About New Voices/Nuevas Voces
New Voices/Nuevas Voces is the student
section of Latino Intersections dedicated to the presentation
and promotion of creative and scholarly work developed both in and
out of the classroom by young Latino/a writers, artists and performers,
as well as by non-Latinos interested in Latino-related issues. While
Encrucijada/Crossroads is primarily for professional academics,
political activists, writers, poets, performers and artists, New
Voices/Nuevas Voces focuses on similar kinds of work produced
by a younger generation on the threshold of their professional careers.
Moreover, New Voices/Nuevas Voces is meant to serve as
a public forum for young Latinos and Latinas who wish to share their
textual and multimedia work with a much wider audience than is usually
accessible through individual classrooms and institutions.
New Voices/Nuevas Voces comes out of the
Latinos 2000 conference, which was held at Dartmouth College in
February of 2000. Latino/a students were involved at all levels
of the organization of Latinos 2000, and many students gave papers,
led discussion sections, and presented topics at the conference
workshops. These students' crucial participation, their enthusiastic
involvement, and their wonderful contributions were key factors
in making Latinos 2000 a tremendous success. The spirit of the involvement
of these young scholars, activists, and community leaders is one
which we hope will continue to grow through the active participation
in New Voices/Nuevas Voces.
It is our hope, therefore, that New Voices/Nuevas
Voces (along with the other areas of Latino Intersections)
will become a space for young Latinos, Latinas and like-minded people
to share their original work, as well as a place where the issues,
goals, and strategies for affecting positive change for Latinos
can be explored. The editors and advisory board welcome submissions
and the input from a broad audience. We are seeking a variety of
contributions which may include text-based and multimedia formats.
Some examples of the types of submissions that we wish to include
in New Voices/Nuevas Voces are: academically-oriented papers
and research; artistic and creative projects (such as digital sound
recordings of music and poetry, photographic images, and digitized
images of art work); and original digital video productions and
digital videos of live performances. The advisory board is composed
of current students, former students, and professionals in the broad
field of Latino Studies.