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The Intersection of Politics, Culture and Sexual Identity

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is an American politician and the Alderman for Chicago's 35th Ward.  Prior to his election in the Chicago City Council, he worked as a community organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.  Alderman Ramirez-Rosa is the first openly-gay Latino to ever serve on Chicago's City Council

Co-Sponsored by The LGBTQA Resource Center, The Latino/a Resource Center, Gamma Phi Omega, and Pride Alliance.

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DATE:  APRIL 12, 2016
TIME:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Pedroso Center (B 152)

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A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LORENA GARCIA

RESPECT YOURSELF,  PROTECT YOURSELF:  LATINA GIRLS AND SEXUAL IDENTITY

Dr. Garcia recelived her Ph.D. in Sociology with doctoral emphasis in Women's Studies (now the Department of Feminist Studies) from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Her book examines the meaning and practice of safe sex and sexuality in the lives of second-generation Mexican and Puerto Rican girls.  The book directs attention to how Latina girls seek to develop and enact their sexual subjectivity and sexual agency and the constraints under which they do this for themselves.

DATE:  Thursday, April 14, 2016
TIME:  5:00 - 7:00 pm
LOCATION:  Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) 4001

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LATINO & LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

Want to know more about queer feminist art? Popular education? Preservation of community history? Culturally specific approaches to disability? Whether there’s a school-to-prison pipe in Latin America? Come hear our students present their semester-long research about these and other topics.

Sponsored by the Latino and Latin American Studies Program

DATE:  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
TIME:  10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
LOCATION:  LIBRARY ROOM 310 (CTL Meeting Room)

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LLAS BROWN BAG & BOOK PARTY

Come share in the conversation with Paul Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of World Languages & Cultures.  Find out how family, community and education shaped his life.  Learn about Paul's journey as an author of his latest book Latin American Cinema:  A comparative History.

Moderator:  Frank Gaytan - Associate Professor, Social Work & LLAS Director ENLACE Leadership Institute

Light refreshments will be served thanks to support of the Latino & Latin American Studies Foundation

Sponsored by Latino & Latin American Studies and Latino/a Resource Center

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News

Congratulations, Gabriela Mata!

NEIU Latino and Latin American Studies News, Gabriela Mata, chicagoCongratulations to Latino and Latin American Studies Major, Gabriela Mata! She has been accepted as a Fellow in the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP). As a Fellow, Gabriela will have opportunities for scholarships, on-campus mentorship and to participate in professional development events. 
 

The Mash

Dr. Frank Gaytan, Social Work and Latino & Latin American Studies Program professor answers prospective college students' questions as part of NEIU's partnership with The Mash, the Chicago Tribune's newspaper for teens.The MASH

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