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What is Latin@?


Hayward Area Historical Society
22380 Foothill Blvd 94541 Hayward United States
Hispanic, Chicano, Xicana, Latino - are all words used to describe people of Latin American descent living in America. How does identity affect the "Latino" community? Join San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murgía and other in exploring the question of "What is Latinidad?" Free Admission

Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Alejandro Murgía, is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love (both winners of the American Book Award). Founding member and the first director of The Mission Cultural Center. He was a founder of The Roque Dalton Cultural Brigade, and co-editor of Volcán: Poetry From Central America. Currently he is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the Sixth San Francisco Poet Laureate and the first Latino poet to hold the position.

Featured Guest Panelists:
Crystal Galindo, Chicana artist and Sonoma State Graduate, she is recognized for her bright, “confrontational” self-portraits and celebration of her culture. http://crystalgalindo.com/biography.html

Dr. Carlos Navarro, a retired Chicano Studies professor who was trained as a political scientist. He is a Professor Emeritus from the CSU East Bay and has served as department chair, associate dean, and dean in the CSU.

Anesti Vega, Indigenous Brazilian, and is currently the Media Program Manager at the Native American Health Center working to highlight urban Indigenous communities.