Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) will host its ninth annual research conference, La Academia del Pueblo, Saturday April 21. The event features lectures and presentations from Wayne State students and faculty, as well as community members and visiting scholars from other universities. This year’s theme is “Nuestros Cuentos: Latina/o/x Narratives Amid DACA.”
As part of the program, CLLAS has invited Los Angeles-based visual artist and activist Julio Salgado, whose work depicts key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and migrant rights movement, to speak during the morning plenary session. Rebecca M. Schreiber, Ph.D., associate professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico and author of The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility (Minnesota, 2018), will deliver the keynote lecture, “Counter-Documents: Migrant Activists, Mobility and the Politics of Visibility.” Schreiber will also be available for a book signing following her presentation.
The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Wayne State University Student Center, located at 521 Gullen Mall in Detroit. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public; however, all guests must RSVP at rsvp.wayne.edu/academia2018.