March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marina Hinojosa
(956)795-2400 ex 2530

Lecture: “Immigration & Cultural Liberation”

Date: Thursday, 03.04.21, 7pm CST


This event will consist of a panel of two speakers on the topic of immigration and liberation.

Critical Inheritance- Teaching Resistance through Children’s Affective Conditioning by Dr. Lori Gallegos de Castillo. Dr. Gallegos’ online lecture will explore how parents resist harmful social norms about race and gender through the education of their children. In particular, Gallegos focuses on how affective conditioning–or educating children to experience certain emotional responses–could be, perhaps surprisingly, one of the most important tools for cultivating children’s autonomy.

La Vergüenza Linguistica: Linguistic Terrorism and Liberation in the Texas Borderlands by Dra. Mariana Alessandri. Dra. Alessandri’s lecture speaks to three generations at once: grandparents, who learned the hard way not to speak Spanish, parents, who learned not to teach it to their kids, and college-age students, who may not be able to talk to their grandparents because of language differences. This talk is for people who have ever felt ashamed of their language, either of not knowing Spanish, not knowing English, or having been told that their Spanglish is “fea”.

For more information, please visit https://www.tamiu.edu/coas/dss/liberation.shtml

Events are co-hosted online by Texas A&M International University and the Laredo Public Library, and made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.