The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.
One of the biggest challenges for our community today is the creation of a place and an atmosphere in which to carry our discussions and positive exchanges on controversial issues affecting Latinos in the United States. The Center has contributed to the positive exchange of ideas by providing opportunities for discussion, and at the same time giving the Latino community the opportunity to express their ideas and concerns.
Among the research projects conducted by the Center, the publication of the Border-Lines Journal has become an enormous tool allowing those concerns and those voices to be heard. The research that is being provided will help educators, the business community, labor leaders, and policy makers in dealing with issues related to Latinos in Nevada and the rest of the country.
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Andrea Linardi de Minten, Research Assistant
During 2007 the Latino Research Center distributed disposable cameras among Latinos throughout the State of Nevada. The pictures that resulted from that project showed us the daily lives of Latinos in our community and what they hold meaningful and important. some of those pictures were selected to be part of a travelling exhibition that started at the Nevada Museum of Art. We are currently working in a book that will have an even wider selection of photographies.