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SomosVU calls the community into conversation and emphasizes the values of connection, inclusion, and celebration. SomosVU addresses the need for the visibility of Latinx presence, influence and representation on campus while honoring the accomplishments of Latinx leaders and groups. SomosVU encourages faculty-student mentor relationships, as well as solidarity among allies, to create opportunities to celebrate and elevate their Latinx peers. SomosVU charges all of us to build an inclusive Latinx community at Vanderbilt University.

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Reading by Daisy Hernández

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Buttrick 101

Daisy Hernández is the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed and coeditor of Colonize This! Young  Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. The former editor  of ColorLines magazine, she has reported for The AtlanticThe  New York Times and Slate, and she has written for NPR’s All Things Considered and CodeSwitch. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Aster(ix)Bellingham Review, BrevityDogwoodFourth GenreGulf CoastJuked and Rumpus among other journals. A contributing editor for the Buddhist magazine Tricycle, Hernández is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio, and she is the Vanderbilt Visiting Writer in Nonfiction for the Spring 2020 semester.

Latinx Graduates Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 7 | 1 to 3 p.m. | Student Life Center Ballroom

The Latinx Graduates Celebration is a recognition ceremony held once a year by the Latinx community at Vanderbilt to celebrate the achievements and successes of all graduating Latinx students. The ceremony serves as a unique space for students to pay homenaje to family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators who have supported their journeys. With food, music, graduation stoles, guest speakers, student awards and photo opportunities, we invite all to join us in this fun and family-oriented celebration.


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