Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S.

September 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S.

trailOn Tuesday, September 29 come and hear Carlos Roa speak on Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S. Carlos is a 5th year architecture student at Illinois Tech and his presentation will focus on the undocumented immigrant experience and his journey as a student activist. In 2010, Carlos walked 1,500 miles – from Miami to Washington, DC along with three other immigrant activists – to call attention for immigrants’ rights and to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop the separation of families and the deportations of young immigrants who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Now at IIT, Carlos continues his advocacy for undocumented immigrants at the state and federal levels.

Carlos will speak at 1:00 p.m. in the MTCC ballroom with a Latino-inspired lunch that starts at 12:45 p.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend so there’s enough food and beverages. This event is open to the Illinois Tech community, and friends of IIT.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Galvin Library was one of 203 institutions nationwide receiving the NEH/ALA programming grant. Follow our Twitter  (@GalvinLibrary) and Facebook accounts, as well as this blog and IIT Today for additional programming throughout the year. Future programming will be based on various episodes of the PBS 6-hour series Latino Americans, and all episodes can be viewed online or check out the DVD from our collection.



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