Archive for Ana Adams

Meet Spanish Academic Assistant for Spring 2020: Emma Nelson

¡Saludos a todos! My name is Emma Nelson, and I’m a sophomore Communication Studies and Spanish double major. In addition to working as the Spanish academic assistant, I’m a Spanish tutor and I work in the office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. I’m also involved in Sigma Delta Pi and the Kitchen Cabinet, and I […]

Cultural Event Reflection: The Honduran Exodus and Climate Crisis

This presentation was one of many given by representatives from multiple activist organizations, including Comunidades Organizado el Poder y La Acción Latina (COPAL) and La Vía Campesina, throughout Minnesota in order to inform Americans about the exodus and climate crisis in Honduras. Since the 2009 military coup, the new Honduran government has adopted neo-liberalist policies that have led […]

Eradicating Peace: The Other Side of the Colombian War on Drugs

At this event, representatives from Witness for Peace, a human rights organization, gave a presentation on human rights violations in Colombia. Leider Valencia, a representative from Coordinadora Nacional de Cultivadores de Coca, Amapola, y Marihuana (COCCAM), led the presentation. As a small farm owner in rural Colombia, he, along with many of his fellow farmers, were forced to cultivate […]

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Lecture: Politics and History of the Inka Empire

Professor Steve Kosiba’s presentation on the Incan empire was incredibly detailed and timely, as it was on Indigenous People’s Day. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization and spark thoughts about the context in which it relates to how society perceives globalization and the cultural conflicts that exist today.  The […]