Each September, corporations, educational institutions, and media outlets, invest heavily in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. While the effort is meant to acknowledge the unique contributions of Latinxs, it has, for some organizations, become a way to publicly assert their commitment to diversity without promoting any substantive change. In this panel discussion, three Latinx scholars discuss the role of Hispanic Heritage Month in contemporary society. As part of that discussion, panelists will explore the impact of such celebrations on the actual lived experiences of Latinxs, including which facets of Latinx life are considered worthy of public celebration, and which are obscured and left unaddressed.
Watch this remote collaborative panel between CLLAS and the Department of Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois! Find the video here.
Dr. Angharad Valdivia (Chair of the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois) will lead a conversation with Dr. Audrey Lucero (Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Director, Critical & Sociocultural Studies program, Director, Latinx Studies Program), Ariana Cano (Doctoral Student in the Institute of Communication Research in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), and Chris Chávez (Director, CLLAS, Media Studies, Advertising, and Latinx Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, UO).
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