The students of La Causa
Latino Alumni Weekend
April 17 – April 19, 2009
APRIL 177 p.m. Welcome Reception
Jose Marti Room, Keefe Campus Center7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Women in the Arts: A Night of Poetry
Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center SATURDAY APRIL 189 - 10 a.m. Breakfast
Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine (2nd floor) 10 - 11 a.m. The Economy: Changes in Diversity and Student Life at Amherst
Eduardo Garcia '07 and Ashley Armato '08 will discuss how Amherst's current economic situation has affected diversity recruitment and affinity group organizations. Racquel Cardona '05 will introduce the Multicultural Resource Center and the role it plays to promote diversity on campus.
Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center
11:30 -12:30 p.m. Address to the Latino Alumni Association
Mabel Lajes-Guiteras '99 will discuss the Latino Alumni Association's mission statement, membership and future direction.
Jose Marti Room, Keefe Campus Center 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch With Current Students
Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine (2nd floor)3 - 4 p.m. La Cause: A History of Student Activism
Alumni panelists will discuss the founding of La Causa and some of the milestones in the club's history of activism, including the takeover of Fayerweather to get the Jose Marti Room. They will also recall their experiences as Latinos at Amherst, the role of affinity groups like Causa, and the current direction of the club.
6 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Giovanna Negretti, the executive director of Oiste?, the first and only statewide Latino civic education organization in Massachusetts, will talk about her career in activism and the challenges facing the Latino community today. The dinner is catered by La Veracruzana.
Gerald Penny Center, The Octagon
Sunday April 199 - 10 a.m.Breakfast
Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine (2nd floor)
The Executive Board of La Causa would like to thank the following for their assistance in making this weekend possible:
Keefe CampusCenter Co-Sponsorship
The Center for Community Engagement
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
The Office of Admissions
Martin Carrera, La Veracruzana of Northampton and Amherst
The Office of the President
Only $10 per person, payable at registration,
includes meals at Valentine and Saturday night dinner, catered by La Veracruzana.
Please contact Rich Andre '09 with any questions.