Learn about Latino History in Montana with Bridget Kevane | Alissa Wolenetz, Library Director

During our Adult Summer Reading Program, many of you enjoyed presentations on Thursday evenings from Humanities Montana Speakers. We’re looking forward to bringing in more of these Montana-based authors, writers, researchers, and presenters throughout the year.

Our first speaker this fall is MSU professor Bridget Kevane, who is giving a talk called “Latino History in Montana” this Thursday, September 29th, from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Library’s meeting room.

Humanities Montana has provided the following information for this event:

Program Description: “Latinos have a more than two-centuries-old history in Montana. Yet few know about the history, culture, or economic contribution to the state. From the fur trade to the sugar beet, from our Flathead cherries to construction, Latinos have had a long, if invisible, vibrant culture that continues to this day. Who are Latinos in our state? Where are they coming from? How are they shaping Montana demographics? How are border policies impacting the communities? Learn about the history and future of this community and how it is changing our state.”

Speaker Bio: “Bridget Kevane is a professor of Latin American and Latino Studies Program as well as the director of Liberal Studies* at Montana State University. Her research focuses on Latino/a studies, specifically the literature, culture and history of Latino/a communities in the United States. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, she has written four books, including her most recent, ‘The Dynamics of Jewish Latino Relationships: Hope and Caution’ (Palgrave).”

*The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at MSU offers a rigorous and multidisciplinary education that allows students flexibility in designing their own curriculum across a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit montana.edu/liberalstudies.

This program is sponsored by Humanities Montana. So are refreshments, which will be available before the event from 5:00-6:00 PM in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, please call the Library at 406.538.5212. To learn more about other Library events coming up this fall, please contact the Library or visit our website at lewistownlibrary.org.

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