Deschutes Public Library News
U of O Professor Carlos Aguirre Visits Redmond and Sisters to Discuss Latin American Revolution and Independence
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 9/6/2007
As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Professor Carlos Aguirre, director of the Latin American Studies program at the University of Oregon, will present a multi-media program titled "Breaking the Chains: Independence and the birth of Spanish American Republics". He will be presenting his lecture at two different branch libraries. The first presentation will take place on September 15th, 1:30 pm at the Redmond Public Library. His second presentation will be the following day, September 16th, 1:00 pm at the Sisters Public Library.
According to Professor Aguirre, after 300 years of colonialism, the peoples of Spanish America, with the exception of Cuba and Puerto Rico, attained their independence from Spain. He will provide a historical explanation of that process, emphasizing the varied ideological and political foundations of the movements toward independence, the participation of different social and ethnic groups, and the main effects brought about by the end of Spanish colonialism.
This program is made possible by a LSTA grant, is free and open to the public and part of a month-long series of events that celebrate Latin American culture and history. For more information about this and other programs please call 312-1034.