Resources for connecting with the Latino Community
Service and service-learning opportunities:
1. Tutoring on Fridays with students from HOLA at Emma Elementary (which has a high Latina/Latino population). Contact student Kaley Fry (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved.
2. Contact Professor Ellen Bailey, who has developed a Service-Learning Designated Language 120 Spanish course that works with ESL students.
3. Professor Dr. Michelle Bettencourt's Spanish 300 "Oral Skills" class is also Service-Learning Designated. She and her students are working with the Together We Read program doing Spanish-English translation. She also has students working with a number of other organizations in the local Latino community.
More local resources for connecting with and supporting the Latino Community:
COLA- Coalicion de Organizaciones Latino Americanas
Emma Family Resource Center
"Harvest of Dignity"- A film that explores issues faced by migrant workers, many of whom are Latino, in North Carolina. You can view the film online for FREE at http://pic.tv/harvest/. If you'd like to show the film publicly, you can host a screening by ordering a copy of the DVD for $2.50. The Key Center for Service Learning also has a copy you can borrow. Find out more at http://pic.tv/harvest/blog/host-a-screening-of-harvest-of-dignity/.
Organizations that engage with migrant farmworker issues:
Coalition of Immokalee Workers http://ciw-online.org/. This group runs an anti-slavery campaign (defining the conditions of agricultural labor practices as modern-day slavery.)
Cosecha Countdown http://cosechacountdown.wordpress.com/
Here are some resources online in both Spanish and English that you can follow regarding many of the issues the Latino community faces:
Feel free to contact us with more resources, film suggestions, or ideas for connecting with and supporting the Latino community!
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