June 3, 2020
To the LACS community:
During this difficult time, LACS wants to contribute to safeguarding and strengthening
our sense of community, especially for our graduate and undergraduate students, and
foster interconnectedness with the worlds we study in uncertain and precarious times.
LACS will be hosting online lectures, discussions, performances, and other projects
related to Latin America/the Caribbean/Latinx. Please follow us on
SPRING 2020 CALENDAR
3/6/2020 Congratulations to LACS affiliate and Advisory Board member
who was just awarded a
Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellowship for
her new project!
LACS is pleased to award the A. Sánchez Corporation Construction Scholarship for 2019
to Fabrizio Chamorro. As a first-generation immigrant from Paraguay, Fabrizio has
led by example in his classes and in the community. In addition to showing much scholarly
promise at Stony Brook, he has been dedicated to serving the Latinx community both
on campus and off. A Political Science major and LACS minor, Fabrizio is curious,
engaged, and persistent. He has volunteered at the Oyster Bay Centro Cultural Hispano
and at CARECEN, the Central American Refugee Center in Brentwood, where he led bilingual
civics classes for applicants seeking US citizenship. In addition, he conducted direct
community outreach regarding immigrant rights, the 2020 census, and upcoming elections.
Interested in pursuing an MA in Public Policy and eventually attending law school,
Fabrizio exemplifies the spirit and aims of the Sánchez scholarship and LACS is proud
to offer him this recognition.