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Chicano Studies Chair Leads Talk on Latino History

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Alexandro Gradilla, chair and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, will lead a discussion following the Thursday, March 31 showing of a portion of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” at the Fullerton Public Library.

The talk will focus on “Episode V: Prejudice and Pride” of the landmark PBS documentary which chronicles Mexican Americans in the 1960s and 1970s — frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, and struggling through social action to build a new Chicano identity.

The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Osborne Auditorium of the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. Free tacos are offered to the first 50 people to attend. For more information, contact Andrea Simental at 714-738-3199.  

Library viewings of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” were funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.