Latinx History Lecture Series: Tracing the Roots and Routes of Latinx Communities in Oregon
The Student Multicultural Center, the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement, the President's Office, the School of Occupational Therapy and Washington County, present the first of a five-part series on Latinx History. The virtual presentation will be led by Israel Pastrana, a Chicanx historian and educator, who will be discussing the historical origins of Latinx migration to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, on ZOOM.
This presentation will introduce the historical origins of Latinx migration to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, focusing on the role of labor, industry, and technology as drivers of transnational migration. While Latinx people and communities are often perceived as recent arrivals to the state, the migration of people from Mexico has been a near constant presence for over 150 years. By highlighting the long history of Mexican migration and community formation in places far away from the U.S.-Mexico border, this presentation helps us better understand the migratory roots and routes of Latinx communities in Oregon, and how this history continues to impact communities today.
Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, on ZOOM.