Calendar: Events & Quechua Nights at Penn

  • Quechua Penn organizes and co-organizes different events: conferences, colloquiums, and cultural nights. The Quechua Cultural Nights at Penn raisie awareness on Andean Culture and Quechua language in the Philadelphia area.  We gather to learn and share by organizing activities such as film-screenings, dance workshops, language workshops, and conversations with Andean-related advocates.
    Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise is mentioned.


Upcoming events:


[cultural event] Quechua Cultural Night
Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017 | 6pm
Place: Arch Building #110, UPenn (3601 Locust Walk)

Tupasunchis!! Let’s meet up! We invite your to learn more about the Andes (Latin America), its people and culture, and Quechua language. Please join us for a fun evening of Quechua conversation, games, and refreshments (Inca Kola). Everyone is welcome!

No previous knowledge of Quechua is necessary.
Free and Open the public
More info, here

[talk] David Choquehuanca, prominent Aymara leader:
Event Canceled until further notice

Date: October 11th, 2017

We are honored to invite Mr. David Choquehuanca, Secretary General of ALBA and former Foreign Minister of Bolivia, to speak at Penn.

This year we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Mr. Choquehuanca, a high-ranked Aymara leader who have played an internationally and national role on promoting Indigenous Rights will discuss about the challenges and goals to recognize and respect Indigenous peoples’s cultures, territory and citizenship.

His talk is scheduled for October 11st, 2017, 6pm as a preliminar special event of the “Penn in Latin America” conference. More info, here

[talk] Agustín Panizo Jansana, Director of Indigenous Languages at Peru’s Culture Ministry (as part of LALSES series)

Date: Spring 2018
Place: TBA

Agustin Panizo Jansana is a linguist and researcher. He is currently the Director of Indigenous Languages at the Peru’s Cultural Ministry of Peru. In 2017 his office helped to craft Peru’s first ever National Policies for Indigenous Languages.

[talk] “Colonialism, ethnicity, and gender in the Andes.” by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Place: TBA

Alice Paul Center Berkowitz Lecture on  Co-organized and sponsored by LALS.


For info on previous events organized or co-hosted by Quechua at Penn, please click here.


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