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Meeting Information
Place: Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center
Time: Every Thursday: 5pm-6:30pm
Contact Information
Email: raices@hampshire.edu
Signer Information
Signer 1: Yesenia Pum
Signer 2: Alyssa Pimentel
Signer 3: Xavier Torres de Janon
Advisor Information
Advisor name: Melissa Scheid Frantz
Signer Resources
Group Account Number: 661
Submit a Funding Request
Funding Request Decisions
Student Group Signer Manual
  Nuestro Nombre (Our Name): 
  Arrancaron nuestras frutas, (They snatched our fruit,)
  Cortaron nuestras ramas, (They cut our branches,)
  Quemaron nuestro tronco, (They burned our trunk,)
  Pero no pudieron matar nuestras Raíces. (But they could not kill     our Roots.)


Mission Statement

An organization for students who are interested in Latino/Latina culture and heritage. Raíces strives to promote the identity and unity of Hampshire College's Latino/Latina students through intellectual, cultural, academic, and social growth and to increase their visibility and involvement in campus and community activities.

We are currently working on trying to build community with both the Latinos on campus and the SOURCE community in general. We are also committed with expanding our connections with the Latino community around the 5-College area.

Meeting Notes

Fall 2013

Spring 2011

Current Initiatives

  • Expanding membership
  • Hosting 2016 NASPA Latin@ Leadership Conference
  • Reconsidering Latinidad

Events and Achievements


Fall 2013

  • Raíces Bash
  • Cafe Latino and Open Mic
  • Revival of “La Fuerza”
  • Posada/Luna Vieja/Communal Cultural Traditions with SOURCE Community
  • Representations of Latina Women in Media (Discussion)
  • Social and Racial Dynamics of Inter-racial Couples (Discussion)
  • Latin American Flag Presence at Flag Pole (Attempted)
  • Funding Request for Latin American Flag Purchase (Attempted)
  • Spring 2013: April 5th 8pm in the Red Barn
  • Fall 2011: December 3rd 10pm in the Dining Commons
  • Fall 2010: November 13th 10pm in the Dining Commons
  • Spring 2010: April 2nd 10pm at the Tavern

5-College Mixer

  • March 8, 2013 6pm in the Prescott Tavern

Latin@ Yums and a Movie

  • April 27, 2011 5pm Dakin Living
  • December 8, 2010 7pm in the Cultural Center

Pa' Lante (Yearly, 5-College Events Week)

  • Closing event at Hampshire College on April 2, 2011 @ the Red Barn

New England Latino/a Student Leadership Conference

  • 2011: Saturday April 2, 2011 8:30am-6:30pm
  • 2013: Friday March 1, 2013 and Saturday March 2, 2013


  • Date: March 25, 2011 @ 10 pm in the Dinning Commons


  • Date: April 15, 2010 8pm in The Tavern

Volunteering at Open Pantry, in Springfield

La Fuerza

La Fuerza is a magazine released by Raíces. Through it, the Latino/Latina community at Hampshire expresses issues of cultural and political wants, needs and desires.

Past Editions

Past Events

Latin@ Yums!  April 2011

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Latino Conference April 2011

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Pa'Lante April 2011

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RAICES BASH, Spring 2010

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SOURCE Cafe, Spring 2010

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