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Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez joins Kirkwood Community College in celebration of Latino American culture


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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Immigration and US/Borderland Culture

Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Campus — October 29 at 6:30 p.m.

As a part of an ongoing celebration of Latino American culture, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Campus will be showing an excerpt of the documentary Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association. In addition to the documentary excerpt, titled “Peril and Promise,” author Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez will lead a discussion on Immigration and US/Mexico Borderland Culture.

Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez recently published a collection of short stories, One Day I’ll Tell You the Things I’ve Seen, which focuses on the complexities of navigating and crossing borders. Vaquera-Vásquez uses an intimate conversational narrative to portray the cultural intricacies created and upheld through the use of language.

This event is part of a nationwide public programming initiative and is sponsored, in part, by a NEH grant.


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