Founded in 1999 as Latinos Unidos, Mi Gente aims to educate club members about Hispanic culture: historical events, lifestyles, traditions, religions, and customs. Knowledge of the language is not necessary.
The group welcomes everyone in discussions of current events that affect Hispanics, promoting the Hispanic culture at Carthage and in the surrounding community, and providing a support system for club members.
Mi Gente encourages members to perform voluntary community service to increase Hispanic families’ awareness of programs at Carthage, while increasing the value that these families place on education. The group strives to motivate and develop the self-esteem of its members through their involvement in the organization’s activities and to advocate for the advancement of Hispanics in the United States.
We meet at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Tower Seminar Room 110.
What are some of your org's major events and activities?
So far this year, we took a field trip to see the musical, “In the Heights,” hosted Salsa Night, marched against ICE, advocated for undocumented immigrants in the Kenosha/Racine area, and attended a “Know Your Rights” training presented by a local non-profit. Stay tuned for more events!
Why should people join this organization?
Mi Gente provides a multitude of cultural experiences from various Latin American with out a language barrier. Members are able to reach out to local students in the community and encourage their matriculation into a post secondary education.
Who can join?
Mi Gente welcomes anyone interested in experiencing Latin American culture.