Big Give 2016

Support CLAS

November 27, 2016

Center for Latin American Studies, Big Give 2016

Last year CLAS supporters helped us make a big splash during the campus-wide 24-hour fundraising blitz. Big Give is back and this year you can help CLAS win contests and cash prizes by making a donation and spreading the word on social media. Join thousands of alumni, students, parents, and friends in showing your passion for Berkeley by giving to CLAS on November 17.

This year, CLAS provided funding for 33 graduate students to conduct field research work across Latin America. We also awarded summer and academic year fellowships to 18 additional students studying languages critical to our world region and welcomed over 3,500 people to our various public programs. You can help CLAS continue to support students, sponsor courses, and offer a free program of events by donating on Thursday, November 17. Research and knowledge about Latin America is important now more than ever!

Make your online gift of $10 or more by clicking here. Gifts made between 9 pm (PST) on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and 9 pm (PST) on Thursday, Nov. 17 count towards the Big Give fundraising blitz. 

Photo of Angelina Snodgrass Godoy smiling with a logo of a yellow heart with the word #CLAS inside

THE BERKELEY EFFECT: "While getting my Ph.D. in Sociology, CLAS' extraordinary programming helped me imagine a future career that melded public engagement with top-notch academic inquiry. Even now as a full professor, I continue to refer back to lessons learned in my days at #CLAS." Prof. Snodgrass Godoy currently leads a project that seeks to bring truth to the many victims of Massacres that took place during El Salvador's armed conflict. #CalBigGive #humanrights #LatinAmerica #UCBerkeley #research

Photo of Roberto Hernandez

The Berkeley Effect: "When I was a student at UC Berkeley, CLAS enabled me to make a documentary titled "Presunto Culpable." In 2011, the film was released theatrically in Mexico and broke box office records for the genre. When the film was banned from cinema screens, it became a pirate DVD sensation. It received three Emmy nominations and picked up the prize for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism." It remains the most seen documentary in Mexico's history. It was cited in Mexican legislative debates that led to national reforms. But most importantly, it saved an innocent man's life." 

Roberto Hernandez (filmmaker, lawyer, producer, and Cal Bear!)