Acción Latina’s second “Latino Voices” event is Thursday at the San Francisco Public LIbrary’s Main Branch.
Expect a thorough examination of the little known history of Latino journalism in the 19th and early 20th century.
Dr. Félix Gutiérrez (professor emeritus, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California) will highlight the personal family narratives of Emilia Castañeda and Victor Villaseñor that appear in Episode II: Empire of Dreams.
He will also give an overview of the role of activist Latino newspapers during the late 1800s through the 1940s.
Some of the questions Dr. Gutiérrez will explore are:
“How did Puerto Rican and Cuban intellectuals learn more about one another’s independence movements?” “How was Spanish-language media used as a mobilizing and educational tool during repatriation in the late 1920s?”
About Latino Voices
Acción Latina and San Francisco Public Library were two of 203 organizations nationwide selected to receive a grant under the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History public programming initiative in 2015. The initiative is produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association as part of The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square initiative. Our project is titled Latino Voices: A History of Latino Press, Radio and Comic Arts in the United States.