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The Obermann-International Programs Humanities Symposium, "The Latino Midwest"

Multiple Talks at several locations
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:00am to Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:15pm


Keynote Speakers

José E. Limón, Professor of English, the University of Notre Dame, Julian Samora Chair in Latino Studies, Director of the Institute for Latino Studies. “Al Norte Toward Home: Texas, the Mid-west and Mexican-American Critical Regionalism”
Vicki L. Ruiz, Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine and the former Dean of the School of Humanities. “Of Poetics and Politics: The Border Journeys of Luisa Moreno” 
Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Ana Celia Zentella, Professor Emeritus, Ethnic Studies, University of California-San Diego


Latino Midwest Conference :   


"Big Dreams, Rural Schools: Mexian Americans and Public Eduation, 1870-1950" (Thursday, October 11, 2012  11:00 am - 12:15 pm,  2520D  UCC)


"Of Poetics and Politics: The Border Journeys of Luisa Moreno" (October 11, 2012  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Shambaugh Auditorium)


"Citizen Restaurant: American Imaginaries, American Communities" (Lunch presentation with faculty and graduate students of History, American Studies and other UI Programs)  (October 12, 2012  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  IP Commons  (1117 UCC)