ILS Faculty Fellow Receives Two Teaching Awards

Author: Lauren Melancon


Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame and Institute for Latino Studies Faculty Fellow was recently been honored with the AATSP (American Association of Teacher of Spanish and Portuguese) 2018 Spanish Teacher of the Year Award

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Letras Latinas to convene in Ohio alongside national poetry organizations

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, will join leaders from national poetry organizations for its annual convening, taking place this year from November 2 – 4. They will gather in Kent, Ohio to learn about the Wick Poetry Center and how its innovative public poetry programs impact the community, as well as ways in which the center will help commemorate the 50th

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Latino Film Series: West Side Story


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.  Come out and see Rita Moreno in the role of Anita in preparation for Moreno's visit to Notre Dame on February 21st. This film is a free but ticketed event.…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rita Moreno: Latina Legend of Stage and Screen


Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony will sit down with Professor Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Notre Dame, to discuss her career, overcoming stereotyping, and the responsibilities of being a Latina artist and icon.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Michael Olivas: Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall


This event is part of ILS' Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series

Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance (IHELG) at the University of Houston. He was instrumental in making innovative change in the areas of admissions including the University of Texas' top 10% Plan and access to higher education for students with designation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Click here

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