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Join Felix F. Gutierrez for the bicentennial of Latino newspapers in the United States with a preview film schreening, exhibit and presentation that "show how newspapaers advocated independence and freedom across the hemisphere, spoke against Yanqui violence after the U.S. took the Southwest from Mexico, helped newcomers become Americanos, encouraged young Latinos to advance themselves in the 1930s and 40s, were advocates for Chicano and other liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s, and are a growing force in the U.S. as other media declare bankruptcy."
Claudia Nunez, a reporter for La Opinion newspaper in Los Angeles, documented the struggles of Oaxacan villagers who were lured to San Jose and Los Angeles by false promises of well-paying jobs, then ended up as virtual slaves in small restaurants and taquerias. Her reports on human trafficking challenged the Latino community to acknowledge exploitation from within.
October 29, 2009, 5 - 6:30 pm, Wiegand Room (Arts & Sciences Building)
RSVP to Pauline Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning-Office of the Provost, Communication Department, Latino Faculty Group, and M.E.Ch.A.
Latino Press exhibit featured in the Multicultural Reading Area (2nd floor University Library) October 19-30, 2009