Posts tagged ALAA
Posts tagged ALAA
After a long weekend, its time to get back to business :)
You enjoyed great Easter time with your family and friends and went crazy on the chocolate eggs, but now you have another week ahead of you to plan for….THE SUMMER. Wait, don’t forget we’re talking about “business” in the summer, meaning also a bit of work combined with a bit of fun.
The Association for Latin American Affair (ALAA) in Lund has just the right event for you.
Why stay in Europe when you can go somewhere more exotic for your dream internship? If Latin America sounds as an amazing idea to you as it does to us, then you have to join us this Wednesday in ALAA:
This is an event organized in association with AIESEC and Svalorna Latin America aiming to help you get an idea of what this experience can mean to you and also help you get started. Join it for an inspiring discussion, ideas, dreams and opportunities, together with great fika.
See you on Wednesday at 7:00pm in Lunds Samhällsvetarkår (Paradisgatan 5S, 223 50 Lund, Sweden). Bring your friends!
Mauricio Luna-Galván gave us an insight about Lund’s Association of Latin American Affairs. This Association offers you weekly events, aiming to explore a wide variety of topics related to Latin America.
1. What is ALAA Lund and since when is this association existing?
The Association for Latin American Affairs (ALAA) at the Social Sciences Student Union started in December 2010 (under the name of Latin America Working Group) as a small project. Its goal is to bring together students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, but all with a keen interest in discussing Latin American current & historical events, learning Spanish/Portuguese and/or learning about Latin American music, cultures, literature, food & dance.
The ALAA aims to fill a void (that the University does not cover) when it comes to Latin American Issues. Therefore, the ALAA creates a much-needed open space for Latin American politics, economics, cultures and histories to be discussed. This gives members of the student union a unique chance to meet teachers and other students with similar interests and to learn collectively about a dynamic and complex region.
La Fikatería is our socio-cultural space that aims to provide a place to share different views of Latin America and encourage student bonding. Each month it hosts one main event, two documentary nights, and one lecture night. The program is put together on a monthly basis with a weekly meeting to check on progress and assign tasks as needed. The themes are interactive; designed to be informative but not from an authoritarian feeling, they rather portrait the inter-sectionality of the issues while inviting the attendees to inquire and explore the subject together.
2. What are your activities and plans for this semester?
One of our most significant activities are the documentary nights on each Wednesday, here we present a documentary about relevant political, cultural or social issues in Latin America. Afterwards we have fika and discuss the topic of the documentary we have screened. Furthermore, we also have cultural events where traditions of several countries of Latin America are shown, such as “Dia de Muertos” (Day of Death), Carnival (Brazil & Colombia), networking event (Scandinavian Network), lecture about extreme sports and surfing spots in Latin America or a Latin American Food festival at the end of the semester. The idea is to have high-quality events.
3. Why should students choose to join ALAA Lund?
Joining ALAA is a good reason to have fun, meet new people, socialize and to get to know more about Latin America. I consider ALAA a perfect place for those students interested in Latin American affairs and its languages. I can tell from my own experience that ALAA has taught me many things about how big and diverse Latin America is. You will learn more about the different countries, traditions and cultures that you probably had no idea before.
4. How can we join ALAA Lund?
You can join our page on Facebook, Association for Latin American Affairs, and the ALAA planning group if you want to volunteer and help with our activities. Students can also check our webpage, www.alaasweden.com