Current Events at the History Department

Sandra Enriquez, “Dreams of Our Mothers: Mexican American Grassroots Activism and the Creation of La Fe Clinic in South El Paso, Texas”

02/02/2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – In 1967, an unfortunate accident resulting in the death of a young girl rallied the community of South El Paso to bring accessible and quality healthcare to the area. In the midst of the Chicana/o Movement, a group of single mothers and grandmothers, organized the community of South El Paso to bring affordable care to […]

FF Andrew Hurley Talk 03.18

Andrew Hurley, “Placing the Past in Community Landscapes: Insights from St. Louis”

03/02/2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Over the past fifty years, many urban neighborhoods in the United States have seized upon history and heritage as a means of projecting a distinctive identity, strengthening community pride, and stimulating economic revitalization.  Officially authorized mechanisms of commemoration and preservation, however, fail to accommodate the myriad ways in which different communities assign historical importance and […]

Channy Laux, Short Hair Detention

Channy Chhi Laux, Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

04/06/2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – In four short years from 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed an estimated two million Cambodian people. Surviving this genocide as a thirteen-year old, Channy Laux found safety as a refugee in Lincoln, Nebraska. After a successful career as an engineer in Silicon Valley, she is now breaking decades of personal silence with a […]