University of Richmond students to provide Spanish-guided tour of campus museum exhibition to local high school students

March 19, 2018

University of Richmond students will welcome 30 to 40 Tucker High School students who speak or are learning Spanish to campus next week for a Spanish-guided tour of the “Personal is Political” museum exhibition with art from the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center.

The student tour guides are part of the University of Richmond’s “Spanish in the Community” class in the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies program.  

“The tours provide UR Spanish students the opportunity to use their Spanish communication skills in a cultural environment oriented to serve the community by providing a space for cultural encounters in a bilingual context,” said Karina Vazquez, director of the Spanish community-based learning program.

“These tours are a fantastic way to get students to engage with the community using a resource that is curated for their use,” said Martha Wright, coordinator of museum visitor and tour services. “This collaboration serves the student population, while also increasing awareness of UR’s Museums.”

The class has partnered on several programs with Tucker High School, which has a Spanish immersion program. They also have strong partnerships with local K-12 and community groups and have provided Spanish-guided tours off campus at The Valentine Museum, local schools and community centers.

The tour is March 22 at 10:30 a.m in the Modlin Center Atrium in the Modlin Center for the Arts.

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