On March 24, the Spanish program and the CHSS Dean’s Office held "Conexiones," a virtual open house for Latinx Students. A panel of three Latinx MCL students shared their views and personal experiences. Rafael Hoyos Justiniano (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience MA Student and MCL Latinx Advocacy Graduate Professional Assistant), Nicole Durán (Spanish major), and Paola Segovia (Global Affairs major and Spanish minor) answered questions from faculty and administrators about their general educational experience, their views on Latinx and Latin American course offerings, and about current organizations and useful resources for the Latinx community at Mason. Professor Lisa Rabin, Professor Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez and Erin McSherry, CHSS Assistant Dean for Student Success, led the discussion.
This open house was part of a series of initiatives that the Spanish Program Latinx Advocacy and Outreach Task Force has recently been developing to bring together Latinx students in the Department, as well as at the College and the University. These initiatives offer opportunities to highlight Latinx students' involvement and role within the Mason community, to share useful resources, and to provide safe spaces to celebrate their identity and voice in the classroom.
The Latinx Advocacy and Outreach Task Force and the Spanish Program are planning additional events for the Mason Latinx community. Stay tuned to our events page!
April 26, 2022