This lecture examines the history of Hispanic Heritage Month retells our national story in a way that includes people of Latin American and Caribbean heritage as fundamental protagonists. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on September 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. MT | 10:00 a.m. PT – AARP membership not required
Part 2: Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration of the people of Latin America & Caribbean descent in the US. (9/15/2021)
What is Hispanic Heritage Month and why do we celebrate it in the United States? This lecture examines the history of this month and how it provides an opportunity to retell our national story in a way that includes people of Latin American and Caribbean heritage as fundamental protagonists.
Part 3: Beyond Borders: A case study following the migration of the Latin America descendants to the US past and present. (10/20/2021)
Dr. Mark Overmyer-Velazquez is the inaugural University Campus Director of the University of Connecticut at Hartford and Professor of History & Latinx Studies. At UConn Hartford, Dr. Overmyer-Velázquez works with colleagues and Hartford partners to build bridges between academic and city communities to support collaborative, engaged learning and research. The son of a Mexican immigrant and a scholar of Chinese religion & philosophy, Dr. Overmyer-Velázquez received his Ph.D. at Yale University in Latin America and U.S. Latino history and has dedicated his book publishing, teaching, and community activism to those intersecting fields.
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