The UNLV Oral History Research Center will host a Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Student Recruitment Event and Open House on Thursday, April 19 from 3-4 p.m. in the Amargosa Room of Lied Library.
The event will give UNLV students an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities that are being offered through the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Attendees at the come-and-go event will also be able to meet with Claytee White and project manager Barbara Tabach, and learn more about the important work of the Oral History Research Center.
This summer, UNLV University Libraries will hire 4-6 bilingual UNLV students to collect oral histories from Southern Nevada Latinx residents. The students will conduct these in-depth interviews to capture the life stories and perspectives of Latinx individuals on topics important to Southern Nevada.
Preserving and sharing the life stories of Southern Nevada’s Latinx communities is important because these individuals and groups have played a significant role in our region’s history, but are underrepresented in historical records. Today, approximately 29% of Southern Nevada’s residents and more than 25% of UNLV’s student body are Latinx.
Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is partially funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.