Message from the Chair, Dr. Edén E. Torres

It is my pleasure to serve as the current Chair of the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies. In existence since 1972, this historically important and socially significant institution was one of the first full-fledged Departments of Chicano & Latino Studies in the nation and it remains fairly unique in the Upper Midwest. While other universities and colleges have programs in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, ours is still the only Department of Chicano Studies in Minnesota. We pride ourselves in carrying forth the legacy of the students and community members whose vision, advocacy and activism preceded the establishment of this department.

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Heartfelt Farewell to Former Chair Dr. Louis Mendoza

To the Friends of Chicano and Latino Studies

It has been my privilege for the past ten years to work with Dr. Louis Mendoza in his capacity as a Professor and Chair of the Department, as well as in his roll as Associate Vice Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity. It is with sadness that we announce his departure from the University of Minnesota. Yet we are excited by the possibilities that await Dr. Mendoza in his new position with Arizona State University. Dr. Mendoza has been a teacher, friend, and mentor to many students, as well as a trusted colleague to faculty across this campus and beyond.

Former Chicano and Latino Studies student, Luz María Hernandez, along with Virginia Gibbs have published a new book about the May 2008 ICE raid of Agriprocessors in Postville: Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees.

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2014 Paso al Futuro

On Sunday, May 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. a special event to commemorate graduating students & their families who major or minor in Chicano/Latino Studies or who are Latina/o students will be held in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Registration for the event as a graduating student is now closed. More information is provided on the following page.

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Human Rights and Theater

Professor Luis Ramos-García
(Spanish Dept.)
Prof. Ramos-García has worked with many human rights organizations as well as theater groups. He will be discussing his most recent trip to Colombia.

La Raza SCC Faculty Talks Presents

Professor Bianet Castellanos
(American Studies Department and Affiliated Faculty Department of Chicano & Latino Studies)
"The Cultural Politics of Housing and Indigeneity in Mexico"

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La Raza SCC Faculty Talks Presents

Professor Bianet Castellanos
(American Studies Department and Affiliated Faculty Department of Chicano & Latino Studies)
"The Cultural Politics of Housing and Indigeneity in Mexico"

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La Raza SCC Faculty Talks Presents

Professor Bianet Castellanos
(American Studies Department and Affiliated Faculty Department of Chicano & Latino Studies)
"The Cultural Politics of Housing and Indigeneity in Mexico"

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Friday, April 25th, 7-8pm
Cafe Southside in S. Minneapolis
Jessica Lopez Lyman's Chicana Studies Class proudly presents this event.