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UMKC will host a series of events focused on Latino-American history, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The series is hosted by University Libraries in collaboration with the faculty in the Latina/Latino Studies program. Four discussion forums are scheduled for September 2015 through April 2016, with three of the sessions including a showing of a chapter from the six-part Latino Americans: 500 Years of History film series.
The schedule of events for the UMKC series:
September 12, 2015 1:30-3:30pm
Latino American's 500 Years of History film series: Empire Dreams
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery 915 W. 17th St Kansas City, MO
The discussion will be led by Miguel Carranza Ph. D., director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC, with guest scholar Gene Chavez, Ph. D, an expert in the history of Latinos in Kansas City
November 14, 2015 1:30-3:30pm
Screening of War and Peace and panel discussion
National WWI Museum, 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO
The discussion will be led by Norma Cantu Ph. D, UMKC professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English
February 4, 2016 5:30pm -8:00pm
Latino Americans 500 Years of History film series Prejudice and Pride
UMKC Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center, Jeannette Nichols Forum 800 E 51st St Kansas City, MO 64110
John Valadez, producer of the Latino Americans film series, will be the guest speaker and will talk about the making of the series after the showing of the episode, Predjudice and Pride. Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., Director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC will be the discussion leader.
April 21, 2016 6:00pm program, 5:30pm reception
Samora Legacy Project Archive discussion
UMKC Miller Nichols Learning Center: Jeannette Nichols Forum, 800 E 51st St Kansas City, MO 64110
Guest speaker Geoff Samora, son of Julian Samora, will talk about the Samora Legacy Project Archive. The discussion will be led by Miguel Carranza Ph. D., director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC.
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For more information about this event, contact the Library Administrative Office at 816-235-5828