Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies to Host Award Winning Writer in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in partnership with Duende District Bookstore, is pleased to welcome award-winning poet, Javier Zamora, who will be in Washington, D.C. from February 26 through March 1. While in Washington Zamora will give a public reading, take part in a colloquium with university students, spend time with students at a bilingual elementary school, and dialogue with students in a college-level writing workshop.…

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Dolores Huerta speaks on activism, community organizing

Author: Madison Riehle

Welcomed by an audience cheering her famous phrase, “Si, se puede! Si, se puede!” Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of the United Farm Workers and civil rights icon, took the stage in McKenna Hall Tuesday night to discuss her career as an activist and leader. 

The lecture was hosted in conjunction with the Institute for Latino Studies’ Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series which involved a discussion with the Institute for Latino Studies director Luis Fraga along with the Notre Dame and South Bend community.…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lecture by Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo


Location: Eck Visitor Center Auditorium

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Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, will present a lecture titled Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States on February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. The lecture is based on her book Indian Given

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Photo Exhibit

Location: Galería América @ ND, 230 McKenna Hall


Galería America @ ND at the Institute for Latino Studies presents César Chávez and Dolores Huerta: Legacy of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement photo exhibit by photographer José Galvez.

Photographing Latino life for over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life.…

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