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Latinx Student Association meets for first time this year

The officers of the Latinx Student Association (LSA) held their first meeting on Sept. 8. This meeting was for new students to come together and join

Old and new members of LSA meet to kick off the semester. (Makayla Banks)

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“This organization is fairly new as it was started in May 2022,” said Lionel Munoz, senior psychology major. “The Latinx student organization is for anyone who holds a Latino or Latina background [and] it creates a safe space for us to be ourselves.”

New President Dr. Messer comes to the Latinx meeting, showing her support and offering any help they need. (Makayla Banks)

During this initial meeting, LSA played unique icebreakers. Members of the organization were able to get to know each other and talk about their different backgrounds.  

“The Latinx [organization] allows me to be myself and allows me to share with others about my background,” said Gidilitia Chi, a senior double-major in religion and business. 

Original members explained how LSA has changed them as a whole and discussed the benefits they have received from being a part of this organization.  

“I feel like this is a great opportunity for Hispanic Americans, so we can get more familiar with other cultures and languages. This is an organization I plan on staying in during my four years at Wesleyan,” said Sarah Viverito, a first-year sociology major. 

Upcoming events for LSA: 

  • Loteria W/Beso, Sept. 19 
  • Diversitea W/Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 27 
  • Hispanic + Latinx student town hall with Dr. Messer, Sept.28 
  • School of Education panel, Sept.28 
  • Free Salsa dance lessons, Oct. 3 
  • Lake Worth Mariachi, Oct. 5 
  • Youth Pride Festival, Oct.7 
  • Danza Azteca, Oct. 12 
  • Carne Asada, Oct. 13 
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MaKayla Banks is a content producer for the Rambler at Texas Wesleyan University. She is currently a sophomore majoring in psychology, hoping to go into counseling psychology where she will work at a children's psychiatric hospital. She was born and raised in the Dallas area. Makayla found her passion for editing and producing visual films in high school, where she was a manager of many different sports and a part of the film classes during her four years there. She is a social butterfly ready to step out of her comfort zone to ensure everyone is included and has a voice.

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