Latino Americans Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 6, Reception at 5:30 pm, Keynote at 6:30 pm
Exhibit Opening and Reception
Watson Library, University of Kansas

Keynote by Professor Yajaira Padilla, University of Arkansas, 
"Centroamericanas in the US: Rendering the Central American Female Immigrant Experience Through Latin@ American Cultural Production."

Friday, April 8, 7:00 pm
Film Screening with Prof. Santa Arias, University of Kansas
“Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)”
Lawrence Public Library Auditorium

Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Film Screening with Prof. Ruben Flores, University of Kansas
“Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)”

Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium

Friday, April 22, 7:00 pm
Film Screening with Prof. Norma Cantú, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“Peril and Promise (1980-2000)"

Lawrence Public Library Auditorium

Saturday, April 23, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Film Screening with Prof. Magalí Rabasa, University of Kansas
“Prejudice and Pride (1965 – 1980)”
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, KS​

Friday, April 29th 7:00 pm
Closing Keynote and Reception, with special guest, Prof. Jeanette Rodriguez, Seattle University
Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Educator Workshop: Latina/os in the Midwest
With Prof. Norma A. Valenzuela, Kansas State University
Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, KS

Recording Oral Histories

Every Friday afternoon in April, we will be collecting the stories of Latino/as in Lawrence.  We invite you to come and share your story.  These histories will be recorded, preserved, and made accessible for future generations by the Lawrence Public Library and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Date: Friday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm*

*And anytime by appointment at the Lawrence Public Library.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristin Soper at or 785.843.3833 x. 122 to set up an interview time.

For more information about the Latino Americans Programs, please contact Danika Swanson at or 785.864.3899.





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