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TXWES Spanish students make University College Day presentation en español

TXWES students standing with Dr. amy bell in front of a Smart Board

Students from Dr. Bell's SPN4369 class conquered their nerves on University College Day and gave a slick presentation in Spanish titled "Ni de aquí ni de allá: La construcción de identidad en la literatura Latinx de los Estados Unidos." In their well-attended presentation, the group introduced the audience to works by several U.S. Latinx writers that they had studied during the semester. The class noted the sense of marginalization, confusion and non-belonging expressed by the characters in these works. After familiarizing the audience with the concept of being "ni de aquí ni de allá" (neither from here — the United States — nor there — their parents' or grandparents' country of origin), the group discussed the ways in which the protagonists of the works they had read forge new identities that celebrate their “neither/nor-ness” and are imbued with a strong sense of purpose.

Vallerie García, an audience member who brought her mother to hear the group's presentation, later posted on the Latinx Student Association's Teams chat, "Mom LOVED the presentation on Latinx literature — she’s been thinking of going back to school, and I’ve been trying to get her to write her own book on her immigration experience. She told me that she’s written [down] the books that were recommended, so she can start reading! I’m so excited for her, and thank you guys for presenting!" The group was gratified by García's comment, and looks forward to welcoming Vallerie's mother as a future member of the Ramilia.

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