Quechua Alliance in Ohio, Recap video 2019

Imaynallan! For the very first time, in 2019, The Quechua Alliance was hosted in the midwest region of the United States. People from across the country participate at this community gathering in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Attendees were welcomed by the amazing community of Ohio State University. We invite you to watch the recap video!

¡Imaynallan! Por primera vez, en 2019, la Alianza Quechua se llevó a cabo en la región del medio oeste de los Estados Unidos. Personas de todo el país participaron en esta celebración comunitaria en la ciudad de Columbus, Ohio. Los asistentes fueron recibidos por la generosa comunidad de la Universidad Estatal de Ohio. Les invitamos a ver el video memoria.

Raymi #2: Carnaval Andino Virtual

Given the success of our first virtual RaymiFest in 2020, we are preparing another one for the carnival season!
Dancing together is an integral part of our community, even during these difficult times. For this virtual and interactive party our DJs will share a special selection of music from the Andes. During the Raymi (party) you can also propose tracks to the DJs.
Join us! Tusuykusun! Let’s dance

Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021, 8pm ET (Philadelphia)

Free signup here (limited spots available!)

Access link will be sent one day before the event to those who signed up.


Dado el éxito de nuestro primer Raymi Fest virtual en 2020, ¡estamos preparando otro para la temporada de carnaval! ¡Únete a nosotros! Tusuy Kusun!

Bailar en comunidad es una parte integral de nuestra comunidad, incluso durante durante este período complicado. Para esta fiesta virtual e interactiva nuestros DJs compartirán una selección especial de música de los Andes. Durante el Raymi (fiesta) también podrás proponer tu música favorita a los DJ. Tusuykusun! (¡Vamos a bailar!).

Inscripciones gratuitas aquí (vacantes limitadas)

Fecha: Sábado 20 de Febrero, 2021 a las 8pm ET (Filadelfia, Perú, Ecuador)

El link de acceso será enviado un día antes del evento a quienes se registration

2019 Event program

5th Quechua Alliance Meeting, November 16th, 2019 – The Ohio Union
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Friday, November 15, 2019

*Pre-event activity: free and open to the public*

7:00 PM: “Ukamau y ké” Documentary Screening

This documentary screening will be in the presence of director, Andrés Ramírez, with a Q&A afterwards. The documentary will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: 165 Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH


Saturday, November 16, 2019

*All events will be in the Ohio Union (3rd Floor Cartoon Room, 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210). Lunch will be in the MLK Lounge, Hale Hall (154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210)*

9:00 – 9:20 AM: Registration & Check-In

Coffee,  Light Breakfast, and Introductions

9:20 – 9:45 AM: ¡Imaynalla!

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Terrell Morgan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University

9:45 – 10:15 AM: Parlanarikuy (Conversatorio)

“International Year of Indigenous Languages and Beyond” by Diego Tituaña
Maurice R. Greenberg Fellow at Yale University

Introduction by Santiago Gualapuro Gualapuro, Graduate Student in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The Ohio State University

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Qhapac Qhatupi/Gran Feria

11:15 – 12:15: Presentations

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break and Potluck: Peña Andina

Served by the OSU Quechua Community group

Location: MLK Jr. Lounge, Hale Hall – 154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Rap Workshop

featuring Ecuadorian rapper and director, Andrés Ramírez

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Parlanarikuy (Conversatorio)

by Devin Grammon, Assistant Professor of Spanish Sociolinguistics at the University of Oregon

Introduction by Dr. Anna Babel, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break and Group Photo

3:45 – 4:15 PM: Recognition of Quechua Lifetime Achievement awardee

Awardee: Luis Morató Peña

Remarks by Américo Mendoza-Mori, University of Pennsylvania

Awardee introduced by Dr. Fernando Unzueta, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs and Professor of Literatures and Cultures of Latin America

4:15 – 5:15 PM: Presentations

5:15 – 6:00 PM: Imarayku/Why? Closing Activity

Group discussion and creative writing closing session

6:00 PM: Closure/Announcement of QA 2020