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Latino Heritage Month 2014

Latino Heritage Month 2013

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Conversando Entre Nosotros (LALS Brown Bag Series): “The Role of Media on Latina/o Youth Development”

Prof. Rocio Rivadeneyra

Prof. Rocio Rivadeneyra (Department of Psychology) will present on the stereotypical portrayals of Latinos in the media; particularly the differing messages regarding Latino gender and sexuality, and examine the complex and unique ways in which Latino youth consume media and how they are influenced by these stereotypes.

This lecture will take place Friday, September 19 2014, 3:00pm at Williams Hall, Room 313.

Spanish Film Festival: “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero/Latino American Cinema”
Pragda's Spanish Film Festival

Pragda’s Spanish Film Festival

The Latin American and Latino Studies program, in collaboration with ISU’s Spanish Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi), will bring to Campus Pragda’s Spanish Film Festival: “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero/Latino American Cinema”.

2014 Spring Lecture Series

GilbertoRosas1Gilberto 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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Rosario Dawson Encourages Students Civic Engagement

Rosario Dawson
Actress Rosario Dawson encouraged Illinois State students to get involved by giving back Sunday at the fifth annual Latino Cultural Dinner.

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.

Read more: Latino Cultural Dinner

Day of the Dead 2013

Day of the deadA panel discussion will look at Unlocking the Meaning of the Day of the Dead: Perspectives of Dia de los Muertos at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the McLean County Museum of History.

Rosario Dawson to Headline Latino Cultural Dinner

Rosario Dawson November 10, 2013Actress and celebrated activist Rosario Dawson will headline the Latino Cultural Dinner at Illinois State University at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Bone Student Center.

See more at:

Media Relations Article
Contact:Mboka Mwilambwe, (309) 438-8611

New office for Latin American and Latino/a Studies

photo of Latin American and Latino StudiesThe 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.

For more information, check out the ISU Identity story found at:

Maura Toro-Morn co-edits New Book about Immigrant Women Workers

Maura Toro-Morn and her new book, Immigrant Women in the Neoliberal AgeDirector of Latin American and Latino Studies Maura Toro-Morn said Latino immigrants now face many issues African-Americans did during the Civil Rights Era.

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.

To learn more:

Read an article by Rachael Hatch at ISU

Read an article by Connor Quealy at WJBC

Announcing the Illinois State University Organization of Latino Employees OLE

Organization of Latino EmployeesThe Illinois State University Organization of Latino Employees (OLE) is a non-profit affinity group for ISU employees who self-identify as Latino/a or Hispanic or who are interested in the issues of Latino/a or Hispanic employees on campus.

OLE functions primarily to define, represent, and advance the interests of Latino/a Employees at Illinois State University as well as to promote the professional and personal development of Latina/o employees.

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