Schedule QSAM

Quechua Student & Faculty Alliance Meeting – Program

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Saturday, November 5th, 2016

From 10am to 6pm


Preliminar program

10 am: Checking-in & coffee

11:00am: Welcoming 

Mary Marquez, Greenfield Intercultural Center
Américo Mendoza-Mori, Quechua program at the University of Pennsylvania

11:15 am:  Riqsinarikusunchis! Let’s meet up!

11:45 am: Pirwalla Pirwa! 

12:00pm: Bingo in Quechua

12:30pm Quechua Memes

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00pm: Pakisqa teléfono

2:15pm: Medical Quechua

Carlos Molina-Vital, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2:40pm: Discussing and sharing: Why do we study/teach Quechua?

3:40pm: Willakuy: A story in Quechua!

4:20 pm Wawa Tuschina 

5:00pm: Tribute to Ms. Julia García for her life-long commitment to the promotion of Quechua and Bolivian culture 

5:30pm Final remarks and closing











2015 program: Last year 

November 14th, 2015

University of Pennsylvania, Greenfield Intercultural Center




11 am: Welcoming and Coffee

Vanessa Iyua, Associate Director of the Intercultural Center

Américo Mendoza-Mori, Quechua Penn Initiative


11:30 am:  Riqsinarikusunchis! Let’s meet up!


12:00am: Let’s play in Quechua!




12:30pm Quechua Memes


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch.


2:00pm: Pakisqa teléfono


2:15pm: Discussing and sharing: Why do we study/teach Quechua?



3pm – 4:00 pm: Panel: Teaching Quechua in the United States


Odi Gonzalez (New York University)

Carlos Molina-Vital (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Julia García (Global Language Network, Washington DC)

Elva Ambía (New York Quechua Initiative)

Chad Howe (University of Georgia)

Doris Loayza (Lucuma Films)

Irma Álvarez (Simi Dic)



4:30pm: Tribute to Prof. Clodoaldo Soto-Ruiz for his 25-year career teaching Quechua

“Prof. Soto’s legacy in Quechua teaching and research” by Prof. Carlos Molina-Vital

Testimony by former student Amy Firestone at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


5: 00pm: Quechua Bingo & Music.

5:30pm Final remarks.

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