Latino Victory Project

A network of Latino donors that played a pivotal role in raising money for President Obama’s reelection is now focused on a new campaign: an effort to oust lawmakers who stand in the way of overhauling immigration laws.

The Latino Victory Project, a new political advocacy organization modeled after the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, is planning to spend as much as $20 million on campaigns targeting members of Congress who have sizable Latino communities in their districts but oppose comprehensive immigration reform.

The Project will also develop a direct line to Latino voters between themselves and Latino candidates for federal, state and local offices. The group offers assitance and training to help Latinos launch their respective political campaigns, including campaign and leadership workshops. The organization will also identify who it supports for office and provide voters with information about the candidates and foster a relationship between Latinos and their political representatives. It is unclear when the Latino Victory Fund will be fully operational.

At the helm of the project are DNC Finance Chair Henry Muñoz and actress Eva Longoria, both of whom chaired the Futuro Fund, a project that focuses on empowering young Latinos to become entrepreneurs.

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“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).


The 16th Annual Noche Dorada — La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated- Psi Chapter


This week in the Latino Community

Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra

Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Treasure Room, Baker Library
Sponsored by: Spanish and Portuguese Department
Bilingual Poetry Reading Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:00 p.m., Treasure Room (Baker Library).  Award-winning Cuban poet and novelist Wendy Guerra will read selections of her poetry in Spanish, with translations in English read by Dartmouth students.

Reception at La Casa to follow.

For more information, contact:
Jillene Syphus

Author Junot Diaz – Reading and Book Signing

MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winner will be conducting a reading of his new book, Q&A, and signing to follow. 10/18, Filene, 5pm.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Sponsored by: Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL)
In honor of Latin@ Heritage Month at Dartmouth,  LALACS, the Latin@ Advisory Council, Office of Latina/o Student Advising, and the Office of Pluralism and Leadership are proud to present:

MacArthur “genius grant” winner Junot Diaz is the author of the Pulitzer prize winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) and the short story collection This Is How You Lose Her (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award.

Mr. Diaz will be conducting a reading, Q&A and book signing on Friday, October 18, in Filene Auditorium.

Sponsored by LALACS and Office of Pluralism and Leadership

RSVP encouraged but not required:

For more information, contact:
Rodrigo Ramirez


The 16th Annual Noche Dorada — La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated- Psi Chapter

Noche Dorada is the name of LUL Fraternity’s annual banquet style event. It is a staple in the Dartmouth Communities as a time when many cultures come together for food and celebration. In hopes of expanding the understanding  and tolerance towards Immigration Reform in the United States, the keynote speaker will be Angelica Salas, Director of the Coalation of Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Collis Common Ground
Sponsored by: Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated

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

Prof. Irwin on Latin America: The Economies of Chile and Venezuela

Interested in Latin American politics and development? 

Do you want to have a conversation with a leading expert about the economies of two vibrant but very different countries?

Chile is considered one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, while Venezuela’s economy is in shambles. Why is this the case?

Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd to learn more about the economies of Venezuela and Chile with Professor Douglas Irwin of the Economics Department!
Free Bolocco will be served. 
Details on specific time and place to follow.


About the Speaker:
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Douglas Irwin is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College.  He is author of Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012), Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011), Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, third edition 2009), The Genesis of the GATT (Cambridge University Press, 2008, co-authored with Petros Mavroidis and Alan Sykes), Against the Tide:  An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996), and many articles on trade policy in books and professional journals.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has also served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

THE DREAM IS NOW; Documentary Screening

The moving story of those directly affected by a broken immigration system, the undocumented children of immigrants who yearn to contribute more to the country they call home.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Rockefeller Center, Rocky 01

“The Color of Color-Blindness: Whites’ Race Talk in ‘Post-Racial’ America”

Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociology Dept. Chair at Duke Univ., will deconstruct whites’ post-racial or color-blind talk & suggest this is the new, dominant prejudice in the U.S.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Sponsored by: Research Events, Sociology Department
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Reitman/DeGrange Memorial Lecture Series

Post-racial arguments did not emerge in 2008 with the election of President Obama. White America has believed a version of post-racialism since the early 1980s. In this talk, Professor Bonilla-Silva will address three things related to this subject. First, to be able to clearly discuss racial matters, he will begin by defining what racism is all about. Second, he will be devote some time to characterizing the nature of and describing the practices associated with the racial regime of Post-Civil  Rights America. Third, the bulk of the talk will revolve around the examination of “color-blind racism” or whites’ race talk in the contemporary period. He will conclude his talk with suggestions of what is to be done to prevent color-blindness from sealing the (white racial) deal in America.

Co-Sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program, and the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program.

Originally submitted by: Judy A. Danna

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Raices 2013