Latina/o/x Citizenship and National Belonging

November 8, 2019; Iowa City Public Library

For this one-day symposium — part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” — three speakers will address the ways Latina/o/x communities are integrated into and respond to dominant U.S. political and cultural social practices. Speakers will provide a strong historical foundation, attend to political processes, and draw out some of the less formal ways in which citizenship is imagined and practiced in Latina/o/x contexts. Each speaker will deliver a plenary address, which will be followed by Q&A.

9:00-9:30 Coffee and pastries
9:30-9:45 Welcoming remarks
9:45-11:00 Suzanne Oboler
  “Disposable Strangers: Tracing Mexican American Citizenship and Latinx Belonging Into the 21st Century”
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Julie Avril Minich
12:30-1:45 Lunch on your own
1:45-3:00 Jillian Báez



Roundtable Discussion with Báez, Minich, and Oboler

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.