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Latinx Voices: Rodrigo Vazquez

By skennedy on May 24, 2019 3:40 PM | Permalink

For Rodrigo Vazquez, Las Vegas' East Side will always be home. Vazquez, who identifies as Mexican, graduated from UNLV this month with a double major in Economics and English. He spent his senior year working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the UNLV Oral History Research Center as a way to connect with his heritage and give back to the Latinx community in Las Vegas. In this interview, we asked Rodrigo to share more about his experiences and what he has learned while working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada.

Latinx Voices: Nathalie Martinez

By skennedy on April 4, 2019 10:10 AM | Permalink

Nathalie Martinez

For UNLV junior Nathalie Martinez, being involved with the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives is a chance to not only connect with her own heritage, but to shine a light on the impact the Latinx community has had on the growth of Las Vegas.

Latinx Voices: Maribel Estrada Calderón

By skennedy on March 5, 2019 11:31 AM | Permalink

For UNLV senior Maribel Estrada Calderón, working on Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada in UNLV University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives has been an opportunity to connect with fellow students and learn from oral historians in the UNLV Oral History Research Center.

Latinx Voices: Elsa Lopez

By skennedy on January 22, 2019 3:04 PM | Permalink

Senior UNLV elementary education major Elsa Lopez is currently learning more about her cultural background while working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project for the Oral History Research Center in Special Collections and Archives at the UNLV University Libraries. The project is collecting oral histories from Latinx residents of Southern Nevada to add more of the Latinx experience to our region’s historical record.

Mark & Marianne Haley Donate to Latinx Voices, Special Collections & Archives

By skennedy on January 16, 2019 11:34 AM | Permalink

A trip to UNLV’s Lied Library for Leadership Las Vegas’ Annual History & Arts Day turned into a significant donation to support efforts to document and preserve the history of Las Vegas by Mark and Marianne Haley. The Haleys, who have previously supported programs at the UNLV University Libraries, chose to support UNLV’s Special Collections & Archives and the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project after learning about the Libraries’ innovative and proactive efforts to collect and preserve the region’s history.

Latinx Voices: Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez

By skennedy on December 12, 2018 1:28 PM | Permalink

Fans of KUNV Radio may recognize Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez's voice. The UNLV alumnus and current UNLV graduate student developed his first passion at UNLV while working at the campus radio station. Now as one of the students working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the University Libraries, Bañuelos is embracing his passion and understanding for Latinx cultures while collecting oral histories from Latinx residents in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. A native Nevadan, Bañuelos is the son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants. He was born at University Medical Center and grew up in east Las Vegas. He graduated from Clark High School before attending UNLV. The first person in his family to graduate from a four-year university in the United States, Bañuelos earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in education, with hopes of working with underserved youth in the Clark County School District.

Latinx Voices: Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

By skennedy on November 19, 2018 2:57 PM | Permalink

Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

Now in the second-year of her doctoral program at UNLV, Marcela Rodriguez-Campo is the senior-most students working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada projects in the Oral History Research Center at UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Rodriguez-Campo, who identifies as a Colombiana, a Latina, and a dual citizen, joined the project to help elevate the voices and experiences of Latinx people in our region's historical record.

Las Vegas Centennial Commission Awards $50K Grant for Latinx Voices Project

By skennedy on August 16, 2018 2:13 PM | Permalink

The Las Vegas Centennial Commission has awarded UNLV University Libraries a $50,000 grant to support the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is an oral history and community engagement project aimed at expanding the diversity of the voices that UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives preserves.