LASA2019 Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion

Events at LASA2019

LASA Events

External Events

NBC10 Boston, New England Cable News (NECN) and Telemundo Boston Studios Tours

This tour includes exploring the newsroom, the weather center and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to deliver the latest in news and local programming to viewers throughout New England. Visitors are allowed to take pictures and upload them to social networks: @NBC10Boston @NECN @TelemundoNI

Sign up for one of the two available dates:  Friday, May 24th and Monday May 27th

The deadline to sign up for these events is Friday, May 10th 12:00 PM EDT

Tour begins at: 1:00 p.m.
Meeting time: 12:40 p.m.
Approximate duration: 30 min.
Tour capacity: 20 people
Donation: USD 20
Meeting point: At the main lobby of NBC Boston Station. Address: 160 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459
Required: ID with your picture

Participants must arrive at the meeting point by their own means. By car, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get from the Marriott Copley Place Hotel, the main venue of LASA2019, to NBC Boston Station.

The USD 20 guarantees your spot on the tour. This amount, which will be donated to the Travel Grants fund of LASA, is non-refundable.

Please keep in mind that last-minute reschedules or cancellations may happen due to breaking news. Please don't forget to bring an ID with your picture that will be requested for security reasons when entering the newscast studios. Reservations can be made online only until the maximum capacity is reached.

Please ensure your Congress and travel schedule will allow you to attend this event.

This tour is the result of a partnership of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), NBC10 Boston Station, the New England chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies.

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Visit the Frida Kahlo collection of traditional Mexican folk art in the Museum of Fine Arts. Choose from one of two tours taking place on Friday 24 May, 2019:

Morning Tour
Starts at 10:10 a.m.
Meeting time: 10:00 a.m.

Afternoon Tour *sold out
Starts at 4:00 p.m.
Meeting time: 3:50 p.m.

Meeting point: Lobby of the Huntington entrance, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Please gather on the right side of the lobby. An MFA officer will be there to greet you and hand out the tickets.
Approximate duration: 45 minutes.
Tour capacity: 25 people.
Reservations can be made online only until the maximum capacity is reached.
Required: ID. Backpacks and other large bags will need to be checked.
Donation: USD 10 Participants must arrive at the meeting point by their own means. By car, it takes approximately 10 minutes to get from the Marriott Copley Place Hotel, the main venue of LASA2019, to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Sign up for the Frida Kahlo Exhibition

The USD 10 guarantees your spot on the tour. This amount, which will be donated to the Travel Grants fund of LASA, is non-refundable.

This tour is the result of a partnership of the Latin American Studies Association and the Museum of Fine Arts with the support of the Consulado General de México in Boston.

FARS Section 2019 fieldtrip  (Food, Agriculture, and Rural Studies)

Date: May 23rd 2019
Time: 7.45am
Location: Many Hands Organic Farm at Barre, MA

Note: Two options are available.  One that includes lunch and transportation for $40, and another that only includes lunch for $10.

As is now a tradition FARS is organizing its 2019 fieldtrip. This year the Many Hands Organic Farm at Barre, MA was chosen as its fieldtrip place. The proposal is to have a two parts visit. One more historical where we will learn a bit about organic production at the region and the history of the farm and its relation to the community and its currently organization. Another part, a more practical one, includes a tour at the farm for checking what they are producing now and how and they are open to people willing to engage on some farm work that is demanded at the day of our visit as a way to engage on farms activities.

Date and time: It will take place on May 23rd leaving from the Marriot Copley Place by 7.45am in the morning and returning around 4.30pm to the same place.

How to participate: We have limited places and the deadline to apply is May 13th, also you have to:

  1. fill this form: https://goo.gl/forms/iOUcEVODdCDG3tlm2 (if you have already fill it just proceed to payment);
  2. Pay $ 40 ($10 lunch + $30 transport)  or $10 lunch, depending on which tour you choose.
The entrance at the farm has no cost, however, as we are spending the day at the farm they are offering us lunch for the price of $10/person. MHOF also will consider in the menu dietary restrictions as gluten-free and vegetarians (please let us know if you have a special request to include you).
The MHOF is a distance of two hours driving from Boston. Therefore, FARS Council has asked for budgets to several companies in Boston. Boston Common Coach has offered the best price per person. The amount includes tolls, gratuity and small tolerance in case of traffic jams and delays. FARS Section does not have enough funds to cover the transportation cost but it will pay U$S200. With this contribution, the cost for transportation will be U$D28 per person. Even though the council has made a big effort to arrive to the cheapest fare per person, it is important to consider that in case of any unexpected situation or more delays, we will have to pay extra and we will be collecting the money during the fieldtrip.

Environmental Section Tour: Transforming Food Systems and Fisheries in New England

Date: May 23rd, 2019
Meeting Time: 11:00 am
Meeting point: Main lobby of the Sheraton Boston Hotel   (Address: 39 Dalton Street. Boston, MA 02199)
Location: Boston Waterfront
Cost: public transportation to Boston waterfront and lunch

Join us for a walking tour on Boston waterfront, including lunch at No Name restaurant, and conversations with local leaders from North American Marine Alliance (NAMA) and Food Sovereignty. Listen to a talk about the remarkable regional work of Food Solutions New England (FSNE) and tour the Red's Best Sustainable Fishing Aggregation and Distribution center. 

Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - Meet in lobby and travel to Boston Waterfront

12:00 m - After a short walk, we will have an early lunch at No Name restaurant (Address: 15 1/2 Fish Pier East). Here we will have food and a talk/discussion by Dr Tom Kelly (FSNE) followed by a talk by Saulo Araujo (Food Sovereignty) and Niaz Dorry (NAMA)

2:00 or 2:30p.m. Arrive at Red’s Best Sustainable Fishing Aggregation and Distribution center (also on Boston Fish Pier)

Get a tour of the facility and have a Q&A. and further discussions with Tom, Saulo, Niaz, etc. 

4 p.m. - Head back

Please email:   mwoolson@uvm.edu   to sign up for this excursion for an estimated number of participants