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Feb 24

Writing a Dissertation During a Pandemic

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:00 PM at Zoom

Please join the Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) Program for a Virtual Coffee/Tea Chat on the dissertation journey. During this hour-long chat, panelists will talk about their own experiences and challenges, including how they have kept themselves motivated during a pandemic.

Mar 4

Trans Liberation: In the Fight for LGBTQ Rights and Immigration Rights

Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:00 PM at Zoom

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender Latina organizer from México. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of transwomen of color in all racial justice work. She works to end the deportation, incarceration, and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color.

Mar 12

Communists, Criminals, and Caravans: The Social Construction of Central Americans as Crisis

Friday, March 12, 2021 12:00 PM at Zoom

Thousands of Central Americans are leaving their homes in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to seek refuge in the United States. What is propelling their mass exodus and why should U.S. society care? This talk provides the political and social context for U.S.-Central American relations from the 1980s to the present to better understand how U.S. foreign policies in the region and immigration policies at home shape the current situation.