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Join the MRC and Professor Francisco Beltran! Beltran will present a history of Chicanx-Latinx civil rights movements in the Pacific Northwest during the 1960s and 1970s. He will begin the talk with a brief overview of Latinx history in the Pacific Northwest, then transition to discussion of the 60s and 70s, and finish the talk by discussing the relevance of these accounts to Latinx and US civil rights histories. Beltran will also discuss his work on San Diego to demonstrate how Chicanx history varies from region-to-region, and how learning different regional accounts helps expand our understanding of Latinx communities in the US. 

The presentation will last 45 mins with 15 for Q&A! Cookies and Brownies will be served.

Francisco Beltrán is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Reed College for the 2021-2022 year. He is a US historian who specializes in Chicanx and Latinx history, race and ethnicity, immigration, and borderlands. He is co-author, along with Paul Spickard and Laura Hooton, of the revised edition of Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity, which examines US immigration history through race and ethnicity lenses. It will be published by Routledge in 2022. He is currently working on a manuscript that examines different approaches to civil rights as captured by Mexican American-Chicana/o community newspapers in San Diego, California in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Beltrán completed his PhD at UC Santa Barbara in 2019. He has previously taught at UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, and the University of Michigan. 

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