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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.

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.