Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980) - Film Discusison

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October 30, 2015, 10:00 AM CT

Discussion Leader: Peter Haney, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas.

Frustrated by the persistent discrimination of the 1960s, Latino Americans organized labor and fashioned a "Chicano" identity with hopes of achieving political equality. See the film and participate in a scholar-led discussion that examines similar challenges faced by Latinos in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

To supplement the film discussion, recording space will be available to collect stories about the Latino experience in Northeast Kansas.

This event is part of "Our Stories. Our Lives. Our Words," a series of public programs that analyze the impact of the 1951 flood on Kansas City's Latino communities and capture stories of recent immigrants. The project is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a special initiative supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210-1283
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Sponsored by: Johnson County Community College

For more information about this event, please contact:
Miguel Morales
(913) 469-3871