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Latinx Employee Affinity Group (EAG)

Mission and Vision

The Latinx employee affinity group (EAG) provides enriching opportunities for faculty, post-docs, and staff at Vanderbilt that identify as Latina, Latino, Latinx, Latine, or Hispanic and allies of the community to connect and share their experiences. This group promotes Latin cultural awareness and fellowship for the Latinx Vanderbilt community. Engagement will include academic-based discussions, social events, and activities for members and allies of the Latinx community.

We welcome you to join the Latinx EAG by completing this form and staying connected through our Latinx EAG Teams group. We are planning meetups over the course of the year, including but not limited to the Nashville Symphony’s Latin Fiesta! and food truck adventures at the Nashville Farmer’s Market!

Contact Information

EAG Leadership: Maria Elena OrnelasAmanda Martinez-Lincoln or Sara Burd.

EAG Facilitator: Hope Young

Interested in joining this EAG? Fill out this interest form.

If you’d like to keep in touch with EAG leadership and members, join our Microsoft Teams group!

news updates

  • We have started a volunteer directory on Microsoft Teams. This is a place to share where you are (or would like to) volunteer. We hope to organize a group volunteer activity soon! If interested in learning more, email:
  • We are creating a playlist of our favorite music for Latinx EAG members to contribute to and enjoy! If you would like to add your favorite song to the playlist email: 

  • We are hoping to launch a book club! If interested in joining, email: 

  • We are searching for new members to join the Latinx EAG Leadership group. Complete this form, if you are interested in serving in leadership! 

newsletter archive

Each semester, several newsletters are sent to EAG members. Newsletters are sent to registered EAG members. If you want to receive the newsletters to your email, fill out the EAG interest form above! The newsletters are also uploaded to the Latinx EAG Microsoft Teams group. If you are having accessibility issues with the Microsoft Teams group, email any member of the EAG leadership team for support.

August Newsletter (8.15.2022)

December Newsletter (12.7.2022)

March Newsletter (3.13.2023)

Upcoming Events

Latinx EAG Meet Up @ the Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Community Party

Saturday, March 25, 12-3pm

This event includes free offerings including food trucks, music, swag, and a play area for children. The Latinx EAG will meet up at the front side of Vanderbilt Alumni Hall at 12pm. See the schedule for campus tours & music for the 150th celebration.

Past Events

Evening with Tacos and Friends @ Maiz de la Vida – 12/14

Latinx EAG Hispanic Heritage Lunch – 9/20

Latin Food Truck Night @ The Marketplace in East Nashville – 8/26

Cafecito @ Fido – 8/22

Latinx EAG @ The Frist Museum – 4/30


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