Latin@ Community Dinner Winter ’13

This year’s Chavez Fellow has worked to bring Dartmouth Alumna Micaela Diaz-Sanchez ’00 back to campus. Micaela Diaz-Sanchez worked very hard over her time at Dartmouth to help improve the state of the Latino Community and is coming back to share her experiences with organizing and mobilizing on campus. She will be speaking to the process and experience of organizing students on campus for a common goal in activism for all minority groups on campus.

Latina/o Community Dinner Winter ’13
“Latinos, LALACS, and Dartmouth: Organizational Origins”
Speaker: Micaela Diaz-Sanchez ’00,
               Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mt. Holyoke
Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Occom Commons 
Dinner to be served. 
***RSVP required to by Thursday, Feb 21 at 11pm***
Dr. Diaz-Sanchez will paint a picture of the history of events that lead up to the creation of the LALACS House and talk in detail about the demands students made, and the processes they utilized to move their requests forward. Prof. Diaz-Sanchez will also provide us with a history of the different leaders, faculty members and campus groups that came together to help get us such a great resources for the Latina/o Community. She will also be discussing student organizing in the Latina/o Community at Dartmouth, how it came to be, what it was, during her time here as a student, as well as provide ideas and strategies to inspire further organizing to move our community forward.
You do not want to miss this important talk and celebration! 

And for a more informal meet and greet on Friday afternoon…
A Dialogue on Student Organizing
Reception with Alumna Micaela Sanchez Diaz

Colleges campuses are microcosms for many of the challenges of our times. The spectacular student strikes of the 1960’s changed campuses and curriculums across the country. On many U.S. campuses student continue to mobilize to claim their right to the university. Efforts by determined and organized students continue to shape life on U.S. campuses. Dartmouth College is no exception. 

At Dartmouth Latino students came together as part of a student-organized effort to demand that the college respond to the unique needs of a Latino student body. They were successful and LALACS affinity house exists, in part, as a result of student-led efforts. What does this process look like on Dartmouth’s campus? What brought students together? What was their vision? How did they articulate their concerns? How did they make their voices heard? What changed as a result of their efforts? What were some of the challenges? 

LALACS Affinity House, ORL, and OPAL invite students and their allies from the Dartmouth college campus community to a meet-and-greet reception with Micaela Sanchez Diaz, Ph.D. who was part of this important campus effort. Professor Russell Rickford, a specialist on social movements, and a specialist on community organizing, Ariana Ochoa Camacho, this year’s 2012-13 Cesar Chavez Fellow, will also join this conversation with students.

Come ready to talk about your efforts working to address issues related to gender, race, culture, sexuality, and socio-economic class at Dartmouth. A special invitation is extended to students previously or currently involved as participants and leaders in organizations engaged in addressing issues related to diversity and leadership on campus. Please join us for:

Welcome Reception
for Micaela Sanchez Diaz
On Friday, February 22nd
from 3-5 p.m.
Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies House
38 North Main Street
Dartmouth College Campus
RSVP here

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