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Latino Americans: El Futuro de Baltimore

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7:00pm, McGuire Hall
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Sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Urban Education and Messina 
A Messina Stories We Tell Theme-Wide Event 

About the Event: 

The first screening will be hosted by Dr. Thomas Ward, Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Loyola University Maryland, and will focus on “Prejudice and Pride from 1965-1980.”

The second screening will be hosted by Dr. Perla Guerrero, Assistant Professor of the Department of American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and will focus on “Peril and Promise from 1980-2000.”  The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm in McGuire Hall. 

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About the Speaker: 

In 2005, Dr. Thomas Ward was named Corresponding Member of the Instituto Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru, and in 2013 the University of that name awarded him an honorary professorship. In 2011 Loyola University Maryland students voted for him as the The Harry W. Rodgers, III Distinguished Teacher of the Year. He has also recently been teaching two courses on early Latino thought in the U.S., one in Modern Languages and Literatures for the Latin American and Latino Studies minor and the other in Loyola’s Liberal Studies master’s program.

He has published more than 30 articles and a number of books including La Anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada (Editorial Horizonte, 2001), La teoría literaria: Romanticismo, krausismo y modernismo ante la globalización industrial (Romance Monographs, Univ. de Mississippi, 2004), La Resistencia Cultural: la nación en el ensayo de las Américas (Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2004), and Buscando la Nación Peruana (Editorial Horizonte 2007). Recently he translated a collection of poems by Domingo de Ramos, titled China Pop, published by Carboard House Press. He comes back to Loyola this semester after spending the summer doing archival research in Lima on the heritage of the Incas in nineteenth-century Peru.

Questions for further reflection and discussion: 

1. How do our encounters with others, both near and far, historical and fictional, help us better to understand not just what is different from us, but who we are and might become?

2.  How might learning about the history of Latino Americans in Baltimore help us better to understand the assets this population brings to our community? 

3. How can we use this understanding to (re)imagine possibilities for more equitable structural and educational opportunities for all of us?



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