Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest

January 31, 2020; Iowa City Public Library

In this one-day symposium — part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” — three speakers will examine the potentials and pitfalls of imagining Latinidades in the Midwestern U.S. Building off the past success of the Latina/o Midwest Symposium, this kickoff event for the spring semester will draw attention to the ways in which Latina/o/x space and identity might be imagined and practiced outside of traditionally recognized Latina/o/x enclaves.

9:00-9:30 Coffee and pastries
9:30-9:45 Welcoming remarks
9:45-11:00 Lilia Fernández
  “Transient Pasts: Theorizing the History of Latinos/as in the Midwest”
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Sujey Vega
12:30-1:45 Lunch on your own
1:45-3:00 Theresa Delgadillo



Roundtable Discussion with Delgadillo, Fernández, and Vega

The leadership team of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging,” as part of the University of Iowa, joins efforts to “proactively protect the health and safety of its community” that finds itself in Iowa City as well as visiting. In light of COVID-19 developments, our March 27th symposium is canceled. We are currently working on rescheduling the free screening of the film “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name” as well as our closing conference originally scheduled for April 30th-May 2nd. We appreciate your support and encourage you to continue following us online. We’ll be in touch soon. ¡Pa’lante!

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