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Juan González Lecture: "Commemorating the 1965 Immigration Act - Reflections on its Legacy Today"

Columbus, Ohio

October 20, 2014 | Monday | 1:00 pm

Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, MLK Room, Ohio State University

154 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210 ( see map )
Democracy Now! co-host Juan González will deliver a lecture on the topic of “Commemorating the 1965 Immigration Act: Reflections on its Legacy Today” as part of the “50 Years Later” series marking the anniversary of the landmark legislation. The talk will be followed by a reception and a book signing. He is the author of “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America.”

This lecture series examines the historical context and current legacies of the act, and highlights the varied and contradictory meanings of the bill for different migrant populations.

The event is presented by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of History, Race, Ethnicity and Nation Constellation of the History Department, College of Social Work, School of Communication, Latino/a Studies Program, Organization of Hispanic Faculty and Staff, Student Life Multicultural Center, Center for Latin American Studies.

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Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...