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Latino Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Latino Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

March 10, 2016

Susquehanna University's 20th annual Latino Symposium is scheduled for March 16-19. The event brings together artists with academics and members of the regional Latino community.

The theme for this year's symposium, which is presented as part of the university's Diversity Matters series, is "Latinos in the U.S.: Race, Ethnicity and Heritage."

Symposium attendees can explore Latino culture through exhibits, panel discussions, concerts and workshops. Events are free and open to the public.

They include:

  • An advocacy workshop from 1-2:15 p.m. March 17 in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center
  • A workshop on Latin dancing at 4:15 p.m. March 17 in the Apple meeting rooms
  • The lecture Crimes of Liberty, Race War and the Unfinished Business of Absolution, presented by Robin D.G. Kelley at 7 p.m. March 17 in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. Kelley is the distinguished professor of history and Gary B. Nash endowed chair in United States history at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • A discussion on Latino voting in U.S. elections at 11:15 a.m. March 18 in the Apple meeting rooms
  • A discussion about life at Susquehanna as a Latino/Hispanic at 4:15 p.m. March 18 in the Apple meeting rooms

The Latino Symposium is a multi-disciplinary, multicultural event highlighting bi-cultural interaction on campus and in the surrounding community. The symposium has been a fusion of scholarly and cultural events, and brings together leaders in the regional Latino community, as well as Latino high school students.

Susquehanna's Diversity Matters series emphasizes the importance of diversity on and off campus. Through the series, faculty and students work to affirm the dignity and worth of everyone in the community and to ensure that all feel supported in their differences.

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