The Americas are home to almost a billion people, speaking over 450 indigenous and European languages. The history and diversity of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latinx environments, cultures, and people continues impacting studies and policies on race, class, gender and human rights today. 

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The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLaS) at Bowdoin fosters a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures and complex historical and contemporary relationships of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

An Immersive Experience

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLaS) Program supports concerts, theme dinners, film screenings, symposia, service-learning projects, debates, and teach-ins organized by various student organizations, faculty, campus divisions, and neighborhood associations. Every semester speakers who are experts in a field related to the courses being offered—or who are directly involved with social, political, academic, or cultural activities in Latin America—are invited to campus.
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