Gilberto Rosas will be the next speaker at the 2014 Latin American & Latino Studies Spring Lecture Series. His talk, Cholos, Chúntaros, and the Criminal Abandonments of the New Frontier, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Williams Hall, room 313. It is free and open to the public.
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This year’s dinner, co-sponsored by University Housing, Campus Dining, and the Association of Residence Halls, among others, focused on civic engagement as its theme.
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The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program hosted an open house Nov. 1, to commemorate the opening of a new office in 328 Williams Hall. Watch the video of the ribbon cutting.
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The book examines the “informal economies” where immigrant women tend to find employment. “We’re seeing a lot of undocumented women working in occupations that are not well regulated, and therefore easily exploited,” said Toro-Morn, citing areas such as domestic work and street vending. The book focuses on challenges immigrant women face, as well as advocacy initiated by community groups.
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