The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University will host on December 4-5 the symposium “Afrodescendants: Fifteen Years after Santiago. Achievements and Challenges,” where activists from the Afrodescendant movement in Latin America, agency representatives, government officials, and scholars reflect on the antiracist agenda formulated at the Latin American Regional Conference Against Racism (Santiago de Chile, 2000). This symposium is part of a broader effort by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute to define the new field of Afro-Latin American studies in dialogue with activists and other actors involved in the design and implementation of antiracist policies in Latin America. Participants in the symposium include activists from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Honduras and Cuba and representatives from the Ford Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America, the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Organization of American States.The symposium is done in collaboration with the University of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, with support from the Ford Foundation and with additional funding from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has shared only a rather wooden-looking photo of himself since he tested positive for the coronavirus. And aides say little more than the leader is in good spirits, experiencing mild symptoms and continuing to work. But the country has grown accustomed to waking to López Obrador as he conducts marathon news conferences every morning, and his public absence since the weekend announcement of his illness is spurring calls that the president who touts the transparency of his administration to share more about his own health.
Taran Killam will make his New York theatrical debut in Encores! Off-Center’s Little Shop of Horrors this summer, appearing as evil dentist Orin Scrivello opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene. Summer is a great time to be a Saturday Night Live cast member, as sleep becomes part of the routine again. While chatting with Seth Meyers on Late Night, Killam revealed his plans to brainstorm SNL pitches in his downtime backstage after (spoiler alert) Orin is eaten by Audrey II. Take a look at the fun interview below, in which Killam also reveals his rich high school musical lineage, including two key Andrew Lloyd Webber roles. Little Shop will play New York City Center July 1 and 2. View Comments
FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins and Houston Baptist’s Scott Boon are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The award marks the second of the season for Larkins after the senior competed at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. Larkins took first place overall in the 100-meter dash with a 10.11 time while also boosting the Demons to a fourth-place team finish in the 4x100m relay with a 40.22 clip.Boon, a freshman, took on the field in the decathlon for Houston Baptist also at the Texas Relays. He concluded the event with an eighth-place individual finish after compiling 7,207 points.Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Sr. – Princeton, La.Won the 100m dash finals with the third-best current time in the country of 10.11. The next day, Larkins’ 4×100 relay finished fourth overall.Honorable Mention: Ryan Cleary, Abilene Christian; Denim Rogers, Houston Baptist; Jordan Rowe, Lamar.Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Scott Boon, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Dronten, NetherlandsPlaced 8th at the Texas Relays, breaking the program record in the decathlon by nearly 250 points. He ranks 8th in the West region and 9th nationally. His effort earned him a program record in the pole vault (4.70m/15-5.0) to go with improved PRs in the javelin (50.27m/164-11) and the 100m dash (11.14).Honorable Mention: Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian; Branson Ellis, Stephen F. Austin; Rodney Littlejohn, Incarnate Word.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.