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LACIS’ Faculty Affiliate, Darien Lamen, selected for WI Without Borders Award!

by Bette Benson (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BA, LACIS, Pol Sci, & Intl Stud ’15)

LACIS would like to congratulate LACIS Faculty Affiliate, Darien Lamen, who was recently selected for a WI Without Borders Multimedia Award for “Global Engagement and Reflection.” Join us in celebrating Darien’s achievement Friday, April 24th!


Wisconsin Without Borders (WWB) is a UW-Madison alliance and award program that recognizes globally engaged interdisciplinary scholarship and fosters excellence by networking through joint learning activities. WWB draws on the history and values of the Wisconsin Idea and the many remarkable partnerships that UW-Madison faculty members and students have initiated, both in Wisconsin and around the world. Every spring, WWB honors these individuals and their work at the WWB Award Ceremony, receiving both recognition and a small financial award.

This year, Darien’s project was one of six selected to be honored. The projects, which earned awards in four different categories, will by honored in a campus ceremony Friday, April 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Wisconsin Idea Room at the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The ceremony is open to the entire campus and community. Wisconsin Without Borders is a partnership between the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Global Health Institute and the Division of International Studies.


Darien, a Spanish and Portuguese Postdoctoral Fellow at UW-Madison, was honored with the Multimedia Award for his film: ‘Caminhando e Cantando (Walking and Singing): The Pilgrimage of the Forest in the Brazilian Amazon.’ With Commissǎo Pastoral da Terra-Anapu in Pará, Brazil, Lamen produced a 16-minute documentary exploring the multifaceted role of song and spoken poetry in the “Pilgrimage of the Forest.” The annual pilgrimage is held in honor of Sister Dorothy Stang, outspoken champion of sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon, assassinated in 2005.


Learn more about Wisconsin Without Borders HERE and learn more about Darien HERE


Parabéns, Darien!