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Adan Griego on “Imagining Latina/o Studies”
Jul22

Adan Griego on “Imagining Latina/o Studies”

There I was, humming the melody to Amor, amor by Andy Russell at a panel on Latin@ representation in mass media. Indeed, an innovative technique to engage the audience at an 8am presentation when some in attendance were still functioning in an earlier time zone 2 hours away. This was one of the more than 100 panels encompassing 277 presentations as part of the inaugural International Latina/o Studies Conference. It had been in the...

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G.O.P.’s Fine Line on Migration
Jul21

G.O.P.’s Fine Line on Migration

Photo Senator John Cornyn of Texas: “We have a political imperative as Republicans to deal with this.” Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times close shareTools WASHINGTON — In 1996, when a surge in illegal immigration collided with the overheated politics of a presidential election, Republicans demanded a strict crackdown. They passed a measure in the House that would have allowed states to bar children who were in the country illegally...

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Latina/o Studies Conference
Jul14

Latina/o Studies Conference

REGISTER HERE Press Release UPDATES: The Preliminary Conference Program is now available. Please check it and if you are a panel organizer refer your panelists to the website and inform them of the day and time of your session(s). Please see the link for the agenda of the Association Launch and Business Meetings. Registration fees include membership in the Latino Studies Association. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Conference...

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Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage
Jul14

Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

This month, relics of Saint Toribio Romo will be on display at several Catholic churches in Southern California. A small portion of an ankle bone belonging to Saint Toribio Romo — the patron saint of immigrants — sits in a glass enclosure about the size of a big watch face. That enclosure sits right in the chest of a 4-foot-tall painted wooden statue of Romo. Usually, that statue resides in Mexico, in Romo’s hometown of Santa...

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Father Quintana

What is noteworthy… is not so much the story of a priest felled by native hands as much as the nature of the two differing accounts of his death from which the epigraphs above are drawn.

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