WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), a 501(c)3 exclusively committed to advancing the creation of a national Smithsonian American Latino Museum in our nation's capital, will host an informational town hall in Chicago on May 20th to build support for the campaign and pose the question, "Why do we not yet have a Smithsonian American Latino Museum?" Presented by Target, this will be the third event of its kind, the discussion will feature a who's who of Chicagoland leaders and experts on Latino history, politics and the arts, and is presented in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.
FRIENDS launched its inaugural town hall in partnership with Rice University in Houston, Texas in April 2013, and convened its second town hall with the University of Southern California's Price School of Public Policy in December 2013. The convening seeks to gather students, academics, business and Latino community leaders from the region to discuss the urgent need for the creation of a national Smithsonian American Latino Museum and to showcase the contributions and stories of American Latinos from all over the nation.
Friends of the American Latino Museum 2015 University Town Hall
Estuardo Rodriguez, Executive Director, Friends of the American Latino Museum
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Cook County Commissioner
Rosa Cabrera, Director, Latino Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Ramon Gutierrez, Professor in United States History and the College, University of Chicago
Carlos Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Billy Ocasio, CEO, National Museum of Puerto Rica n Art
Bibiana Suarez, Professor of Studio Arts, DePaul University
Maria de los Angeles Torres, Executive Director, Inter-University Program for Latino Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, Illinois Humanities Council
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Town Hall: 5:00-7:00pm
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact Gabi Huesca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc., a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Washington, D.C., strives to create a museum in our nation's capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life. (www.americanlatinomuseum.org)
SOURCE Friends of the American Latino Museum