March 9, 2001


Cal State San Marcos Latino Organizations to Host Open House

The Latino Association of Faculty and Staff and the National Latino Research Center at California State University San Marcos will co-host an open house 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15. The public is invited to this event to learn more about the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff and the National Latino Research Center.

For more than a decade, the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff (LAFS) has been serving the San Marcos community, promoting Latino culture, and addressing the needs of Latinos on campus. The group meets regularly on campus and supports the Chicano-Latino graduation ceremonies for the university's spring commencement. LAFS was also instrumental in the installation of a bronze statue honoring César E. Chavez in Chavez Plaza on the university campus.

The mission of the National Latino Research Center is to provide and gather information on issues affecting Latino populations. The four divisions within NLRC are: Services, research, training, and data dissemination. The NLRC promotes research and the training of researchers who focus on Latino populations. The scope of the NLRC's research encompasses health, education, mental health, social issues, housing, labor, employment, and immigration, among others.

The open house will be held at the NLRC offices, located at San Marcos City Hall Building (1 Civic Center Drive), Suite 150. Free parking is available in the parking structure, levels two and above.

For more information, call LAFS at 760-750-4156 or NLRC at 760-750-3500.

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