Esther Poveda Moreno is a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese. As a member of the Charlottesville community, Esther is part of several local initiatives that support and advocate for our immigrant neighbors: Charlottesville-area Immigrant Resource and Advocacy Coalition (CIRAC), the C’ville Immigrant Bond Fund, the Charlottesville Immigrant Transit Assistance Group (CHITA), the Hands-off María campaign, and Sin Barreras.
As part of the UVA Civic & Community Engagement Program, Esther will be teaching SPAN 3020-001: Grammar and Composition II - Writing for Social Justice and Change in Fall 2019, and SPAN 3030: Cultural Conversations - Sí se puede: Community Engagement in Spanish-Speaking Charlottesville in Spring 2020. This two-semester sequence of courses is cross-listed with LASE 3500-001: Civic and Community Engagement. In this course, in addition to becoming involved with local organizations in the fields of immigration and education, law, health, or social work, students will use advanced grammatical forms to produce texts, written and oral, in which grammar and meaning interact to lead to effective communication in Spanish.