Receive our Memories: The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952

WhenApril 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
WhereSocial Science Research, Room 224
Event Websitehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/receive-our-memories-the-letters-of-luz-moreno-1950-1952-tickets-33710781856
Contact InformationKatz Center for Mexican Studies
DescriptionMexican Studies Seminar | Spring 2017

Receive our Memories: The Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952

Featuring
José Orozco
Whittier College

Orozco presents a study of an epistolary relationship for individuals whose migration from Mexico has been looked at en masse, but not from such a personal and human angle. The heart of the study is based on eighty letters from Luz Moreno, a poor, uneducated Mexican sharecropper, to his daughter, a recent émigré to California, in the 1950s. These are contextualized and framed in light of immigration and labor history, the histories of Mexico and the United States in this period, and family history.

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
mexicanstudies@uchicago.edu
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