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Mexico–North Carolina Programs Networking Evening
April 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event will feature educational programs that connect Mexico and North Carolina. Find more information here.
Participants and programs:
- Carolina Vera Resendiz, UNC Dentistry – Mexico Project
Since 1987 students from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry have traveled to Mexico to provide dental supplies, education and care to communities in Mexico.
- Hannah Gill and Jorge Gutiérrez, The Latino Migration Project’s APPLES Global Course Guanajuato
This 3-credit spring course combines oral history and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.
- Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh
- Jason Kinnear, UNC Study Abroad Office
The Study Abroad Office offers exchanges with the University of Guanajuato and the University of the Americas and other programs in Mexico.
- Lorena Patterson, Go Global NC
Go Global provides international education and training programs in Mexico and around the world for North Carolina educators, policy makers and local government officials, including law enforcement officials.
- Channa Pickett, Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs
The office works to build and sustain partnerships and programming that advance community goals, with a special focus on local youth, K–12 education and economic development. The office sponsors study tours to Guanajuato, Mexico.
- Blanca Zendejas Nienhaus, Plaza Comunitaria
The Plaza Comunitaria program provides adults with the opportunity to learn to read and write and complete elementary and middle school education. At the successful completion of each level, participants receive a certificate from the Mexican Public Education Department through the Mexican Consulate, which is valid in the U.S. and all Latin American Countries.
- Evan Ashkin, The UNC School of Medicine Puentes de Salud Project
The project, a student organization of the UNC School of Medicine, serves Hispanic communities in North Carolina and in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.
- Jose Luis Arzola, Oficina de Enlace en Carolina del Norte, Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuat