Hispanic & Latino Studies

Undergraduate Major & Minor Humanities

Bachelor of Arts

Video Transcription

Statement of Solidarity from Hispanic Studies Program Transcription

[video: Students and professors from PLU’s Hispanic Studies department speak to the camera in front of a grey background.]

 

[video: Dr. Giovanna Urdangarain speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Urdangarain: The PLU Hispanic studies program is

[video: Another professor with a grey sweater continues.]

PLU Professor: committed to building communities of hope and solidarity

[video: Dr. Emily Davidson speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Davidson: across linguistic, national, socio-political, and identity borders

[video: A PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: In these times of political division

[video: Dr. Tamara Williams speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Williams: we reaffirm the importance of freedom of speech

[video: Another PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: and embrace the need to listen

[video: Dr. Bridget Yaden speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Yaden: at the same time we unequivocally repudiate hate speech

[video: A PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: and the normalization of dehumanizing rhetoric

[video: A PLU staff member speaks to the camera.]

PLU Staff Member: we stand in solidarity with marginalized identities and communities

[video: Dr. Davidson speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Davidson: and vow to protect inclusive spaces of learning

[video: Dr. Urdangarain speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Urdangarain: el programa de estudios hispano de PLU

[video: A PLU Professor speaks to the camera.]

PLU Professor: se compromete construir comunidades de esperanza y solidaridad

[video: Dr. Davidson speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Davidson: a través de las fronteras lingüísticas, nacionales, sociopolíticas e identitarias.

[video: Dr. Williams speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Williams: en estos momentos de división política

[video: A PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: reafirmamos la importancia de la libertad de expresión

[video: Another PLU Student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: y a reconocemos la necesidad de escuchar

[video: Dr. Yaden speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Yaden: A la vez, repudiamos categóricamente el lenguaje de odio y la normalización de la retórica deshumanizante.

[video: A PLU Staff member speaks to the camera.]

PLU Staff Member: Declaramos nuestra solidaridad con las identidades y comunidades marginales

[video: Dr. Davidson speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Davidson: y nos comprometemos a proteger espacios de aprendizaje incluyentes.

[video: A PLU Professor speaks to the camera.]

PLU Professor: we stand in solidarity

[video: Dr. Urdangarain speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Urdangarain: we stand in solidarity

[video: A PLU staff member speaks to the camera.]

PLU Staff Member: declaramos nuestra solidaridad

[video: Dr. Davidson speaks to the camera.]

Dr. Davidson: We stand in solidarity

[video: A PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: declaramos nuestra solidaridad

[video: A PLU student speaks to the camera.]

PLU Student: we stand in solidarity
[Music]

[video: fade to black]
About

The PLU Hispanic & Latino Studies combines the study of the Spanish language with courses in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian literatures, linguistics, and cultural studies. Whether you are a heritage or second language learner, you’ll engage topics that include social justice struggles present and past, migration, race, gender, sexuality, memory, trauma, and the politics of language. The Hispanic & Latino Studies professors are well-known on campus for their genuine passion for teaching, active role as mentors, and advocacy for social change here in the US and abroad. You’ll have opportunities to participate in study away programs in Mexico, Spain, and Uruguay, as well as community-engaged learning in Latino/a/x communities right here in Parkland and Tacoma. And when you graduate, you’ll be equipped with the cultural competency and sensitivity to be an effective participant in the global community of the twenty-first century.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Advocate, Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
  • Refugee Service Program Assistant, Lutheran Volunteer Corps
  • Spanish Translator, Mossyrock School District
  • Civic Voices Fellow, Fuse Washington
  • Language Assistant, Spanish Government Ministry Of Education, Culture and Sports
  • Spanish Translator, Colorado Asylum Center
  • Staff Accountant, City of Des Moines

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Arts in Translation Studies, Kent State University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Law School, Seattle University
  • Master of Social Work, Boston University
  • Law School, University of Denver
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics, University of Michigan
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Seattle University
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