Winter 2021 Newsletter
The Department of Chicano & Latino Studies and the supporting community continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary with outstanding events and experiences. Building on last spring’s virtual exhibition: "¡Presente!: 50 Years of Chicano & Latino Studies", this fall has included the inaugural Ramona Rosales Endowed Lecture. We had close to 175 people in attendance for the outdoor event, which included poetry by Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, La Lupe, and Roy Guzman, danza azteca by Kalpulli Ketzalcoatl, art by La Luchadora, and a lecture by Ms. Rosales. All of the participants were alumni and/or instructors in the department. We are grateful for their talents and commitment to the department.
The Ramona Rosales Endowed Lecture was created in honor of Ramona Arreguin de Rosales who helped lead the creation of the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies as a student almost 50 years ago. This fund supports an annual lecture by a scholar in the field of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x studies. Our goal is for the fund to be permanently endowed. We have raised close to half of the money necessary to launch the official endowment. We invite you to support this lecture series, which will ensure the ongoing circulation of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x studies scholarship.
The department also awards several student scholarships including the Jesús Estrada-Pérez Memorial Fellowship and the Chicano Studies Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.
Financial support from alumni, faculty and staff, and the community provide the building blocks for our next 50 years as we fulfill our mission by offering a rigorous undergraduate degree program that is complemented by extensive civic engagement, outreach efforts, and public programming activities. Thank you to those that have given and those who are considering a gift.
Ana Paula Ferreira
Interim Chair, Department of Chicano & Latino Studies