Upcoming Events » Influence of Latino Americans Explored in Free Program Series

Start:
March 8, 2016 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Pollard Memorial Library
Address:
401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA
Website:
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Contact:
Sara Marks
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The history of Latinos in the United States and their contributions to American culture is the focus of a free event series presented by UMass Lowell Libraries and held at libraries on campus and in Lawrence and Lowell. During the Tuesday, March 8 program, “Prejudice and Pride,” Maria Matz, a UMass Lowell associate professor who teaches Latin American studies and culture, will lead a discussion about the labor movement led by César Chavez and the gains made by Mexican Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. During the program “Peril and Promise” on Tuesday, April 5, Matz will explore the rise of Latino American celebrities in popular culture. Members of the public interested in learning more may e-mail Sara_Marks@uml.edu or visit http://uml.beta.libguides.com/programming.

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