Archive for 2020

Meet Spanish Academic Assistant for Spring 2020: Emma Nelson

¡Saludos a todos! My name is Emma Nelson, and I’m a sophomore Communication Studies and Spanish double major. In addition to working as the Spanish academic assistant, I’m a Spanish tutor and I work in the office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. I’m also involved in Sigma Delta Pi and the Kitchen Cabinet, and I […]

Cultural Event Reflection: The Honduran Exodus and Climate Crisis

This presentation was one of many given by representatives from multiple activist organizations, including Comunidades Organizado el Poder y La Acción Latina (COPAL) and La Vía Campesina, throughout Minnesota in order to inform Americans about the exodus and climate crisis in Honduras. Since the 2009 military coup, the new Honduran government has adopted neo-liberalist policies that have led […]

Eradicating Peace: The Other Side of the Colombian War on Drugs

At this event, representatives from Witness for Peace, a human rights organization, gave a presentation on human rights violations in Colombia. Leider Valencia, a representative from Coordinadora Nacional de Cultivadores de Coca, Amapola, y Marihuana (COCCAM), led the presentation. As a small farm owner in rural Colombia, he, along with many of his fellow farmers, were forced to cultivate […]