Monday, we’re talking about history and change in Utah’s Latino community. There is a long presence of Mexican-Americans in the region: this was Mexico when the pioneers came into the valley after all. But the economic boom of the 1990s brought many immigrants into the state, and with it a diversity of people from Central and South America. As part of the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Siciliano Forum on US-Latin American Relations, we’re asking what those changes mean for the Latino community and for Utah.
- Armando Solorzano, director of Chicano Studies at the University of Utah. His book is called We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe / Recuerdo, Celebracion, y Esperanza: Latinos in Utah. [Indiebound|Amazon]
- Pam Perlich, Senior Research Economist, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah.
- Josie Valdez, Vice-Chair, Utah Democratic Party
This week, the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics is hosting its 17th annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum. This year's focus is "The Future of US-Latin Relations." For details on speakers and events, click here.