UW-Green Bay brings ‘Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists’ to campus, Sept. 20

GREEN BAY – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay presents “Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists.” Members of the public and campus 25299062_1534372853346588_7935690592857639482_ncommunity have two opportunities to see the presentation in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. featuring a book signing reception.

“Somos Latinas” shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. “Somos Latinas” draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The book is co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will each speak at the event. Also participating in the 6 p.m. session is:

  • Sister Melanie Maczka, executive director of Casa ALBA Melanie in Green Bay
  • Natalia Sidon, crime prevention coodinator, Green Bay Police Department; board member, youth advocate and mentor at Casa ALBA
  • Gabriela Gamboa, president, Hispanic Community Council of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Elvita Erdmann, Hispanic coordinator, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

The books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore, located in the University Union on campus, and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, please contact Claudia Guzmán by email at guzmanc@uwgb.edu, or by phone at 920- 465-2464.

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