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Anse Cafard Memorial, Martinique | Photo courtesy of Alyssa James

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) Student Caucus represents and advocates for the collective interests of students enrolled in the CERLAC graduate diploma program and/or registered as CERLAC research associates, in all matters of CERLAC policy and action at York University. The CERLAC Student Caucus seeks to build community among graduate students, faculties, and the university at large, with consideration for diverse experiences and interests. Above all, the CERLAC Student Caucus works to optimize the environment within which graduate students develop, both professionally and personally.

The CERLAC Student Caucus is currently seeking to fill the following 4 positions:

  1. Co-Chairs (2 positions)
  2. Internal Communications Coordinator (1 position)
  3. Public Relations Coordinator (1 position)
  4. Student Engagement Coordinator (1 position)

If you are looking to get more involved with CERLAC next year and would like to add some experience to your CV, this is a great opportunity! The positions are for one year (September 2022-April 2023).

Click here to nominate yourself for this positions. Here you will also find a description of the responsibilities for each role.

Please note: You must be an active CERLAC student to take on one of these roles. To be considered an active CERLAC student, you must be registered as a full-time or part-time student at York University, and one or more of the following must apply to you:

  1. Registered in the CERLAC Graduate Diploma Program
  2. Registered as a Research Associate at CERLAC
  3. CERLAC Student Caucus member
  4. Student representative on the CERLAC executive committee
  5. Attended at least one CERLAC event in the previous year
  6. Was a speaker or volunteer at a CERLAC event in the previous year

CERLAC Student Caucus Contact Information: Natasha Sofia Martinez

CERLAC Student Caucus Co-Chairs (2021/2022). To contact them, click here to send them an email.

Follow us @CERLACStuCaucus (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)

Student Caucus Events

The CERLAC Student Caucus Presents: Climate Change in the Caribbean: The Role of Capital in the Climate Crisis and the Movement for Climate Justice.

Guest Speakers:

MALENE ALLEYNE is a Jamaican human rights lawyer and founder of Freedom Imaginaries, an organization that uses human rights law to tackle legacies of slavery and colonialism. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Advanced Studies degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. She is qualified to practice law in Guyana and Jamaica.

ESTHER FIGUEROA, Ph.D., is a Jamaican independent film maker, writer, educator and linguist with over thirty-five years of media productions including television programming, documentaries, educational videos, multimedia and feature film. Her activist film making gives voice to those outside of mainstream media and focuses on the perpetuation of local and indigenous knowledge and cultures, the environment, social injustice, and community empowerment. Figueroa’s films include Jamaica for Sale (2009),  Fly Me To The Moon (2019). In 2013, Figueroa was Distinguished Writer in Residence at University of Hawai’i English Department. Her environmental novel Limbo (2013) was a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards for Multi-cultural Fiction.