Town Hall for the Campaign to Create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum | May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015
4:30PM - 8:00PM
Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL 60611

American Latino Museum Town Hall Invite


Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is the only campaign dedicated to the creation of a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum. As an effort to mobilize students, local Latino leaders, and academic communities across the country, FRIENDS launched University town halls at Rice University and at the University of Southern California in 2013. In partnership with leading research institutions, the informational town halls served as a venue for sharing Latino history and generating the momentum in key cities that will be needed for achieving our goal and fostered an interactive conversation focused on nurturing the urgency for this museum.

On May 20th, FRIENDS will travel to Chicago to host the third town hall with the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), gathering local Chicago historians, academics, students and Latino leaders including Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Dr. Rosa Cabrera, Dr. Ramon Gutierrez, Carlos Hernandez, Billy Ocasio, Bibiana Suarez, Dr. Nena Torres, and Angel Ysaguirre, in a discussion of the need and future steps for a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum to showcase the contributions and stories of Latinos, with the context of Chicago’s rich Latino history.

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