Resources and Links
Academic and cultural
Representative Latin American and Spanish newspapers
- El Hispanic News: http://www.elhispanicnews.com/
Latin American Network Information Center:
http://lanic.utexas.edu/subject/media/; includes: academic journals, cinema and video, communication research, journalism, magazines, newspapers and news, photography, publishers and bookdealers, radio, telecommunication, television
Art, Literature, Government resources
- Instituto Cervantes, a government agency promoting the study and teaching of Spanish
- Biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes
- Biblioteca nacional de España
- Museo del Prado
Opportunities to explore Latino culture within Portland
SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment and Direct Service) offers many volunteer opportunities within Portland's Latino community. Here are only a few examples; please see Meredith Dickinson in the SEEDS office for further information:
- Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
- Teatro Milagro/ Miracle Theatre
This local theater produces plays in Spanish. Volunteer opportunities include community outreach, reading/reviewing/recommending plays in Spanish, helping to create props/costumes/, ushering at play performances, or being an ESL tutor. Several Reed Spanish majors and other students have had internships with this organization.
- El Programa Hispano (Run by Catholic Charities)
Volunteers tutor for ESL classes, interpret at the immigration court, participate in the "Intercambio" program (one night monthly of language exchange), intern in the office, and more. El Programa Hispano also has a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program.
El Hispanic News, Portland's monthly Spanish newspaper.
Portland International Film Festival: Held each February, the film festival includes many new films from Spain and Latin America.
Student Fellowships and Grants
Spanish majors may apply for many internal and external grants and fellowships including McGill Lawrence, the Davis Projects for Peace, Reed President's Summer Fellowship. Please see the Fellowship and Grants Office for details and consult with Spanish department faculty early in the process.