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¡Siempre Presentes!: Shedding Light on Latina History

Mar 18, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From Rita Moreno on the set of West Side Story to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Congress floor, Latinas have been breaking ground in ever discipline and field for generations. They’ve been front and center in the fight for civil rights, trailblazers in the arts and sciences, and architects of sweeping change in government. How has history reflected these accomplishments? Have they helped the public get beyond restricting and dismissive stereotypes about Latinas?
Join Connecticut Old State House’s panel of experts: Esperanza Sanchez, Associate Curator at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes; Ruth Glasser, Associate Professor in Residence at UConn; and CT Deputy Majority Leader Representative Hilda Santiago of Meriden’s 84th District as they shed light on this proud history of strength and resilience.
Moderated by Professor Ariel Mae Lambe of the UConn Department of History.
This program is co-sponsored by UConn’s El Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, and the Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House.

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Thursday, March 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hartford, CT United States