Shared narratives: arts, culture and conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean (PLAC) 6th Annual Conference

Save the date for the Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean (PLAC) 6th Annual Conference on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Varied artistic expressions in music, painting, literature, graffiti, cinema, and others, have the potential to promote reflection and critical thinking. They can also be powerful tools for cooperation, healing and resilience. How do the arts reflect our shared narratives, and the most pressing issues of our times? What roles do the arts play in times of peace and conflict, progress and crisis?  The 6th PLAC conference will feature presentations from all disciplines, as they point to, or draw from, the intersections between the arts, social change, conflict and healing in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

2022 PLAC Conference Call for Papers

To participate in the conference, faculty and students are invited to submit proposals for 5-minute presentations, in any format – traditional talks, short stories, digital posters, videos, poems, photographs, demonstrations, etc. that relate to one or more of the questions or topics described above.

Submit your proposals by July 15, 2022 at 5PM, and include the following:

  1. Title of presentation

  2. Abstract (up to 250 words)

  3. List of author(s), including position and institutional affiliation

  4. Preference for presentation format

Submit Your Paper

PLAC Conference 2022 Planning Committee

  • Cathy Bartch, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

  • Carlos Pio, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies Department

  • Cecília Gonzalez-Godino, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies Department

  • Chris Klaniecki, Penn Global

  • Jerri Bourjolly, School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Krista Cortes, La Casa Latina

  • Mércia Flannery, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies Department

  • Nancy Biller, School of Nursing

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About the PLAC Symposium

Each year, the PLAC Steering Committee, a cross-campus, interdisciplinary group made up of Penn faculty and administrators, partners with schools, centers, and departments across campus to organize an annual symposium that brings together the Penn community to highlight Penn work in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to promote interaction and collaboration among all who attend.