Oberlin College and Conservatory

Latinx Heritage Month - Alejandra Campos

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Wilder Hall (Student Union), 101
135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Alejandra Campos, finalist for Latino Literacy Now's International Latino Book Awards, will be speaking on her book I, Legal in the U.S.A.: A Memoir, which outlines her migration story and the contradictions of the "American Dream." After traveling from El Salvador to Mexico and then to the US, Campos was able to receive naturalized status. Her memoir illuminates the racism and xenophobia that (im)migrants experience nationwide. This Chinese, Panamanian, Salvadoran author has also pursued an Industrial Engineering degree and M.S. in Food Science.

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LHM is a month-long event series that consists of workshops, lectures, panels, discussions, and performances organized by students, faculty, and community members at Oberlin. During this month, we use these gatherings to celebrate the nuances and history of Latinidad as well as to recognize the achievements of the Latinx community. Stay updated on our FB event page: http://goo.gl/eL0zrV


Note: Because Spanish is a gendered language that adheres to a feminine/masculine binary and therefore fails to encompass the gender identities of all Latinx - such as genderqueer, non-binary identifying people - we are choosing to use an x in place of o/a or @ to allow space for individuals to gender themselves instead of being gendered. It is pronounced Latinexx.

Event Type

Signature Programs, Latinx Heritage Series

Contact Person

Julio Reyes, Latinx Community Coordinator

Contact E-mail Address

Julio.Reyes@oberlin.edu

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