What We Do
The Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte seeks to highlight the Latino experience in the following areas:
- Position Queens as a central participant in the dialogue between Latinos and other communities in Charlotte.
- Offer Hispanic cultural events to the public.
- Provide research materials and literature about and by the Latino population.
- Give access to the public to information about issues relevant to the Latino community.
- Develop academic opportunities for students to study Latino and Latin American issues.
To date the Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte has collected more than 100 oral histories that highlight the personal stories of individual Latino immigrants in the greater Charlotte area.
Among other efforts, we have served on several Boards and committees:
- Advisory Board and Scholarship Committee of the Latin American Women's Association (LAWA)
- Advisory Board of Aspire, an organization that targets students in late elementary school through upper middle school;
- Board of the Latin American Coalition.
In addition, we have partnered with several organizations:
- Mint Museum
- Latin American Coalition
- Lee Institute
- Art Department at Queens
- Mexican Consulate in Raleigh
- Gil Project, Inc.
- Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Queens
- Art Sí
- Latino Leaders Weekend Retreat - foster dialogue between different factions of the Latino community
- ARTE LATINO NOW - the first annual exhibit of local Latino artists held on the Queens campus
- "Women of the Mexican Revolution" - photo exhibit.
- Hispanic Authors Book Club
- Painting4Diversity - challenges elementary school students in eight North Carolina communities to illustrate their concept of diversity
- Dolores Prida's play Coser y cantar - one act play by Cuban-American author staged at the Mint Museum Randolph
- Sos paisa - an event to highlight development in Medellin Colombia