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
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.