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Cool P.E. Course!

CAPOEIRA Working with the rhythmic and movement traditions of the art form, students will learn the basic elements of capoeira: “ginga” and its variations, attacks and defenses, as well as the aesthetic movements through which the fight was disguised as dance. Students will also get introduced to other Afro-Brazilian dances, such as Samba, Forro, and Maculele.
    Fridays 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                   Alumni Gym Manley 87/88             Fabio (Fuá) Nascimento
    Cost:   Students – $103 \ Dartmouth College & DHMC Employees – $166 \ Public – $211


This Week in the Latin@ Community

The Latina/o Century: Path Breakers and New Directions in Latina/o Studies
An Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartmouth College
February 13 & 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
5:00-6:00PM: Wine and Cheese Reception (Russo Gallery)
6:00-7:30PM: Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address (Haldeman 041)
Sponsored by: Leslie Center for the Humanities
Intended Audience(s): Public

Friday, February 14, 2014
9:00AM-10:30AM: Panel 1: The State of the Field in the Neoliberal Academy
10:30AM-12:00PM: Panel 2: Latina/o Sexualities at the Intersection of Scholarship and Activism
12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch Break (Haldeman 125)
1:00PM-2:00PM: Plenary Lecture: Latina/o Politics in the 21st Century
2:00PM-3:30PM: Panel 3: The Evolving Patterns of Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Migration
3:30PM-4:00PM: Break
4:00PM-5:30PM: Panel 4: Latina/o Spiritual and Secular Imaginaries
3:30-5:30PM: Student Workshop with Bianca Laureano.
“Unblurring the Lines,” a student workshop that explores pleasure, sexuality, consent, power, and agency with a focus on students of color. Haldeman 125. 
La Alianza Latina
Friday, February 14th from 3 pm – 5 pm in the LALACS Living Room
Join us for Food & Discussion
We will be having Ramunto’s Pizza and we will be talking about “Growth” at Dartmouth. How do we measure growth? Are we aware of our own growth? 
Wednesday, February 12th Latino Advisory Council:
Emergency Latino Advisory Council Meeting 5 pm in the LALACS Basement
La Alianza Latina calls for an emergency Latino Advisory Council Meeting in order to discuss the budget proposal & program for the institutionalization and private funding of La Alianza Latina. At this meeting, we hope to garner faculty, staff, and community support.
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Saturday, February 15th
Informational: Interested in learning more about Lambda Upsilon Lambda, the only historically Latino national Fraternity at Dartmouth? Then join the Imprecindibles Hermanos of Psi Chapter for an informal presentation about the organizations core values, purpose and history at Dartmouth and in the nation.
Time: 5pm
Location: TBA
Email: with any questions.
Dartmouth Co-FIRED
Wednesday, February 12th at 7:30pm
General Executive Board Meeting at Silsby 119
Join us as we discuss our Drop the “I” Word Campaign and future events to further progress the fight for immigration reform! We will also have a special guest. 

February Latino Students Conference and Student Workshop


Increasing Representation

What Is Take Dartmouth Home?

Take Dartmouth Home is a program that allows you to visit the high school you attended (or other high schools in your area) to share your Dartmouth experience with prospective applicants in your community. You are an official representative of Dartmouth College, and the Admissions office can help provide you with tools to speak at your at your high school.

When it comes to the recruitment and retention of Latino students, we need to start early and be as involved as possible.
We need to work to convince such students that acceptance to colleges such as Dartmouth is a real possibility — and it begins with simple things such as going in to talk to students in your local community!

Anything that you can do to help put information in the hands of students becomes really important.

Without a doubt, Latino education is on the rise. Let’s make sure Dartmouth has a part in this.

“Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis”



“Mexico’s Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis”
Thursday October 31, 2013

 4:00pm, Carson L02.
Professor Walker will speak about the fate of Mexico’s middle class after the 1968 political crisis brought about by the government’s massacre of students in October of that year. Walker’s approach combines the study of political economy with cultural studies. She thus paints a picture of the middle class that is both informed by statistics and popular culture.

Sponsored by: the History Department, LALACS, the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Center.

Bio: Louise Walker is Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University. She obtained her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2008 and is author of Waking from the Dream: Mexico’s Middle Class after 1968 (Stanford University Press, 2013) and co-editor of Latin America’s Middle Class: Unsettled Debates and New Histories (Roman and Littlefield, 2013). She also co-edited “Spy Reports: Content, Methodology, and Historiography in Mexico’s Secret Police Archive” a special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (2013, vol. 19, no. 1).


Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker

Latin@ Heritage Month presents.
Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker
Speaker:  Cathleen Caron ’92, Founder – Global Workers Justice Alliance

OCT. 21 (Mon) – 6:30 PM                   Dinner available*

Paganucci Lounge

Register on DartBoard ( Select Upcoming Events and Register for Event by NOON on OCT. 18 (Fri)*

Migrant workers are often cheated of wages, fall prey to human trafficking schemes, are injured, and suffer other serious forms of exploitation. Although they face barriers when seeking justice while in the country of employment, it is much worse if they decide to return home. ‘Portable justice’ enables transnational migrants to access justice even after they have departed.

By empowering already existing organizations in the home countries to be resources to migrant workers, Global Workers is creating an efficient model for cross-border justice. Global Workers staff trains and supports members of the Global Workers Defenders Network, who are human rights advocates, to facilitate legal cases for migrant workers in partnership with advocates in the countries of employment.  Global Workers Justice Alliance has programs in the migrant sending countries of Mexico and Guatemala and in the United States as the country of employment.

Cathleen was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Ongoing Commitment from Dartmouth College and received the Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Award for Outstanding Public Advocacy from American University Washington College of Law. In 2010, the American Constitutional Society bestowed her the David Carliner Public Interest Award.

Sponsored by:  The Center for Professional Development & the Latino Advisory Council

TODAY: Entrepreneurship Open House


This new office will collect and provide resources related to entrepreneurship, intellectual property and technology commercialization by facilitating communication between undergraduates and Dartmouth’s graduate schools. The office seeks to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and expand the breadth of activities and opportunities for community members interested in entrepreneurship.

The office will oversee several existing entrepreneurial and technological organizations, including the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, regional technology center and technology transfer office.

Richard Blanco is coming to Dartmouth!

American poet and teacher and  poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.


Free and open to all. Book Signing to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Departments of Spanish
and Portuguese, English  and COLT, LALACS, MALS and WGST programs, Dean of
Faculty and the Office of the Provost.


Latino Partnership for Success


Program Requirements:

Each week you will have a task to complete. In order to receive the stipend at the end of the term both you and your partner must successfully complete all the assignments/tasks for the term. Some tasks will have more flexible times (you get to schedule an appt. time that works for you and your partner) other tasks will be mandatory meetings for the whole group.


You are allowed to miss 1 task/meeting individually, only with a good excuse (for example: a practice or lab you can’t reschedule).  You must email me and my intern directly with your reason for missing it.

Any task you miss must be made up or replaced by another, usually related to the same office, which we will assign to you.


This program will be very big on accountability! Because you are being counted as a pair, it is your duty to hold your partner accountable.


Each activity/task is due the following week after it is assigned.


For each task you will be required to write a short (150-300 word) account about what you learned or how the office is useful in the style of “Why you should use ( x department/office)!” which may be posted on our community blog.

You’ll also get an email with a signature sheet for the tasks which are not group meetings. For group meetings attendance will be taken.


This was the schedule for last year’s program, we are still working on finalizing this year’s schedule:

Week of Term, Fall Program
Week 1 Application Available
Week 2 Application Due/LPS Retreat
Week 3 Career Services
Week 4 Undergraduate Deans Office
Week 5 Latina/o Community Dinner
Week 6 Latin@ Organizations and Noche Dorada


Week 7 Undergraduate Research
Week 8 Individually Chosen Event

TiltFactor Lab presentation and experiment

Week 9 Latina/o Student Advising
Week 10 LPS Closing Dinner



Office Descriptions


Career Services – Your task is to attend a drop-in session/or office tour to learn about what Career Services can do for you. Highly Recommended: sign-up for a MBTI interpretation as a pair. (If you actually complete the MBTI and interpretation, you may use this as a substitute for missing another task)


Undergraduate Deans Office – Meet your dean! Deans are an awesome resource to go to for academic advising, personal issues, and college policies. Your dean is an important person to know and someone you can rely on during your time at Dartmouth! You must schedule an appt. to meet with either one of your deans to discuss how you should work with him or her and to get some academic advice.


Latin@ Organizations and Noche Dorada – Meet the Latin@ organizations and come have dinner at the Noche Dorada event! (If this event is at a bad time for you, you may substitute it with another community event)


Undergraduate Research – Provides funding for research with Dartmouth Professors. In this group meeting you will learn how to apply for this research, what other Dartmouth students have been able to do in the past and other valuable information.


Alternate Offices (More instructions to be given later)


Academic Skills Center – Need help with classes? Academic Skills Center will be giving a presentation on the available programs (Learning @ Dartmouth, Tutor Clearinghouse, etc.) that can help you academically succeed. You will also learn about time-management and other valuable skills.


Financial Aid – Don’t understand your financial aid? The financial aid office will give us information on how to read your financial aid and what they can do to financially help you get through your 4 years at Dartmouth.


Tucker Foundation – Tucker Foundation provides many opportunities for students to serve community service in and outside the Dartmouth community. Learn about the various Tucker internships and how to apply for them!


RWIT – Provides many services including editing, and writing help. You will schedule an pair meeting with an RWIT tutor to learn more about this, or to go over one of your papers for the term!


Latina/o Student Advising – You have an Assistant Dean and Advisor, Rodrigo Ramirez ‘06 who is here to help guide you with any aspect of your Dartmouth experience.  Before the end of the term you and your partner are required to schedule a 30 minute meeting with Rodrigo to discuss your interests, experience and other topics.


Crips/Blood Update

Update to the Dartmouth Community regarding Alpha Delta Fraternity and Tri-Delta Sorority’s “Crips & Bloods” themed party
Dear Community Members,
Alpha Delta and Tri-Delt have taken responsibility for hosting the “bloods and crips” event last month. The Tri-Delt leadership have asked for support from GLOS, OPAL, and the NAACP to help them prevent such incidents from taking place again at Dartmouth. The GLC is discussing educational initiatives and possible adoption of a policy and/or guidelines for themed events that better reflects the Greek community’s commitment to hosting inclusive events. Both OPAL and GLOS will be supporting the community of Greek organizations in addressing these issues, including possible policy development and member education activities. Several student organizations, working closely with the NAACP and other student organizations at Dartmouth, will also participate in developing these restorative efforts.
Dartmouth is fully committed to fostering an environment that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. Incidents such as this, which violate our sense of community and mutual respect, have no place on our campus. Collectively, the NAACP, the GLC, GLOS, OPAL and others on campus are deeply troubled and disappointed by the lack of respect and stereotypes such events perpetuate. As we move forward, we are proud to take responsibility for contributing to the development of a welcoming, respectful, and intellectual environment where critical thinking and understanding are practiced inside and outside of the classroom.
Wes Schaub – GLOS
Alysson Satterlund – OPAL
You Can End Bias at Dartmouth
All members of the Dartmouth Community have a responsibility to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment. If you are the target of, witness to, or even simply hear about any form of bias at Dartmouth, you should submit a Bias Impact Report immediately. These reports, which can be anonymous, assist the College in tracking, investigating, or responding to bias incidents in order to mitigate their impact on our community. Ending bias at Dartmouth begins with you.