Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

By , April 13, 2016 1:49 pm

Latino AmericansLatino Studies: The Founding and The Future
Exploring the Samora Legacy Project Archive

Thursday April 21, 2016

5:30pm reception, 6:00pm event

UMKC Miller Nichols Learning Center:
Jeannette Nichols Forum

800 E 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64110


The Miller Nichols Library is delighted to announce our 4th installment of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series. Guest speaker Geoff Samora, son of Julian Samora, will talk about the Samora Legacy Project Archive housed here at UMKC. Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., Director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC will be the discussion leader.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here

Related Event: Latino Studies Research Symposium
Friday, April 22, 2016: 9:00am-4:00pm
Miller Nichols Library: Room #325

Presented by the UMKC Latina/Latino Studies Department and LASO Student Organization

Traditional Arts Research Group will host a mini symposium. Some of the students have been conducting research for almost 2 years on the traditional arts in Kansas City, thanks to a grant from the University Research Board. Last spring they presented their findings in San Francisco at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano studies and in Jefferson City at the Missouri Folklore Society Conference. Some of these same students are doing research that will be presented at this year’s NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) conference in Denver.  Marta Sanchez is scheduled to present a Bernardine Haskell Lecture at the conclusion of the symposium.

8:30 am:  Registration (coffee and pan dulce)
9:00 am: Welcome
9:15-10:015 am: Session 1
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-12:00 Session 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch hosted by LASO
1:00-2:00: Session 3
2:00-3:00: Poster Session
3:00-4:00:  Marta Sanchez and Norma Cantu, Transcendental Train Yards. Book presentation

For more information about either event, please contact the Libraries Administrative Office at 816.235.5828

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