Paraguay Day

On October 1-2, 2021, the KU Center for Lain American and Caribbean Studies will welcome the Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) to campus. The visit will feature a Friday film screening of the international award winning Paraguayan film, Las heraderas (2018), and a series of sessions on indigenous cultures and sustainability in Paraguay presented by KU students, alumni, and a keynote speaker. All events are free and open to the students, educators, and the KU/Lawrence community. We encourage you to join us!

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Friday, October 1, 2021


7:00 p.m. Film Screening: Las herederas (2018)

Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Memorial Union

Introduction by Tamara Falicov, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Kansas

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Kansas Union, Malott Room


9:00 a.m. Early-Bird Breakfast


9:30 a.m. Welcome

Marta Caminero-Santangelo (KU CLACS), Steve Richards (KPP), Melissa Birch (KU Business)


10:00 a.m. Guaraní Workshop: Indigenous Resistance and Writing

Korbin Jones, CLACS MA Student


11:00 a.m. NGOs and the Chaco Indigenous Communities: A Field Assistant’s Observations

Diana Restrepo-Osorio

US Geological Survey, Kansas Water Science Center

KU Geography PhD alumna


12:00 p.m. Lunch: A conversation with KU Paraguayan students


1:30 p.m. Keynote: Intercultural Indigenous Education in Paraguay  (via Zoom)

Marilín Rehnfeldt, professor

Catholic University of Asunción, Paraguay

University of Kansas alumna


2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks