Untold Histories Speaker Series
Beginning in the 1980s, large waves of Central Americans have been migrating to the United States. Facing legal, political, economic, and social barriers, the immigrant community has focused largely on survival, while Central Americans in the isthmus adapt to massive out-migration. The details of these experiences have mainly gone untold, but in this speaker series, a new generation of U.S.- based Central American scholars will share poignant research on their own communities’ struggles and achievements across borders.
LEGAL VIOLENCE: CONTEXTUALIZING DAILY LIFE OF CENTRAL AMERICANS IN THE ISTHMUS AND THE U.S.
Thursday, February 2, 1–3 p.m.
Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University; Leisy Abrego, UCLA
TRANSNATIONAL SOLIDARITIES: CENTRAL AMERICAN MOBILIZATION IN THE ISTHMUS AND BEYOND
Thursday, March 8, 4–6 p.m.
Alicia Estrada, California State University, Northridge; Hector Perla Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz; Suyapa Portillo, California State University, Northridge
ESTABLISHING ROOTS AND NAVIGATING NEW TERRAINS: CENTRAL AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Wednesday, April 11, 4–6 p.m.
Ester Hernández, California State University, Los Angeles; Steven Osuna, University of California, Santa Barbara; Arely Zimmerman, University of Southern California
All sessions will take place in the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.