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Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Raoul-LievanosPULLMAN, Wash. – New research finds that economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxics than comparable communities of any other racial group in the United States. » More …

Artist Simón Silva visits WSU Tri-Cities, area schools

RICHLAND — An artist known for his portraits of farm workers is speaking this week to Mid-Columbia educators and students as part the WSU Tri-Cities early outreach programs.
 
Simón Silva has appeared before thousands of students of all ages nationwide, focusing on the importance of self-expression and developing personal creativity. His speeches include anecdotes from his childhood and his own journey toward a successful career as an artist.
 
He will speak from 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 7 at WSU Tri-Cities in East Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. While his 90-minute presentation is targeted at university faculty and staff, … » More …

Learn more about Chicano/Latino culture during Semana de La Raza

Semana de La Raza, hosted by the Chicano/Latino Student Alliance, is a weeklong program of Chicano/Latino culture, art, history and scholarship.

The calendar of events is as follows:

 

Monday: 
Noon  Opening Ceremony with Pinatas and Mariachi Wazzu @ Glenn Terrell Mall
1:00 p.m. Kick-off potluck with guest speaker Dr. John Alderete @ CUE 518

 

Tuesday:
All day Canvas Community Painting @ the Chicano/Latino Student Center in CUB 402
Noon  Encuentros. Research Symposium sponsored by the McNair Achievement Program and the Chicano/Latino Student Center @ the Chicano/Latino Student Center in CUB 402» More …

Latino artist visits WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND – A Latino artist known for portraits of farm workers will speak to Mid-Columbia educators and students April 29, as part of WSU Tri-Cities early outreach programs.

Simón Silva has appeared before thousands of students nationwide, discussing the importance of self-expression and development of personal creativity. His speeches include anecdotes from his own childhood and journey toward becoming an artist.

Silva will speak at 9:30 a.m. in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120 at 2770 University Drive. The event is free and open to the public. His presentation is a part of the GEAR Up and Latina/Latino Early Outreach programs.

Silva’s … » More …

Latino Outreach introduces students to college

Richland–About 50 middle and elementary school students will be on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus Friday, March 23, for the Latino Outreach “I’m Ready for College” program.The WSU Tri-Cities Latino Outreach program educates young students on the importance of getting a college education while making them aware of what it takes to go to college— from academic expectations to financial aid resources.This winter’s Latino Outreach program was held after school at Stevens Middle School in Pasco and Artz-Fox Elementary School in Mabton. About 25 students from each school are being recognized Friday for their completion of the “I’m Ready for College” program.The students arrive … » More …

WSU celebrates Semana de la Raza Feb. 28 -­ March 5

Washington State University will celebrate Chicana/o Latina/o culture, through arts, performances, poetry, entertainment and food Feb. 28 through March 5 with Semana de la Raza 2005.This year’s theme is “1,000 Comunidades, Una Voz, Un Sueno” (“1,000 Communities, One Voice, One Dream”).The celebration will begin at noon Feb. 28 with a piñata smash and welcoming ceremony on Glenn Terrell Mall. Chicana/o Latina/o organizations will present Leadership and Empowerment United from 6-7 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Auditorium, followed by the keynote address from Aurora Levins Morales at 7 p.m. Morales, a poet, writer and activist, writes about the current state of the world from the … » More …