Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, Part IV

April 21, 2016 | 5:30PM Reception, 6:00PM Event
Miller Nichols Learning Center, Jeannette Nichols Forum

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

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.


Latino Studies: La Fundación y El Futuro,
Explorando el Archivo: The Samora Legacy Project

Ponencia Magistral: Geoff Samora, Ph.D., El valor del Archivo Samora para UMKC Maestro de Ceremonias: Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., Director del Program de Estudios Latinos. Entrada Gratuita:


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


Evento relacionado: 22 de Abril 2016, 9:00am-4:00pm
UMKC Biblioteca de Miller Nichols, Habitación #325

Simposio de Investigación:

El Programa de Latina/Latino Sudies y el grupo de estudiantes, LASO les invita cordialmente al simposio sobre las artes tradicionales de Kansas City. Presentacion del Libro Transcendental Train Yard de Norma E. Cantú y Marta Sánchez.


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