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With the support of a second Title VI National Resource Center grant, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) continues to expand its research, education, and outreach initiatives related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Other programs and LACSI faculty affiliates advance research, education, and advocacy on and on behalf of U.S. Latinx communities. LACSI’s more than 200 faculty affiliates represent all of UGA’s colleges and professional schools, with several jointly-appointed faculty who teach the Institute's core curriculum.

Through the nation's first Portuguese Flagship Program and a Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies grant, LACSI supports thriving Portuguese language and growing Quechua language programs, funding on-campus study and study abroad opportunities for students of less commonly taught Latin American languages.  

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(09/19/2019) Message from LACSI director Dr. Amy Ross:

As many are aware, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission unanimously passed a Resolution in Support of Athens Immigrant, Undocumented, and Latinx Communities, brought forward by Commissioner Tim Denson. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute fully supports this resolution and reaffirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The full video of the proceedings, and text of the full resolution in English and Spanish, can be found here.

(01/23/2020) Message from LACSI director Dr. Amy Ross:

In regards to the Franklin College Senate report concerning the African American human remains found during construction of an addition next to the Jackson St. Cemetery, the LACSI budgeted staff has met and affirmed full support for the resolution passed by the Franklin College Senate. Full text of the Franklin College Senate Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Baldwin Hall can be found here.