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Statement from Latina/o Studies concerning U.S. Presidential Election

November 10, 2016


We, the faculty and staff, of our Latina/o Studies Program are aware of the emotional discomfort felt by so many in our community.   We share your grief, disappointment, and anger at the results of the 2016 Presidential election and we stand ready to defend the rights of the most vulnerable among us.  We hereby reaffirm our commitment and dedication to the pursuit of intellectual freedom, to provide a safe place for our faculty, students, and staff, and to represent the various interests of our diverse body of students, both undergraduate and graduate, whether citizen or undocumented.    

The Latina/o Studies Program wants to assure one and all that our program is here to assist you so that you can continue to aspire, to learn, and to be heard.  We encourage you to listen to various points of view so that you will always reach an informed decision about the challenges that lie ahead. Speak your truth and remember that many people across this nation, and around the world, share our discomfort. We are not alone.

The Faculty and Staff of the Latina/o Studies Program
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