The CERLAC Review

Number 31: 2006-2007 

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CERLAC Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of Abolition

Franklin W. Knight on Abolition and Slavery

by Karlee Sapoznik

 

On November 13, 2007, York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and  the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program  (LACS) co-hosted a day of events with Professor Franklin W. Knight.  The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University spent his morning in discussion with CERLAC’s graduate students and graciously answered questions over lunch with students in the undergraduate LACS program. The day culminated with Knight’s much anticipated talk to an overflowing auditorium of students and faculty members.

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CERLAC's RedLEIDH Project

The Latin American Human Rights Education and Research Network

by Fernando Rouaux

 

When Father Xabier Gorostiaga—a highly respected economist, social justice activist, and Jesuit priest—visited York University in 2001, he left a permanent footprint in our institution.  He discussed with members of the York community the need to, on the one hand, support research initiatives that would help systematize the rich experience of human rights advocacy in Latin

America and, on the other hand, develop comprehensive educational programs in the region directed at human rights “practitioners.”  Four years later, his visit and a series of follow-up meetings in Lat