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IDEAS THAT SERVE - ANA PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ, SPANISH

IDEAS THAT SERVE - ANA PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ, SPANISH

12/3/14 - 7:00 PM

Ana Patricia Rodriguez, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese was recently awarded a Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative grant to support a Spanish course where she will teach students about the multifaceted American Salvadorian community.

Using a wide historical and transnational context, she will start with the 19th century migration and the reasons people left El Savador to the modern day political and economic conditions facing the Salvadorian community. She will also connect the topic to the larger American Latino community locally in Washington, D.C. and nationally in the United States. Students will form teams and engage one-on-one with community partner organizations and members to collect stories for a digital storytelling project to be displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Foxworth Initiative, visit arhu.umd.edu/foxworth.