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A one day symposium for Latino/a Alumni and Current Students.

Saturday, March 29th at La Casa Cultural



Professional: proˇfesˇsionˇal   pr-fesh-nl, -fe-sh-nl
noun  a person who is expert at his or her work
adj  following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain

Activist: acˇtivˇist   ak-ti-vist
noun  an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause
adj  advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously


Yale Latino/as have never been afraid to take on the causes that matter most to them whether they be personal, local, or global in scope. As Latina/o Yalies we can continue to leverage the opportunities and resources we have available to us through our relationship with Yale in order to make positive changes in the world. As we do this, it is useful to remember that professionals need not stop being activists and activists always benefit from being professional (i.e. experts) in their endeavors. During this one day symposium Alumni and Current Students will have an opportunity to explore the relationship between professionalism and activism as well as the causes that are most critical to us as individuals but also as a growing and interconnected community.


Symposium Registration

Please Register by March 26th

To register, send an e-mail to: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

In your e-mail pleas indicate:

1. Names of all attendees (symposium open to all Yale Alum and their guests)

2. If you need transportation from Union Station to La Casa

3. If you need child care. If yes, please list names & ages of child(ren) (see below for childcare details)*


Symposium Schedule

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Registration at La Casa (Optional) Brunch at a Dining Hall (meal tickets will be provided) 


1:00PM - 1:30PM

Opening Remarks at La Casa

1:30PM - 3:00PM
SESSION I: Melding the Professional and Activist Life
A Panel of Alumni will discuss how they continue supporting the issues they most care about through their profession, in conjunction with their profession, and/or in addition to their profession. Alumni will share their stories as a starting point for a larger discussion on activism post graduation. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Dessert Reception.
Tours of La Casa including information on our two murals as examples of artistic activism. Also a DR service trip photo exhibit. 

4:00PM - 5:30PM
SESSION II: Latino/a Activism On Campus
A panel for current students to share some of the pressing issues on campus today. Also a chance to ask Alumni what organizing strategies worked to effect change on campus in the past. One possible topic will be the state of/lack of/need for ethnic and Latino/a studies at Yale.

5:30PM - 7:00PM
(Optional) Dinner at Dining Hall (meal tickets will be provided)

7:00PM - 2:00AM
(Optional) Drinks at El Amigo Felix for Alum & Students 21+

*Childcare will consist of current undergraduates supervising a mixed-age group of students in one or two of the second floor rooms of La Casa. There will be homework help, age appropriate videos, and games available. Parents/Guardians will be on the first floor of La Casa for the duration of the symposium. Children will join their parents/guardians during all meals.