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Join us for conversation with Christina Bueno, Associate Professor, History and Latina/o & Latin American Studies (LLAS) faculty member. We’ll learn about her journey from the University of California to Northeastern, her research and the challenges of writing her recently published book, The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico. Frank Gaytán, Associate Professor, Interim LLAS Coordinator will serve as moderator -- with time set aside for audience questions. Dr. Bueno’s book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. 

Co-sponsored by the History department.

TIME:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Click here to view flyer. 

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 Calendar

Dates: September 15th through October 20th, calendar released begining of fall semester

Description: This month recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino/a Americans to the United States. During this month-long observation, the Center celebrates the Hispanic/Latino/a heritage and culture through a variety of programming.  September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, with Mexico and Chile celebrating their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

4th Annual Genocide Research Symposium

Revisiting and Rethinking Genocide and Resistance in Africa and the Diaspora 

DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
PLACE: Alumni Hall

\When we think of genocide in Africa and the diaspora, we often ignore how genocide is interconnected with global forces in our social and political environment. For this year’s day-long symposium, we will revisit and rethink our understanding of genocide and resistance in Africa and the African diaspora in an effort to shed light on broader, interconnected, and global implications of genocide. We will consider how current activist movements can work to increase visibility and validate the community’s need for tangible, transformative change. TOPICS:

  • Stories of survivors of genocide
  • Keeping memory after genocide
  • Resistance in Africa and the African diaspora
  • Restorative and transformative justice
  • The role of police in genocide
  • The role of police in minority communities
  • Genocide and resettlement: beyond refugee camps
  • Genocide education
  • Hashtag activism: social media/#BlackLivesMatter/#SayHerName as a global discussion
  • Truth telling and other strategies for community empowerment
  • Re-envisioning policy in minority communities
  • Genocide and racialized identity

Click here to see the Call for Papers
Click here for full size flyer.



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

Northeastern Illinois Foundation

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships to students each year. These scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Foundation by individuals and corporations. These scholarships do not need to be repaid, and the vast majority of them are available to students regardless of their residency status. 

View this year’s NEIU Foundation scholarship opportunities and information about how to apply. You can also find these scholarships listed on AcademicWorks, Northeastern’s online searchable database. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding. 

Students who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to inquire about the Aspire Scholarship. Contact Michelle Morrow at (773) 442-4606 or email for more information.  

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