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CLS Today: Sustainability and Placemaking in Latinx Communities
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the CLS Program for the first panel in the 2022-2023 Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today lecture series. Our featured speakers, Delia Fernandez-Jones, J. Gibran Villalobos, and Claire Fox will discuss their contributions to the new volume Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest, just out from the University of Illinois Press. The conversation will engage with the ways that people of Latin American descent in the Midwest use forms of cultural expression to build livable communities, create cohesion and self-support, and renew environments. Co-sponsors include the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology; the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS); and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. A brief reception will follow.
The 2022-2023 Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today speaker series highlights scholars engaged in significant new research on issues of concern for both Chican@ and Latin@ populations and wider audiences. There will be ample opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to exchange ideas with our presenters. The series is made possible by the Anonymous Fund and several campus partners. For more information about the event and the speakers, see the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today website.