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WILL Lunch and Learn


From: Oct 18, 2017 12:00 pm
To: Oct 18, 2017 01:00 pm
 
“Segregation and Discrimination: Grant County Hispanics and Anglos During the Last 150 Years” presented by Stephen Fox in the ABC room of the Global Resource Center on the corner of 12th and Kentucky.

The Silver City Museum is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. For an exhibition that opened in June on Grant County fifty years ago, I was asked to do some research on the history of segregation and discrimination here. The project has expanded from that point. I gave an earlier version of this talk to the Unitarians in March, bringing the story down to the visit by the Brown Berets in the fall of 1971. This longer iteration winds up in the present day. The highlight is El Reportero newspaper, a fortnightly produced by Gregorio Mesa and Luis Quinones in the mid-to-late 1980s: the most sustained homegrown Hispanic protest over conditions as they were, and the only bilingual newspaper in Grant County. It annoyed a lot of people--but in general they were people who deserved to be annoyed. Even today, some individuals bristle and shut down when El Reportero is mentioned. It remains a defining moment in Grant County history.

This program and discussion is free and open to the public. For more info call 575-538-6835 or on the web at http://www.will-learning.com/#/

Invited: Everyone

Event Posted By KarenB



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