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ILS Faculty Fellow Interviewed

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Francisco Aragon

Faculty Fellow Francisco Aragón, who directs the Institute’s literary initiative, Letras Latinas, was interviewed recently at Blog This Rock, in his capacity as a finalist for the Freedom Plow Award. The award, a program of the organization, Split This Rock, “honors a poet or poetry collective doing transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social activism.” The interview with Aragón was subsequently picked up and highlighted at Harriet

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to present an evening with Rigoberto González. Author and editor of seventeen books in multiple genres, and winner of numerous awards, González will be reading from his work on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium with a pre-event reception to take place at 6:15 PM in the west lounge on the second floor of McKenna Hall.…

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Faculty fellow, Jennifer Jones on understanding race relations

Author: Todd Boruff

Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. In this video, she discusses her work on how race relations are changing and what race means for politics and inequality.

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In Destiny of Desire student trip to Chicago

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

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On March 26, three Latino Studies Faculty, Tatiana Botero, Anne Garcia-Romero and Karen Richman took 45 of their students to Chicago to experience Latin American Street cuisine at the new theme restaurant, Latinicity, and to see a play by an award-winning Latina playwright at the Goodman Theatre. In Destiny of Desire,

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Poetry and migration event to take place at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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SOUTH BEND — Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to be partnering with Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program to present, “Because We Come From Everything: a night of poetry and community.” This campus event will feature students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, who will all be sharing poems on the theme of migration. The reading will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM in the banquet hall in the basement of McKenna Hall.

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ILS Co-director Luis Fraga quoted on Today's Catholic in regards to the area's first Catholic School Immersion Track

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies' Co-director Luis Fraga has been working in collaboration with the Alliance for Catholic Education and Holy Cross grade school to initiate the area's first Catholic school Spanish-English immersion program.  

 

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ILS collaborates in launching the area's first Spanish-English Immersion program at Holy Cross Grade School

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

New Immersion Track at Holy Cross Grade School holds March 15 Open House

SOUTH BEND —In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and the Alliance for Catholic Education, Holy Cross Grade School is launching a Spanish-English Immersion program this Fall at the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten levels.…

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ILS faculty member named finalist for national prize

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Francisco Aragon

Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the Institute for Latino Studies’ literary initiative, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, given by Split This Rock, a national poetry organization based in Washington, D.C. Aragón is one of four finalists who will be honored at a gala ceremony and reading at the Arts Club of Washington on the evening of April 21. The winner will be announced the week of March 13.…

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FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago.

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Letras Latinas Joins National Poetry Coalition Offering March 2017 Programs on Migration

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the ILS, has joined twenty-two other nonprofit poetry organizations from across the United States to form a Poetry Coalition, which will present programs on the theme “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration” throughout the month of March. The theme borrows a line from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem, “Borderbus.”…

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Registration is now open for Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Registration is now open for the April 13th Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success, hosted by ICI, Goshen College, and the University of Notre Dame. 

 Additional information and a registration link may be found here: http://bit.ly/2lCA8MH.  We will send you a reminder, including a copy of the logistical details on the registration form, the week before the forum.

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