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We Need To Talk : The Eastside

Companion guide to the panel series, We Need To Talk, sponsored by the University Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs with livestreaming by UNLV TV.

Our Panelists

Ivet Aldaba, D.P.P., Lecturer, UNLV School of Social Work

Serafin Calvo, Director of Community Services and Engagement, North Las Vegas

Jose Contreras, Senior Management Analyst, Office of Community Services, City of Las Vegas

Nathalie Martinez (‘21), former Latinx Voices Project Student Oral Historian


We Need to Talk About The Eastside

The hub of Las Vegas’ diverse Latinx communities, the Eastside is a neighborhood rich in culture and its historical significance now is being acknowledged in county and city circles. Though often the subject of negative rhetoric and stereotypes, the Eastside is undergoing an economic resurgence. Projects are underway to invest in the community and preserve the culturally diverse Latinx history that makes Las Vegas and Southern Nevada unique. Panelists will discuss their connections to the Eastside Las Vegas neighborhood and why the Latinx community’s history is significant to understanding Nevada’s past, present, and future. 

Community Orgs

Latino Youth Leadership Conference

News You Can Use

Scholarship About the Eastside

Your identity is a superpower- not an obstacle

A Selection From the Stacks

UNLV's Latinx Oral History Project

Latin Chamber of Commerce

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