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Philanthropist and U.S. Congressman Gil Cisneros, BA ’94, was a first-generation college student. Now he’s helping young people write their own education success stories.
At an event co-sponsored by the Cisneros Institute and hosted by actress Eva Longoria Bastón, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed her journey to the nation’s highest court.
Ivana Mowry-Mora, a Cisneros scholar majoring in geography, is researching the impact of support networks and mentorship on immigrant youth pursuing higher education.
Tanya Golash-Boza, University of Claifornia-Merced, will present on her research as part of the Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race.
Patrick Scallen, a professor of History at Georgetown University, spoke on Salvadoran Migration to Washington, D.C., as part of the Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race series.
Join Associate Director Trey Johnston and fellow GW Women's Studies alumni Gina Chirillo and Susan Markham for a discussion on the challenges and opporutnities for change on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality in the United States and around the world.
Ernesto Castañeda presented his new book Building Racial & Physical Walls: Black & Latinx Intertwined Histories & Destinies.
Nemata Blyden spoke about her book African Americans and Africa: A New History
, which provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and the African Continent from the era
of slavery to the present.
Derek Hyra spoke about his new book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City. At the core of the book is the phrase “cappuccino city,” which refers to previously low-income, minority neighborhoods
that are experiencing major demographic shifts caused by the influx of mid-to-upper income, white millennials.
The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute has partnered with the Immigration Film Fest (IFF) to bring film makers, community leaders and policy makers together with films showcasing a full range of immigrant stories including migration, asylum seeking, refuge, acceptance, borders, resettlement and integration. In 2019, IFF has a thematic focus on the US-Mexico border and Latin America.
Join the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute for a talk with Dr. Daisy Verduzco Reyes on her recent book, Learning to Be Latino, to explore how students learn particular and unique lessons at their college about what it means to be Latino on campus and in America.
Guest speaker Deborah A. Santiago will share Excelencia in Education’s preliminary findings regarding the success of Latino students at selective institutions. Attendees will engage in a dialogue regarding institutional efforts and strategies that can increase Latino student success in higher education.