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Join us for “La Casita Encuentro (Reunion)” on Wednesday Oct. 3rd in Ustler Hall, at 6pm!

Participate in a public dialogue between founding members of UF’s Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, known as “La Casita,” and those who were there during its earliest years. Our participants include the students who petitioned and labored to create the house, and the faculty who supported their efforts and/or became involved once the institute was up and running. What can we do today to sustain and deepen our commitment to La Casita, ethnic studies, and civic engagement at the University of Florida and beyond? As the University of Florida rebuilds La Casita, we invite members of the community to take part in a dialogue on where we go from here.

  • Minerva Casanas-Simon was the first director of La Casita,
    serving during the 1994-95 academic year.
  • Maria Masque was the second director of La Casita; her tenure ran
    from 1995 to 1997.
  • Dr. Milagros Rivera was a faculty member in the UF College of
    Journalism and Communications from 1993-2000, and was
    heavily involved in La Casita in its early years.
  • Dr. Fernando Fagundo is emeritus professor of Civil Engineering
    at UF, and was serving as president of the Hispanic Faculty
    Association when students petitioned to create La Casita.

Instructors and Educators: We will create extra-credit sign in sheets
on request for this event. Please consider making a SPOHP event a
part of your class, community or faith-based educational programs!

This event will be live-streamed