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Welcome to The Nuevo South Action Research Collaborative (NSARC) (formerly known as the Nuevo South Community Research Initiative (NSCRI))!  Here you will find information about the activities of the NSARC, as well as links to community organizations, research resources, news, and agencies working on Latino issues locally and across the United States.

Latest News

  • On April 10, 2011, the ECU Joyner Library and Anthropology professors Ricardo Contreras and David Griffith, launched the Latino Oral History Archive. The archive includes written and audio versions of interviews conduced with leaders of the Latino community of eastern North Carolina, as part of the project Celebrating Latino Leadership, funded through a generous grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.                                                IMG_2637_1                                                                                                                                                                     Maurice York, head of the Special Collections Department at Joyner Library, Dr. David Griffith, and members of the Latino community                                                                                                                  Although not all interviews are available at this time, once completed the archive will include the accounts of 15 Latino community leaders who have settled in this part of the state. Read here the news clip of this event. The collection can be browsed by clicking here.
  • On April 2, 2011, David Griffith and Ricardo Contreras of East Carolina University and several professors from local colleges in the Washington state area came together at the Yakima Valley Museum for a forum on the historical perspectives of immigration. Organized by Anita May and  the Society for Applied Anthropology, the forum brought together over a hundred members of the Latino and Native American communities in the Washington area. To find out more about the event, you can find a full report here courtesy of KNDO in Yakima, WA.
  • January 2011. The Center for Health Disparities Research has funded the Familia Saludable project, an initiative aiming at promoting physical activity and healthy nutrition in communities of eastern North Carolina. This project is being implemented in partnership between faculty from ECU and the Hispanic Community Development Center (Dudley, Wayne County), AMEXCAN (Pitt County), and the community group Women without Borders (Lenoir County). The ECU team includes Dr's Ricardo Contreras (Principal Investigator), Kim Larson, Sloane Burke, David Griffith, and John Pierpont.

Banner photographs courtesy of Juvencio Rocha Peralta and David Griffith.

Website development and content maintenance by Bach Pham and Ricardo Contreras.