Yale University is hosting a zoom webinar for Latinx Heritage Month to showcase the essays and priorities of the National Park Service's "American Latino Theme Study" which -- remarkably, sadly -- is still the only federal document that articulates the importance of these histories and articulates a vision of how scholars and the general public should approach key topics.
A conversation about documenting, interpreting, teaching, and sharing the diverse histories of Latinos in the United States.
Secretary Ken Salazar (Former Secretary of the Interior): Introduction
Celinda Peña (Former Obama Appointee, Department of the Interior): Welcome
Belinda Faustinos (Co-Chair, American Latino Scholars Panel): Introductions
Dr. Stephen Pitti (Yale University): “American Latinos and the Making of the United States, a Theme Study”
Dr. José Alamillo (California State University Channel Islands): “The History of Latinx Communities and Sports”
Dr. Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern University): “Histories of Latinx Business and Commerce”
Dr. Timothy Matovina (Notre Dame): “Religion and Spirituality in Latinx Communities”
Dr. Lorena Oropeza (UC Davis): “The History of Latinx Communities and the US Military”
Moderated by Stephen Pitti (Yale University)