Students reflect on youth activism and social change

By Samuel Banales, professor of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies I had the honor to teach the special topics course, “Youth Activism and Social Change,” this fall semester 2014 for the Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies (LHCS) Department. This interdisciplinary class provided a sophisticated overview of the linkages between youth activism, scholarship, institutional change, consciousness,…

Latino alumni mentor Rutgers students to succeed

By Saskia Agustin, CLAC Assistant Director The Latino Alumni Association of Rutgers University (LAARU) was established in 2009 as the first alumni chartered organization under the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) umbrella to serve the Latino alumni community at Rutgers, New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses and beyond. In 2010, LAARU established its mentoring program…

LTA sisters always by my side

By Katie Cardoza Communications and Human Resource Management, Rutgers SAS 2015 My experience here at Rutgers University has been an amazing experience! I have joined many clubs and organizations and that has helped build my experience as a student leader, but joining one particular organization has impacted my life very much. When I was a…

Latino Heritage Month at Rutgers celebrates 25 years!

By Carlos Fernandez, CLAC Director On November 3, the Latino Student Council and the Center for Latino Arts and Culture celebrated their 25nd Annual Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies at the Cook Campus Center. The Latino Student Council (LSC) at Rutgers University established Latino Heritage Month in 1990 to help bring recognition to the diverse…

Students learn to dress to impress from experts

CLAC hosted its Dress to Impress program at the Graduate Student Lounge this past November 4. The program featured Cynthia Bond and James Verga from Men’s Wearhouse and Shannon Mirabile from Dress for Success of Morris County, who provided business attire and interviewing tips for both men and women. The program was cosponsored by University…

Be Proud and Say It Loud

By Andrea Perez, Rutgers School of Business 2014 The importance of acceptance and equality in today’s world is a delicate matter if you ask me. The root of acceptance is there and planted in each individual, but do we all really allow for it to flourish is the question. We live in a world where…

CLAC and SJE launch Ally Week with joint exhibition

By Carlos Fernandez, CLAC Director   New Brunswick, NJ–This fall the Center for Latino Arts and Culture and the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBTQ Communities will collaborate on a new two-site exhibition featuring the work of Jersey City-based artist and designer Jessica Natal. The exhibit, entitled The Persistence of Memory–Letters from my First,…

Film Explores Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961

Carlos Fernandez October 8, 2014   New Brunswick, NJ–In an event yesterday at the Livingston Campus Center, San Francisco based filmmaker Catherine Murphy spoke to students about her most recent short film project, Maestra. The film explores the 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba, which mobilized thousands of young highschool students to teach first letters to…