APPLICATION FORM YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS: JULY 17-21, 2017

APPLICATION FORM YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS: JULY 17-21, 2017

YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS
Youth Summer Program of the Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)


Theme: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas

York University, July 17-21/2017


The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) invites youth from the GTA and beyond to its third student summer program, YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS. CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multidisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world.


YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS, CERLAC’s Youth Summer Program, will guide thirty (30) students, between 14-18 years of age, through an interdisciplinary educational process. Youth will participate in daily activities including art, dance, creative writing, sports, music, trips, and workshops. The curriculum will help students to collectively evaluate the historical and contemporary development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the influence of the regions on new generations of youth. It seeks to inspire Latin American and Caribbean youth to pursue post- secondary education. Professors and students from CERLAC and York University, as well as teachers, partners, and parents from the community will contribute to this new learning experience.


The program will run from July 17–21, 2017, from 8:30 am- 3.30pm each day. There is no cost to the 30 youth who will be selected to participate. Meals (breakfast and lunch) as well as transportation (bus tickets) will be provided. This student summer program will be held at CERLAC, Keele Campus (York University). The Application Deadline is Monday, July 3rd 2017

YOUNG AMAUTAS OF THE AMERICAS will organize a variety of activities around the following topics:

1- Culture, Sports, Arts, Technology and the Environment
2- Family, Community, Migration, Education and Identities
3- Histories of Latin America and the Caribbean
4- Indigenous Culture of the Americas
5- Colonization and Resistance.


But what is an Amauta? During the earliest times of the Inca society the Amawtakuna was a well-respected student who held the responsibility for keeping their history, culture and traditions alive. Likewise, our summer program seeks to empower Latin American and Caribbean youth to contribute, with their knowledge, to the development of our societies.

Only completed application form will receive confirmation information.

* Please note:

-A certificate will be offered to those who attend the entire summer program

-The Application Form is at no cost, but once accepted into the program the REGISTRATION FEE IS $20 CAD.