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Quechua Week, Hosted by NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Celebrates Andean Region’s Language and Cultures—Dec. 13-17

December 10, 2010
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New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will host “Quechua Week,” a celebration of language and cultures in the Andean Region of South America, from December 13 through December 17 at venues around the NYU campus and at Columbia University.

Quechua/Kichwa is an indigenous language spoken by millions of people in the Andean region in South America, spanning seven countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. Quechua language and cultural practices are also present in many other parts of the world – including New York City. The events of Quechua Week range in format and span a broad range of topics – from language rights and policies to the use of YouTube in fostering international exchange.

For a complete schedule of sessions, which are free and open to the public, click here. Registration is required for selected sessions. For more information, contact Christine Mladic, program administrator of CLACS, at cmm590@nyu.edu or 212.998.8683.

Located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU serves as a bridge to local and global communities. It creates a network of people interested in the region and collaborates to further expand Latin American and Caribbean studies. Founded in 1966, CLACS is a renowned leader in teaching, research and programming about the region.

 

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

Quechua Week Celebrates Andean Region’s Language and Cultures—Dec. 13-17

NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will host “Quechua Week,” a celebration of language and cultures in the Andean Region of South America, from December 13 through December 17 at venues around the NYU campus and at Columbia University.


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