Saturday, September 16, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month


Latino presence in Wisconsin predates statehood but is not included in traditional historical narratives. This lectures reviews the presence of Spanish colonial traders and officials, their relationship with Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi region--named "Pais de los Ilinueses" in the eighteenth century, and follows the arrival of Mexican and Mexican American traders and workers in the nineteenth and early Twentieth Century, followed by an overview of various Latino communities, and their struggle to access opportunity to the present.

This Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
"Wisconsin's Latino Past & Present" presented by Víctor M. Macías-González will take place on Monday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Bluffs, UWL Student Union.

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