Preview of Immigration Awareness Week begins March 27

Carolyn BrownFLAGSTAFF — A preview of Immigration Awareness Week, a series of speakers, events, and films designed to raise awareness and generate conversation about issues of immigration will begin on March 27.

Mario Martín-Flores, professor of Spanish at San Diego State University, will present the lecture “La Literatura Bajacaliforniana: de LA Ruptura a la Generación Equis y Más Incógnitas”, at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Health and Learning Center, 824 So. San Francisco St, Flagstaff, Room 3103. This free talk will be in Spanish.

Northern Arizona University’s Latin American Studies is co-sponsoring with Ethnic Studies the presentation by Carolyn Brown “From the Fields: An American Journey” (the story of a Chicano Activist), at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at SBS-Castro, Room 110, Northern Arizona University. Brown is assistant professor at American University, a journalist and documentary film maker.

Martín-Flores will then present the lecture “Baja California Culture: Crossroads of Leftovers, Migrations, Recyclings and other Emergencies,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Northern Arizona University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 136. This talk will be in English. Martín-Flores specializes in literature from Latin America and Mexico, particularly of the Baja California border region.

Contact Robert Neustadt at 928-523-2411 or via email at for more information.

Additional Immigration Week events will be presented in April. Click here for more information.