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Dear Latino Studies Family,

During these uncertain times, we want to provide you with as much information as we possibly can regarding our operations in the coming weeks. We are keenly aware of our unique role in the lives of Latinx students on campus and we have been working diligently over the last week to identify resources to support this community during the next several months.
 
If you feel scared or unsupported in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at latinostudies@austin.utexas.edu. A Latino Studies staff member checks this email every day. We promise that a real person will see your message. Our names are Karma, Deborah, Laura, John, Katy, Luis, Natasha, Mallory, Ashley, Alex, Vanessa, Alice, Daisy, Fran, Desiree, Ruben, Rachel, Antonio, Lilia, Mirasol, Marisol, CJ, Julie, Richard, Belem… we are people who care about you and will do everything in our power to keep our UT family safe and healthy during this difficult time.
 
In addition to the information in the document, the Chair of MALS, Dr. Karma Chavez, has a little message to share with our Latino Studies family.
And for those who are wondering, a more exhaustive version of this document that includes additional information with food, housing, and mental health resources, as well as a questionnaire that will help us provide individual support to every MALS student, has been distributed directly to our students. Rest assured that we are taking care of our students in every way we can!
We hope we’ve answered most of your questions below. Again, if we fail to address an issue of concern, email us directly at latinostudies@austin.utexas.edu.
 
Love,
Latino Studies