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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.

“Living in the Shadows: How the 21st. Century Surge in Interior Immigration is Impacting Latinos in Politics and Health”

Pedraza event

A presentation by Dr. Francisco Pedraza and Ms. Vanessa Cruz Nichols Dr. Francisco I. Pedraza (Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A & M University), along with Ms. Vanessa Cruz Nichols (graduate student at the University of Michigan) showcase their latest research on the consequences of immigration enforcement on Latinos’ political participation and their […] Read more »

Careers in Latin American Studies – April 16 – Kirby 120- 5:00 pm.

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On Thursday, April 16, at 5:00 pm, in Kirby 120, Catherine Jones, a 1997 Wake Forest graduate, who majored in Politics and Spanish (prior to the creation of the Latin America and Latino Studies Program), will talk about possible careers for LALS minors.  Catherine Jones serves as General Counsel of Virgin Mobile Latin America, a […] Read more »

Latino Awareness Week – April 6 – 10

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Join the Wake Forest Latino Community to celebrate a week full of diverse activities.  The week begins with the screening of the film”Who is Dayani Cristal?”, followed by a Zumba session that will make you burn calories while benefiting the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund.  On Wednesday, Felicia Arriaga (Duke University) will talk about Latinos and Policing, […] Read more »

River Run International Film Festival

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Among the films lined up for this year’s River Run Festival (April 16 – 26), is the documentary by Ted Roach 120 Days, that tells the story of family man Miguel Cortés, who could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result o his immigration status.  In exchange for Miguel agreeing […] Read more »