February 7, 2020
The UF Center for Latin American Studies is happy to announce our 69th Annual Conference designed to cultivate conversations across boundaries—disciplinary and otherwise—about what it means to be on Earth in an era of radical social-ecological change. Participants are invited to share research and experiences applying ecology, linguistics, ethnography, ethnomusicology, governance, law, geography and other approaches to dimensions of being on earth: territorios, soundscapes, biocultural diversity, and relationships. Complementing LASA 2020 Améfrica Ladina: Vinculando Mundos y Saberes, Tejiendo Esperanzas and building on our UF 2018 conference Buen Vivir and Other Post-Development Pathways, Being on Earth works to foster solidarities among scholars, musicians, artists, activists, Indigenous, and African descendant peoples across the Americas. Collective efforts to decolonize knowledge production will inform three days of scholarly presentations, experiential learning, and creative activities including music, dance, and visual arts. Spaces to debate and envision alternative paths for Being on Earth aim to spur new ways of thinking and acting.