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Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents

From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story

2020-07-09 19:00:00 2020-07-09 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents In this presentation, University of Washington professor emeritus, Carlos Gil, reflects on his family's immigration story from Mexico to America. Online Classes and Events

Thursday, July 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-07-09 19:00:00 2020-07-09 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents In this presentation, University of Washington professor emeritus, Carlos Gil, reflects on his family's immigration story from Mexico to America. Online Classes and Events

In this presentation, University of Washington professor emeritus, Carlos Gil, reflects on his family's immigration story from Mexico to America.

As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve 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 1920s to the 1970s. 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 talk explores 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. He has previously toured the state offering a public lecture entitled, “The Hispanization of the United States.”

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