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