The mission of the Latina/o/x, Chicana/o/x, Caribbean, Hispanic and Indigenous (LACCHI) affinity group is to provide a space for solidarity and cross disciplinary collaboration for faculty and staff who identify as LACCHI.
Our specific goals are:
- To develop community for professional growth
- To nurture personal connections in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere
- To increase visibility of LACCHI faculty and staff across the university
- To promote recruitment and retention of LACCHI personnel
Dr. Bermúdez, a Senior Principal Lecturer in the World Languages and Cultures Department is the founding faculty advisor for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas, and was selected as Advisor of the Year in the university’s 2017 and 2018 Greek Awards. She serves as a faculty mentor through the Multicultural Center and is a longstanding faculty advisor for Goizueta Scholars candidates. She was the recipient of the Faculty Diversity Award in 2018 because of her mentoring work of underrepresented students. Recently her work is directed towards the mentoring of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty.
GSU Perimeter College has recognized Professor Rochaix for his innovations in course design, using digital pedagogy in the Humanities. He has incorporated Art and Art History class projects involving new media, virtual reality, and game simulations of ancient archeological sites. Currently, his students are creating an interactive tour of civil war monuments in Georgia, including the works of contemporary artists grappling with new revisions of racist iconography. Rochaix has also worked with DeKalb county schools, implementing computer programming workshops for K-12 students. Previous academic work and publications include Pre-Columbian, colonial art, 20th century Latin American, and Native North American art. Rochaix is a Social Science Research Council Mellon Mays Fellow.
Carlos A. O. Pavão is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Program at the Georgia State University School of Public Health and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
He has more than 20 years of public health practitioner experience at the local and national levels. Throughout his career, he has focused on the nexus between dissemination research and innovative public health programming, specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and linguistic minority populations. He has been mentored by many professionals and believes in the power of mentorship and fostering the next generation of public health professionals.
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Resources in Atlanta
- Latin American Association
- Latino Community Fund Georgia
- ALFPA Atlanta
- Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
- Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Caminar Latino