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Culturally-affirming Activities

Students are encouraged to engage in programming that enhances their personal and professional development and increases their connection to a legacy of Latinx undergraduate and graduate students at UW-Madison. See Upcoming Events for more information. Activities include:

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Esperanza Spring Retreat

2nd-year Esperanza students gather to build their professional development and focus on writing tasks including academic manuscripts, advocacy efforts, conference submissions, and their final Latinx Clinical Capstone Presentation.

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PASOS Mentoring

Students may serve as graduate mentors to undergraduate Latinx students affiliated with the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program through PASOS: Promotores Académicos Sembrando, Orientando y Sobresaliendo. This program draws on the energy and expertise of those currently pursuing higher education to guide undergraduates to consider graduate school, explore the process, and imagine the possibilities. Graduate mentors are supervised by Dr. Ramírez Stege to implement vocational support that serves as an additional clinical practicum or internship hours.

See more information here: https://esperanza.wisc.edu/pasos-mentoring

 

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HEART Santuario

Students are encouraged to attend monthly meetings of the HEART Santuario that seeks to bring together Latinx and Latinx-serving mental health supports at multiple intersections (e.g., community-based, school, health care) across Wisconsin who work with Latinx communities to promote healing from ethno-racial trauma. These spaces include Talleres (workshops) with elders from across Latinoamérica and the Latine diaspora.

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Community-engaged Work

Students are encouraged to become part of the Esperanza Partnership Team and engage in community-based work with Centro Hispano of Dane County. See a list of current projects here: https://esperanza.wisc.edu/our-work/

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing and implementing community-engaged research, consider enrolling in our COUN PSY 620 Esperanza Community-engaged Mental Health Justice Research with Latines course! See more information about courses here: https://esperanza.wisc.edu/coursework

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