3-Part Series: La Historia Uncovered

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This event has already taken place. | Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | Online

“La Historia Uncovered” is a series of inspiring, thought-provoking conversations created and hosted by bestselling author Julissa Arce.

Episode 1: The History of Voting Rights in Latino Communities

With University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Dean, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

The first episode took place on Tuesday, October 12 and focused on how voter suppression has been systematically harming the opportunity for an equal right to vote in communities of color. Additional resources:

 

Episode 2: The History of Latino Erasure

With Congressman Joaquin Castro and UC Berkeley Professor Ian Haney López 

The second episode of La Historia Uncovered aired on Tuesday, November 8. Julissa, Professor López and Congressman Castro came together to discuss critical race theory and how it impacts Latinos today. The discussion shed light on how the erasure of Latinos in U.S. history books results in a lack of representation in Hollywood, publishing, and every aspect of American culture. Additional resources:

 

Episode 3: The Roots of Immigration Policy

With Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor, UnidosUS

The final episode of  La Historia Uncovered aired on Tuesday, December 7. The conversation focused on how race, more than any other factor, has driven U.S. immigration laws. We aim to understand the history of immigration policy in order to combat the outsized impact in Latino communities today. Additional resources: 

 

The fight for civil rights and racial equity is at the heart of everything UnidosUS does. As we dismantle racism, we’re committed to showing all Americans what structural racism is and what we can all do to end it. For more on UnidosUS’ work on this topic, please visit the Civil Rights and Racial Equity page.

Re-watch the episodes

Episode 1: The History of Voting Rights in Latino Communities

Episode 2: The History of Latino Erasure

Episode 3: The Roots of Immigration Policy

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