Welcome to Latina/Latino Studies

Latina/Latino Studies Graduate at Commencement Event

 

As we approach May 1, 2017—a universal day of acknowledgement of workers, immigrants and refugees— the Department of Latina/ Latino Studies urges our faculty and staff, our students and alumni, our colleagues at San Francisco State University and community members in general, to take time that day to reflect on the false narrative aimed at our community that attempts to delegitimize our right to be present in this country.  In these difficult times, we encourage an open dialogue with all members of our university that will dispel the erroneous myths and falsehoods that surround Latino immigration and undocumented populations.  We are, in fact, founders and builders of this country from the 1500’s to the present and have contributed immensely to this country’s prosperity—aquí estamos y no nos vamos.