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Award-Winning EPCC Instructor to Participate in SISD Latino Literacy Night

BY ABIGAIL BELL


Yasmine Ramirez with her book "¡Ándale, Prieta!"


EPCC English Instructor Yasmin Ramirez, who authored the book “¡Ándale,

Prieta!,” will be speaking at Socorro Middle School’s Latino Literacy Night on Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

 

Ramirez has received two distinguished awards this week for her work with online students and as the author of “¡Ándale, Prieta!”

 

She received the 2023 Award for Excellence in eLearning – Outstanding Distance Educator or Staff Member – South Central Region from the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), as well as the 2023 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association.


Her novel previously received a silver medal at the International Latino Book Awards from Empowering Latino Futures, a California-based nonprofit organization with a mission to remove barriers to success and recognize greatness in various fields for Hispanics and other underserved communities.

 

Ramirez is now participating in Latino Literacy Nights, which is a college awareness program for parents and students to learn more about college and career readiness.

 

The event will also host different guest speakers from UTEP, including Irma Victoria Montelongo, Ph.D., director of Chicano Studies, and Adrián Aragonés, assistant professor of instruction.

 

The dual language book “Graciela’s Dream,” which is geared toward middle and high school students and is about one family’s journey to college, will be read aloud at the event.

 

Additional Latino Literacy Nights will take place on March 22 and April 5, at the school. For more information call Daniel Escobar at 915-937-0282 or 915-309-0053.

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