Upcoming Programs and Lectures

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30 p.m.

Beyond Aztlan: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Latinos in the Tri-Cities and the Northwest

Mexican Americans and Chicanos have historically resided and been concentrated in the U.S. Southwest, an area that some refer to as Aztlan--the mythical homeland of the Aztecs. However, even though Latinos have not resided in large numbers in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, people of Hispanic origin have been present here for several centuries.

This presentation by Martin Valadez will present a brief overview of Latinos in Washington state and the challenges that people of Hispanic heritage continue to face here in the Pacific Northwest.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Martin Valadez has been conducting research and teaching about Latin America and Latinos in the U.S. for over 20 years. He has taught at various universities and colleges, including Columbia Basin College, in California, New York, New Jersey and Washington. Martin holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and an MA in history from Stanford University where is also completing his Ph.D. Currently serves as Director for Business Development and Public Relations at Tri-Cities Community Health but continues his research as an independent scholar. Martin was born in Mexico, grew up in South Central L.A. and has been living in Pasco, WA since 2006.

The Museum of Culture & Environment is located in Dean Hall on the CWU Campus, 1200 Wildcat Way. Parking behind Dean Hall is free after 4:30 P.M.