Latino Faculty Staff Association

Upcoming Events

Café o Te

First Friday of the month! NEW TIME!

April 4, 2014

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30PM

Location: Mary Gates Hall 211E

The Latino Faculty Staff Association invites you to join us for lively discussions en la hora de Café O Te.  Café O Te gives Latino faculty and staff an opportunity to gather for informal platicas about current events, interesting articles, creative poetry or engage in fun activities.  Enjoy some delicious pastries, café o te and the warmth of your colleagues.

Campus Events: 



University of Washington Tacoma 

Saturday April 5th, 2014


There will be no expenses for the conference attendees, however, transportation will not be provided.

Through a series of workshops, panels, and interactive discussions we hope to meet the following conference goals:

  • Provide HB 1079 Awareness
  • Provide HB 1079 Resources
  • Foster student empowerment 

Follow this link to register or for form information! 




 Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Film Festival Keynote & Showcase!

April 25, 2014

3:30pm -9pm

Washington Hall

153 14th Avenue Seattle

Admission Free. Open to the Public.

For updated info, please go to

email: womenwhorockproject@gmailcom or


The art exhibit currently being held at the School of Social Work through April 18th.  The work of eight Latino artists/activists can be viewed on the first floor.  


Celebrate With Us!

The La Raza Graduation Planning Committee  would like to invite you to participate in the 14th Annual Raza Graduation Celebration. The event will take place on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the University Tower 4th Floor South Cafeteria.  This Ceremony will celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of graduating Latino students at the University of Washington (UW).

This Celebration provides students, families, friends and the UW community an opportunity to gather and celebrate the successes of higher education in a multicultural and bilingual setting.  The main focus of our event is the UW graduates, and their families who have sacrificed and supported their students along the way.

 We look forward to seeing you there!  Check back for RSVP information.  

5th Annual Latino Community Luncheon

Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Join Latino students, staff and faculty as we welcome new students to the University of Washington. The lunch will introduce them to people who will be  supportive in their academic and student life accomplishments. Students will become familiar with OMA&D ECC services and programs, build community on campus and develop friendships with other UW students.  Lunch with us, meet new people and start lifelong friendships!


ASUW La Raza Commision and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center  will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Learn about the history of Dia de los Muertos and how to make sugar skulls, Pan de muerto, mexican hot chocolate, fresh pan dulce, and there will also be face painting.

Bring pictures or momentos of loved ones that have passed to adorn our community altar.

November 3rd 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Community Events:

             You are cordially invited to attend 

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Cinco de Mayo Reception


Friday, May 2, 2014

Columbia Tower Club

701 Fifth Avenue, 75th Floor

(Columbia Room)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. No-host reception


Short Program begins 6:15 p.m.

Welcome by Key Officials


Sponsored by:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Heritage Bank


Co-Sponsored by:

Seattle International Foundation


Union Bank


Supported by:

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting

CenturyLink SOMOS

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services

El Centro de la Raza

Hispanic Seafair Organization

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington

Latino City Employees

National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Seattle Chapter

Seattle Public Utilities Hispanic or Latino Affinity Group (HOLA)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

US Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Chapter

VIVA Hispanic Foundation Northwest

Washington Hispanic Media Association

WA National Latino Peace Officers Association

Washington State Democratic Hispanic/Latino Caucus


Light Hor d’Oeuvres – No Host Bar–Must be 21 

 (Coat and tie required for men)





 HB 1079 Summit: A Decade of Dreaming   

Dream. Reflect. Act.

A day for administrators, legislators, community members, educators, and allies of 

undocumented studnets in the state of Washington.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream.  Not only plan, but also believe."
-Anatole France
Friday, June 20, 2014 
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(Doors open at 8:30am)
UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
Early Bird registration fee: $50.00
After April 15 registration: $75.00
About the Washington State Educational Access Coalition for HB 1079 Students


The Washington State Educational Access Coalition for HB 1079 Students is comprised of faculty and staff from colleges, universities and other interested organizations around the state to assess the services that are available to support non-United States citizens who are attending or may attend college through Washington State House Bill 1079 and to educate providers, families and policymakers about the issues facing these students in higher education.

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