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Latin American Studies

Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata Lecture - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Lecture “The Place of Expressive Culture in Policy”
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata was the Minister of Culture of Colombia from 2007-2010, the youngest person and the first Afro-Colombian, to hold a cabinet-level ministry in modern Colombia. She is currently the president of Visible Hands Foundation, advisor of international agencies and foundations such as ACDI/VOCA, the Open Society Foundation, and UNESCO, and a recipient of the Unita Blackwell Award 2009 given by the Women's Committee of the National Conference of Black Mayors of the United States for her contribution to the cultural development of Afro-Colombian communities.


In her lecture she will discuss the ways in which state policies in Colombia have mobilized expressive culture to promote social inclusion, democratic participation, economic development, the creation of political constituencies, and as part of the response to Colombia's longstanding political violence.

Open to the public free of charge. Sponsored by the Charles F. Adams Lectureship Fund.  Presented by the Latin American Studies and Africana Studies programs in partnership with the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and the Department of Music’s Music and the Common Good: Composing Community Series.

For more information, contact the Office of Events at 207-725-3433.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:30 p.m.
— Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium