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”
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.
Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra
Bilingual Poetry Reading by Award-winning Cuban Poet & Novelist Wendy Guerra.
Reception at La Casa to follow.
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.
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
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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.
Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker
Speaker: Cathleen Caron ’92, Founder – Global Workers Justice Alliance
OCT. 21 (Mon) – 6:30 PM Dinner available*
>>>Please Register on DartBoard (https://www.myinterfase.com/dartmouth/student/) 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
RICHARD BLANCO; TEACHER AND POET
Poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
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.
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.
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