Daily Cardinal Features CLS “Sustainability and Placemaking” Panel

On September 22, the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program held the first of a series of panels in the “Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today” series.  The panel brought contributors to the new volume  Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest, just out from the University of Illinois Press, to discuss the ways that people of Latin American descent in the Midwest use cultural expression to build livable communities, create cohesion and self-support, and renew environments.  Participants included Delia Fernández-Jones (U Michigan), J. Gibran Villalobos (Institute for Museum and Library Service), and Claire Fox (U. Iowa).  The Daily Cardinal’s current issue includes a story about the panel by reporter Gwendolyn Christianson.  Co-sponsors for the event included the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology; the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS); and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.  Organized by Prof. Theresa Delgadillo, the series is made possible by a grant from the Anonymous Fund.  The next installment of the series is a panel on November 10th at 4:00 pm in Ingraham 206 titled “Latinx Feminisms Then and Now.”