Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its biggest annual philanthropic event, El Mercado, this past Saturday at the Clocktower. Each year ALAS chooses a different benefactor that support the Latin American community and donates the proceeds of El Mercado towards that cause.
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), an affinity group and support network for Hispanic and Latinx students at Washington University, programmed several events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and welcome new students to the organization.
The meeting focused on the meaning of being Latinx, the history of ALAS’ involvement in the lives of Latin American students’ lives at Wash. U. since the group’s start in 1991 and how the group’s role has changed since then.
Two members of Chi Omega established Sisters of Color, an affinity group for women of color in Washington University Greek life organizations, which held its first meeting last week.
Over the weekend, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) hosted its 19th annual Carnaval—a celebration of Latinx culture and recognition of intersectional issues for the Latin American community—titled “Unidad.”
As members of the Washington University community, we find ourselves heartbroken and disappointed in the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)–the one resource designed for students like us.
The Association of Latin American Students organized a peaceful protest against the Trump Administration’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday, Sept. 22.
We were allocated $0 out of $4251.25 appealed for buses, speaker, food and DJ. We watched for over an hour as our event was shredded to pieces.
This weekend, Carnaval will offer the Washington University community a slice of Latinx culture through music, dancing and a skit that reflects upon current issues facing Latin America.
The Association of Latin American Students hosted a gathering Wednesday night for both those who identify as Latinx and those who were interested in learning more.