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Concert pianist Tereza Lee’s powerful story as an undocumented student inspired Sen. Dick Durbin to author the immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act. Lee is coming Tuesday, March 3, to the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center as part of a series of events to support undocumented students. Through music, spoken word, art...
The NIU Unity Conference and Celebration, a campus-wide collaboration scheduled in late September, will celebrate the university’s unity and diversity and feature Freireian-inspired social justice work. Coordinators are Molly Swick, instructor in both the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) and the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, and Adam Lopez, NIU...
Adam Lopez
It is rare that someone can confidently say who or what they want to be. It is especially hard to do this during the trying years of college. This is not the case for Adam Efren Lopez. When the senior history major is not doing homework or studying for his classes, he is living his...
Dream Action NIU and V.A.L.U. students visit Chicago for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
by Emily Prieto and Adam Lopez When we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one aspect that stands out is the strength to speak out against injustices which too often occur in the world. Although not recognized as a national holiday with the ability to shut down banks, all schools or post...
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez, a Mexican-American student at NIU and a Golden Apple Scholar, is an advocate for attaining awareness about one’s history. That includes one’s familial and cultural roots: People who gain a greater understanding of themselves can better “come together and create positive change,” he says. Lopez also sees a place for himself and others...