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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 Fall Welcome Potluck

Join us in welcoming the academic year at Centro Hispano of Dane County celebrating and connecting with our community partner!

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Esperanza Spring Retreat

2nd-year Esperanza students gather for a weekend retreat in scenic Wisconsin 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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Charlas/Community-engaged Work

Students are encouraged to attend monthly Charlas, presentations by community and other university partners locally and internationally to increase student awareness of resources available and build their skills in responding to Latinx community needs.

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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 HEART Talleres with elders from across Latinoamérica and the Latine diaspora.

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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 through enrollment in a 1-credit CHICLA 699 course. Contact Dr. Ramírez Stege if you are interested in becoming a mentor.

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Students are encouraged to participate in the Community-engaged work developed and implemented by Esperanza