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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History – Casa Grande
June 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Wednesday, June 8th · 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Paramount Theater
420 N Florence St #4
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
+ FREE Film Screening followed by Q&A
with Dr. Vera Lopez from Arizona State University
The New Latinos (1946-1965)
Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Hear the stories of Juanita Sanabria, Eligio Peña, Gustavo Perez Firmat, Maria de Los Angeles, and the famous actress Rita Moreno, who starred in West Side Story and won an Oscar. Explore the hybrid identity taking shape in a new generation of Latinos, who are now demanding their place in America.
Questions? Contact Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager · 602-257-0335 x26 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.