The El Paso Massacre: One Year Later


Location: Zoom


The Institute for Latino Studies welcomes ND alumna Marisa Y. Limón Garza, Deputy Director of Hope Border Institute in El Paso, to reflect on the August 3, 2019 mass shooting and its significance in the Latino community. The El Paso massacre, where 23 people were killed and 23 others injured, is considered to be the deadliest anti-Latino attack in U.S. history.

During her time at Notre Dame, Marisa lived in Lewis Hall and was the secretary for La Alianza and regularly performed with Ballet Folklorico Azul y Oro. She studied abroad for two semesters in London and Mexico City and participated in numerous experiential learning programs through the Center for Social Concerns and Campus Ministry.

Marisa Y. Limón Garza previously focused on integrated marketing campaigns, strategy, and Latino engagement at TKO Advertising in Austin and Albuquerque. She served as the assistant director of community engagement and multicultural outreach with the Austin Independent School District and held a variety of positions with the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. Marisa began her career as a classroom teacher in Catholic schools through the Alliance for Catholic Education. She holds a master’s in education and bachelor’s in English and Spanish literature from the University of Notre Dame along with a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.

Related article: In the fall of 2019, ND Students visited El Paso to speak to local leaders on the front lines.

This event is part of a suite of scholarly activities offered by the Institute for Latino Studies throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2020) at the University of Notre Dame.

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