Saxton-Ruiz is next speaker in ‘Latino Americans’ history series

The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues Monday (Dec. 7) with the screening of another film segment and a talk by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Saxton-Ruiz will introduce the evening’s installment of the acclaimed PBS “Latino Americans” documentary, the episode titled “Peril and Promise (1980-2000).” An associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Saxton-Ruiz will introduce and later lead discussion on the film about the Cuban Mariel boatlift, the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central American refugees fleeing death squads, and the current political debate over immigration. Monday’s program is the fifth and final of the semester in the series organized by UW-Green Bay in conjunction with the American Library Association and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Details can be found at