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Perez helps inaugurate Latina/o Stu at Penn State

Penn State – Laura Pérez kicked off the first event in the Latina/o Studies Initiative yesterday with a speech on Chicana and feminist art as part of the “Engaging Latina/o America” lecture series.

This series is intended to mark the inauguration of the new Latina/o studies program, Roselyn Costantino, professor of Spanish, women’s studies and Latina/o studies, said.

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Minuteman flees debate with Columbia Chicana organizer…

Wow. Columbia senior Karina Garcia, Political Chair of the school’s Chicano Caucus, appeared on NPR’s Democracy Now to debate Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist. Gilchrist had been invited by the College Republicans to speak on campus, and Garcia’s group was one of many that staged an active protest at the event. On the radio show, after Garcia gave her explanation of the event, Gilchrist fled the studio.

Apparently, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has picked up Gilchrist’s version almost immediately, gaining a questionable response from Columbia’s president (“a serious breach of academic faith”). See the transcript and/or audio at

See Garcia’s comments below….

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