Humanities Washington: From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Details

North Central Regional Library and The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center are proud to bring you Humanities Washington presenter, Carlos Gil, to present From Mexican to Mexican American: A Family Immigration Story.

As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naive and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to America, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope.

Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing his family's history from the 1920's to the 1970's. In the process, he discovered the excitement, culture shock, inter-family conflict, and questions of identity that many immigrants face when seeking a better life in another country. Based on his book, We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream, this presentation will explore Mexican immigration by spotlighting his own family's experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State. 

Carlos Gil is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Washington, where he has taught the history of Latin America for over thirty years.

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Event Type(s): Speaker
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Presenter: Carlos Gil

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