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​ Center for Latino Studies - Upcoming Events


All events free and open to the public with refreshments provided, unless otherwise noted.
Spring 2022


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Lunch with Latinas - Dr. Diana L. Martínez​Dr. Diana L. Martinez
April 25, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Travis Room in the Welcome Center​

Dr. Diana L. Martínez work includes public health responses to Hurric​anes Katrina 2005 and Ike 2008, the 2008 multi-state investigation of Salmonella Saint Paul working closely with a CDC EPI Aid team, 2014 MERS CoV and Ebola outbreaks, investigation of local PUIs, 2016 ZIKA virus investigations, and assessment of health policy during the Pandemic for NYC Major’s Office. Currently, she is the Deputy State Epidemiologist and a senior epidemiology subject matter expert at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Previously she served as was Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for the City of New York, and Senior Epidemiologist for Harris County Public Health. ​  For more information contact Dr. Lucero at lucerobo@uhd.edu​ or Albert. DeJesus-Rivera at dejesusa@uhd.edu​

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Sarah Rendon Garcia​​​Emerging Scholars of Color Series 
Sarah Rendó​n Garc​í​a
March 22, 2022 
2:00 p.m. Class Presentation, 3:00 p.m. Research Presentation
Zoom Meeting Password:  Emerging

​ Sarah Rendón García is an Education Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. Her work concentrates in human development, learning, and Latinx studies. Her dissertation explores issues of caregiver under-standing, child awareness, and attachment quality in Lati​nx mixed-status families.​!



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​Domestic Violence and Higher Education in the Hispanic Community: Panel Discussion​
March 30, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Milam Room

Rosemary Vega  Rosemary Vega, PLLC
John Mook Criminal Investigator  John Mook, Criminal Investigator
Karina Rodriguez, Ph.D.  Karina Rodriguez, Ph.D.​
UHD Student Blanca Orellana  UHD student, Blanca Orellana​

Panelist: Rosemary Vega, PLLC; John Mook, Criminal Investigator; Karina Rodriguez, Ph.D., Criminal Justice with UHD student, Blanca Orellana
The panelists will discuss the following:​

  • What are the signs?
  • Are Latinas more susceptible?
  • Why is education threatening?
  • What can I do?
  • How can I help or be helped?
  • How can UHD Counselling Services help​?​  
Sponsored by the UHD Center or Latino Studies, UHD Student Counseling Services​, UN Women. 

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