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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program was established to encourage the study of Latin American and Latino history, culture, geography, economics and politics. Working with students and a distinguished interdisciplinary faculty, the Program is committed to enhancing and advancing the understanding of and appreciation for Latin America and its people.

WFU priec – Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium

On November 16, 2018 from 9:00 -5:00, at Graylyn International Conference Center, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this one-day race and immigration conference with presentations by nationally-recognized race scholars, including poster presentations by WFU undergraduate students. Consortium sponsored by:  WFU Provost’s Office, Dean’s Office, Anna Julia Cooper Center, Office of Diversity and […]

An Afternoon with Famed Writer Cristina García – October 25, 2018 – 3:30 pm – Greene Hall

Author Cristina García will discuss her life and work in a visit with students and the general public.  In harmony with the community partnerships we have formed with SECCA, she will encourage students to be active citizens, to reflect on questions about borders, to reach out to immigrant communities, and to write about their experiences.  […]

The Pillow Project – September 19-26, 2018

From August 28 – November 4, 2018, the Department of Spanish and Italian and the Latin American & Latino Studies Program will join the ongoing project developed by artists Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perara and Cara Megan Lewis (together known as Díaz Lewis) to draw attention to the immigrant crisis.  In response, the collaborative, ongoing, performance-based Díaz […]

“Monument to a Great Living Artist” – Yali Romagoza – November 5, 2018

New York City-based Cuban multimedia artist Yali Romagoza will present her performance piece, “Monument to a Great Living Artist” at SECCA.  The performance is designed to raise awareness of the plight of women throughout the world.  It calls into question the narrowly focused, middle-class, white feminist struggle that often excludes working-class women, immigrants, and women […]

Mentoring Program Campus Tour

On Saturday April 28, the Mentoring Program  sponsored a WFU campus tour for middle and high school students from local schools and their families.  Mentors Liz Torres-Ramírez, Kimberly Romero, Alex Reyes and Frida Islas took students around WFU campus, and gave a presentation about the college application process. On Thursday, May 10,  there will be […]

A Home on the Field – First and Second Steps of the Great Latinx Migration – Presentation by Dr. Paul Cuadros

Paul Cuadros, associate professor of Media and Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, is an award-winning investigative reporter and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine among other venues.  Cuadros has focused his reporting on issues of race and poverty in America, particularly on Latino communities in the South.  The culmination of his […]

Life in Heterotopia – Latinx Reality and the U.S. Border Lands

The term “borderlands” has become a multi-vocal term used to describe much more than the U.S. Latinx border reality. Today’s borderlands don’t have to be geographically located in the southwestern U.S. and in the 21st century the Latinx borderlands are understood as places where identity, culture, race, religion, and belonging intersect in complicated and even violent […]