Latin America Festival 2012

April 18th – April 21st

Come and celebrate all things Latin America!

April 18th: Beyond Survival: Building Communities with Dignity
Public Talk with Becca Mohally Renk, Centre for Development in Central America
In Nicaragua for the past 18 years, the CDCA works to respond to human needs created by poverty. Their aim is to support communities to reach their own goals through becoming self-sufficient, sustainable and democratic entities. 
7pm, Galway One World Centre, 76 Prospect Hill, Galway
All Welcome, no charge 
As space is limited, advanced booking is advisable (

April 19th: “La Via Campesina”
Film about the global movement of small farmers towards Food Sovereignty, with talk by Fergal Anderson.
7.30pm, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI, Galway

April 20th: Capoeira with Mola and Salsa with Marcelo
5.30pm, outside Pura Vida, Spanish Arch, Galway

April 21st: Closing Conference – The Links Between Latin America and Ireland
10.00-12.30 World Cafe Discussion: Debt Issues in Latin America and Ireland; Human Rights; Colombia; Food Sovereignty.
12.30 Talk on setting up Food Sovereignty network in Connacht region
1.00-2.00 Lunch – please bring your own lunch!
2.00-3.30 Workshop: Theatre of the Oppressed
3.30-5.00 Latin American Short Films
10am – 5pm, Rowing Club, The Waterside, Woodquay, Galway

April 21st: Party!
Latin American Music, Salsa dancing and more with DJ Marcelo King
10pm, Red Square Bar, Foster Street , Galway