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Puerto Rico and Mexico Need Us

Friday, September 29, 2017

From the Latino/a/x Faculty and Staff Association


In the aftermath of the string on natural disasters that have caused enormous devastation and loss of life in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands we, the board members of LFSA, write to express both grief for and solidarity with those who've lost lives, the communities that are still waiting for safety and those that will spend the next decades rebuilding.



Circle of Indigenous Nations Dakota Sacred Sites fall bus tour

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, October 13th, 2017, Time: 12 noon to 4 PM (approximate return time)

The Circle of Indigenous Nations is pleased to announce the Dakota Sacred Sites Fall Bus Tour. Please see the quote from the tour leader and use the link to register.

"We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story.


There, but Not There: Planning Communities for Undocumented Residents – An Interview with Fernando Burga

Friday, September 29, 2017

by Amelie Hyams

Many of our communities have large populations of undocumented people. Assistant Professor Fernando Burga explores, how can we plan for them?

Burga researches and teaches in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He carries out community-engaged work focused on how urban planners can include immigrant groups in their planning practices. In addition to trying to find answers that work towards building inclusive communities, he investigates food justice in urban planning.


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