Oral History Interviews

Oral history interviews are a major component of the Institute for Latino Studies’ effort to document and preserve Latino history. These interviews offer scholars and students “first person” narratives of American culture and society. More than 100 interviews have been recorded with Latino leaders, writers, poets, artists, scholars, and Notre Dame Alumni, with a particular emphasis on the Midwestern United States.

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Adolfo "Zarco" Guerrero

Speaker: Adolfo Guerrero

Profession: Sculptor, Muralist, Singer, Musician

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Alfredo Arreguin

Speaker: Alfredo Arreguin

Profession: Painter

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Andrew Connors

Speaker: Andrew Connors

Profession: Curator, Art Historian

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Antonio Turok

Speaker: Antonio Turok

Profession: Photographer

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Carlos and Richard Montoya

Speaker: Carlos and Richard Montoya

Profession:

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Christina Cardenas

Speaker: Christina Cardenas

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Diogenes Ballester

Speaker: Diogenes Ballester

Profession: Artist

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Dulce Pinzón

Speaker: Dulce Pinzón

Profession: Photographer

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Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Ernest de Soto

Speaker: Ernest Soto

Profession: Lithographer

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Esperanza Gama

Speaker: Esperanza Gama

Profession: Painter

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Felipe Ehrenberg

Speaker: Felipe Ehrenberg

Profession: Painter, Performance Artist

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Francesco Siqueiros by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

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Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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Gilberto Cardenas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

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Ixrael

Speaker: Ixrael .

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Jesus Benitez

Speaker: Jesus Benitez

Profession: Photographer

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Joe Segura

Speaker: Joe Segura

Profession: Artist

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Joe Segura by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Joe Segura

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José Chávez

Speaker: José Chávez

Profession: Accountant/Artist

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Juan Fuentes by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Juan Fuentes

Profession: Visual Artist

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Juan-Sí González

Speaker: Juan-Si Gonazalez

Profession: Artist

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Juan-Sí Gonzalez and Paloma Dallas

Speaker: Paloma Dallas

Profession: Artist Collaborators

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Kathy Vargas

Speaker: Kathy Vargas

Profession: Photographer

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Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Los Dialoguistas: Fernando Calderón, Bertha Cohen, and Graciela Bustas Artists

Speaker: Graciela Bustas

Profession: Artists

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Marcos Dimas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Marcos Dimas

Profession: Visual Artist

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Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Elena Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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María Lopez de Leon

Speaker: Maria Leon

Profession: Arts Administrator

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Mario Castillo

Speaker: Mario Castillo

Profession: Painter, Professor

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Michael Amescua

Speaker: Michael Amescua

Profession: Artist, Sculptor

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Nora Chapa Mendoza

Speaker: Nora Mendoza

Profession: Artist

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Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Poli Marichal by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

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Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

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Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Speaker: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Profession: Poet, Collector, Curator, Critic

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Rodriguez Calero

Speaker: Rodriguez Calero

Profession: Artist

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Rúben Trejo

Speaker: Rúben Trejo

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Educator

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Scherezade Garcia

Speaker: Scherezade Garcia

Profession: Artist, Painter, Designer

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Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Profession: Art Historian

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Vincent Valdez

Speaker: Vincent Valdez

Profession: Artist, Educator

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Yasmin Ramirez

Speaker: Yasmin Ramirez

Profession: Art Historian, Curator

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Latino Leaders

G. Nunez Pargas

Speaker: G. Nunez Pargas

Profession: Student at University of Washington

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Jose Angel Gutiérrez

Speaker: Jose Angel Gutiérrez

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Sam Quinones interviewed by Karen Richman

Speaker: Sam Quinones

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Sam Quinones, public lecture

Speaker: Sam Quinones

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Thomas A. Saenz

Speaker: Thomas Saenz

Profession: President and General Counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

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Latino Writers

John Phillip Santos

Speaker: John Santos

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Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Letras Latinas

Barbara Jane Reyes

Speaker: Barbara Reyes

Profession: Poet

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Blas Falconer interviewed by Marisel Moreno

Speaker: Blas Falconer

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Brenda Cardenas

Speaker: Brenda Cardenas

Profession: Poet

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Carmen Giménez Smith interviewed by Suzanne Garcia

Speaker: Carmen Giménez Smith

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Dan Vera interviewed by Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Dan Vera

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Daniel Alarcón

Speaker: Daniel Alarcón

Profession: Writer

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Emma Trelles interviewed by Sylvia Curbelo

Speaker: Emma Trelles

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Francisco X. Alarcon interviewed by Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Francisco Alarcon

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Fred Arroyo

Speaker: Fred Arroyo

Profession: Poet

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Gabriel Gómez

Speaker: Gabriel Gómez

Profession: Writer

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Laurie Ann Guerrero interviewed by Lauro Vazquez

Speaker: Laurie Ann Guerrero

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Lidia Torres

Speaker: Lidia Torres

Profession: Poet

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Maceo Montoya interviewed by Ae Hee Lee

Speaker: Maceo Montoya

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Manuel Paul Lopez interviewed by Lauro Vazquez Rueda

Speaker: Manuel Paul Lopez

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Maria Melendez

Speaker: Maria Melendez

Profession: Poet

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Momotombo Press, as discussed by Maria Melendez and Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Momotombo Press

Profession:

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Naomi Ayala

Speaker: Naomi Ayala

Profession: Poet

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Paul Martinez Pompa

Speaker: Paul Pompa

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Raina J. León interviewed by Lynda Letona

Speaker: Raina J. León

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Reyna Grande

Speaker: Reyna Grande

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Richard Blanco

Speaker: Richard Blanco

Profession: Poet

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Robert Vasquez

Speaker: Robert Vasquez

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Roberto Tejada interviewed by Christopher Holdaway

Speaker: Roberto Tejada

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Rodrigo Toscano interviewed by Luis Lopez Maldonado

Speaker: Rodrigo Toscano

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Rosa Alcalá interviewed by Ae Hee Lee

Speaker: Rosa Alcalá

Profession:

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Sandy Florian

Speaker: Sandy Florian

Profession: Poet

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Sheryl Alison Luna

Speaker: Sheryl Luna

Profession: Poet

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Steven Cordova

Speaker: Steven Cordova

Profession: Poet

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Urayóan Noel

Speaker: Urayóan Noel

Profession: Poet, Performer, Critic

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Victor Hernandez Cruz

Speaker: Victor Cruz

Profession: Poet

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University of Notre Dame Latino Alumni and Faculty

Agustin Rizzo

Speaker: Agustin Rizzo

Profession: Class of 2000

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Alberto Pulido

Speaker: Alberto Pulido

Profession: Class of 1984

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Alejandra Brady

Speaker: Alejandra Brady

Profession: Class of 1989

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Amelia Muñoz

Speaker: Amelia Muñoz

Profession: Class of 1986

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Arthur Velasquez, Jr.

Speaker: Arthur Velasquez

Profession: Class of 1960

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Arturo Velasquez, Sr.

Speaker: Arturo Velasquez

Profession: Class of 1927

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Carmen Samora

Speaker: Carmen Samora

Profession: Class of 1981

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Christine Ortega

Speaker: Christine Ortega

Profession: Class of 1984

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Cynthia Santana

Speaker: Cynthia Santana

Profession: Class of 1998

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Edward Delgado-Romero

Speaker: Edward Delgado-Romero

Profession: Class of 1997

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Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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F. Geoffrey Samora

Speaker: Geoffrey Samora

Profession: Class of 1981

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Father Edward Malloy

Speaker: Edward Malloy

Profession: University President

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Father Patrick Neary

Speaker: Patrick Neary

Profession: Assistant Rector, Moreau Seminary

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Father Theodore Hesburgh

Speaker: Theodore Hesburgh

Profession: President Emeritus

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Father Timothy Scully

Speaker: Timothy Scully

Profession: Executive Vice President

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Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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Gilberto Cardenas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

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Humberto Trevino

Speaker: Humberto Trevino

Profession: Class of 1970

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Jorge Bustamante

Speaker: Jorge Bustamante

Profession: Professor of Sociology

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Jorge L. Lopez

Speaker: Jorge Lopez

Profession: Class of 1977

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Jose L. 'Pepe' Gonzalez

Speaker: Jose Gonzalez

Profession: Class of 1950

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Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Lucy Lopez

Speaker: Lucy Lopez

Profession: Class of 1996

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Luis Hernandez

Speaker: Luis Hernandez

Profession: Class of 1987

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Monica T. Rodriguez

Speaker: Monica Rodriguez

Profession: Class of 1990

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Patricia Beaujean Lehtola

Speaker: Patricia Lehtola

Profession: Class of 1981

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Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Peter Lombardo

Speaker: Peter Lombardo

Profession: Class of 1979

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Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

Profession:

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Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

Profession:

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Ruben Carriedo

Speaker: Ruben Carriedo

Profession: Class of 1965

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Samuel Adelo

Speaker: Samuel Adelo

Profession: Class of 1947

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Vicki Lopez Lukis

Speaker: Vicki Lukis

Profession: Class of 1978

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William Hank

Speaker: William Hank

Profession: ILS Advisory Board

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Visual Artists

Alfredo Arreguin

Speaker: Alfredo Arreguin

Profession: Painter

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Diogenes Ballester

Speaker: Diogenes Ballester

Profession: Artist

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Dulce Pinzón

Speaker: Dulce Pinzón

Profession: Photographer

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Felipe Ehrenberg

Speaker: Felipe Ehrenberg

Profession: Painter, Performance Artist

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Ixrael

Speaker: Ixrael .

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Jesus Benitez

Speaker: Jesus Benitez

Profession: Photographer

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Joe Segura

Speaker: Joe Segura

Profession: Artist

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Juan Fuentes by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Juan Fuentes

Profession: Visual Artist

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Juan-Sí González

Speaker: Juan-Si Gonazalez

Profession: Artist

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Kathy Vargas

Speaker: Kathy Vargas

Profession: Photographer

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Marcos Dimas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Marcos Dimas

Profession: Visual Artist

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Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Elena Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Michael Amescua

Speaker: Michael Amescua

Profession: Artist, Sculptor

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Writers

Barbara Jane Reyes

Speaker: Barbara Reyes

Profession: Poet

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Blas Falconer interviewed by Marisel Moreno

Speaker: Blas Falconer

Profession:

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Brenda Cardenas

Speaker: Brenda Cardenas

Profession: Poet

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Carmen Giménez Smith interviewed by Suzanne Garcia

Speaker: Carmen Giménez Smith

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Dan Vera interviewed by Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Dan Vera

Profession:

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Daniel Alarcón

Speaker: Daniel Alarcón

Profession: Writer

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Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Emma Trelles interviewed by Sylvia Curbelo

Speaker: Emma Trelles

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Francisco X. Alarcon interviewed by Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Francisco Alarcon

Profession:

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Gabriel Gómez

Speaker: Gabriel Gómez

Profession: Writer

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Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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John Phillip Santos

Speaker: John Santos

Profession:

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Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Laurie Ann Guerrero interviewed by Lauro Vazquez

Speaker: Laurie Ann Guerrero

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Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Maceo Montoya interviewed by Ae Hee Lee

Speaker: Maceo Montoya

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Manuel Paul Lopez interviewed by Lauro Vazquez Rueda

Speaker: Manuel Paul Lopez

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Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Elena Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Maria Melendez

Speaker: Maria Melendez

Profession: Poet

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Martín Espada

Speaker: Martín Espada

Profession: Poet

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Michelle Otero

Speaker: Michelle Otero

Profession: Poet

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Momotombo Press, as discussed by Maria Melendez and Francisco Aragón

Speaker: Momotombo Press

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Naomi Ayala

Speaker: Naomi Ayala

Profession: Poet

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Paul Martinez Pompa

Speaker: Paul Pompa

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Pedro Cabiya

Speaker: Pedro Cabiya

Profession: Author

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Raina J. León interviewed by Lynda Letona

Speaker: Raina J. León

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Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

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Reyna Grande

Speaker: Reyna Grande

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Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Speaker: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Profession: Poet, Collector, Curator, Critic

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Rita Indiana Hernández

Speaker: Rita Hernandez

Profession: Author, Poet

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Robert Vasquez

Speaker: Robert Vasquez

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Roberto Tejada interviewed by Christopher Holdaway

Speaker: Roberto Tejada

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Rodrigo Toscano interviewed by Luis Lopez Maldonado

Speaker: Rodrigo Toscano

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Rosa Alcalá interviewed by Ae Hee Lee

Speaker: Rosa Alcalá

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Salvador Plascencia

Speaker: Salvador Plascencia

Profession: Author

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Sam Quinones interviewed by Karen Richman

Speaker: Sam Quinones

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Sam Quinones, public lecture

Speaker: Sam Quinones

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Sandy Florian

Speaker: Sandy Florian

Profession: Poet

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Sheryl Alison Luna

Speaker: Sheryl Luna

Profession: Poet

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Steven Cordova

Speaker: Steven Cordova

Profession: Poet

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Urayóan Noel

Speaker: Urayóan Noel

Profession: Poet, Performer, Critic

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Valerie Martinez

Speaker: Valerie Martinez

Profession: Poet

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Victor Hernandez Cruz

Speaker: Victor Cruz

Profession: Poet

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William Archila

Speaker: William Archila

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