This spring, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is presenting a six-week lecture series that discusses the political and social panoramas of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. The lecture series takes place on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Executive Conference Center. The fee is $30 for the series or $10 at the door.

Topics include:

Understanding the Social Movements Taking Place in Bolivia with Dr. Javier Sanjines, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.

Chile, to the South of the World: An Overview of the Last Forty-five Years in Chile’s Political and Cultural Life, with Professor Eliana Moya-Ragio, Lecturer Emerita in Spanish at the Residential College, at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.

Living in Argentina: The Tango and Troubles, with Susan Sefansky, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Health System

Hugo Chavez-Bolivarian Revolution in Historical Context, with Professor Fernando Coronil, Professor of Anthropology and History (Latin America), University of Michigan.

Peru: Women’s Work and Women’s Art, with Sister Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Head of the Art Department at Sienna Heights University, Adrian, Michigan

The Black Mother: Afro-Brazilian Perspectives on Brazil’s Racial Democracy, with Dr. Paulina L. Aberto, Assistant Professor of History and Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan.




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