NEWSLETTER   ISSUE No. 30   2004-2005   

   Newsletter of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean




Carolyn Cooper and the Sexual Politics of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

By Andrea Davis

On Saturday, October 22, 2005, a rainy evening in Toronto and its suburbs, Dr. Carolyn Cooper, Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) kept things hot and spicy at the sixth annual Jagan Lecture at York University. The appeal of the Jagan Lecture Series, which commemorates the life and vision of the late Cheddi Jagan, lies in its willingness to challenge conventional academic boundaries and to engage subject matter that has resonance not only with the academic community, but also with a wider Toronto-based constituency. The success of the evening was evidenced by the large turnout of an enthusiastic younger-than-usual audience in bold defiance of the weather.

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Latin American Human Rights Education and Research Network

By Bill Fairbairn

Early this summer, following a series of unexpected delays, CIDA gave the long-awaited green light to begin the implementation phase of the Latin American Human Rights Education and Research Network (RedLEIDH) project. Developed by CERLAC and Osgoode Hall Law School, and supported through CIDAís University Partnership in Cooperation and Development Program (UPCD), the RedLEIDH supports the establishment of a new