Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR)

The Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) works for peace, justice, and greater mutual understanding in U.S.-Latin American relations through education, solidarity and support of human rights. CUSLAR supports the right of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean to self-determination, and supports their efforts to free themselves from a legacy of colonialism, exploitation, and oppression.

CUSLAR’s educational programming, which includes a regular film series at Cornell University, hosting speakers, organizing an annual Spanish for Activists Camp, and holding other community events, constitutes the core of the organization’s work toward its mission. In addition, CUSLAR offers Spanish and Portuguese classes in spring, summer and fall to students and the broader community in Tompkins County.

CUSLAR facilitates connections with Latin American researchers and social movement leaders and organizations in upstate New York through speaking tours and educational exchanges. The organizational office, located at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell University, is a resource center for researchers, volunteers, and others who work or travel throughout the hemisphere. The CUSLAR library has over 1,500 books and dozens of periodicals and videos on or from Latin America.

Your donation to CUSLAR helps support this valuable work and more!

Coordinator bio:

Tim Shenk is an organizer, journalist, Spanish-English interpreter and gardener based in Ithaca, New York. He is a member of Justicia Global, an international sociopolitical organization based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he lived from 2006 to 2010. Tim graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. He grew up in Goshen, Indiana.