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File #: 0160X-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2014 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 9/22/2014 Final action: 9/25/2014
Title: To recognize September as Hispanic Heritage month and honor the Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research at The Ohio State University for their work to build an inclusive community.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Hearcel Craig, Zach M. Klein, A. Troy Miller, Michelle M. Mills, Eileen Y. Paley, Andrew Ginther
Title
To recognize September as Hispanic Heritage month and honor the Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research at The Ohio State University for their work to build an inclusive community.
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WHEREAS, the roots of Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968, when President Johnson established a week to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our community; and
WHEREAS, soon after it was decided to celebrate the entire month and each year was given a theme; and
WHEREAS, this year theme, ‘Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success,’ is certainly embodied in the work of the Latin America Space for Enrichment and Research(L.A.S.E.R.) located within the Department of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University; and
WHEREAS, under the direction of Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama, LASER came to life to build a space that encourages students to move beyond their circumstances; and
WHEREAS, LASER is a groundbreaking initiative that creates a network of mentorship between graduate students and Latino undergraduates as well as between OSU undergraduates and Latino high school students from the Columbus area; and
WHEREAS, LASER prepares our growing population of Latino students for successful entry into college and then graduate and professional schools as wells as actively building bridges with the Columbus community; and
WHEREAS, in addition LASER also hosts creative and scholarly events that explore the social, cultural, and historical realities facing Latinos/as residing in the United States; and
WHEREAS, students that participate in this initiative not only learn the importance of education and civic duty but also the need for a culturally inclusive workforce capable of competing in the global economy; and
WHEREAS, according to the US Census, Latino’s represent 17% of the population and will be 20% of the college age population by 2020- making the work of LASER critically important; now therefore
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