As exams near and as the Spring semester comes to a close, we look back on the year and highlight some the biggest and most important stories for the Latin American and Latino Studies Program:
- The second group of participants on Wake Forest’s brand new, semester-long study abroad program in Latin America’s Southern Cone arrives in Chile and Argentina.
- The Latin American and Latino Studies Steering Committee announces and awards the firsts Chauvanet Award.
- With the support of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the university hosts a conference to examine the state of Hispanic Transatlantic Studies.
- The campus hosted, this year, its first ever Latino Awareness Week. With the support of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the university welcomes to its campus a wide range of speakers to discuss issues salient to the Latino community. Discussion ranged in topics from minority education and illegal immigration to Nicaragua’s experience with U.S. foreign policy during its civil war.
- The Latin American and Latino Studies Program hosts academic lectures and events to discuss Brazil’s African Identity, Latino identity in the United States and on campus, the grandmothers of Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo, and war, drugs, and human rights in Colombia.
- The Latin American and Latino Studies Program welcomes performers from Havana Delirium and hosts a showing of the musical spectacle in Downtown Winston-Salem for the local and university communities.
- The Latin American and Latino Studies Program continues to grow in the number of students enrolled as minors.
The year was certainly one of many successes. The Latin American and Latino Studies Program looks forward to welcoming more minors, to planning more events, to hosting new speakers on campus, to welcoming a third group of students in Chile and Argentina, and to awarding more scholarships for research opportunities in Latin America next year! Stay tuned.
For more information on the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, explore our website or contact the Program’s Director, Dr. Peter Siavelis.
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