Latin American and Latino Studies Program Celebrates 40 Years

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The Latin American and Latino studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a series of events that includes a scholarship fundraiser, a film screening and panel discussions.

The kick-off event for the celebration is an October 29th fundraiser benefiting the program’s new scholarship fund that will help undergraduate and graduate students pay tuition, study abroad, or attend national or international conferences. Admission is free, except for the Oct. 29 fundraiser. For more information call (312) 996-2445 or visit for a complete list of events.


Wednesday, Oct. 29

“From Vision to Legacy: LALS 40th Anniversary Celebration.” Kick-off event and fundraiser for LALS Student Scholarship Fund. Features music and presentations on the history and future vision of the program. 6 – 9 p.m. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. $15 students/$30 non-students.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

“The Founding of LALS: Together in the Struggle.” Dialogue between key players and former students who mobilized for the creation of the program and current student organizers. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Room, 800 S. Halsted St.

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