoughts on this quote. via […]

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Friday Canción: Baila Casanova by Paulina Rubio

Happy Friday! Are you ready for some spicy Spanish music to get your feet moving?  I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Baila Casanova by Paulina Rubio This song was released in both Spanish and English versions in 2002 by Mexican singer Paulina Rubio.  The video was filmed in the National Palace of the Dominican Republic and […]

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The Gender Constructs of Marianismo and Machismo and the Roles of La Malinche and the Virgen de Guadalupe (Part I)

  One of the topics we cover in Intro to Latin American Studies is Gender in Latin America.  Of course, this is a huge topic, upon which many research studies, books, thesis papers and projects have been based.  To break down the subject matter a little, we usually address four concepts and, around them, fit […]

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June in Books

J- José Martí’s Nuestra America (Our America) U- Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Virmontes N- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton E- Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes   J Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América.”  Martí, a Cuban exile from 1881 […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Cuando Me Enamoro by Enrique Iglesias

It’s almost the weekend again and I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Cuando Me Enamoro by Enrique Iglesias and featuring Juan Luis Guerra I must say I love me some Enrique.  My husband also insists Enrique looks a lot like him. I say they both trace their roots back to the Iberian Peninsula… […]

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The Innovation Project: Our youth tackling sustainability and innovation

Unlocking the creative and innovative potential of our youth is really the way forward for our world. Look at the these projects: inventing a new kind of water recycler. growing food with 90% less water using aquaponics. creating blueprints for a solar phone. These are just three of the incredible projects designed and implemented by […]

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