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Latin@ State of the Union Address

September 30, 2008

Saludos,

I assumed the position of President last spring, but have been with Alianza since September 2005.  I ran on a platform of creating a familial atmosphere for everyone and uniting la communidad.  Like Spiderman, “with great power, comes great responsibility.”  Since I got off the plane at the O’Hare Airport, I have had to double-dutch back into the thick of things – it has been a beyond busy two weeks.  But I love it.

I want to remind everyone that my Executive Board, Christian Yañez and I are here to serve you.  Like I’ve been telling several listening ears – and trust me, the podium is set and the microphone is on – I want to hear your concerns, constructive criticisms and praise.  Let this be the year that we unite not only our Latin@ community, but the entire multicultural community and the greater Northwestern University campus.  With a 5-0 current standing in football, why aren’t we uniting and rejoicing life, hand-in-hand?  If I, personally, cannot reap the benefits of our altruism, then the future incoming classes will.

Moreover, I understand that I’m a character for some.  One of my personal projects is maintaining proper swagger and decorum.  I, too, am a work in progress.  We all have erasers on our pencils and we all make mistakes, it’s how we recover from them and ameliorate the situation is what counts.  My actions will speak louder than my words, as you soon will find out.

Alianza has a new administration, and with this positive change, we are eager to work for you.  Our fall quarter will showcase our wonderful culture[s] during Hispanic Heritage Celebration (spanning the entire quarter).  The next two quarters, we will be strengthening our multicultural community and, thus, the Northwestern campus.  We have many co-sponsorships in the works with various student groups: greek organizations, A&O, Organización Latina de Evanston, Hillel, professional groups, PASA, NU Engagement Coalition, Kaibigan, Rainbow Alliance, journalism publications, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, political organizations, Asian/Asian American Student Affairs, LANU, religious bodies, FMO, College Feminists, volunteer coalitions, all of the Latina/o undergraduate student groups and many more.

As a reminder, we welcome everyone, Latin@ and non-Latin@ alike, with open arms.  This 2008-2009 academic school year, we – Latin@s, hispanos, latin people, mi gente, humanity – have arrived.  Indeed, we have.  Pa’ delante, siempre.

We hope to see you at Festival LatiNU: “Mi Casa, Tu Casa,” our kickoff event symbolic of how we do things around here.  It’s this Friday, 10/3, 6:00PM sharp, Louis Room (Norris), 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston.  Ya tú sabe’.

In strong solidarity,
Aldo Mauricio Gallardo

 

 

Please contact Aldo Gallardo (President) at aldo@u.northwestern.edu for more information.

Festival LatiNU 2008: “Mi Casa, Tu Casa”

September 24, 2008

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Active Alianza Members and supporters in solidarity with Alianza, please help us advertise Festival LatiNU by making this your profile picture on social networking sites, such as facebook and myspace.  Forward it to the appropriate people because this is going to be an amazing event – we cannot wait!  

Delicious Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican food, talented performing arts groups and fun people to mingle with and meet.  Spread the word.

See you there!

 

Please contact Esperanza Salgado (Vice President) at EsperanzaSalgado2007@u.northwestern.edu for more information.

Congratulations, ¡Ahora! Magazine

September 12, 2008

Click to read the full article on "alternative publications" in the Northwestern Alumni Magazine

 

We are very proud of the editors-in-chiefs, staff and supporters of ¡Ahora! Magazine, Northwestern’s first and only Latina/o publication.  Don’t forget to pick up a copy from the MCC.

 

Please contact Aldo Gallardo (President) at aldo@u.northwestern.edu or Susan Staine (¡Ahora! Magazine Representative) at s-staine@northwestern.edu for more information.

Mark Your Calendars!

September 10, 2008

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the Alianza Hispanic Heritage Month calendar is ready!  Pencil us in your planner, PDA, iCal and memories, for this is going to be the most exciting, jam-packed quarter of your life.  We hope to see you at all of our events, and we encourage you to attend the events of the other Latina/o student groups.  Hispanic Heritage Month is right around the corner, are you ready?

 

September 19th (Fri) – Hispanic/Latino Student Experience, Wildcat Room & Big Ten Room (Norris), 5:30pm-6:30pm (co-sponsored with H/LSA and New Student Week)

September 22th (Mon) – ASG Activities Fair, Norris, 1pm-4pm

October 3rd (Fri) – Festival LatiNU: “Mi Casa, Tu Casa,” Louis Room (Norris), 6:00pm, (co-sponsored with H/LSA), *SAFB Funded*

October 9th (Thurs) – Latina/o Studies Panel, Northwestern Room (Norris), 6:30pm, (co-sponsored with the LSP Student Planning Committee & the ASG Academic Committee)

October 17th (Fri) – Fuego: The First Annual Latina/o Bonfire, Lake Fill Fire Pit, 8pm-11pm, (co-sponsored with all of the Latina/o undergraduate groups: ¡Ahora! Magazine, CLAVE, H/LSA, LTA, ¡LSP AHORA!, Mezcla, ODPhi, SHPE & SLG)

October 26th (Sun) – “Rock the Vote!,” MCC, 7pm-9pm, (co-sponsored with College Democrats, College Republicans, Northwestern University for McCain, Northwestern University Students for Barack Obama, NU Decides)

October 30th (Thurs) – Mezcla Open Mic, The Gathering Place (In back of the Norris Food Court), 7pm-9pm, (co-sponsored with Mezcla)

November 2nd (Sun) – Día de los Muertos, Alter at the MCC/Lecture at Sheil, (co-sponsored with H/LSA, LaFe & Sheil)

November 16th (Sun) – Alianza High School Day, 3:00pm-5:00pm, MCC, (co-sponsored with Organización Latina de Evanston [OLE])

November 22nd (Sat) – The First Annual Latina/o Tailgate: Northwestern [Latinas/os] vs Illinois, co-sponsored by Asian/Asian American Student Affairs, TBA

 

Please contact Aldo Gallardo (President) at aldo@u.northwestern.edu for more information.

AAA

August 28, 2008

Triple-A, yes.  No, not the car service association.
The Awesome Alianza Alumni!

How are you alumni?  What have you been up to after graduating from Northwestern?  Do you miss seeing the Arch, the Rock or Tech?  Where are you working?  Are you pursuing graduate degrees?  Any advice for the graduating Class of 2009?