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Latinx Activation in the Shenandoah Valley

Presenters Name: 
Tyler Hinkle
Co Presenters Name: 
Primary Research Mentor: 
Milton Vickerman
Secondary Research Mentor: 
David Leblang
Time: 
10:15 - 10:30
Time of Presentation: 
2019 - 10:15am to 10:30am
Session: 
1
Location: 
Room 389
Presentation Type: 
Oral
Presentations Academic Category: 
Social Science
Grant Program Recipient: 
Not a Recipient
Abstract: 

Latinx Activation in the Shenandoah Valley is a research effort to put together information on the conditions that the rural Latinx population is in, while also working towards equitable solutions for a stronger future. Part of the thesis is a report with charts, data, graphs, and analytical information that will help to garish government support in working towards a Shenandoah Valley that works for everyone. The other part of the thesis is a film that showcases the stories of migration from a multi-generational stance with first, one and a half, and second generation immigrants all discussing their lived experiences and allowing for the audience to relate to them. This thesis seeks to distribute the final report back out to every local government and school board so the Latinx population will be considered in future plans. The film is to be made publicly available and shown at various theaters across the Shenandoah Valley in order to start the discussion for a brighter future.