“Latinx Voices: The NIU Latinx Oral History Project”

Dr. Christina D. Abreu of NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American studies will share the origins and mission of the NIU Latinx Oral History Project, as well as the impact that it has had on NIU faculty, students and the broader Latinx community. 

Developed in 2014 in order to document the lives and experiences of Latinxs in the Midwest, the collection contains over 150 audio and video interviews with NIU faculty, students, and staff, undocumented migrants, community activists and leaders, and other Latinxs in the region. Many of the interviews have focused on themes of family, identity formation, Latinx social and political organizing, and the difficulties faced by the undocumented in the United States. Interviews continue to be collected and processed by NIU faculty and undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Abreu’s talk is the final 2019 lecture as part of Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, a lecture series offered in collaboration between the Ellwood House Museum and DeKalb County History Center. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and coffee and cookies will be provided.

For more information, please contact Audrey King at (815) 756-4609 or king@ellwoodhouse.org. For more about Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, see www.ellwoodhouse.org/learn. 

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.


Dec 05 2019


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


DeKalb County History Center