Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging

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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

This event will be held at the Iowa City Public Library and is scheduled to run from 9:00am-4:30pm. The Iowa City Public Library is conveniently located in downtown Iowa City, with nearby parking and bus stops. Please visit the ICPL’s site for more information about how to get there.

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