Virtual U Latin American Studies Series: Part 1: Cinco de Mayo: The Origin Story

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
From 7:00pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

Explore the history of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo battle and subsequent celebration.

Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a free Virtual U Latin American Studies 3-Part Series offered by Dr. Overmyer-Velazquez, as he explores the history of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo battle and subsequent celebration in the context of the long shadow of U.S. imperialism and its impact on the lives of Mexicans in the United States. | May 5, 2021 at 7:00PM ET | 4:00PM PT. - AARP membership not required.


Dr. Mark Overmyer-Velazquez is the inaugural University Campus Director of the University of Connecticut at Hartford and Professor of History and Latinx Studies.  At UConn Hartford, Dr. Overmyer-Velázquez works with colleagues and Hartford partners to build bridges between academic and city communities to support collaborative, engaged learning and research. The son of a Mexican immigrant and a scholar of Chinese religion and philosophy, Dr. Overmyer-Velázquez received his Ph.D. at Yale University in Latin America and U.S. Latino history and has dedicated his book publishing, teaching, and community activism to those intersecting fields.


Part 1:  Cinco de Mayo: The Origin Story of European Imperialism & Contemporary History (5/5/2021) 7-8PM ET

Part 2:  Hispanic Heritage Month:  Celebration of the people of Latin America & Caribbean descent in the US. (9/15/2021)

Part 3:  Beyond Borders:  A case study following the migration of the Latin America descendants to the US past and present. (10/20/2021)

Certificates of Attendance Issued for Each Session by AARP

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