Latino American series resumes with Thursday visit by Ohio State prof
The series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues this week with the screening of another film segment and a talk by Ohio State University history professor Lilia Fernández, who will facilitate discussion during a program beginning at 6 p.m. this Thursday (Oct. 1) in Theatre Hall 210. Fernández’s research interests include history, immigration, race and ethnic identity formation, urban renewal and gentrification, and women’s history. Her book Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2012), documents the overlapping migrations of the late 1940s. Fernández will talk about her experience and introduce the one-hour “War and Peace” episode of the 2013 PBS documentary Latino Americans, followed by Q&A. Thursday’s free public program is the second in this year’s “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” series organized by UW-Green Bay in conjunction with the American Library Association and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.