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Latino Awareness Lecture Series
To Be Presented at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: Oct. 8, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's American Ethnic Coordinating Office is presenting the first Latino/a Awareness Lecture Series, which parallels the many national events supporting Hispanic/Latino Awareness Month during October.
Four university faculty members are presenting open forum papers that address the many faceted experiences of Latino culture. A new lecture will be presented every Wednesday in October.
David Gregorio Fleitas, Hispanic/Latino program coordinator for the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, will lecture on the mixture of cultures in the U.S. Latino experience at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in Davies Theatre. By examining the two "Rickys" (Martin and Ricardo), he looks at the U.S. and self- definitions of "Latinoness."
Carter Smith, assistant professor of foreign languages, will lecture on modern and post-modern Spanish peninsular literature at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Schofield Auditorium. His essay also examines the period of repression during the Francisco Franco regime.
Dr. Brett Greider, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, will lecture on "Indigenous Movements of the Americas" at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Ojibwa Room, Davies Center. Greider examines the political and social programs designed to give the marginalized Indian nations of Latin America a voice and political recognition.
Monica Rojas de Massei, lecturer of foreign languages, was the first faculty member to present an open forum paper Oct. 6 when she lectured in Spanish on the state of exile in Latin America. She examined Jorge Diaz's dramatic text "Ligeros de equipaje" — which means "Traveling Light" — focusing on issues of memory, political exile and self-identity.
For more information about the lecture series, contact the American Ethnic Coordinating Office at (715) 836-3367.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Oct. 8, 1999