U.S. Latino Studies Endowed Fund
2012-2013 Goal: $10,000
Established in December 2010 through the efforts of the Latino/Hispanic alumni community, the U.S. Latino Studies Endowed Fund is a permanent means of support for U.S. Latino Studies at Brown.
Learning about yourself is a really unique opportunity, because we don't often have the chance in school to learn the real history about where we come from. Having students that know their history—know where they're from—empowers students in the classroom.
— Saudi Garcia '14, Anthropology concentrator from New York, NY and the Dominican Republic
Currently, U.S. Latino Studies is a focus-area within the Ethnic Studies undergraduate concentration. The program is housed at Brown's esteemed Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), which was founded in 1986 as one of the nation's earliest academic centers dedicated to research, scholarship, and academic exchanges in the field of Ethnic Studies.
At Brown there is a strong interest from students across disciplines to engage in U.S. Latino Studies scholarship and programming. Moreover, U.S. Latino issues are increasingly prominent nationally—from the focus on the Latino/ Hispanic vote during the 2012 election to immigration policy. But additional resources are needed in order for the University to offer more robust U.S. Latino Studies coursework, research opportunities, mentoring, programming, and events. This endowment enables the CSREA to continue on its path of filling this curricular gap.
U.S. Latino Studies Challenge: $5,000 in Five Days!
Now is the time for continued support for U.S. Latino Studies at Brown! Together we can have a significant impact on the resources available to students and faculty this year and in the years ahead.
To encourage the continued support for U.S. Latino Studies, Guy Sanchez ’80 and Carmen Rodriguez ’83 P’14 P’17 have pledged to match all gifts to the U.S. Latino Studies Endowed Fund up to $5,000 total. Will you help Brown raise $5,000 in five days? Please take advantage of this 1:1 match and make your gift to the U.S. Latino Studies Endowed Fund by Friday, March 1, 2013.
The U.S. Latino Studies Endowed Fund serves as a permanent means of support for U.S. Latino Studies at Brown. Since it was established in December 2010, the fund has supported:
|•||bringing prominent U.S. Latino Studies scholars to campus|
|•||creating a Latino Politics project including a conference and report on Latino voters in Rhode Island|
|•||sending students to the East Coast Chicano Student Forum|
|•||developing curriculum through "Race and Gender in the Latino Community" and "Ethnic Writing" courses|
Luis Lopez ’90 and Gladys Mendez ’94
Evelyn Hu-DeHart ADE’03 hon. P M.A.T.’06
Professor of History and Ethnic Studies;
Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America