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K-State Today

October 30, 2015



American ethnic studies professor to present as part of National Endowment from the Humanities grant award project

By Melisa Posey

Yolanda Broyles-González, American ethnic studies department head and university distinguished professor, will present a workshop for teachers designed to bring the history and experience of Latinos and Latinas in Kansas and the United States into the classroom.

Broyles-González, Ben Chappell from the University of Kansas, and Christina Valdivia-Alcala from the Tonantzin Society will conduct the workshop from 9:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Topeka.

The workshop is part of the University of Kansas' "500 Years of Latin@ Americanidad in the Heartland programming, which was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association to produce programming inspired by the 2013 PBS documentary "Latino Americans."

The program's events will highlight the contributions of women and the importance of religion in Kansas Latina/o communities, with particular focus on the figure of the Virgin of Guadalupe/Tonantzin. All events and exhibits will be free and open to the public.

Events are part of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment from the Humanities and the American Library Association as part of The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.