This edited collection examines emerging frameworks, empirical research, leadership models, essays, and promising practices from the perspectives of scholars, educators, practitioners, and activists. The focus on theory and practice within various contexts, combined with an emphasis on student voice, helps provide deeper insight into how Latina/o students experience leadership in higher education, as well as how to promote and support the leadership development of Latina/o college students.
In the 1990s three college campuses in California exploded as Chicano/a and Latino/a students went on hunger strikes. The strikers acted and spoke spectacularly and, despite great odds, produced substantive change. Popular memory and scholarly discourse around social movements have long acknowledged the actions of student groups during the 1960s. Now Armbruster-Sandoval extends our understanding of social justice and activism, providing one of the first examinations of Chicana/o and Latina/o student activism in the 1990s
Amid the flurry of debates about immigration, poverty, and education in the United States, the stories in Mi Voz, Mi Vida allow us to reflect on how young people who might be most affected by the results of these debates actually navigate through American society. The fifteen Latino college students who tell their stories in this book come from a variety of socioeconomic, regional, and family backgrounds--they are young men and women of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American descent.
Film: New affirmative action quotas for higher education in Brazil-one of the world's most racially diverse nations-launch a controversial dialogue about race and identity as this Wide Angle report follows five college candidates from diverse backgrounds competing for a spot at the University of Brasilia.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
NCHEMP is a body consisting of an executive membership from multiple Federal Agencies and other organizations from across the United States. Annually, they are in charge of creating the theme for Nation Hispanic Heritage Month
Amigos ("friends") is Emerson's cultural organization that is dedicated to bringing Latin culture to campus. Amigos is a multicultural group that welcomes anyone who has an interest in the variety of cultures that Amigos stands for. Through continuous programming throughout the school year, Amigos brings a variety of speakers, performers, food, and activities that embody the many Latin and Hispanic nations and cultures. Amigos also networks and collaborates with other Boston_based Latin organizations as well as other student-run organizations. If you are interested in getting involved, Amigos has many leadership opportunities that members may get involved with throughout the year.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists was created in 1984 to create a national voice and unified vision for Latino journalists. (The organization was created during a time when the term "Hispanic" was widely used.)* The organization is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Latino/a/x people in the news industry.
Raíz Latinoamericana Productions is a student-run organization that showcases Latin American artist specializing in magazine publication, film, and theater created by our very own students. The main goal of the organization is to produce a compilation of bilingual productions, that will give the opportunity for Latinx students and anyone interested in the different latinx cultures to express their voice and challenge their creativity.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Bostonians whose ancestry can be traced back to: Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This year, the Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG), a network of employees within the City of Boston, is spearheading events during the month.
The Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) is a collective of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea, and Somerville, working together to address historical underrepresentation of Latinos in leadership roles.